Lourdes University is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis and is guided by a strong Board of Trustees. The university is led by President Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek and has six key areas represented in the President’s Cabinet.

Administration
Mary Ann Gawelek

Mary Ann Gawelek, Ed.D.
Office: Lourdes Hall 133
Title: President
Work: 419-824-3809
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Dr. Grubb

Geoffrey J. Grubb, Ph.D.
Office: Lourdes Hall 132
Title: Provost
Work: 419-824-3818
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Mary Arquettte

Mary Arquette, B.S.
Office: Lourdes Hall 136
Title: Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Work: 419-824-3969
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Sr. Ann Carmen Barone

Sister Ann Carmen Barone, OSF
Office: St. Clare Hall 140
Title: Vice President for Mission & Ministry
Work: 419-824-3703
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Robert Rood

Robert E. Rood, Ph.D.
Office: St. Clare Hall 148
Title: Vice President for Finance & Administration
Work: 419-824-3730
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Board Officers
Sandra Hylant
Chair; Vice President, Midland Title and Escrow, Ltd.
Jim Haudan
Vice Chair; CEO, Root Inc.
Thomas J. Winston
Treasurer; Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
Dan Ibele
Secretary; Retired General Manager-U.S./Canadian Region, Libbey, Inc.
Board Members
Carol Howell Anderson
Community Advocate
Susan Allan Block
Owner, Vendome Pastry
Thomas E. Brady
Chairman and Founder, Plastic Technologies, Inc.
Alan W. Brass
Retired CEO & President, ProMedica Health System
George A. Brymer
President and Chief Creative Officer, The Creative Block
Pariss M. Coleman II
Partner and Business & Commercial Litigation Attorney, Spengler Nathanson, P.L.L.
Cynthia M. Dana
Community Advocate
Larry B. Dillin
President, VisCap Development, LLC
Russell J. Ebeid
Retired President, Glass Group Guardian Industries
Ernest C. Enrique
CEO & Past Chairman, Custom Mechanical Systems Corporation
Mary Ann Gawelek
President, Lourdes University
Michael C. Gibbons
President & CEO, Mainstreet Ventures, Inc.
Sr. Carolyn Giera, OSF
Transitions Coordinator, Sisters of St. Francis
Jim Haudan
Vice Chair; CEO, Root Inc.
Sandra Hylant
Chair; Vice President, Midland Title and Escrow, Ltd.
Dan Ibele
Secretary; Retired General Manager-U.S./Canadian Region, Libbey, Inc.
Daniel M. Johnson
President Emeritus, The University of Toledo
Sr. Joan C. Jurski, OSF
Director of Franciscan Spirituality Experiences, Sisters of St. Francis
Bruce D. Klinger
General Agent, MassMutual Financial Group
Elaine LaValley Lewandowski
Community Advocate
Rita N.A. Mansour
Senior Managing Director, Mansour Wealth Management
Sr. Rachel M. Nijakowski, OSF
Councilor/Leadership Team, Sisters of St. Francis
Chrys Peterson
Owner, Chrys Peterson, LLC
Bradley J. Rieger
Chief Operating Officer, Cooper-Smith Advertising
Daniel T. Smith
Senior Vice President of Organization and Administration, Owens Corning
Barbara S. Steele
Retired Chief Philanthropic Officer, ProMedica
Harvey A. Tolson
Owner/CEO, Tolson Enterprises, Inc
Larry D. Ulrich
President, LDU Enterprises, LLC
David F. Waterman
Managing Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Thomas J. Winston
Treasurer; Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority