Mission Based Staff Retreat

The mission-focused staff retreat seeks to help University administrators and staff members deepen their understanding of and commitment to the Catholic and Marianist mission of the University of Dayton.

The retreat will provides opportunities to support, strengthen and exemplify our Catholic and Marianist identity (Strategic Plan 2006 3:1). It serves as a means to continue the orientation to the University for relatively new staff persons and provides an opportunity to reinforce and deepen the understanding and articulation of the mission for more veteran staff members.  

The planning team will invite the participation of several areas of the University and recommends four staff members from the targeted departments attend the retreat.  This cohort will share information, build or strengthen intra-departmental relationships and understanding, and have an impact on how the University’s Catholic and Marianist mission and identity is realized in their area.  

The mission-focused staff retreat is an overnight experience held at Bergamo Center on June 20th and 21st, 2013.  The retreat is offered annually.  

Reading materials, discussion leaders, presentations, meals, and inclusive prayer is incorporated.  Departments will be asked to supplement retreat costs with a nominal financial contribution.  

Questions? Contact Joan McGuinness Wagner, director of Marianist strategies.

Mission Based Staff Retreat Timeline


Vice-president for mission invites the members of the President’s Council to nominate participants by February 1st.

Vice-presidents and Deans discern attendees from their units and contact the individuals.


A letter of invitation is sent from the Office for Mission and Rector to each participant.


An information session is scheduled for all participants.


Participants attend an opening luncheon.


Participants work on their projects identifying aspects of the Marianist charism evident on campus.


Retreat is held at Bergamo.


Reunion luncheon.

Academic Affairs & Learning Initiatives

Lora Butcher 2012
Adrienne Niess 2012
Nicole Rottmueller-Jones 2012
Pattie Waugh 2012


Teresa Terrell 2005
Jean Doe 2005
Julie Banks 2005
Joan Will 2006
Kathleen Berger 2006
Monica Duffy 2008
Ann Garcia 2008
Leslie Groesbeck 2008
Debra Hoover 2008
Teshia Ligon 2008
Cadie Mukaneza 2008
Debi Ormsbee 2008
Paula Smith 2008
Charity Whitfield 2008
Beth Gloekler 2009
Cindy Rossbach 2009
Loretta Geiger 2009
Katie Overholser 2009
Keri Crist-Wagner 2009
Karen Parks 2009
Mary Eilbeck 2010
Barb Gilbert 2010
Gina Greenwood 2010
Steve Hamilton 2010
Debbie Liptak 2010
Amy Askren 2012
Ted Bucaro 2012
Chandra Hightower 2012
Gina Newlin 2012
Carole Wiltsee 2012


Mary Helme 2006
Phyllis Burkett-Caraway 2008
Ann Rush 2008
Donna Koopman 2008
Cilla Shindell 2008
Anita Brothers 2011
Gene Hambrick 2011
Sandra McGuire 2011
Jennifer Smith 2011
Michelle Tedford 2011
Danna Grant 2012
Mary Lauterbach 2012
Valerie Mershimer-Mohr 2012


Joe Owens 2005
James Brothers 2005
Vera Gomes 2005
Beth Flach 2008
Megan Winner 2009
Jeff Boeckman 2009
Kevin Hoyng 2011
Jaime Potter 2011

College of Arts & Sciences 

Melisa Maston 2007
Peggy Braner 2009
Marcia Donohoo 2009
Marva Gray 2009
Donna Hess 2009
Paula Braley 2010
Jeannine Chaffin 2010
Karen Gibson 2010
Debbie Kracirik 2010
Annette Mitchell (now in Student Development)2010
Amanda Alexander 2011
Tracy Babal 2011
Maria Ollier Burkett 2011
Margaret Goodrich 2011
Amy Doorley 2012
Annie Milliron 2012
Susan Newcomb 2012


Center for International Programs

Colleen Dansereau  (now in the School of Business Administration)2011
Charlotte Hansen 2011
Linda Hickman 2011
Leah Konicki 2011
Sofia Rector 2011

Enrollment Management

Sara Lill 2005 
Kathy Harmon 2005
Catherine Mix 2009
Monica Escobar 2009
Rosey Terzian 2009


James Blair 2007
Beverly Hierholzer 2007
Carole Hinders 2007
Jan Moyer 2007
Thomas Weitzel 2007
Angela Cross 2011
Rachael Foster 2011
Patty Meinking 2011

School of Business Administration

Kim Gilley 2005
Peggy Nicodemus  2005
Paul Piechota (now in the Research Institute) 2005
Johanna Lantz (now in Engineering) 2005
Jeanne Zeek 2010
Teresa Wehmeyer 2010
Brad Balser 2011
Debbie Sexton 2011
Jeff Carter 2012
Judy Wilson 2012

School of Law

Verna Marable 2006
Mary Boston 2006
Craig Thornhill 2006
Maureen Anderson 2008
Staci Rucker 2008
Maribeth Mulhern 2009
Kelly Henrici 2009
Tim Stonecash 2009
Kim Ballard 2009
Bob Mihalek 2012
Peggy Wilson 2012

School of Education and Allied Professions

Julie Slife 2006
Anita Middleton 2006
Mary Lou Andrews 2010
Heather May 2010

School of Engineering

Jill Morgan2007
Marilyn Knisley 2007
Peg Mount 2007
Carol Wilbanks 2007

Student Development

Doug Lemaster 2005
Margie Poeppelman 2005
Kimberly Eason 2007
David Siefring2007
Darlene Holder 2007
Patty Alvarez 2011
Kevin Cane 2011
Becky Cook 2011
Leanne Stidham 2011
Mark Hoying 2012
Amber Sibley 2012


Shawna Collins 2007
Lynn Frericks  2007
Ria Kapluck 2007
Angela Parker 2007
Mike McClure 2007
Beth Hart Wise 2010
Russ Milliron 2010
Marcia Rausch 2010
Dana Sellers 2010
Jane Westendorf 2010


Pamela Gregg 2006
Mary Ann Dodaro 2006
Tony Bergman 2012
Amy Davidson 2012
Danita Nelson 2012
Bill Turri 2012