Medaille University Interim President Dr. Lori V. Quigley Named to 2023 City & State Higher Education Power 100 ListPosted by Medaille University Office of Communications
Medaille University Interim President Lori V. Quigley, Ph.D., has been named to the 2023 City & State Higher Education Power 100 list, which recognizes New York’s most influential academic leaders who are making a substantial difference, both on campus and off, in spurring job growth, advocating for policy changes or advising city and state government officials.
As a Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan member, Dr. Quigley emphasizes integrity and equity in her work. She has been actively involved in advocating for higher education and Native American education for over 30 years. She currently serves as the ombudsperson for the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Board of Directors. In that role, she continues her efforts to advocate on a national level to advance comprehensive, culture-based opportunities for Native Americans.
“My passion for my work in Indigenous education has been fueled by the desire to correct the wrongdoings of the past, such as the trauma resulting from the Native American residential boarding school era and other attempts to assimilate Indigenous peoples,” says Dr. Quigley. “Serving the National Indian Education Association addresses the needs of Indigenous students and communities across the country through our work and advocacy at the federal level.”
Dr. Quigley previously earned a prestigious U.S. presidential appointment to serve on the National Advisory Council on Indian Education starting in 2004, where she served as chair until 2007. She also served as the chair of the Native American Indian Education Association of New York for over 10 years, and has served as the chairwoman for the Seneca Gaming Corporation Board of Trustees.
Before she was named interim president of Medaille University in June 2022, Dr. Quigley served as the provost, senior vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer at Medaille from 2016 through 2020.
Dr. Quigley earned her Doctor of Philosophy in language, learning and literacy, along with a Master of Arts in public communication, from Fordham University, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from St. Bonaventure University.
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