Christine De Vinne, OSU

Ursuline College

Christine De Vinne, OSU, was named president of Ursuline College in 2015. She is an active and involved collegiate trustee of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC), having served on several committees, including the founding committee of OFIC’s Women’s Scholarship Initiative that supports nontraditional female students who return to college to pursue a bachelor’s degree. De Vinne has been an advocate, advisor, and a personal donor to this initiative since its launch in fiscal year 2015–2016. Since inception, the OFIC Women’s Scholarship has raised nearly $380,000 and helped 64 students at 19 of OFIC’s 33 member colleges and universities. From 2010 to 2015, De Vinne served as vice president for academic affairs at Notre Dame of Maryland University, and from 2001 to 2010, she served on the faculty of the English department at Ursuline College. Earlier, she taught at the Beaumont School, and parish schools in East Cleveland, Lyndhurst, and Willowick, Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Ursuline College, a master’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame, and a PhD in English from Ohio State University.