Return to Better 2021

We are committed to a return to classes on campus and in-person when the 2021-‘22 academic year gets underway.

Our students expect to engage with our outstanding faculty and with one another – both in and out of the classroom – and they expect to do that in-person, in one of the best college towns in America – Madison.  That's why we are committed to teaching and learning in classrooms, and in-person, this fall.

Our Return to Better Task Force is taking steps to make that happen - not to return to ‘normal,’ but to return to better, applying all the lessons we have learned and continue to learn through the experience of the pandemic.


Active cases
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
Last updated 5/12/2021

Total: Total number of cases (Active and Recovered) among Students, Faculty, and Staff, both on and off campus, since tracking began in summer 2020.
Active: Positive cases not yet recovered.
Recovered: Able to resume normal activities. 

Fall 2020 COVID Dashboard



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

Student, 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.

Covid-19 Updates

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


Spring Semester Update - Faith and Reason

Dear Students and Colleagues –

Today, Thursday, January 28, is the Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas. Thomas was a Dominican friar, philosopher, theologian, thinker, and gifted writer born nearly 800 years ago (1225). Some of you have undoubtedly read his Summa Theologica, considered to be a cornerstone of Philosophy. I read it a long time ago, and am not prepared to be tested on it. Whatever your academic pursuits and academic goals are, we can all learn from Thomas’ approach that argues both faith and reason are central to our search for truth.

While I have faith that we will continue Spring semester as a community that takes a responsible approach to the pandemic, here’s an update from a more scientific lens. In the next several days, we’ll begin testing our student-athletes who are in (or who plan to be in) competition this Spring. This testing is required by the NCAA.  That requirement has been in place for several months, and it’s largely why our conference did not hold any competitions this past fall.

We’re using the lower level of the parking ramp as the location for this testing, which will take place twice a week. Student-athletes will do self-administered PCR tests, which are then shipped to a lab. We anticipate receiving results of those tests in 24 hours. Some School of Nursing students will also test on-campus, as some clinical sites where those students serve as part of their studies require specific and relatively rapid results. We’ll do this all semester, unless something changes.

For many students at Edgewood College, being on an athletic team is part of what makes a college experience. Our student-athletes are prohibited by NCAA Div. III regulations from receiving athletics scholarships; that means our student-athletes are literally amateurs, a word that means “in it for love” – love of the sport, and love for Edgewood College. And those of us who aren’t in athletics are part of the Edgewood College team—a community committed to the health and safety of one another. 

As we’ve shared throughout this crisis, our protocols are in place for the benefit of all students, faculty, and staff in our community. If you are in need of testing assistance, or are experiencing any COVID-19 concerns, please reach out to the Dean of Students office, or to our Human Resources Office as appropriate.

Be well.

Cor ad cor loquitur.

-Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D.