Statement from Bishop Burbidge on New Marymount University President


May 3, 2018


I take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Irma Becerra on being selected to serve as the seventh president of Marymount University. This is an exciting and historic announcement in the history of Marymount University and Dr. Becerra will surely build upon the great work and incredible progress made under the leadership of Dr. Matthew Shank. In my time as Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, I have continued to learn about and appreciate Marymount's commitment to educating the whole person, which Marymount appropriately recognizes in their mission as being the “intellectual, ethical, and spiritual” needs of the individual. I look forward to working with Dr. Becerra to ensure a stable foundation for the university's Catholic identity and fidelity to the Magisterium, as these are hallmarks of every authentically Catholic university and learning environment. Rooted in Our Lord’s mercy, love and compassion, may Dr. Becerra and all of the students, faculty and staff of Marymount University enjoy a prosperous future now, and always.