portrait of Kathleen Rinehart

Kathleen A. Rinehart

President Cardinal Stritch University

Kathleen A. Rinehart serves as the 9th President of Cardinal Stritch University. Prior to her appointment, she served as the General Counsel and Secretary of the Corporation for Saint Xavier University and in an Of Counsel role at Franczek Radelet. Kathleen also serves as a consultant, facilitator and conflict coach for colleges and universities across the country, assisting them with the implementation of supervisory best practices and communication tools to effectively manage departmental and other campus conflict. Kathleen is a featured speaker on higher education and dispute resolution issues at numerous local, regional and national conferences. She served on the board of directors for the National Association of Colleges and Universities (NACUA). Prior to her legal career, Kathleen was an educator and master teacher at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL, and served as the law clerk to Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice (Ret.) Janine P. Geske. Kathleen received her bachelor’s degree, Juris Doctor and Master in Dispute Resolution from Marquette University, and a Master of Arts in Teaching (History) from The University of Chicago.