Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Patricia O'Donnell Ewers

Patricia O'Donnell Ewers, Mundelein College '57, is an educational consultant, whose clients include DePaul University, Roosevelt University, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Previously, she was the fifth president of Pace University and the first woman to lead the institution. As Chief executive office of Pace, Dr. Ewers led a diversified, comprehensive University with a budget of more than $172 million; an endowment in excess of $100 million; and more that 13,000 men and women on five campuses in New York City and Westchester County studying in undergraduate, graduate and specialized programs through the Pace's College, Schools, and Institute. Prior to this position, Dr. Ewers was the chief academic officer and a Professor of English at DePaul University, where she spent most of her professional life.