University-College Task Team
The people listed below — including trustees and alumnae of the College, as well as students, professors and staff members — were invited last August by President Andrea J. Lee, IHM, to serve on the task team that provided an informed recommendation to the Board of Trustees about whether the College of St. Catherine should become a university.
Led by Vice President for External Relations Marjorie Mathison Hance ’70 and Special Assistant to the President for New Initiatives Julie Belle White-Newman, the task force deliberately was comprised of people who represent a variety of areas of the College.
“The authority to consider a decision about a potential name change rests with the Board of Trustees,” Sister Andrea wrote in her letter of invitation dated Aug. 19, 2007.
“It is important to note that there is not a predetermined or desirable outcome to this process,” she added, “other than to resolve the question.” The task team has been meeting and conducting research since last October.
Members of the University-College Task Team
| Name|| Position|
| Marjorie Mathison Hance ’70|| Co-chair|
Vice President for External Relations
|Julie Belle White-Newman|| Co-chair|
Special Assistant to the President for New Initiatives
|Maureen Hooley Bausch||Board of Trustees|
|Mark Chronister||Board of Trustees|
|Cort Cieminski||Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program|
|Susan Cochrane||Dean of Professional Programs|
|Colleen Curran '75||Board of Trustees, Alumnae Board Past President|
|Brian Fogarty||Professor of Sociology|
|Claire Fromme '09||President, Student Senate (ex officio)|
|Margaret Gadient '69||Board of Trustees, Alumnae Board Past President|
|Amy Gage||Director of Marketing and Communications|
|Robert Grunst||Chair, Department of English|
|Marcie Myers||Associate Professor of Biology|
|Joanne Jirik Mullen '83||Board of Trustees, Alumnae Board Past President|
|Carolyn Puccio, CSJ, '65||Board of Trustees, CSJ Leadership Team|
|Greg Steenson||Director, Graduate and Non-Traditional Admissions|
|Mary Wagner ’69||Chair, Master of Library and Information Science|