12th President of Rosemont College, 2001 - 2005
Born in New York City, Ann Amore grew up in Long Island, New York. She credited her parents, Edward A. Amore and Anne Longo Amore, with shaping her love for education and for encouraging her study within the field of education itself. Inspired by her father’s dedicated service as a high school principal in Queens, New York, Dr. Amore solidified her own desire to assist others in their pursuit of an education and the opportunities an education so provides.
Dr. Amore received bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She held a doctoral degree in English from New York University and an honorary doctoral degree from St. Francis College. Her dissertation entitled, Women of Perception in the Novels of Henry James, was published in 1996.
Acting first as Director of External Communications and then as Vice-President-of College Relations at St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, New York, Dr. Amore brought twenty-three years experience in higher education to her post. Her skills garnered from her responsibilities at St. Francis College include those in the areas of fund-raising, public relations, marketing, alumni relations, and special event planning. Additionally, her early career spanned work in government relations as a Legislative Aide and Senate Tourism Committee Clerk, Office of Wisconsin State Senator, Jerome Martin, and as Director of Constituent Relations, Office of the Governor of the State of Wisconsin.
Assuming the leadership of Rosemont College as its twelfth president in July, 2001, Dr. Amore infused the College’s campus with her ardent New York energy while working to renew its foundational vitality: to increase its enrollment, to strengthen its curriculum, and to expand its endowment records. Hers was an indefatigable commitment to the integrity of the Undergraduate Women’s College and to the coeducational programs in the schools of Continuing Studies and Graduate Studies. Sadly, Dr. Amore died unexpectedly in 2005, but her spirit did not.