Vice President for Academic Affairs Mary Boyd resigns


Mary Boyd, vice president for Academic Affairs, resigned from her position Monday. Boyd came to St. Edward’s in 2013. 

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated throughout.

Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) Mary Boyd resigned Monday, according to a message sent out through Horizon from St. Edward’s University.

President George E. Martin announced that Boyd stepped aside after three years with the university.

“I resigned for personal reasons,” Boyd wrote to Hilltop Views via Twitter. She did not elaborate.

Martin declined to answer any questions about Boyd. 

“The university is obligated to maintain her privacy,” said Director of Communications Mischelle Diaz.

Boyd was interviewed by Hilltop Views in 2013, where she said why she came to St. Edward’s.

“As soon as I read that New York Times article about the CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program) program, I knew St. Edward’s was the place for me,” Boyd said in 2013. “I love how committed the university is to provide an opportunity of college education to migrant students.”

Boyd reported directly to Martin, served as chair of the Academic Council and was responsible for the undergraduate and graduate programs. The deans of every school, including New College, report to the VPAA.

 Sister Donna Jurick, executive vice president, will fulfill the duties of the VPAA until a replacement is found.

The search for a replacement will begin in the fall of 2017, after the next strategic plan is approved by the Board of Trustees, Martin wrote in the announcement. 

“During her three years as Vice President, Mary developed a strategic plan for the academic area, restructured many aspects of Student Academic Support Services and introduced SPICE awards to fund faculty scholarship, pedagogical innovation and creative expression,” Martin wrote. “I am grateful for her service to St. Edward’s University.”