Sr. Eileen Marie Heckman, SL (1904 – 1908)

Sister Eileen Marie,President LHC042

Sr. Eileen Marie Heckman, SL* (1904 – 1908): A native of Illinois, Sister Eileen Marie spent most of her religious life in Colorado, teaching in elementary and secondary schools and at Loretto Heights College.  In 1943 she moved into administration, serving as Dean of Students, Academic Dean, 8th President of the college from 1964 to 1967 and Provincial Superior.  As College President she raised admissions standards, provided for faculty sabbaticals and improved benefits, lightened faculty schedules to allow more class preparation time and made creative curriculum innovations.  She was instrumental in co-establishing the Colorado Association for Independent Colleges and Universities.

SL = Sisters of Loretto