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Assumption's new president out to build more women leaders

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August 22, 2016

Dr. Carmen Lourdes "Pinky" Valdes: "We have to be mystics. Not somebody who levitates off the ground, but someone who sees the world with different eyes. Pope Francis is amystic because he sees the world very, very differently." Kimberly dela Cruz

ASSUMPTION College’s (AC) new captain is looking forward to the arrival of “a new Axial Age” that would pave the way for bigger roles for women leaders.

Dr. Carmen Lourdes “Pinky’ Valdes, a former nun, is AC’s ninth president and the first lay leader to steer the nearly 60-year-old education institution known for producing alumnae who blaze trails in government service, the arts and business.
In her investiture ceremony Wednesday, Valdes talked of a “storm surge of spiritual energy” where women would play a pivotal role that would require them to “become mystics that see the world with different eyes.”

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