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Get to know the Association of Marianist Universities

 

AMU Board Members

Board members serving the Association of Marianist Universities represent each constituent institution, as well as the Marianist Province of the United States, allowing the AMU to benefit from a variety of perspectives as we work together toward our shared goals.

 

Mr. Thomas Mengler, J.D.
President, St. Mary’s University, Chairman of the Board

Lynn Babington, Ph.D,
President,
Chaminade University

Eric Spina, Ph.D,
President,
University of Dayton

Bro. Jesse O’Neill, SM
Assistant for Education, Marianist Province of the United States

Fr. Tim Eden, SM
Vice President for Mission & Identity, St. Mary’s University

Bro. Edward Brink, S.M.
Vice-President for Mission and Rector
Chaminade University

 

Fr. James Fitz, SM
Vice President for Mission and Rector, University of Dayton

Steven R. Neiheisel, Ph.D.
Executive Director
(non-voting Board member)

History

Since 2003, the Association of Marianist Universities has worked to sustain the Marianist educational tradition on our campuses – but our members have been collaborative partners much longer than that. Dedicated faculty and staff members at Chaminade University, St. Mary’s University and the University of Dayton have worked together for more than 20 years, both formally and informally, to discuss each university’s concerns and interests in a spirit of mutual respect and support. Each university remains committed to partnering with its sister institutions, and the AMU provides a focused strategy and formalized structure in which to achieve our cooperative initiatives.

 

Vision

The Association of Marianist Universities unites the diverse gifts of each of the campuses into a dynamic network that enables the Marianist universities to be leaders in American higher education.  AMU assists the universities in using and adapting the Catholic and Marianist traditions of education as vital resources that support excellence and validate distinctiveness.

 

Mission

The mission of the Association of Marianist Universities is to support, promote and advance Marianist higher education.  AMU does this by facilitating an environment to sustain cooperation and the exchange of experience and information among the members.  AMU represents Marianist higher education at the national and international levels and contributes to the formation of leaders in the Catholic and Marianist educational traditions in their service to the Church and world.

Characteristics of Marianist Universities

Educate for Formation in Faith

Marianist universities remain committed to the development of the whole person,including the faith life of its members and the application of faith to practice.

Provide an excellent education

Marianist education encompasses intellectual and spiritual development, understood and supported best in community.

Educate in family spirit

Marianist universities develop a family spirit that accepts each person with loving respect and draws everyone into the challenge of building community.

Educate for service, justice and peace

Curriculum at the Marianist
university connects the classroom
with the wider world so students’
work in the classroom extends to
serving the common good.

Educate for adaptation and change

In the midst of social and technological change, Marianist universities adapt methods and structures so that the wisdom of their educational philosophy and spirituality may be transmitted more fully.

Marianist Educational Associates

2016 Cohort

Marianist Educational Associates participate in a one-year formation program filled with readings, reflections and sharing of insights. At the end of the year, during a special service filled with inspiring words, song and prayer, they make a public commitment to sustain and enrich the University’s Catholic and Marianist character.

Members of the Marianist Educational Associates are governed by common guidelines.

Marianist Education Associates (MEA’s)

Clare Acosta-Matos  – St. Mary’s University
Joseph Allen  – Chaminade University
Ryan Allen  – University of Dayton
Maureen Anderson  – University of Dayton
Amy Anderson  – University of Dayton
Mary Lou  Andrews  – University of Dayton
Deborah Archambeault  – University of Dayton
Amy Askren  – University of Dayton
James Ball  – St. Mary’s University
Brad Balser  – University of Dayton
Julie Banks  – University of Dayton
Mike Bennett  – University of Dayton
Paul Benson  – University of Dayton
Deb Bickford  – University of Dayton
Terri Boggess  – St. Mary’s University
Karla Brooks  – University of Dayton
Anita Brothers  – University of Dayton
Mary Buchwalder  – University of Dayton
Maria Burkett  – University of Dayton
Una Cadegan  – University of Dayton
Nick Cardilino  – University of Dayton
Phil Chick  – University of Dayton
David Coleman  – Chaminade University
Val Coleman  – Chaminade University
Dan Curran  – University of Dayton
Jennifer Dalton  – University of Dayton
Corinne Daprano  – University of Dayton
Mary DeLaO  – St. Mary’s University
Irene Dickey  – University of Dayton
Mary Ann Dodaro  – University of Dayton
Maura Donahue  – University of Dayton
Patrick Donnelly  – University of Dayton
Monica Duffy  – University of Dayton
Bradley Duncan  – University of Dayton
Ryan Dunning  – St. Mary’s University
Susan Ferguson  – University of Dayton
Maimoa Fineisaloi  – Chaminade University
Bill Fischer  – University of Dayton
Peggy Friedman  – Chaminade University
Teresa Fujino  – Chaminade University
Sean Gallivan  – University of Dayton
Patricia Garcia  – St. Mary’s University
James Globig  – University of Dayton
Daria Graham  – University of Dayton
Christine Gray  – St. Mary’s University
Emily Hartigan  – St. Mary’s University
Tammy P.N. Hohu  – Chaminade University
Kelli Huesman  – University of Dayton
Venus Ituralde  – Chaminade University
Celine Jacquemin  – St. Mary’s University
Beverly Jenkins  – University of Dayton
Fred Jenkins  – University of Dayton
Allison Jerome  – Chaminade University
Aulani Kaanoi  – Chaminade University
Justin Keen  – University of Dayton
Kevin Kelly  – University of Dayton
Katie  Kinnucan-Welsch  – University of Dayton
Be-Jay Kodama  – Chaminade University
Mike Lecocke  – St. Mary’s University
John LeComte  – University of Dayton
Jeanette Lee Peterson  – Chaminade University
Patricia Lee-Robinson  – Chaminade University
Kathe Lehman-Meyer  – St. Mary’s University
Allison Leigh  – University of Dayton
Sharon LePage  – Chaminade University
Margaret Lisjak  – University of Dayton
Lesley-Anne Loon  – Chaminade University
Amy  Lopez-Matth  – University of Dayton
Michael Losiewicz  – St. Mary’s University
Nicole Lucas  – University of Dayton
Edna Magpantay-Monroe  – Chaminade University
Mark Masthay  – University of Dayton
Michael McClure  – University of Dayton
Cody McMille  – University of Dayton
Jacinta Mergler  – University of Dayton
Julie Mitchell  – University of Dayton
Catherine Mix  – University of Dayton
Debra Monk  – University of Dayton
Jill Morgan  – University of Dayton
Peg Mount  – University of Dayton
Grant Neeley  – University of Dayton
Steven Neiheisel  – University of Dayton
Linda Nianouris  – University of Dayton
Robin Oldfield  – University of Dayton
Yukio Ozaki  – Chaminade University
Ian Pablo Martines  – St. Mary’s University
Don Pair  – University of Dayton
Angie Petrovic  – University of Dayton
Carolyn Phelps  – University of Dayton
Margie Pinnell  – University of Dayton
David Ramírez  – St. Mary’s University
Joan Riggs  – Chaminade University
Lisa Rismiller  – University of Dayton
Carolyn  Roecker Phelps  – University of Dayton
Wayne Romo  – St. Mary’s University
Candice Sakuda  – Chaminade University
Kathy Sales  – University of Dayton
Joseph Saliba  – University of Dayton
Tony Saliba  – University of Dayton
Liza Sanchez  – St. Mary’s University
Maureen Schlangen  – University of Dayton
Scott Schneider  – University of Dayton
Christine Schramm  – University of Dayton
Scott Schroeder  – Chaminade University
Beth Schwartz  – University of Dayton
Dana Sellers  – University of Dayton
Christina Smith  – University of Dayton
David Sommer  – St. Mary’s University
Leanne Stidham  – University of Dayton
Kay Stone  – Chaminade University
Crystal Sullivan  – University of Dayton
Kim Trick  – University of Dayton
William Turri  – University of Dayton
Paul Uhlig  – St. Mary’s University
Joseph Untener  – University of Dayton
Paul Vanderburgh  – University of Dayton
Delia  Von Muldau  – St. Mary’s University
Rosemary Wahl  – St. Mary’s University
Versalle Washington  – University of Dayton
Kathleen Webb  – University of Dayton
Teresa Wehmeyer  – University of Dayton
Kathy Weisenbach  – University of Dayton
Sr. Malia Dominica Wong  – Chaminade University
Shirley Wright  – University of Dayton
June Yasuhara  – Chaminade University
Sandra Yocum  – University of Dayton
Jeanne Zeek  – University of Dayton
Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski  – University of Dayton