Covid-19 Updates

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An Update for Parents from the New President

Jun 11, 2020, 12:29 PM
Title : An Update for Parents from the New President
Posting Date / Time : Jun 5, 2020, 10:30 AM
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 deanofstudents@edgewood.edu or 608-663-2212.

And be sure to visit www.edgewood.edu/eagle-families.


– Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D., President


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

Members:

Andrew Manion

President, Co-Chair

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

 

Al Brisack

Athletics Director & Head Baseball Coach

Frank Byrne
Trustee

Dawn Crim

Trustee

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
Trustee

Michelle F. Kelley

Registrar

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
Trustee

We Are Here For You

On March 23, 2020, Edgewood College moved all classes fully online for the remainder of the Spring Semester. While teaching and learning may feel different this spring,  what has not changed is our commitment to our students, to our shared community, and to each other. While we (like many of us) are today in an online learning environment, we are first and foremost a community. Faculty and staff have produced a video that reminds students, and reminds all who are touched by this community, that “we are here for you.”