January 3, 2018, Immaculata, PA: Immaculata University’s new president, Barbara Lettiere ’72, will be recognized by Trinity Washington University with the honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, at their winter commencement ceremony held January 5.
“I am extremely honored to be receiving an honorary degree from Trinity University,” stated Barbara Lettiere. “I feel very fortunate to have started my career in higher education at this fine institution. Working closely with President Patricia McGuire went a long way in preparing me for the presidency at Immaculata University. I am very proud of my association with both institutions.”
Prior to assuming the presidency at Immaculata, Lettiere served as vice president for finance and administration at Trinity Washington University for 15 years. She spent most of the early years of her professional career at Bell Atlantic Corporation holding various positions within the operations, marketing and finance sectors. In 1992, she became vice president/treasurer at Bell Atlantic before assuming the presidency of Bell Atlantic Federal Systems for five years where she helped secure the largest government contract ever awarded to Bell Atlantic.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Immaculata, Lettiere continued her education earning a Master of Arts degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Decision Sciences and Finance from Rider University. She is also a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.
Lydia Szyjka, MA
Director of University Communications
Editor, Immaculata Magazine