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Briar Cliff University Recognizes Employee Service

Dec 21, 2020

Briar Cliff University employees celebrating service milestones, a group that has served a combined 295 years at the university.

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Briar Cliff President Awarded Inspiring Women of Iowa Advocate Award

Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Rachelle Karstens, Briar Cliff University President, has received the Inspiring Advocate for Women Award at the 2020 Inspiring Women of Iowa event. This annual event, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, recognizes women of courage, confidence, and character who are making the world a better place. ...

Briar Cliff University President Earns PhD

Apr 30, 2020

Rachelle Karstens, Briar Cliff University President, received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education from Drake University. After nearly four years of pursing this degree, Karstens successfully defended her dissertation on April 29, 2020. ...

Briar Cliff President Appointed to NAICU

Dec 11, 2019

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) has appointed Briar Cliff University President, Rachelle Karstens, to serve on the Committee on Tax Policy beginning in 2020. ...

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. ...

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. ...