Mary G. Trefry, PhD

Title:  Professor Emerita
Company: Sacred Heart University
Location:  Fairfield, CT United States



  • AACSB Curriculum Standards of Self Evaluation Report Committee (2003-2004)
  • AACSB MBA Committee (2003)
  • Academic Affairs (committee member, 2010-2014)
  • Ad hoc Committee on Danbury MBA program closing (chair, 2001)
  • Administrative Affairs Committee (formerly WCOB Executive Team) (2001-2017)
  • Agnes Scott College
  • Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary, Bridgeport, CT, Board of Directors (board member, 2002-2010)
  • Columbia University
  • Committee to select Recipient of Outstanding Teacher Award (member, 2005-2007)
  • Council on Internationalization (2015-2017)
  • Eastern Academy of Management
  • Future of Sacred Heart University, Luxembourg Task Force (chair, 2010-2011)
  • MBA Integrated Core Course Design Committee (member, 2009-2010)
  • Mercy Learning Center, Bridgeport, CT (board member, 2006-2013) (strategic planning committee, committee chair, 2010-2012) (facilitator, staff strategic planning process, 2006)
  • Near & Far Aid Society (2002-2005)
  • North American Case Writers Association
  • Organization Behavior and Teaching Society
  • Organization Development Network, Greater New York
  • Sacred Heart College of Business Governance Committee (2005)
  • Sacred Heart Library Site Visit/Criteria Evaluation Team (2005)
  • Sacred Heart University Academic Governance Redesign Committee (member, 2003-2004)
  • Sacred Heart University Committee to Review Non-Faculty Performance Appraisal Process (member, 2008)
  • Sacred Heart University Core Curriculum Implementation Task Force (committee member, 2007-2008)
  • Sacred Heart University Experienced Leadership Retreats (participant, 2005-2007)
  • Sacred Heart University Facilitator for “Work-Out” session on undergraduate advisement (2005)
  • Sacred Heart University Faculty Advisor, International Graduate Forum (2000-2007)
  • Sacred Heart University Graduate Curriculum Subcommittee of Academic Affairs (member, 2006-2008)
  • Sacred Heart University Internationalization Task Force in association with American Council on Education (member, 2013-2014)
  • Sacred Heart University re-accreditation process (2001-2003)
  • Sacred Heart University Task Force on Performance Appraisal Process for Non-faculty members (2006-2007)
  • Sacred Heart University, Adult Services Task Force (2001-2002)
  • Sacred Heart University, Council of Graduate Directors (2001-2002)
  • Sacred Heart University, Dean’s Faculty Council, (representative, 1998-1999)
  • Sacred Heart University, Faculty Institute Committee (2001)
  • Sacred Heart University, Graduate Curriculum Committee (chair, 2002-2006)
  • Sacred Heart University, Library & Information Services Standard Committee during NEASC, Co-chairperson
  • Sacred Heart University, Luxembourg faculty member (member, search committee, 2004)
  • Sacred Heart University, Management Department (chair, 2006-2010)
  • Sacred Heart University, Oral Communications Assessment Task Force (2002-2003)
  • Sacred Heart University, Search Committee for Associate University Librarian (member, 2005)
  • Sacred Heart University, Search Committee for Faculty in MS in Healthcare Informatics (member, 2012)
  • Sacred Heart University, Search Committee for fulltime faculty in Luxembourg (chair, 2012-2013)
  • Sacred Heart University, Search Committee for Luxembourg (director, 2006)
  • Sacred Heart University, Search Committee for Luxembourg Academic Director (chairperson, 2003-2004)
  • Sacred Heart University, Search Committee for the Welch College of Business Dean (chair, 2007-2009)
  • Sacred Heart University, Search Committee for University Librarian (member, 2009-2010)
  • Sacred Heart University, Search Committee member, Management Department (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009)
  • Sacred Heart University, Stamford Campus Director (member, search committee, 2001)
  • Sacred Heart University, Strategic Planning Task Force (2002)
  • Sacred Heart University, Task Force on MBA Electives (chair, 2009)
  • Sacred Heart University, Undergraduate Advisement Task Force (chair, 2005-2006)
  • Sacred Heart University, University Budget Committee (member, 2001-2002)
  • Sacred Heart Universtiy, MBA Director Search Committee (chairperson, 2002)
  • Task Force on MBA Certificates (committee member, 2010)
  • University of Maryland
  • University Study Abroad Committee (member, 2013-2015)
  • Welch College of Business Faculty Assembly (co-chair, 2010-2016)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Recipient, Global Engagement Award, Sacred Heart University Faculty (2017)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Sacred Heart University Alumni Organization (2017)
  • Recipient, Bishop Walter J. Curtis Award, Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University (2013)
  • Faculty Spokesperson, TV Advertisement, Sacred Heart University (2002-2008)
  • Recipient, Teaching Excellent Award, Sacred Heart University (2004)
  • Recipient, Graduate Leadership Award, Council of Graduate Students (2003)
  • Recipient Discovery Award, Sacred Heart University (1999)
  • Numerous professional articles specializing in change management, performance appraisal systems and management training

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