Covid-19 Updates

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An Update for Fall 2020: Athletics

Dear Students, Colleagues, Alumni, and Friends -  

Some of you may be aware that earlier today, the presidents of the colleges and universities of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) announced that we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone all conference regular-season competitions and championship events through December 31, 2020. Student-athletes at the member institutions were notified on Friday evening. With 13 institutional conference members located in Chicago and the western suburbs, Milwaukee and suburbs, Madison, Fond du Lac, Rockford, Sheboygan, and elsewhere, we feel that travel among the schools within the conference increases the likelihood of introducing Covid-19 to campuses via student-athletes. So, out of an abundance of caution, we have reluctantly made this decision. 

Speaking as a past president of the Council of Chief Executive Officers for the NACC, I can assure you the presidents in our conference are united in our commitment to the health and safety of our student-athletes. This is disappointing news, because it means that we will not have the chance to enjoy conference competition this fall. We do believe, though, the sacrifice is necessary as we all work toward the common goal of getting Covid-19 under control. We know that other NCAA Division III conferences in this part of the country have already made this decision, and we anticipate that most others will, as well.

Our coaches have been in touch with their students to assure them that they are still part of a team, and the team will have activities throughout the fall in preparation for competition in the spring. What that looks like will continue to take shape in the weeks ahead. 

Remember, this fall we will be on campus, and in-person – as we committed to in the spring. Students and faculty will have the flexibility to join classes remotely depending on their individual circumstances. We will wear masks, practice social distancing, and yes – wash hands often. We will continue to follow the recommendations of our public health professionals. We will do this for each other, knowing this gives us the best opportunity for our students to achieve their goals at Edgewood College.

Students – we are looking forward to welcoming you back for the first day of classes Wednesday, August 19, 2020. I look forward to seeing each of you when classes begin! 

Be well!

Cor ad cor loquitur.

– Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D., President

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.”