"In a field that is still male dominated in the top ranks, I’ve never been afraid to express an opinion."

"In a field that is still male dominated in the top ranks, I’ve never been afraid to express an opinion."

Eileen P. Kavanagh ’75

President of the Alumnae Association

A trial attorney, Eileen defends civil cases involving personal injury or property damage. "I’m able to back up an opinion with a solid grounding in the facts and clear thinking," she says. "That’s the result of the training and the encouragement I received from countless professors and other role models at Bryn Mawr."

Eileen is the President of the Alumnae Association. She has served as representative to the Executive Board of the Alumnae Association for Alumnae Regional Scholars (ARS), an internship program for current students. "Bryn Mawr encourages all students to plumb their vast potential, beyond just learning for exams," she says.

"At Bryn Mawr, I met and made friends with women of color, of different ethnic backgrounds, from different countries, and who had different religious beliefs. It was fabulous. I always tell my kids, if you don’t meet people different from yourself in college, the odds are you never will. And you’ll be so much the poorer for it."

Eileen P. Kavanagh ’75