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An Update on Fall 2020

Jun 11, 2020, 14:19 PM
Title : An Update on Fall 2020
Posting Date / Time : Jun 11, 2020, 14:00 PM
Dear Students and Colleagues –

Please allow me to bring you an update on the fall semester, now just a bit more than two months away.

Our work continues on creating the safest possible campus community when classes for the fall semester begin on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

As you know, Margaret Noreuil, Interim V.P. for Academic Affairs, and I are leading a task force to examine and then implement the necessary steps to return for on-campus, in-person living and learning. This group has been meeting twice a week since May 15.

By the end of this week, we’ll have had six meetings with faculty (via WebEx) to gain feedback and input for changes we need to make to “normal” in order to accomplish this goal. I can share with confidence this fall will not be normal. That said, we remain open to doing whatever we need to do to deliver an experience that will be significantly better than what we all experienced during the Spring. I have heard from a number of students and appreciate that some of you want very badly to return to campus, while others have a need to avoid being in crowds. We are working to meet the needs of all of our students.

We’ll likely employ significant technology and we’ll certainly leverage our size to address student (and faculty and staff) concerns related to social distancing and best practices. As is true today on campus, we’ll heed the recommendations of the CDC, and Dane County Public Health, and we’ll continue to take reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This work is time-sensitive. I expect to share a decision on how we’ll proceed this fall sometime next week. As a reminder, I’ll do my best to share what we know when we know it. 

Be well, and I look forward to welcoming you to the Year of Community at Edgewood College in August!

– Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D., President
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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.


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

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.”