Mary B. Mulvihill

Member of the Board, Commonweal magazine

Mary B. Mulvihill is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Commonweal magazine and recently designed and developed a nationwide conversation program for the magazine now active in 55 cities around the country. She is also chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of Cathedral High School, a 115-year-old high school for girls in New York City, and she recently started Seniors Taking Action, a political action group focused on getting out the vote. Previously she led the turnaround of the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center which was featured in The New York Times. Before that, she was executive director of the Grace Institute in New York City for more than 10 years. She was also an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Prior to joining Grace Institute, Mary acted as dean of Metropolitan College at St. John’s University. While there, she founded the Institute for Catholic School Principals. She joined St. John’s after 13 years at Fordham University where she taught entrepreneurship, management and business policy and served as associate dean of the College of Business Administration. She is a former trustee of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and a former member of the board of directors of the Fordham University Neighborhood Housing Program and the Women’s Refugee Commission.

Mary is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College with an MBA and EdD from Fordham University.