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Decisions on CSE's Future

Dear CSE Community:

Helen J. StreubertAs Chair of the Board of Trustees of the College, I am proud of the quality, transformative education that is the cornerstone of CSE. Daily we hear stories of our students' successes and our students' impact on the world. Parallel to this day-to-day mission, we are also planning for our future.

A new strategic plan has been developed that embraces our past and broadens our reach. This plan calls for building on chapters already written – chapters that include the introduction of coeducational continuing studies in 1976, and coeducational graduate programs in 1993.

In the near future, our Board will decide whether to open the undergraduate Women's College to male students. This decision will:

To help answer some of the questions you may have about our future direction, we have included some background on the topic below. As our plans unfold, we will keep you further informed. If you have questions, please email

Sister Rosemary Moynihan, SC

Sister Rosemary Moynihan, SC
Chair, CSE Board of Trustees


Letter from Emma Byrne, '65, Board of Trustees 2007-15

Emma Byrne, '65
Higher education has changed significantly since many of us attended college. The traditional women's college as we knew it is challenged at so many levels today. St. E's today is a College in two parts – the undergraduate women's college and the continuing studies/graduate degree programs. Each is an important part of our story. As we plan for the next chapter of that story, I'd ask you keep an open mind about the choices that are possible for us. As you review the materials you will receive, stay in touch with Board members, alums, the administration and staff. Help us think critically. Together, our goal is to ensure CSE is as relevant for future students as it was for us.

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