Magazine article University Business

Ursuline President Shares Her Bout with Breast Cancer

Magazine article University Business

Ursuline President Shares Her Bout with Breast Cancer

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SISTER DIANA STANO, PRESIDENT of Ursuline College (Ohio), became a talked-about higher ed leader when she spent the spring 2006 semester living with students in a new residence hall. University Business shared her thoughts on the experience online and in a July 2006 issue feature, "The President Next Door." This year, Stano made another connection with her campus community by talking about her battle with breast cancer and about early detection and treatment--as well as by joining students in a walk for the cause last month.

Diagnosed in July 2007, Stano underwent a mastectomy that August and then chemotherapy from October to January. She initially only informed her leadership team and board of trustees of her condition, continuing to work three days a week. "I'd come into the office and walk around the halls, so that way people were used to seeing me and it wasn't like I wasn't here," says Stano, president of Ursuline since 1996.

Once she learned that her prognosis was good, Stano decided to share her story. …

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