Covid-19 Updates

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


An Update for Fall 2020

Dear Students and Colleagues – 

Summer keeps moving along, as do we all – even in the face of challenging (and changing) circumstances. We’re all looking forward to as “normal” a semester as we can effectively execute, keeping the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the forefront of our decision making. All that said, there are questions that students and families have about living on campus, living off-campus, what will classrooms be like, etc. We’ve had excellent response to a series of webinars for our newest students, and we will do more of these sessions – for ALL students.

Heather Harbach, V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students, will invite you (in a separate email) to those, slated for 6:00 -7:00 pm, Monday, July 27, 2020, Noon-1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. All students and their families will be invited to attend – even if you’ve already participated as a new, incoming student. Stay tuned.

In Dane County we received some clarification about wearing masks inside buildings, and how the rule applies for individual offices, and in other specific settings. Faculty and Staff received an email yesterday clearing up some questions. The short version: when you’re alone in an individual office or conference room, and the door is closed, you may remove your mask while alone. Otherwise we wear masks “whenever we could come in contact with others,” regardless of the distance between us. We’ve been doing this since late May on our campus, and we’ll continue to take these and other steps to reduce chance for spreading the virus. We do it for each other, and to demonstrate our commitment to our community.

Earlier today I participated in a video conference that included the presidents from more than 20 independent Wisconsin colleges and universities about plans for the fall. With the uptick in positive testing, everyone recognizes that our plans are subject to change. The plans range from everyone being mandated to return to campus for face-to-face classes to various versions of hybrid learning, like we are planning to do. At this point, no institution among today’s participants is planning to be fully online. Listening to other institutions made me even more appreciative of the work that our Task Force Fall 2020 doing. We are ahead of many others in terms of developed protocols and plans for welcoming students back to campus.

Remember - what we all do today and tomorrow will have an impact on our entire community in a very few short weeks. Show your family, friends, and fellow students you care about them by wearing a mask where it’s called for, and by following the recommendations of our public health professionals. 

I look forward to seeing each of you when classes begin on Wednesday, August 19! 
Be well!

Cor ad cor loquitur.

-Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D.

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.”