Career Profile: Sister Mary Eileen O’Brien, O.P. is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, NY. Currently the President of Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY, Sr. Mary Eileen has devoted over 35 years of service to education and congregational leadership. Sister Mary Eileen began her career in Catholic education as a mathematics teacher and a principal in Bronx, NY. She later held the position of President of the Sisters of St. Dominic for six years. Sr. Mary Eileen is very active in higher education circles, serving on the boards of the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Community Involvement: Sister Mary Eileen also contributes her time and talents to her community, where she is a member of the Rockland Business Association Board, Bon Secours Charity Board, and the Helen Hayes Hospital Board of Visitors.
Education: Sister Mary Eileen received a B.A. in Education from Dominican College, a M.S. in Mathematics from Manhattan College, and a M.A. in Adult and Higher Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College. She also holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Fordham University.