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President Mary K. Surridge

Mary Karsten Surridge is the 10th president of North Park University and has served since the beginning of the 2018–2019 academic year. The first woman to serve as president at North Park, she has brought to life a new era of leadership, engagement, and vision, with her strong conviction that in the sum of the University’s three distinctives—Christian, city-centered, and intercultural—North Park finds its unique value, its competitive advantage, and its opportunity to emerge as the model for Christian higher education in 21st century America.

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