University Committees

The following committees were appointed by the Office of the President.

Inclusive Excellence Advisory Committee

Incident Management Team

Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic, a large, cross-functional group of St. Catherine University department and division representatives is meeting weekly to coordinate efforts, communicate, and plan next steps. We all understand that the global information changes throughout the day and will continue to do so at the national, regional and local level.

The purpose is to get the decisions made that need to be made, coordinate any communication that needs to go out, and ensure that the community is kept abreast of the situation as it impacts our community. Our goal will be to make the best decisions possible with the available data we have, communicate them, and move forward. 

  • Becky Roloff, President (Chair)
  • Cindy Conley, Office of the President
  • Lisa Dutton, Dean of Health Sciences
  • Laura Fero, Dean of Nursing
  • Tracey Gran, Vice President of Finance and  Controller
  • Jean Guezmir, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Beth Halloran, Executive Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer
  • Mike Hara, Senior Director Purchasing, External Contracts, & University Services
  • Mark Johnson, Vice President of Public Safety, Security, and Facilities
  • Amy Kelly, MD, Director, Health and Wellness Center
  • Pat Pratt-Cook, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion
  • Angela Riley, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Sarah Schnell, Director of Human Resources
  • Seth Snyder, Dean of Students
  • Toccara Stark, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
  • Beth Stevens, Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Director of Financial Aid
  • Lynda Szymanski, Associate Provost
  • Anita Thomas, Executive Vice President and Provost

Community Response Team

St. Catherine University has established a Community Response Team (CRT), which is a sub-group of Trauma Response Committee. This team is a core group of representatives from faculty and staff from the Inclusive Excellence committee, ready to quickly respond to rapidly developing issues in ways that align with the mission of St. Kate’s as a University with social justice at its center. The team will act as one voice, representing the University community. Communications from the CRT is just one of the methods by which the University as a whole will respond.

  • Sandra Mitchell, Human Resources
  • Nancy Heitzeg, Faculty
  • Sharon Howell, Center for Spirituality and Social Justice
  • Tarshia Stanley, School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
  • Pa Der Vang, Faculty
  • Sarah Voigt, Marketing and Communications

Safe Return to Campus Committee

This is a subcommittee of the Incident Management Team and is charged with leading the development of our University plan, policies, and procedures for having students, faculty, staff, and guests return to campus safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Amy Kelly, MD, Director, Health and Wellness Clinic (Chair)
  • Krista Anderson, Director of Simulation
  • Sabrina Anderson, Director of Housing Operations
  • Lisa Dutton, Dean of Health Sciences
  • Laura Fero, Dean of Nursing
  • Jean Guezmir, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Mike Hara, Senior Director Purchasing, External Contracts, & University Services
  • Mark Johnson, Vice President of Public Safety, Security, and Facilities
  • Meghan Mason, Faculty
  • Pat Pratt-Cook, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion
  • Seth Snyder, Dean of Students
  • Eric Stacey, Director of Athletics
  • Lynda Szymanski, Associate Provost

Trauma Recovery Team

This team was created at the recommendation of the ASER task force committee to 1) create a more trauma-informed community and 2) prepare certain community members to administer psychological first aid in the immediate aftermath of a medium-scale or large-scale event as well as follow-up care in the longer aftermath of an event.

  • Seth Snyder, Student Affairs
  • Sharon Howell, Center for Spirituality and Social Justice
  • Katie Kelly, Residence Life
  • Heide Malat, Counseling Center
  • Amanda Perrin, Residence Life
  • Michael Peterson, Counseling Center
  • Ellen Richter-Norgel, Student Affairs
  • Sarah Schnell, Human Resources
  • Sarah Voigt, Marketing and Communications
  • Amal Warsame, Multicultural and International Programs and Services
  • Lindsay Whipple, Student Affairs