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.

Mary Ann Gawelek

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

Terry M. Keller, PhD, MSW/MBA, LMSW, LISW, ACSW
Title: Vice President of Academic Affairs
Work: 419-824-3535
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Greg Rodden
Office: St. Clare Hall 148
Title: Interim VP for Finance and Administration
Work: 419-824-3730
Vicki Stouffer

Vicki J. Stouffer, CFRE
Office: Lourdes Hall 136
Title: Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Work: 419-824-3969
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Board Officers
Jim Haudan
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
Carrie Alexander
Managing Consultant at Findley
Susan Allan Block
Owner, Vendome Pastry
Bibiana Boerio
Board Member for Educational and Community Service Organizations, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ford Motor Company, Former Managing Director, Jaguar Cars, Ltd.
Thomas E. Brady
Chairman and Founder, Plastic Technologies, Inc.
George A. Brymer
President and Chief Creative Officer, The Creative Block
William J. Carroll
Board of Directors member of Graco, Inc., Chair of the St. Luke’s Hospital Board, Former President and Chief Operating Officer of Dana Corporation
Pariss M. Coleman II
Partner and Business & Commercial Litigation Attorney, Spengler Nathanson, P.L.L.
Cynthia M. Dana
Community Advocate
Thomas P. Dillon
Co-Chairman of the Management Committee, Managing Partner for Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Toledo office
Russell J. Ebeid*
Retired President, Glass Group Guardian Industries
Mary Ann Gawelek
President, Lourdes University
Sr. Carolyn Giera, OSF
Transitions Coordinator, Sisters of St. Francis
Jim Haudan
Chair; CEO, Root Inc.
Dan Ibele
Secretary; Retired General Manager-U.S./Canadian Region, Libbey, Inc.
Jay R. Jindal
Physician with ProMedica Physicians E.N.T
Sr. Joan C. Jurski, OSF
Director of Franciscan Spirituality Experiences, Sisters of St. Francis
Maureen M. Kenney
General Partner of Carelink Nursing Services
Bruce D. Klinger
General Agent, MassMutual Financial Group
Michael S. Koralewski
Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing for First Solar, Inc.
Elaine LaValley Lewandowski
Community Advocate
Rita N.A. Mansour
Senior Managing Director, Mansour Wealth Management
Patricia L. McCutchan-Vernier
Former Diagnostic Radiologist at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima
Sr. Rachel M. Nijakowski, OSF
Councilor/Leadership Team, Sisters of St. Francis
Chrys Peterson
Owner, Chrys Peterson, LLC
Arturo Polizzi
President of ProMedica Metro Region Acute Care
Bradley J. Rieger
Chief Operating Officer, Cooper-Smith Advertising
Hussien Shousher
Former CEO of GEM Inc. and GEM Energy
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
Thomas J. Winston
Treasurer; Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
Trustee Emeriti
Dolly Flasck, R.N.
Community Advocate
Thomas B. Geiger Jr., B.A.
President, Capital Tire Group, Inc.
Kevin J. Kenney, B.A., J.D.
Attorney-at-Law, Kevin J. Kenney & Associates
W. Geoffrey Lyden, III, B.B.A.
CEO, The Lyden Company
Martha Mewhort, A.B., M.A.
Retired History Professor, Lourdes University
Joseph T. Nachtrab, B.A., C.P.A.
President, Northaven Development Group
Robert E. O’Brien, B.B.A.*
Chairman of the Board, Century Equipment, Inc.
Larry D. Ulrich, B.B.A.
President, LDU Enterprises, LLC

* Deceased