President Parish Joins College Presidents for Civic Preparedness

Mercy University President Susan L. Parish

Mercy University President Susan L. Parish, Ph.D., M.S.W., is part of a new group of ten presidents of diverse higher education institutions from across the country who have joined the College Presidents for Civic Preparedness, a unique consortium convened by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.

She joins a consortium of diverse institutions from across the country who are uniting to advance higher education’s pivotal role in preparing students to be engaged citizens. Participating presidents are dedicated to defending free expression, civil discourse, and critical inquiry as essential civic norms.

Participating presidents will take campus-specific and collective action, reflecting three shared Civic Commitments:

  • Educating for democracy is central to our mission.
  • We will prepare our students for a vibrant, diverse, and contentious society.
  • We will protect and defend free inquiry.

Read more about it here.