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October 8, 2021

Dear Members of the Dominican Academy Community,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Dominican Academy, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Alexandria (Alex) Egler as the second President and first lay-leader of Dominican Academy. This appointment is effective July 1, 2022 upon the retirement of Sister Margaret Ormond, O.P. During the extensive nine-month search, Dr. Egler met with the Board, faculty, staff, parents, alumnae, and other interested members of the DA community. The Board unanimously voted to nominate Dr. Egler, and the Leadership Team of the Dominican Sisters of Peace enthusiastically approved her appointment in July 2021.

Dr. Egler comes to DA with more than twenty years of experience in administrative and academic roles at St. Francis College, where she currently serves as the Executive Director of Mission, Ministry & Interfaith Dialogue and Professor of Religious Studies. She earned her B.A. and teaching certificate in Religious Studies from Chestnut Hill College, her M.A. in Religious Studies from Villanova, and her Ph.D. from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. As the parent of a DA graduate (Julia Egler, Class of 2010), Dr. Egler appreciates DA’s unique culture, its dedication to excellence in women’s Catholic education, and the special people who make up the DA community she will now lead.

“The Search Committee worked exhaustively to find the right candidate for this important leadership role. We were impressed with Dr. Egler’s credentials, inspired by her commitment, and engaged through her energy. It has been a true pleasure to get to know Dr. Egler over the past year,” said Kristin Shea, the Chair of the President Search Committee.

Dr. Egler’s commitment to faith, dedication to Catholic education, and expertise in administration collectively establish her as the inspiring leader who can execute on initiatives and strengthen our school.

The Board will work with Sister Margaret and Dr. Egler on a transition plan in the coming year. During this time, we will also celebrate Sister Margaret’s contributions during her seven years of leadership excellence. 

Thank you for all your prayers during this process!


Mary Sullivan

Chair of the Board of Trustees