Thomas Welder

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Sister Thomas Welder, OSB, (born Diane Marie Welder;[1] April 27, 1940[2] – June 22, 2020[3]) was an American educator and Benedictine nun. She was President of the University of Mary from 1978 to 2009. She was born in Linton, North Dakota. Her tenure of 31 years set a record for female college and university presidents in the United States.[4][5]

Welder died on June 22, 2020 from kidney cancer in Bismarck, North Dakota at the age of 80.[3]

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  1. Swift, Tammy (September 21, 1997). "Sisters Mary Ann and Thomas are Fellow Benedictines in Bismarck but They're Much Closer Than That". Forum. p. 1B. Archived from the original on June 26, 2020. Retrieved June 23, 2020 – via Germans from Russia Heritage Collection.
  2. "University of Mary holds 50th commencement". Jamestown Sun. May 12, 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Sister Thomas Welder passes away". www.kfyrtv.com. 22 June 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Sr. Thomas Welder to earn prestigious award". Diocese of Bismarck. September 19, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Kalberer, Lauren (March 12, 2019). "Women's History Month – Sister Thomas Welder". KX NEWS. Retrieved September 18, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)