Carole Swain is Vice President for Mission at Saint Mary’s College with responsibility for inviting faculty, staff and students into a deeper understanding and commitment to the liberal arts, Catholic and Lasallian traditions of the College.
She is a member of the President’s Cabinet, chairs the Mission Integration Council and serves on a variety of SMC committees, councils and task forces such as “Hiring for Mission.”
The Mission and Ministry Center reports to the Vice President for Mission, along with the Chaplain for Athletics and the Director of the Catholic Liturgical Arts Committee.
In Carole’s role as Vice President for Mission, she also serves the broader Lasallian and Catholic communities as board chair for Saint Martin de Porres School and board member of the Lasallian Opportunities Center (LEO) in West Oakland. She chaired the boards of De Marillac Academy in the Tenderloin of San Francisco and of De La Salle High School in Concord. Her work extends to the Region of North America and Canada as a founding member of the Lasallian Education Council.
Dr. Swain earned her bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in Psychology and Education. As a professor at SMC, she chaired the Elementary Education program and is currently directing the Masters of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Lasallian Students and the Lasallian Educator Fellowship programs.
The Lasallian charism is a life-giving force for Carole. In recognition of her affinity and dedication to the Brothers and their works, the Brothers of Saint Mary’s College presented her with The Lasallian Award, the Alumni Association recognized her with Signum Fidei Award and the College named her Professor of the Year.