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2021 ASACCU Virtual Summer Conference

July 21-22, 2021 | Hosted by ASACCU

 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, July 21

8:30 – 9 a.m. (PT)
10:30 – 11 a.m. (CT)
11:30 a.m. – noon (ET)
Welcome and Conference Program Overview
Presenter: Dr. Linda McMurdock, ASACCU Board Chair, Vice President for Student Affairs at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
9 – 9:45 a.m. (PT)
11 – 11:45 a.m. (CT)
Noon – 12:45 p.m. (ET)
Opening Keynote: "Rivers Keep On: Catholic Higher Education in Summer of 2021"
Presenter: Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, Ed.D.

Hosted by: Dr. Linda McMurdock, ASACCU Board Chair and Vice President for Student Affairs at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
 9:45 – 10 a.m. (PT)
11:45 a.m. – noon (CT)
12:45 – 1 p.m. (ET)
BREAK
10 – 11a.m. (PT)
Noon – 1 p.m. (CT) 
1 – 2 p.m. (ET)
Mission Integration Presentations and Interactive Discussion

During this session you will hear from two of the 2020 Mission Integration Award Recipients, and have an opportunity to meet colleagues from across Catholic Higher Education to discuss how mission is demonstrated in the work you do. 

Presentations by 2020 Mission Integration  Award Recipients:

Providence College: "Enhancing Your Hall Identity through the Saints & Hall Chaplains"
  • Beth Sculley Terrell, Associate Director of Residence Life
  • Fr. Michael Weibley, O.P., Assistant Director of Residential Education
DePaul University: "Meet me at the Mission: Vincentian Heritage Initiative"
  • Joyana Jacoby Dvorak, Associate Director of the Vincentian Service & Formation Team within the Division of Mission and Ministry
  • DePaul Students Lucy Prado and Grace Jacques
 
Hosted by: Mary Geller, ASACCU Board Member and Vice President for Student Development at the College of Saint Benedict
11 – 11:15 a.m. (PT)
1 – 1:15 p.m. (CT)
2 – 2:15 p.m. (ET)
BREAK
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. (PT)
1:15  – 2:15 p.m. (CT)
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. (ET)
Wellness and Wellbeing for Students and Staff

Panelists will share holistic ways in which their institutions worked to support the wellness and wellbeing of students and staff during the pandemic--both face to face and virtually. You will hear how those initiatives worked and learn which are being carried forward and incorporated into the fabrick of the institutions. This will be an interactive session. We hope to learn from you as we encourage those in attendance to share unique programs that were successful at your institutions. 


Presented by: Amy Lechko, Associate Dean of Students & Co-Director of the
Women's Center at Ursuline College; Dr. Jessica Headley, Assistant Professor in Counseling and Art Therapy and the Co-Director of the Women's Center at Ursuline College; Mark Spellmire, Director of Sports & Wellness at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles; Ruth Rodgers, Sr. Vice President for Leadership Integration and Student Success at Marian University


Hosted by: Deanne Hurley, Vice President for Student Affairs at Ursuline College

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. (PT)
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. (CT)   
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  (ET)
BREAK
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. (PT)
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. (CT)
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. (ET)
 

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Introduction by: Dr. Scott Smith, ASACCU Board Member and Vice President for Mission and Student Engagement at Barry University

  • Athletics Roundtable

    • Join colleagues from different Catholic colleges and universities to explore how Athletics integrates Catholic identity and mission into the student-athlete experience. We will reflect upon both the successes and failures, as well as lessons learned about the importance of mission integration in Athletics. This is a time to network, reflect and share!
    • Presented by: Debbie Taylor, Associate Vice President for Athletics, St. Edward's University; Paul Gavin, Director of Athletics, Mount Mercy University; Michael Covone, Athletic Director, Barry University; Amanda Knight, Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Women's Administrator, Barry University 
    • Hosted by: Dr. Lisa Edwards, ASACCU Board Member and Vice President for Student Affairs/Title IX Coordinator at St. Edward's University; Dr. Nate Klein, ASACCU Board Member and Vice President for Student Success/Title IX Coordinator at Mount Mercy University; and Dr. Scott Smith, ASACCU Board Member and Vice President for Mission and Student Engagement at Barry University
  • Residence Life Roundtable

    • Join colleagues from different Catholic colleges and universities to explore how Residence Life integrates Catholic identity and mission into programming and curriculum. We will also explore how the role of Residence Life has changed over the course of the last two years and how that will affect our work going forward. This roundtable will be topic-based, so please come with your questions for your colleagues. 
    • Presented and Hosted by: Janie Sacco, Ed.D, Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life, St. Martin's University; Jessica Cuevas, Dean of Student Life, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
 
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. (PT)
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. (CT)
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. (ET)
BREAK
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. (PT)
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. (CT)
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. (ET)
ASACCU Business Meeting and Awards
Hosted by: The ASACCU Board of Directors

Dr. Linda McMurdock, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles and ASACCU Board Chair
Fr. John Donato, University of Portland
William Fischer, JD, University of Dayton
Mary Geller, College of Saint Benedict
Dr. Lisa Kirkpatrick, St. Edward's University
Dr. Nate Klein, Mount Mercy University
Dr. Karen Lange, University of Saint Thomas
Ruth Rodgers, Marian University
Dr. Scott Smith, Barry University
Dr. Richard Trietley, Viterbo University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 22

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. (PT)
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. (CT)   
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ET)

Advancing Racial Justice in Catholic Higher Education: Making the Moment Matter
Join Student Affairs Colleagues in reflection and discussion, with a keynote and panel, about racial justice work in Catholic Higher Education. Panelists will share examples and strategies for engaging in racial justice work on campus. We will explore ways to leverage Catholic Social Teaching, identity and mission in student development and activism on your campuses. 

Keynote Presenter: Dr. Eduardo Contreras, Assistant Provost for International Education, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Portland


Panel Moderator: Dr. Janie Sacco, Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life at St. Martin's University;

Panelists: Dr. Patricia Conde-Brooks, Executive Director of Student Engagement & Inclusion at University of St. Thomas; Dr. Nathan Sessoms, Principal & CEO of Success Beyond Measure; Erica Zamora, Director, Student Diversity and Inclusion at St. Edward's University

 Hosted by: Dr. Lisa Kirkpatrick, ASACCU Board Member and Vice President for Student Affairs/Title IX Coordinator, St. Edward's University
9:45 – 10 a.m. (PT)
11:45 – noon (CT)
12:45 – 1 p.m. (ET)
BREAK
10 – 10:45 p.m. (PT)
Noon – 12:45 p.m. (CT)
 1 – 1:45 p.m. (ET)
Whose Right? Navigating Bias Speech on Campus

College campuses have long-served as incubators for discourse and the expression of a broad range of viewpoints and ideas. Whether it be due to the accessibility provided by social media, social movements in the wake of high-profile racial incidents, increased programs to create more diversity in the community, or other factors, the reporting of bias speech on campuses is on the rise. This session will focus on the intersection between law, policy, and freedom of expression in the campus environment an discuss mission focused options institutions have to practically and proactively address bias speech, particularly speech that may not violate policy or law.

Presenter
: Stephen Vaughan, Partner with Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP


Hosted by: William Fischer, JD, ASACCU Board Member and Vice President for Student Development at the University of Dayton
10:45 – 11 a.m. (PT)
12:45 – 1 p.m. (CT)     
1:45 – 2 p.m. (ET)
BREAK
11 – 11:45 a.m. (PT)
1 – 1:45 p.m. (CT)  
2: – 2:45 p.m. (ET)
Restorative Justice: Responding to Bias to Reduce
Barriers to Belonging

Participants will be taken through a short introduction to the Restorative Justice (RJ) process with a focus on the three tiers of RJ from a lens of promoting a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging at Catholic colleges and universities. The first tier will focus on RJ circles as a proactive measure to reduce the vulnerability to bias, the second tier on examples of using RJ to respond to bias or identity-based harm, and the last tier on restorative techniques to reestablish community after harm due to bias. 

Panelists: Brandyn Woodard, Vice President of Equity and Inclusion at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College, and Olajiwon McCadney (he/they), Chair for Diversity Studies & Executive Director for Intercultural Student Success and Strategic Partnerships at HACC, Pennsylvania Community Colleges
Hosted by: William Fischer, JD, ASACCU Board Member and Vice President for Student Development at the University of Dayton
11:45 a.m. – noon (PT)
1:45 – 2 p.m.  (CT)   
2:45 – 3 p.m. (ET)
BREAK
Noon – 12:45 p.m. (PT) 
2 – 2:45 p.m. (CT)   
3 – 3:45 p.m. (ET)
Celebration of Mass

*A link will be shared with conference participants on Day 2 of the program
Hosted and live-streamed by
: Viterbo University
Celebrant: Fr. Conrad Targonski, O.F.M.

12:45 – 1 p.m. (PT)
2:45 – 3 p.m. (CT)    
3:45 – 4 p.m. (ET)
BREAK
1 – 2 p.m. (PT) 
3 – 4 p.m. (CT)     
4 – 5 p.m. (ET)
Keynote and Closing Remarks
Closing Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian Bruess, President, St. Norbert College
Closing Remarks: Dr. Linda McMurdock, ASACCU Board Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM,  PRESIDENT for ACCU

Prominent in the field of Catholic higher education, Fr. Holtschneider began his tenure as the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) president on July 1, 2019. He served as president of DePaul University in Chicago, the nation’s largest Catholic university, from 2004 to 2017. A frequent speaker, consultant, and writer on issues facing colleges and universities, he has served on the boards of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, and ACCU, which he chaired from 2010 to 2012. He currently chairs the Niagara University Board of Trustees and the Institute of Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California.

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Mission Integration Presenter: Beth Sculley Terrell, Associate Director of Residential Life at Providence College

Beth joined the residence life staff at Providence in 2015 and has held a variety of different roles in the department. Her love of Catholic higher education began when she was an undergraduate student at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. After college she spent two years serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) before pursuing a master's degree in higher education at Boston College. Beth previously worked in residence life at Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI.

 Fr. Michael Weibley

Mission Integration Presenter: Fr. Michael Weibley, O.P., Assistant Director of Residential Education at Providence College

Fr. Michael Weibley, O.P. is a native of Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Walsh University where he was also a member of the baseball team. After graduating from college he entered the Dominican Order and was ordained a priest in 2016. Father Michael joined the Providence College community in 2017 as an associate chaplain. In 2020 he transitioned to residence life serving as the assistant director of residential education helping to incorporate faith and mission into the residential student experience.

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Mission Integration Presenter: Joyana Jacoby Dvorak, Associate Director of the Vincentian Service & Formation Team at DePaul University

Joyana Jacoby Dvorak has served for over 12 years in various roles at DePaul University. Together with students 6 years ago, she created Meet Me at the Mission: Vincentian Heritage Initiative, a peer-to-peer co-curricular leadership development program anchored in DePaul's Catholic Vincentian heritage. She cultivates spaces of community and reflection to invite students to explore what it means to be a Vincentian leader and connect wisdom from the Vincentian legacy to their curricular and co-curricular engagement. Joyana is also an adjunct faculty member in Catholic Studies and Peace, Justice, Conflict Studies program.

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Wellness and Wellbeing Presenter: Amy Lechko, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Co-Director of the Women's Center, Ursuline College

Amy received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Bowling Green State University and her Master of Science in College Personnel Administration from Miami University. Amy joined the Ursuline College community in the spring of 2004 and has held many different roles at the College including Assistant Director of Student Activities, Director of Residence Life and Assistant Dean of Students. She currently serves as Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Co-Director of the Women's Center which opened in the fall of 2018.

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Wellness and Wellbeing Presenter: Dr. Jessica Headley, Co-Director of the Women's Center and Assistant Professor in the Counseling and Art Therapy Program, Ursuline College

Dr. Headley joined Ursuline College in Fall 2018. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor supervisor who specializes in gender and women's issues with over 10 years of experience in the fields of academia and mental health. In her role in the Women's Center, she helps develop, implement, and evaluate programs and initiatives for students, faculty, and staff that align with the Ursuline mission.

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Wellness and Wellbeing Presenter: Mark Spellmire, Director of Sports & Wellness at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles

Mark Spellmire has worked in higher education for over 10 years at various universities across the nation. He is the chair for the Athenians Care task force, which established a collaborative health education campaign for the Mount Saint Mary's community at the onset of COVID-19. Based on the charism of the founders, the campaign aims to collectively support the health and wellbeing of all through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wellness and Wellbeing Presenter: Ruth Rodgers, Sr. Vice President for Leadership Integration and Student Success, Marian University

Ruth Rodgers collaborates with key personnel throughout the University in support of the University's Leadership development initiatives for faculty, staff and students. She serves as the senior Student Affairs officer and currently leads the following areas at Marian University: Counseling and Consultation Services, Health and Wellness, the Unity Center, the Center for Academic Success and Engagement, Campus Safety, the Exchange (Career Services), Student Life, and Student Affairs Services in the Health Sciences Graduate and Professional Programs. 

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Athletics Roundtable Presenter: Debbie Taylor, Associate Vice President for Athletics, St. Edward's University

Debbie Taylor was named St. Edward's University Associate Vice President for Athletics in February of 2017 after serving as Director of Athletics since 2002. Taylor originally came to SEU as the head volleyball coach and intramural director in 1990, and was on the faculty from 1992-95. Taylor joined the Athletics administration in 1995 and established the Compliance Office. In 1999, she earned a promotion to associate athletic director as she helped guide the university's transition into the NCAA Division II.  Under Taylor's leadership as director of Athletics, the Hilltoppers have enjoyed 70 conference championships, 109 appearances in post-season play, three TOP-THREE national finishes and 57 Conference coach of the Year awards. The success also extends to the student-athletes of SEU, which boasts 113 all-Americans and 71 Academic all-Americans. The Hilltopper Athletic Department has received the NCAA President's Award for Academic Excellence all but two years since its inception.

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Athletics Roundtable Presenter: Paul Gavin, Director of Athletics, Mount Mercy University

Paul Gavin became director of athletics at Mount Mercy on Nov. 1, 2015, after serving as head men's basketball coach for 23 seasons and head men's golf coach for 19 years. The Mustangs have prospered under his leadership, adding two new athletic facilities, hosting NAIA and Heart of America championship events, increasing the department's fundraising efforts, and creating new leadership opportunities through Mount Mercy's Council for Student-Athletes. As a coach, Gavin collected more victories than any other men's basketball coach in school history and was the first to reach the 300-win mark. He led the Mustangs to three NAIA national tournaments (1996, 2013, 2015). Gavin was a five-time conference Coach of the Year in basketball and was also named conference Coach of the Year in golf twice. 

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Athletics Roundtable Presenter: Amanda Knight, Director of Athletics/SWA, Barry University

Amanda Knight joined the Barry University athletic department staff in 2014 as the assistant director of athletics for compliance and special events. She was promoted to associate AD and senior woman administrator in January 2018. Knight is the sport administrator for women's basketball, rowing, women's soccer, and softball. She also has oversight of the compliance department and all NCAA and Sunshine State Conference reports and forms. 

Knight is also an adjunct professor for the University's First-Year Experience course, which focuses on educating incoming freshmen student-athletes on the mission of the University, discovering their personal values, developing healthy academic and personal habits, setting personal goals, and developing leaders on and off the field. On the national level, she has served as a Facilitator for the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum in 2016, she is the vice-chair for the Division II National Association for Athletic Compliance Committee and has presented at regional compliance seminars, NACDA and the NCAA National Convention in 2018.

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Athletics Roundtable Presenter: Michael Covone, Athletic Director, Barry University

Michael Covone has served with the Buccaneer Athletic Department since its inception in 1984, first as the head women's soccer coach and now, since 1998, as the Director of Athletics. Covone has been honored for his work, winning an NCAA Division II Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year award in 2015. In 2004-05, he was named the General SportsTurf Systems Athletic Director of the Year for the Southeast Region. In addition, Covone was the National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Coach of the Year in 1989 and 1991, and NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year in 1988, 1992 and 1993. In 1997 he was inducted into the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame for his work as a pioneer of women's soccer and as an administrator. 

He serves on the prestigious Orange Bowl Committee (and football committee), was the Vice Chair of the Orange Bowl's Youth Football League (YFL) and the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic. He is also a member of the Greater Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce Sports Council, on the Board of Directors of the Miami Dade Sports Commission, and was involved in the South Florida Olympic Soccer Committee. Covone also serves on the NACDA Athletic Directors Association (DII) Board of Directors and was a member of the 1999 Super Bowl Host Committee. 

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Residence Life Roundtable Presenter: Jessica Cuevas, MS, MBA,  Dean of Student Life, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles

Jessica Cuevas is a first-generation student and three time alumna from Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles. Jessica has previously served as Assistant Director of Residence Life and Director of Residence Life before transitioning to Dean of Student Life in 2016. She has received training and certifications in Title IX, Restorative Justice, Mental Health First Aid, Trauma Informed Care, and Motivational Interviewing. 

 

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Residence Life Roundtable Presenter and Advancing Racial Justice Panel Moderator: Janie Sacco, Ed.D., Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life,  St. Martin's University

Dr. Sacco has worked in Catholic Higher Education for ten years. Currently, she is the Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life at Saint Martin's University and served as Chair of the Year of Transformation, an EDI initiative. In addition to her work in student affairs, Dr. Sacco is an adjunct faculty member in the Women, Gender, and Ethnic Studies program. Her research interests focus on the experience of first-generation college students and intersections of identities.

 

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Keynote Presenter: Eduardo Contreras, Ed.D., Assistant Provost for International Education, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Portland

Eduardo Contreras is the inaugural Assistant Provost for International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Portland, where he also teaches courses on higher education, inclusive excellence, intersectional identity, and intercultural understanding. The proud grandchild of Mexican immigrants on both sides of his family, Dr. Contreras has a long-term commitment to equity, inclusion and international education. He has written and presented extensively in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conferences. His most recent, co-authored, article appears in International Educator magazine and is called "An Antiracist Framework for Education Abroad (2021)." Dr. Contreras has an undergraduate degree in history and a master's degree in Asian cultures and languages from the University of Texas at Austin, and a master's and doctorate of education from Harvard University. 

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PANELIST: Patricia Conde Brooks, Ed.D., Executive Director for Campus Inclusion & Community, University of St. Thomas

Dr. Patricia Conde-Brooks is a bi-cultural and bilingual Diversity Organizational Development professional with extensive experience working with diverse groups and organizations to increase individual and collective effectiveness and inclusion. Her organizational development focus is on the simultaneity of race, ethnicity, gender, and class, and the opportunities and challenges these differences create in organizations. Her academic research focuses on career and leadership development for Latinas and women of color in organizations. At the University of St. Thomas, she serves as the Executive Director of Student Engagement and Inclusion. She oversees diversity initiatives and programming in the areas of advocacy, advising, mentoring, instructing, program development, multicultural leadership development, intercultural competency, intercultural conflict, mediation, assessment, and action learning. 

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PANELIST: Nathan J. Sessoms, Ph.D., Principal & CEO of Success Beyond Measure

Dr. Nathan J. Sessoms is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism consultant with over twenty years of experience in the fields of Community Development, Race Relations, and Educational Equity. While the Director of Loyola Marymount University's Office of Black Student Services, he worked closely with senior leadership on student issues related to racial justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.  As the Principal & CEO of Success Beyond Measure, Incorporated, he assists community-based and non-profit organizations, for-profit entities, and schools in dismantling systemic racism and creating equitable outcomes.

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PANELIST: Erica Zamora, Director for Student Diversity and Inclusion, St. Edward's University

Erica Zamora works closely with the President's Advisory Council for a Respectful and Inclusive Community, bias incident response team, and student organizations on campus. Prior to her time in Austin, Erica was the Director for Social Change and Intercultural Engagement at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she worked with community service and engagement programs as well as multicultural student affairs. Erica maintains professional involvement as the national Co-Chair for the NASPA Transracial Adoptee and Multiracial Knowledge Community and has found her professional home there!

 

 

PRESENTER: Stephen J. Vaughan

Stephen Vaughan advises colleges and universities nationwide on a variety of legal and compliance issues specific to higher education institutions, including Title IX, Clery Act, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), student affairs, campus organizations, faculty matters and employment law. He also drafts policies and manuals governing all aspects of university life. Stephen has worked with higher education associations in responding to state and federal policymaking. His higher education experience extends to the courtroom as well, where he defends higher education institutions in Title IX and related lawsuits, particularly those related to the institutions' determinations in misconduct proceedings. Stephen has significant investigation experience, including conducting internal investigations and defending corporations, individuals, and higher education institutions in investigations conducted by Congress, the Department of Justice, United States attorneys and attorney general of numerous states, and other state and federal agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PANELIST: Brandyn Woodard

Brandyn Woodard is the Vice President of Equity and Inclusion at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College since March 2021. He previously worked at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Central Minnesota as the Director of Intercultural and International Student Services and Co-Administrator of the Becoming Community Mellon Grant that sought to implement transformative inclusion at institutions. Woodard earned a bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree from Webster University. His interest in Restorative Justice began when he hosted author and activist Patrice Gaines at a college in Iowa where he worked at the time. Since then, he has been a panelist at CSBSJU’s 2015 Peace Studies Conference discussing restorative practices, participated in Restorative Justice training with ACPA and through the University of San Diego (USD), Center for Restorative Justice, was a panelist for Catholic Mobilizing Network's (CMN) RJ conference discussing RJ on College and University Campuses. He also facilitated CMN's June 2021 Virtual Restorative Circle Intensive, completed the Restorative Justice Facilitation and Leadership Professional Certificate through USD, and has been a planning team member of the Restorative Justice Network at Catholic Campuses.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PANELIST: Olajiwon McCadney

Olajiwon McCadney (he/they) is the Chair for Diversity Studies and Executive Director for Intercultural Student Success & Strategic Partnerships at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. McCadney is a board member for the National Association for African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) and serves as a facilitator for the national team with the Center for Restorative Justice at the University of San Diego. McCadney also serves on the planning team for the Restorative Justice Network of Catholic Campuses and is the Chapter Director for Education for Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. He earned an MSEd in Organizational Leadership & Performance Technology from the State University of New York, ZUNY Potsdam as well as his certification in Professional Coaching and is a doctoral candidate at Northeastern University.

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CELEBRATION OF MASS: Fr. Conrad Targonski, O.F.M., Viterbo University

United States Navy Captain (Retired) Conrad Targonski is a Roman Catholic Priest of the Franciscan Order and is currently University Chaplain at Viterbo. After serving for over 22 years at various Naval and Marine Corps facilities, he retired in September of 2010 at the United States Marin Corps Ground and Combat Center where he served as Assistant Chief of State for Religous Ministries. At Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin he assists with campus ministry activities, community projects and special events. Father Conrad also works with veterans of the university and is a staff director of the Military Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi, Italy. 

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CLOSING KEYNOTE: Brian J. Bruess, PhD, PRESIDENT, St. Norbert College

Brian J. Bruess became the 8th president of St. Norbert College in 2017, building on a tradition of excellence at his alma mater, a picturesque community situated on the banks of the Fox River in Northeastern Wisconsin--part of the vibrant Green Bay community. Bruess has already guided St. Norbert to record new-student enrollment; improved retention; integrated strategic planning; new academic offerings including Data Analytics and Integrated Studies and new partnerships with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University; educationally centric financial management, systemic change on equity, diversity and inclusion; increased focus on outcomes, evidence-based decision-making, and assessment; and development of a new fundraising campaign focused on student learning and aimed at doubling the College's endowment. Prior to assuming the role of president, Bruess served at St. Catherine University, MN, for 22 years in a variety of roles including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS

  • Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Barry University
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • DePaul University
  • HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College
  • Marian University
  • Mount Mercy University
  • Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
  • Providence College
  • St. Edward's University
  • St. Martin's University
  • St. Norbert University
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Portland
  • Ursuline College
  • Viterbo University

REGISTRATION DETAILS

  • The fee is $25 per person.
  • If you're interested in contributing to the virtual conference, contact us at [email protected].

 

THANK YOU TO OUR CONFERENCE PLANNING TEAM

Dr. Linda McMurdock*, Chair, VP for Student Affairs at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
Emilio Alvarez, Dir. Campus Ministry, Viterbo University
Deanne Hurley, Vice President for Student Affairs, Ursuline College
Dr. Lisa Kirkpatrick*, Vice President for Student Affairs, St. Edward's University
Dr. Janie Sacco, St. Martin's University
*ASACCU Board Member