Colleges & Universities

Loras College
(founded 1839)

1450 Alta Vista, PO Box 178, Dubuque 52004-0178 563-588-7100 • 563-588-7964 (FAX)

Loras College was founded in 1839 by Bishop Mathias Loras and is the oldest college in Iowa. It is one of only 12 diocesan colleges in the United States. Loras offers over 40 majors and 13 pre-professional programs. It is located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River and overlooks the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.

Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Students: 1,540; Religious teaching faculty: 2; Lay teachers: 111 full-time, 37 average number of Adjuncts per semester

President: James E. Collins

Provost/Academic Dean: Cheryl R. Jacobsen, Ph.D.

Vice-President Finance & Administrative Services: Dr. David W. Eisinger

Dean of Campus Spiritual Life: Rev. William M. Joensen, Email

Chaplain: Rev. G. Robert Gross, Email DBLCGROSS

Director of Campus Ministry: Colleen M. Kuhl, Email

Executive Assistant to the President: Barb Simon

Vice-President for Student Development/Dean of Students: Arthur W. Sunleaf, Ph.D.

Vice-President for Enrollment Management: Omar Correa

Rev. G. Robert Gross 563-588-7108 Rev. William M. Joensen 563-588-7463 Rev. Douglas O. Wathier 563-588-7013


Clarke University
(founded 1843)
1550 Clarke Dr., Dubuque 52001-3198 563-588-6300 • 563-588-6789 (fax)

Catholic, coeducational, liberal arts college offering more than 28 undergraduate and 11 pre-professional programs and 7 graduate programs,. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Students: 1,191; Religious teaching faculty: 6; Full-time lay faculty: 80

President: Sr. Joanne Burrows, SC, Ph.D.

Vice-President for Academic Affairs: Susan Burns, Ph.D.

Vice-President for Business and Finance: Daisy Halvorson

Vice-President for Institutional Advancement: Bill Biebuyck

Vice-President Enrollment Management: Beth Triplett

Vice-President for Student Life: Kate Zanger

Director of Admissions: Emily Kruse

Registrar: Kristi Bagstad

Director of Campus Ministry: Anastasia Nicklaus, Email


Mount Mercy University

(founded 1928)
1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids 52402 319-363-8213

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy and sponsored through the Conference for Mercy Higher Education, Mount Mercy University guides students in exploring an education that reaches far beyond the classroom. Offering more than 45 undergraduate programs, 18 accelerated programs, four online programs and six graduate programs, Mount Mercy supports students of diverse backgrounds, ages and faiths from across the United States and around the world.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Students: 1,900; Full-time faculty: 89

President: Laurie Hamen, J. D.

Assistant to the President: Kim Blankenheim

Vice President for Finance: Doug Brock, CPA

Vice President for Administrative, Enrollment and Student Services: Robert Callahan, Ph.D.

Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations: Brenda K. Haefner, CFRE

Provost: Janet R. Handler, Ed.D.

Executive Director for Institutional Research: Lori Heying

Vice President for Mission & Ministry: Sr. Shari Sutherland, RSM

Residential Chaplain: Rev. Anthony “Tony” Adawu


St. Stephen the Witness Student Center (University of Northern Iowa)

1019 W. 23rd St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-3550
Tel. 319-266-9863; Fax 319-266-3706.

Director of Campus Ministry/Sacramental Priest: Rev. Kenneth J. Glaser, Email

Permanent Deacon, Dr. Leonard Froyen, Email

Campus Minister, Shannon Duffy, Firstç

Campus Minister:  Joshua Winters,

Director of Liturgy and Music: Clare Hanson, Email

Development Coordinator: Mary Beckey Kelly, Email

Business Manager, Don Walsh

Secretary, Lisa Geisler, Email


St. Thomas Aquinas Parish and Catholic Student Center (Iowa State University)
2210 Lincoln Way, Ames , Iowa 50014-7184. Tel. 515-292-3810. Fax. 515-292-3841. Website:

Pastor, Rev. Jon M. Seda, Email

Associate Pastor: Rev. Richmond Dzekoe, Email

Business Manager: Bobby LeBlanc

Director of Campus Ministry/Social Justice: Shari Reilly

Campus Minister: Emily Klaus

Director of Faith Formation, Tyler Wheeler , Email

Director of Liturgy & Music/Campus Minister:  Todd Flowerday

RCIA Coordinator/Marriage Preparation: Brenda Neppel,

Coordinator of Ministries: Clare Bills

Youth Ministry: Anna Steele, Email

Financial Secretary: Annette Larson, Email

Secretaries: Don Alexander