Jacqueline Powers Doud served for eleven years as the first lay president of Mount St. Maryís College. She was also named its first president emerita. She has more than 35 years of experience in senior administration, following nine years of teaching experience in French, humanities and education.
Jacqueline earned a bachelor of arts degree in French from Mundelein College in Chicago; a master of arts in French literature from the University of California, Berkeley; and a Ph.D. in higher education from Claremont Graduate University. She has been a consultant for many other colleges and universities, has extensive accreditation experience, having served on and chaired numerous accreditation teams, and currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the Claremont Graduate University and the Board of The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, and is a recent longtime board member of the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care.
Dr. Doud was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Hebrew Union College. She was recognized as one of the 2003 Women of the Year in Los Angeles and also received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from the Claremont Graduate University. In 2010, Cardinal Roger Mahony honored Jacqueline with the Cardinalís Award of the Los Angeles Archdiocese and Loyola University Chicago gave her the 2010 Coffey Award. In 2011, St. Joseph Center of Los Angeles gave her the Founders Award for Community Service.
Jacqueline co-edited the second volume of President to President: Views on Technology in Higher Education. Dr. Doud is currently serving as a senior consultant for Academic Search, an executive search firm.