Dr. Margaret Huber, President of Presentation College, announced the appointment of Stacy Levsen as the Vice President for Mission.
“Presentation College recently completed an appreciative inquiry process studying the legacy and mission of the College, updating the core values and establishing a new vision for the future,” said Huber. “We affirmed the need to establish the office of Vice President for Mission. The role of the Vice President for Mission will be to serve as a reflective and prophetic voice that brings the Presentation College mission alive.”
Stacy Levsen has a long association with Catholic education and with the Presentation Sisters. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Salem, S.D.; during her time there Presentation Sisters joined the faculty for the first time.
The Presentation Sisters founded the first Catholic school in Aberdeen; that school later evolved into the Aberdeen Catholic School System, where Levsen began her professional career in 1970. She served on the faculty with many Presentation Sisters. Additionally, she was a member of the study committee which developed the concept for the Presentation Sisters Cojourners. Most recently, Levsen has been a member and past president of the Presentation College Board of Trustees.
“I am honored to continue my association with Presentation College and the Presentation Sisters,” said Levsen. “This is an exciting time at PC, with significant growth in students enrolled, programs offered and even in the physical campus. I believe that faculty and staff, as well as students, are attracted to PC because of its mission. For me, working to ensure that the mission continues to permeate all that we do at PC, will be a way to joyfully serve, in the tradition of the founders of the College, the Presentation Sisters.”
Levsen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and a Master of Science degree in School Administration from Northern State University. In 2011, she retired as Superintendent of the Aberdeen Catholic School System. She and her husband, Mike, have two children. Teresa Garofalo and her family live in Aberdeen; Russ Levsen lives in Manhattan, New York.
Sr. Pam Donelan, President of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Aberdeen stated, “It has long been a desire of the Sisters to collaborate with the college to assure the continued presence of the Catholic and Presentation charism. Establishing the Mission Office is an important step in keeping the legacy of the Sisters alive in higher education.”