Preserving & Promoting a Legacy | Mount St. Joseph University
University President standing on campus.

A holistic student experience has always defined an education at the Mount, including outstanding recreation and physical education programs, long before intercollegiate sports were contested on the courts and playing fields. When the new campus opened in 1962, it included a regulation-size gymnasium where, during the next two decades, the Mount’s female athletes achieved unprecedented success in basketball and volleyball.

By 1986, the Mount was fully coeducational and during the next two decades added teams in football, wrestling, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and track & field.

The Jean Patrice Harrington, SC, Student Center opened in 1998. In 2004, the Sports Complex and Schueler Field were built on the east side of campus. Both building projects resulted in significant enrollment growth.

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati advanced the significance of a mission-based education when, in 1920, they opened the College of Mount St. Joseph and welcomed its first class of 20 women. As one of only a few women’s colleges in the eastern United States at the time, the Mount began its legacy as a Catholic institution that today, as a coeducational university, empowers students to become competent, compassionate individuals, who make a meaningful impact on the world.

Transformation 2025 embodies “our turn and our time” to preserve and promote this legacy, with renewed purpose to advance core values and to accelerate the student experience with innovation and a vibrant campus environment.

For more information: contact Raye Allen, Vice President of Institutional Development:




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