Debra Mooney interview
Xavier University (Cincinnati Ohio), Mission, Society of Jesus, leadership in women, career development, Leo Klein, George Traub
Dr. Debra K. Mooney earned a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, in 1985. She came to Xavier University in 1999 as the wellness coordinator in the Health and Counseling Center. In 2002 she moved to Ignatian Programs. She was appointed Xavier’s chief mission officer and head of the Center for Mission and Identity in 2009 and was named vice president of Mission and Identity in 2017. She has also served as the Founding Director of the Conway Institute for Jesuit Education since 2009.
In this interview Dr. Debra Mooney discusses the development of her career and her role as the chief mission officer at Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio). She talks about Xavier’s Jesuit identity, her work with Fr. George Traub, SJ, and Fr. Leo Klein, SJ, in Ignatian Programs, and the creation of the Center for Mission and Identity and its various programs, including the Manresa Orientation Program for new faculty and staff, the AFMIX Program, the Ignatian Mentoring Program and the Women’s Salon. She also discusses the role of women in Jesuit higher education.
Xavier University Oral History Collection
University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library, Cincinnati, Ohio
Debra Mooney interview, April 16, 2019, XUAOH2019-003-XU010, Xavier University Oral History Collection, University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library, Cincinnati, Ohio
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