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Sister Kathleen Cooney



(Formerly Sister James Patrice)

Sister Kathleen began her ministry career teaching on the secondary level at Beaumont School, and enjoyed subsequent assignments at Ursuline Sacred Heart Academy and Villa Angela Academy. After earning her doctorate, she served a total of 35 years as a professor in the Social Work Department of Ursuline College -- 23 years prior to a term in congregational leadership and 12 years following. She has served on numerous boards including the Advisory Council of Catholic Social Services of Cuyahoga County, Parmadale Advisory Board, Catholic Charities Corporation, Commission on Community Action, Advisory Council to the Bishops of Ohio, Council on Social Work Education, and National Association of Social Work.