Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D. assumed the role of President of Edgewood College on June 1, 2020.
Dr. Manion previously served as President of Marian University from 2016 - 2020. Under his leadership, the university successfully completed a $12 million capital campaign, enjoyed significant growth in first-year student enrollment, expanded academic and athletics facilities, and made significant strides in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
Prior to that work, he served for nearly 20 years in multiple academic and administrative roles at Aurora University, including Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Provost, and Executive Vice President.
Dr. Manion served on the faculty of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from 1991 to 1998, first as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, then as Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, and as Associate Dean of Humanities.
Dr. Manion holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and a Master of Arts in Psychology from Adelphi University in Long Island, New York. He is a graduate of St. Norbert College in DePere, Wis. where he majored in Psychology.
He is past-President of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC), of which Edgewood College is a member. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, he is married to his wife Amy, and both are proud parents of Jack, Kevin, and Clare.
Michael Guns joined Edgewood College as Vice President of Business and Finance in April 2011.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Guns served as Chief Financial Officer of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan and as Vice President of Finance for a national health plan.
Mr. Guns is a Certified Public Accountant with public accounting experience serving mission-driven organizations including colleges and universities. He brings a wealth of financial management and facilities management expertise.
Dr. Harbach holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College. She is a proud first-generation college student and graduate.
Mary holds a Masters degree in Theology from Marquette University. She brings to her work classroom teaching experience and more than 20 years’ of parish ministry at Holy Mother of Consolation Parish in Oregon, Wisconsin.
Dr. Willie Larkin joined Edgewood College in September 2019.
Dr. Larkin is the immediate past President of Grambling State University in Louisiana. Before assuming the role of Grambling’s President, he was the Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the president of Morgan State University, Dr. David Wilson, in Baltimore, Maryland from 2010 to 2015. Dr. Larkin also served as the Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant for Dr. Wilson during his tenure as the Chancellor of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension in Madison from 2006 to 2010.
Dr. Larkin holds two degrees from Tuskegee University, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He has more than 40 years of successful senior level experience in higher education.
Dr. Larkin is a member of the Dane County Chapter of the NAACP, is a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church Trustee Board, and serves on the Foundation Board of Agrace Hospice.
Margaret C. Noreuil, Ph.D., RN, joined Edgewood College as a faculty member in the Henry Predolin School of Nursing where she earned tenure in 2002 and rank of Professor in 2008. In 2007, she accepted the position of Dean of the Henry Predolin School of Nursing. With more than 35 years of experience in nursing, research, and higher education, she was responsible for building on the school’s excellent reputation, adding programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, expanding alumni relations and development activities, and recruiting and retaining a diverse base of expert faculty, staff, and students.
Dr. Noreuil is a member of numerous professional organizations, including serving as an accreditation site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a board member of the Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation (CHES), the Association of Nurse Educators in Wisconsin (ANEW), and the Wisconsin Center for Nursing (WCN). She is currently Chair of the Unity Point Health-Meriter Board of Directors where she has served as a board member for nine years.
Dr. Noreuil received her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Nursing from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She completed a post-doctoral executive leadership fellowship in 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.
Amber Schultz, Ed.D. joined Edgewood College in July 2019 as Vice President for Enrollment Management
Dr. Schultz previously served as Assistant Vice President for Admissions, Marketing, and Recruitment at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn. Dr. Schultz also served as adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education Administration Master’s Program at St. Cloud State.
She has held leadership positions in Enrollment Management at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, The University of Minnesota – Crookston, and Winona State University. Dr. Schultz holds an undergraduate degree from UW-LaCrosse, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership degree from Winona State University in Winona, Minn., and a doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota.
Katie Vesperman joined Edgewood College in a professional role in 2007 and currently serves as Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Prior to joining the College, Katie served as Program Director for the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. She is a 1999 Edgewood College graduate from the School of Business. Her husband Mac graduated in 2015 from the Henry Predolin School of Nursing and currently serves as a pediatric nurse at the American Family Children’s Hospital.
Katie is an active member of the Madison Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, Kiwanis, Wisconsin Association of Charitable Gift Planners, and is a graduate of Leadership Greater Madison. She currently serves on the Image and Development Committee for St. Vincent De Paul and is a member of the Alumni Advisory Board for the Cutting Edge program at Edgewood College.
In her free time, Katie enjoys the outdoors, sports, and spending time with her family.