Patricia J. (PJ) Mitchell named to the Maryland Business and Civic Hall of Fame

photo of Patricia J. (PJ) MitchellPatricia J. (PJ) Mitchell, president of the Center Club, an MPK&D client, has been named to the Maryland Business and Civic Hall of Fame by the Baltimore Sun.

Mitchell was noted for her mentorship of women in business and her commitment to the United Way and other philanthropic causes. Currently, she serves as chair of the board of GBMC Healthcare.

She works as a consultant and corporate board member, having retired after a distinguished career at IBM. Most recently, Mitchell served as vice president of global sales operations for IBM Global Technology Services.

MPK&D congratulates PJ for this well-deserved recognition as a visionary leader.

MPK&D congratulates Mary Beth Lennon, president of Mercy High School

photo of Mary Beth Lennon, president of Mercy High School in BaltimoreMPK&D congratulates Mary Beth Lennon for being named to the Circle of Excellence of The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women this year. Lennon is president of Mercy High School, an MPK&D client.

Lennon achieved the honor for being named among the Top 100 Women in 2011, 2016 and this year. Prior to Mercy, Lennon was director of communications and assistant to the president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore. Previously, she worked at Notre Dame of Maryland University as director of foundation relations.

MPK&D’s “MSU Texas” Boundless Opportunities campaign branding elevated to Midwestern State University’s institutional branding

MSU Texas campaign logoMPK&D Partners is proud to have partnered with Midwestern State University to develop branding for the Boundless Opportunities campaign. The MSU Texas concept is now being woven into institutional branding.

“MSU Texas” evolved from MPK&D’s strategic process during MSU’s discovery phase for a $50 million comprehensive capital campaign. As reported in the Times Record News by Trish Choate, “Rebranding the university as ‘MSU Texas’ is making the location clearer while adding Lone Star luster.”

Julie Gaynor, director of marketing and public relations at MSU Texas, is quoted as saying, “We didn’t have anything that positioned us when you hear Midwestern State … you don’t think Texas, and you don’t think Wichita Falls.”

Read the Times Record News full article at What’s in a name? ‘Texas’ officially part of MSU’s. MSU Texas has incorporated institutional branding on the home page of its website.


MPK&D Client MSU Texas Announces First Gift to Boundless Opportunities Campaign

MPK&D Client MSU Texas Announces First Gift to Boundless Opportunities Campaign

Midwestern State University has announced the first gift to its $50 million Campaign for MSU Texas. A three-year grant from the Priddy Foundation will provide full tuition and residential funding for 30 first generation college students at MSU Texas. More details on the gift and campaign for this MPK&D client can be found on the MSU website.

Meehan named interim president at Seton Hall University, first woman to hold post

March 23, 2017

MPK&D Partners is pleased to announce that senior consultant Mary J. Meehan, Ph.D., president emerita of Alverno College, has been named interim president of Seton Hall University. Mary will be the first woman president in the history of Seton Hall. She will take a leave of absence from MPK&D during her tenure, which begins April 11.

Seton Hall University celebrates Mary’s election and return to campus on its website Seton Hall website. Read Mary’s full bio. here: MPK&D Partners Bios.

MPK&D client Midwestern State University begins plans for historic comprehensive campaign

November 2016: MPK&D client Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas began plans for an historic comprehensive campaign with full campus and community engagement. MSU President Suzanne Shipley, Ph.D. kicked off the campaign with six open forums, donor input and visits to Houston and Austin to gather ideas and feedback. Videos and media coverage can be found online at the Times Record News and Texoma’s Home Page.


Chabotar interviewed by the Chronicle’s Scott Carlson

MPK&D founding partner Kent Chabotar was interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Scott Carlson about innovation in higher education in a September 16, 2016, article. Titled “Innovation — Everyone Says It’s the Answer, but Is It What Colleges Need?” Chabotar is quoted in the article, where Carlson discusses the “innovation conversation.” Read the full article (premium subscription required) at The Chronicle.

Carey appointed to Dominican Council

Daniel Carey, Ph.D., has been named to a new Sponsors Council for the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation.

The Sponsors Council works directly with the eight sponsored educational institutions of the Sinsinawa Dominicans, which include: Bethlehem Academy, Faribault, Minn.; Dominican High School, Whitefish Bay, Wis.; Dominican University and Trinity High School, River Forest, Ill.; Edgewood Campus School, Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart, and Edgewood College, Madison, Wis.; and Queen of Peace High School, Burbank, Ill.

The Sponsors Council supports the mission of the educational institutions through exercising authority delegated by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, as well as provides leadership and resources to the schools. Its mission is rooted in the discipline of study integrated with prayer, community and service of justice, which are the four pillars of the Dominican tradition. These four pillars provide the bedrock for a Sinsinawa Dominican education.

The full press release can be found at sinsinawa-carey.