Mary Frances Schurtz-Leon has served as the Global Village Candidate Manager for 20 years. As a licensed attorney, veteran teacher, and international connoisseur, Mary Frances is a source of leadership and passion at the Iacocca Institute. Since assuming her position as head of enrollment for the Global Village, Mary Frances has also taken on the roles of Director of Residence Life, Director of the Global Village Guide Team, and Global Village Alumni Relations.
Mary Frances graduated summa cum laude from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1973. During her time at Loyola, Mary Frances embraced travel opportunities with study exchanges in Puerto Rico, New Orleans, and Guadalajara, Mexico. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in modern languages with a focus in Spanish, Mary Frances moved to El Paso, Texas, to work for VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). After a year with VISTA, a natural aptitude and familial persuasion brought Mary Frances back to New York, where she began legal training at St. John's University School of Law, receiving her Juris Doctor degree in 1977. After graduation, she worked in New York as an Immigration attorney.