OAKLAND (Oct. 27, 2017) Michael Groener, who has served as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Holy Names University since the summer of 2016, has been named Interim President of the University, Board Chair Barbara Hood announced today.
Groener replaces Interim President Dr. Jeanie Watson, who has concluded her service to the University. Dr. Watson assumed duties as Interim President in August 2016.
Prior to coming to Holy Names, Groener served as Vice President of Finance and CFO of Drew University in New Jersey, as well as Vice President for Administration and Finance at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He also served as Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer for the Claremont University Center.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, I want to thank Dr. Watson for her service and wish her the best in her future endeavors,” Hood said. “I also want to thank Mike Groener and his Cabinet, as well as the faculty, staff and student body for their unshakable commitment to the mission of HNU.”