History

Past Presidents

Mother Marie St. Jeanne-de-Valois
1933 - 1940
Superior of the Congeregation in North America
Honorary President of Rivier College

Sister Madeleine of Jesus
Foundress of Rivier College
1933 - 1946

Sister St. Pascal, pm
1947 - 1953

Sister Marie-Carmella, pm
1953 - 1955

Sister Adelard-Marie, pm
1955 - 1957

Sister Clarice Dion, pm
1957 - 1969

Sister Gloria Lemieux, pm
1969 - 1973

Sister Doris Benoit, pm
1973 - 1980

Sister Jeanne Perreault, pm
1980 - 1997

Sister Lucille Thibodeau, pm
1997 - 2001

Dr. William Farrell
2001 - 2011

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Overview

Established in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Rivier University is a Catholic, co-educational institution offering undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional courses of study. One of the most affordable private institutions in the region, Rivier is proud of its strong academic programs, close-knit community, and commitment to service.