Sioux City, IA – February 11, 2020) Briar Cliff University announces the promotion of Sister Pat Doody to Vice President of Mission and Leadership. Doody served as a member of the Briar Cliff University Board of Trustees from 2017 to 2019
and joined the University in 2019 as a Leadership and Success Coaching Coordinator.
In this new position, Doody will continue to work on leadership development for Briar Cliff employees. She will oversee campus ministry, the Franciscan scholars, the Franciscan team and will work to further integrate Catholic Franciscan values throughout the University and to create a mission focused culture.
A member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa, for 33 years, Doody served as a member of the congregation’s Franciscan Charism team working in vocation and formation ministries. Her background also includes ministry as an English and theology teacher in Catholic secondary schools, English and Spanish teacher in the Georgia public school system, parish faith formation director and pastoral associate in multi-cultural parishes, and director of novices for the Third Order Regular Franciscan Common Novitiate in St. Louis, Missouri.
Doody earned a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida; a M.Div. from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois; and a M.Ed. and B.A. from North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Georgia.