About the President

The Mahony Family

Mahony Family 2 As Dr. Mahony performs the many responsibilities of the Winthrop presidency, he is thankful for the love and support of his family.

His wife, Laura, was born and raised in northeastern Ohio. She attended the University of Cincinnati and earned her B.A. in linguistics. She later graduated from the University of Louisville with a master's degree in social work. While not working in the field at this time, she remains a licensed clinical social worker. Since becoming Winthrop's First Lady, Laura has been instrumental in creating and sustaining the Winthrop Women's Coalition.

Dan and Laura have two children, Gavin and Elena. A Northwestern High School student, Elena lives with her parents in the Winthrop President's House (pdf - 7.32 MB), while Gavin is in college.

The Mahonys are an active family with an emphasis on fitness and health. They are regulars at the West Center on campus, and they enjoy a variety of sports and activities. Elena is participating in tennis, basketball, and track & field. Gavin wrestled in high school and is now a member of the Tae Kwon Do Club in college.

The family dog is Washington, a Border Collie/Labrador mix.