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College Leadership


Students are at the heart of everything we do at Alverno. Our student-centered leadership are proud to serve this rich campus community.


Alverno College Leadership


Andrea Lee, IHM, PhD

Joseph Foy, PhD
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Jill Desmond, EdD
Vice President and Chief of Staff

Heidi Anderson-Isaacson, EdD
Interim Dean of Student Development and Success

John Jeries, MSCS
Chief Information Officer

Kate Lundeen, MPP
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success

Dawn Peterson, MST, CPA
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Christa Shields, MBA
Vice President for Advancement


Kevin Casey, PhD
School of Arts and Sciences

Jodi Eastberg, PhD
School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Laurie Kunkel-Jordan ’00, PhD, ANP-BC, CCRN
JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing and Health Professions

Meghan Walsh, MBA ’16
School of Adult Learning and New Initiatives


President's Welcome

Sister Andrea Lee


Hello, and welcome to Alverno!

It is a joy to serve our wonderful students as Alverno College’s president. For 135 years, we have been educating and empowering women with our innovative curriculum, offered by faculty who absolutely excel in their fields and truly care about their students and about excellent teaching and support.

Alverno is a small, progressive and inclusive college rooted in our Catholic, Franciscan and liberal arts heritage. We enthusiastically welcome women from diverse backgrounds and traditions in our weekday undergraduate programs and, through our expanded mission, by offering a range of graduate and adult programs to women and men. We prepare students for meaningful careers and for full and satisfying lives.

Everywhere at Alverno, you’ll encounter faculty and staff centered completely on students and their success. Students are happy, engaged and focused on success. Mission drives everything here, and students are the central focus of our mission of developing student potential through inspired teaching and learning.

Discover all that Alverno has to offer and visit our beautiful campus in Milwaukee! Picture yourself in class with capable, energetic students like yourself, leading a student organization, competing in athletics, performing in choir or on stage, and living and learning among diverse, talented friends. Then, imagine yourself an Alverno College graduate -- leading, shaping and contributing to the good and just world we all seek.

I look forward to meeting you. Please stop by when you are on campus.

Sr. Andrea Lee's signature

Sister Andrea J. Lee, IHM

Meet our Board of Trustees

Executive Officers

Donald W. Layden, Jr. Chair                 
Quarles & Brady, Partner

Katherine M. Hudson H'14, Vice Chair
Brady Corporation, Chairman of the Board (retired)

Deborah Fumagalli, OSF, '06, Vice Chair
School Sisters of St. Francis

Andrea Lee, IHM, President
Alverno College


Charles R. Bartels
Global Social Responsibility & Knowledge Sharing, ManpowerGroup, Director (retired)
Lake County, IL, Board Member, 10th District

Tammy Belton-Davis '93
Chief Diversity Officer, The Milwaukee Rep
Founder and Principal, Athena Commuications

Mary Catherine Carroll, OSF '62
School Sisters of St. Francis, United States Province, Volunteer

Jovita Carranza H'11
JCR Group, Founder and CEO

Tina Chang
SysLogic, Inc, Chief Executive Officer

Kathleen Flanagan
Nuveen Investments, Senior Vice President (retired)
School Sisters of St. Francis, Associate Member, and Community Volunteer

Jacquelyn Fredrick
BloodCenter of Wisconsin; President and CEO (retired)
Versiti Inc. President and CEO (retired)

Marie Golanowski '07
President, Advocate Aurora Health, Aurora St. Luke's

Cecelia I. Gore '92 '08
Brewers Community Foundation, Executive Director

Mari-Anne Hechmann '91
Alverno College, Alumnae Council, Chair, Community Volunteer

Barbara Kluka '66
School Sisters of St. Francis, Associate Member, Mediator, Community Volunteer

Marianne Lubar
Lubar Family Foundation, President

Samantha Maldonado '09 '11
Kohl's, Senior Manager Diversity & Inclusion

Kathy McCormack
Johnson Controls Inc., Vice President, Human Resources, Global Products

James McKeown
Foley & Lardner, Partner

Alan Murphy
BlueCo Brands, President

Bruce Myers
Managing Director, AlixPartners

Abigail J. Nash
Journal Sentinel Inc., Vice President (retired)

Kristine Obrecht
Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Partner

Kathleen O'Brien, OSF '67
School Sisters of Saint Francis, United States Province, Provincial Coordinator

Mary C. Schneider, OSF, '69
School Sisters of St. Francis, United States Province, Leadership Team
Center for Grief Recovery, Independent Practitioner

Marsha Sehler
Uihlein Wilson Architects, Director of Business Development

Gina Spang '08
Senior Project Manager, VJS Construction Services

Robert Venable
Charter Manufacturing, President and Chief Operating Officer

Tia Vernon '08
Ascension All Saints Hospital, Racine, Co-Medical Director/Hospitalist

Richelle Webb Dixon
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Froedtert Hospital

Trustees Emeriti 

Mary Beth Berkes, '75
Linden Capital Partners, Co-Founding Partner and Managing Director (retired)

Peter W. Bruce
Davis and Kuelthau, Attorneys at Law, of counsel

Elaine Burke H'15
National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, Board of Directors

Ellen M. Gardner '69
Ameritech WI, President (retired)

Mary Ann LaBahn
Bank One Trust Company, Vice President (retired)

Maurice J. McSweeney
Foley & Lardner, Partner (retired)

Frederick A. Muth, Jr.
Husch Blackwell, Chairman Emeritus

Guy A. Osborn
Universal Foods Corporation, Chairman (retired)

Anne H. Vogel
Art Historian

Barbara Wyatt Sibley '82
Community Volunteer

Ready for what's next

Alverno College