Total: Total number of cases (Active and Recovered) among Students, Faculty, and Staff since tracking began.
Active: Positive cases not yet recovered.
Recovered: Able to resume normal activities. 


Covid-19 Updates

These pages are a resource for students, parents, and our entire community.


An Update for Parents from the New President

Dear Parents – 

First of all, “hello!” You don’t know me, but it is my sincere hope that in the coming months we will have an opportunity to meet. Thank you for your investment in excellence in teaching and learning, and in the incredible opportunity Edgewood College provides your student.

I’m new – in fact, this is my first week as President here. But there’s a lot going on – let’s get to it.

One of the things that attracted me to Edgewood College is our commitment to community. The bonds of our community have been tested lately and we need more than ever to show our commitment to the wellbeing of each member of our community. The two tests that are the most salient are the COVID-19 pandemic, and the murder of George Floyd and its aftermath. Both of these events are changing our society and both will influence our return to school in the fall.

Margaret Noreuil, Interim V.P. for Academic Affairs, and I are leading a task force to shape our return to campus this fall. We remain committed to on-campus, in-person living and learning at Edgewood College, beginning with welcoming our newest students to the residence halls on Sunday, August 16. As you likely know classes for the fall semester are scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

This task force has been gathering information from faculty, and we have several meetings (via WebEx) slated for the coming days. We are open to doing whatever we need to do to deliver an experience that will be better than what your student experienced during the Spring – the strangest semester in our lifetimes (we hope!). That said, this fall will look different than the fall of 2019. We will continue to heed the recommendations of the CDC, as we do today, and follow the direction of our public health officials. We will spare no effort to allow for the safe return of your student to campus. As is true with every semester, the health and the safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority. And we will expect our community to show our commitment to one another by taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as guidance from health professionals dictates. 

Even with feelings of optimism and preparation for the fall semester, we have once again been shaken by an injustice that needs to be addressed: the murder of George Floyd. My predecessor, President Emerita Gevelinger, and I shared a statement with our students, faculty, and staff (and beyond) last week. Racism tests our community as much as any virus. We must work together to remove this virus from our community.

We look forward to welcoming your student to the Year of Community at Edgewood College. If you have any questions or concerns about your student, please reach out to my colleague Dr. Heather Harbach, V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students, at or 608-663-2212.

And be sure to visit

– Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D., President

P.S. – if you’re inclined, you can learn a bit about me online, on our website. Thanks!

Task Force Fall 2020

A work group charged with shaping the return to campus this fall. We remain committed to on-campus, in-person living and learning at Edgewood College, beginning with welcoming our newest students on Sunday, August 16, 2020.


Andrew Manion

President, Co-Chair

Margaret Noreuil
Interim V.P. of Academic Affairs, Co-Chair


Al Brisack

Athletics Director & Head Baseball Coach

Frank Byrne

Dawn Crim


Patrick Gumieny

Director of Information Technology

Michael Guns
V.P. Business & Finance/CFO

Heather Harbach

V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students

Cristie Jacobs

Executive Assistant to the President

Lucy Keane

Michelle F. Kelley


Mary Klink

Associate V.P. for Dominican Life and Mission

Scott Lanphear

Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Manager

Willie Larkin
Diversity Officer

Claire Mand

Director of Residence Life

Michael Metcalf
Director of Security & Transportation

Suann Saltzberry
Associate Director of Athletics/SWA

Amber Schultz

V.P. for Enrollment Management

Ed Taylor
Director of Strategic Communications

Katie Vesperman
Interim V.P. for Institutional Advancement

Dave Wittwer



Students, Faculty, and Staff Pledge 2020-'21

Preventing the spread

In order to do everything we can to keep all of our community as safe as possible, the Edgewood College community will adhere to a number of safety protocols during the 2020-2021 Academic Year as a way of minimizing risk of the spread of COVID-19. These protocols are based on guidelines provided by Public Health Madison Dane County.

As a member of this Community, I will…

  • Wash my hands properly and regularly.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes.
  • Comply with posted Public Health Madison Dane County requirements.  
  • Wear a mask covering my nose and mouth while in indoor spaces.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Assist in the use of disinfectant wipes to clean shared public workspaces prior to use.
  • Take reasonable precautions to avoid contracting COVID-19 both on- and off-campus.
  • Avoid public places and minimize interpersonal contacts if I have been exposed or have any symptoms of any illness.
  • Report any potential exposure or symptoms to the College and follow any instructions to seek medical care or to quarantine.
  • Agree to be tested for COVID-19, as prescribed by health care professionals. Agree to be cooperative and flexible as we work together to support one another and give our community the best balance of learning and safety.