Minson has been a leader in education in New York City and an advocate for Catholic school education throughout her career. Prior to her appointment as president of Bishop Kearney, Minson served as executive director of Student Sponsor Partners.
The organization provides tuition scholarships and mentors to students whose families live below the poverty line, allowing those students to succeed in Catholic schools throughout the city. All of this is done with the aim of addressing the high school dropout crisis in New York.
Before that, she was vice president for Institutional Advancement at Marymount Manhattan College and St. Joseph’s College.
“Margaret brings her love of education, dedication to students and passion for our congregation’s mission to this new role,” said Sister Helen Kearney, president of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Minson attended school and was educated by the Sisters of St. Joseph, and her mother, Margaret Mary Dwyer, taught with them for 35 years. In her new position, Minson will focus on the school’s mission of providing a meaningful education for young women.
“I’m extremely pleased to be working with the Sisters of St. Joseph again and to offer to the young women of Kearney the educational opportunities that the Sisters offered to me,” Minson said.