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    President's Office

Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM



A member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata, PA, Sister Paula brings extensive experience in higher education administration to Rivier. Before joining the Rivier community in 2011, she served as Executive Vice President of Administration at Seton Hall University and held senior roles at Anna Maria College, Mount St. Mary University, and Immaculata University. She holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A.L.S. in Catholic Studies from Georgetown University, and an M.B.A. from Villanova University.

Sister Paula’s professional service has included extensive experience in the development and implementation of comprehensive master plans and programs which support teaching and learning excellence. As an educator and leader, she has a deep appreciation of the history, vision, and mission of Rivier University to transform hearts and minds to serve the world. This mission resonates deeply with the mission of Catholic higher education, the value of the liberal arts, and the community of service engendered by programs of professional study. Sister Paula’s research interests include issues of organizational governance and leadership in higher education.