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Briar Cliff symposium to celebrate faith, learning and service

Mar 29, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host a unique faculty symposium in recognition of the inauguration of Rachelle L. Karstens as the University’s eleventh president on Wednesday, April 24 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus.

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Presidential inauguration headlines weeklong schedule of events at Briar Cliff

Mar 4, 2019

The Briar Cliff University Board of Trustees and the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa invite Briar Cliff family and friends as well as the Siouxland community to celebrate Briar Cliff’s history, mission and impact during the inauguration of Rachelle L. Karstens, J.D. as the University’s eleventh president on Friday, April 26, 2019. ...


Briar Cliff University names Rachelle Karstens as New University President

Jul 31, 2018

Briar Cliff University announced today the appointment of Rachelle Karstens as the 11th president of the University. ...


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Karstens named interim president at Briar Cliff

Feb 6, 2018

The Board of Trustees has voted to name Rachelle Karstens as Interim President of Briar Cliff. Karstens has been overseeing the day-to-day operations of the University in her role as Executive Vice President, a role she assumed in the summer of 2017. ...


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Briar Cliff Presidential Search Now Underway

Sep 20, 2017

The Board of Trustees of Briar Cliff University invites applications and nominations for the position of President. ...


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Dr. Hamid Shirvani announced as 10th president of Briar Cliff University

Apr 7, 2016

Briar Cliff University is excited to announce today the hiring of Dr. Hamid “Ham” Shirvani as its next university president. ...