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Sister Elizabeth-Marie Keeler, RSHM

  • Elizabeth-Marie Keeler, President 1966-1967
  • Left to right: the Rev. Ignatius McGuiness, an MMC professor; the Rev. Peter Manning, O.P., also a professor and honoree; President Elizabeth-Marie Keeler, and Peter Baker.
  • President Elizabeth-Marie Keeler and theologian Bernard Häring, C.Ss.R. hood students at baccalaureate, 1967.
  • Elizabeth-Marie Keeler poses with Joan Hogan (Class of 1970) and the portrait of Rita Rowley, MMC’s first dean. Credit Christine Krupka.


“We must constantly renew our faith in our students, helping them to come alive to what they are and what they can be.”

Sister Elizabeth-Marie Keeler
“Opening Faculty Meeting,” Meeting minutes, Marymount Manhattan College, September 1966.

During her short tenure as President, Sister Elizabeth-Marie Keeler, RSHM, Ph.D., positioned the College for greater growth with federal grant funding, and established cooperative programs with IBM and the Kennedy Child Development Center.

Sister Keeler studied and taught in the field of chemistry as well as serving as President.