University Communications

Sr. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Honored by Foundation for Catholic Ed in Chester Co.

Immaculata University’s president, Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D., is a 2012 Hall of Fame honoree of the Foundation for Catholic Education in Chester County.  Sister Patricia will receive the honor at the Catholic Schools Hall of Fame Gala for the Foundation for Catholic Education in Chester County on Thursday, October 25 at Bishop Shanahan High School.

Sister Patricia has been the president of Immaculata University since 2002 and has led the University through a dynamic period of growth.  Recently Immaculata University was named one of the fastest growing campuses (2000-2010) by the Chronicle of Higher Education. During her tenure, the University welcomed men into the traditional undergraduate program and expanded its undergraduate and graduate program offerings.  As a leader in education, especially Catholic education, Sister Patricia serves on numerous committees and boards, including chair of the NCAA Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) and the Colonial States Athletic Conference.  She was most recently selected as a member of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Blue Ribbon Commission and is now serving on the newly formed Board of Faith in the Future Foundation.

Prior to her position at Immaculata, Sister Pat was an educator, a high school principal, and a director of secondary curriculum for the Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Immaculata University is a comprehensive, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.