Writing Styleguide

Our writing style starts with the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook. However, we follow certain conventions for religious terms from the Catholic News Service Stylebook and follow the style for Lasallian terms established by Saint Mary’s Press. Our styleguide is a compilation of rules and references often questioned, as well as style points unique to Saint Mary’s.

The styleguide is subject to change. Please refer to this webpage for the most current and complete version.

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Lasallian Styleguide

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Appendix A: Campus, Facilities, Named Spaces
Appendix B: Schools and Departments
Appendix C: Academic Administration and Endowed Chairs


In general, abbreviations should be avoided. However, the following are commonly abbreviated: academic degrees (M.Ed.), identification (Dr.) and addresses (Ave.). See entry for addresses. See entry for states. See entry for Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. See entry under FSC for detail on religious order abbreviations.

Identify programs, organizations and associations by their full names at first reference. After the full name, an acronym can be introduced in parentheses. Example: Christ the Teacher Institute for Education (CTIE). At second reference, the acronym can stand alone. Example: CTIE was founded in 1994.

  • abbreviate programs and organizations that are more commonly known to the general public by their abbreviations than by their full names. Examples: IBM, NCAA.
  • periods are normally not used in acronyms containing three or more letters. Examples: USA, USPS, SSN, IHM, FSC. However, some abbreviations require periods. Examples: Ph.D., a.m. Also use periods if the acronym spells a common word. Examples: U.S., S.O.U.L.

academic credentials
For external use, if mention of degrees is necessary to establish credentials, the preferred form is to avoid an abbreviation by using a descriptive phrase. Example: John Smith, who has a doctorate in psychology, will serve as chair. Also see entries for identification / titles, class year and doctor.

  • use terminal abbreviations such as Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D., D.M.A., M.B.A., and M.F.A. to identify individuals by degree on first reference. Use these abbreviations only after a full name, and set off with commas. Periods should always be used in abbreviations of academic degrees, and there are no spaces in abbreviations with internal periods. Example: Greg Gaut, Ph.D., served as program director for the summer seminar.
  • in first reference, John Smith, Ph.D. is permissible. On second reference, Dr. John Smith or Dr. Smith is permissible.
  • “Dr.” before a name is acceptable in internal communications to indicate either an academic doctoral degree or a physician’s credential. For external use, use Ph.D., M.D., or similar abbreviation after the name.
  • do not use the redundant Dr. John Smith, M.D., or Dr. Steve Smith, Ph.D.
  • do not use “Dr.” for honorary degrees.
  • do not use periods for professional title credentials, e.g., RN, CPA.

academic departments, undergraduate College
Contact Academic Affairs for most recent list.

academic program
A set of courses culminating in an academic degree or award.

In a mailing address, use the two-letter state abbreviation. See entry for states. Abbreviate Ave., Blvd. and St. in a numbered address; spell these out when part of a formal street name without a number. Example: 2500 Park Ave. We are located on Park Avenue. Always spell out Drive, Road, etc. Notes: Refer to Brand Visual Identity Guide for address styling in design. Include USA after the ZIP Code in stationery, letterhead, admission publications, website, and any publication that may be mailed or viewed internationally. The following are official addresses for campuses and centers:

  • Apple Valley Center
    (This is the site location only. Correspondence should be directed to the Twin Cities Campus address.)
    Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    Apple Valley Center
    14200 Cedar Ave.
    Apple Valley, MN 55124-5627
  • Cascade Meadow
    2900 19th St. NW
    Rochester, MN 55901
  • Nairobi Programs
    (Christ the Teacher Institute for Education)
    (Maryknoll Institute of African Studies)
    Tangaza College
    P.O. Box 15055
    Nairobi, KENYA
  • Rochester Center
    Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    Rochester Center
    1926 College View Road SE
    Rochester, MN 55904-8201
  • Twin Cities Campus
    (Person or Program, Specific Department)
    Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    2500 Park Ave.
    Minneapolis, MN 55404-4403
  • Winona Campus
    (Person or Program, Specific Department)
    Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    700 Terrace Heights #(campus box number).
    Winona, MN 55987-1399

At Saint Mary’s we value all of our faculty, and using the word adjunct is best avoided. Instead use the person’s official university title. Note that part-time teacher and part-time instructor are acceptable generic references. As a group, refer to as part-time faculty, part-time teachers or part-time instructors. Or, specific rank can be used: lecturer (or instructor), assistant professor, associate professor, professor, professor emeritus.

Admission, Office of
Office of Admission is the department, but use admission when referring to the process.

adult learners
Lowercase. Use sparingly because it sounds like educational jargon. Students or individuals might suffice.

Use “-er” spelling.

affiliate programs and institutes
Refer to Appendix A.

alma mater, Alma Mater
Capitalize and italicize if referring to the Saint Mary’s school song.

alumni association
Lowercase except when preceded by our name: Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Alumni Association.

alumni references
Also see entries for class year and identification/titles.

  • alumnus — one male graduate
  • alumni — multiple all-male graduates, or mixed male and female graduates
  • alumna — one female graduate
  • alumnae — a group of female graduates (used only at all-female schools such as St. Catherine University)
  • alum/alums — acceptable for informal usage to show any mixture of male or female graduates.

ampersands (&)
Do not use when spelling out Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs. Generally avoid ampersands; use “and” instead. Exceptions include certain design applications and when part of an official name, such as Procter & Gamble. See entry for Twitter.

Apple Valley Center
Uppercase “Center” when used with full name. See entry for address.

Lowercase names of sports, even if the sport is preceded by the name of the school or the school mascot. Example: Saint Mary’s track and field, Cardinal volleyball. Style Cardinal athletics and Cardinal Pride appropriately. Capitalize Athletic Department.

  • don’t use SMU acronym. It will be phased out on center court, scoreboards, uniforms and other fixed places. Cardinal or Cardinals may also be used.
  • Do not use girls, ladies, or boys. Instead use women or men.


bachelor, bachelor’s
Also bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor’s degree, baccalaureate, B.A. in (degree name with initial capitalization) and Bachelor of Arts in (degree name with initial capitalization) or Bachelor of Science. All are acceptable depending on context. See also entries for: academic degrees, majors / minors, master.

  • in less formal occasions, use bachelor’s degree or bachelor’s.
  • when referring to type of degree, use bachelor of arts or bachelor’s degree program.
  • bachelor’s completion, bachelor’s degree completion.
  • when referring to a specific degree, capitalize the degree and major. Examples: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

Blackboard system is an online learning environment to complement and supplement traditional and distance learning courses, and is used as a university resource and message center.

board of trustees, board, trustees, board of regents, national alumni board – lowercase except when preceded by Saint Mary’s University. Example: Saint Mary’s University Board of Trustees.

Male member of a Catholic religious order, such as the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Always spell out and capitalize (Brother John Smith, FSC or Brother John) unless the name appears in the annual donor list. Then it may be abbreviated to Bro. Use FSC in a formal, full name on first reference. Brother John is acceptable on second reference. See entry for FSC.

Brother William Mann
Also accurate:
Brother William Mann, FSC, president emeritus of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Brother President Emeritus William Mann, FSC.

  • Use full title on first reference, and Brother William thereafter.
  • Use D.Min. credential only if using his name is appearing along with others using credentials.
  • Approved reference: Brother William Mann, FSC, D.Min., was the 13th president of Saint Mary’s University, serving from 2008-2018.

Brother Louis DeThomasis
Also accurate:
Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC, Ph.D., president emeritus of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Brother President Emeritus Louis DeThomasis, FSC, Ph.D.

  • Use full title on first reference, and Brother Louis thereafter.
  • approved reference: Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC, Ph.D., was the 11th president of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, serving from 1984–2005, and again from 2007–2008.

Brother Robert Smith
Also accurate:

Brother Robert Smith, FSC, Ph.D., chief academic officer and vice president for the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs

  • Use full title on first reference, and Brother Robert thereafter.

Brothers of the Christian Schools
Also known as De La Salle Christian Brothers (preferred). Note there are more than one grouping of Christian Brothers that are in completely different orders. See entry for Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

buildings and room numbers
See entry for room numbers and buildings.


Reference to the current capital campaign (1-1-18) in text:

  • Discover Inspire Lead: The Campaign for Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Discover Inspire Lead: The Campaign for Saint Mary’s University
  • Discover Inspire Lead: The Campaign for Saint Mary’s
  • . . . the Discover Inspire Lead capital campaign

Capitalize when referring to specific campuses. Examples: Twin Cities Campus, Winona Campus. If referring to both campuses, use lowercase. Example: Staff at both the Twin Cities and Winona campuses.

See entry for wide.

See entries for academic degrees, job titles, book and magazine titles and other specific topics.

capstone, cornerstone
Lowercase unless referring to the name of an actual class. Cornerstone and capstone are the first and last classes, respectively, in which students enroll. Examples: The seniors will present their capstone papers today. Professional Capstone Experience: Portfolio Assessment (ED490) is offered in the spring semester.

Photo captions are usually two parts. The first part describes the action in present tense. The second part gives context or explanation in past tense.

Cardinal athletics
Lowercase athletics.

Cardinal ‘M’ Club
A membership program to benefit the athletic programs at Saint Mary’s. M is set off by single quotes. Use this style in text.

Cardinal Pride
Uppercase Pride in this slogan.

Capitalize when referring to the mascot or athletic teams of Saint Mary’s. Also refers to students of the College.

Always uppercase when referring to the Roman Catholic Church.

Capitalize when referring to specific Saint Mary’s locations, Rochester Center or Apple Valley Center.

certificate program
A set of courses that culminates in the award of an undergraduate or graduate certificate. Don’t confuse with professional certification.

Except for persons outside Saint Mary’s, whose titles should not be changed, use lowercase chair. Examples: Dr. Tom Smith, History Department chair; Dr. Tom Smith, chair of the Department of History. Do not use chairperson. See entry for identification/titles.

Christ the Teacher Institute for Education (CTIE)
See entry for Nairobi programs.

Christian Brothers
Never used alone. See entries for De La Salle Christian Brothers. and Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

Christian Brothers Residence
Name of building on Winona Campus.

Lowercase when referring to a building; use initial capitalization when part of a proper name or if referring to the Roman Catholic Church as a body (even if Catholic is not included).

Some cities can stand alone in text without reference to a state, e.g., Minneapolis, New York City and Chicago. Winona, Rochester, and Apple Valley can generally be used alone in text, particularly in internal communications or in-state press releases.

class representatives
(Formal); class reps (informal).

class year
Capitalize class when referring to a Saint Mary’s graduating class. Example: Class of 1985. Lowercase class when it appears alone. See entry for honorary doctorate. Use of class years is encouraged whenever appropriate.

  • when abbreviating class year, use the reverse apostrophe before the numerals. Do not precede class year with a comma. Examples: John Smith ’79, Brother John Smith, FSC ’79.
  • to denote Saint Mary’s bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.): John Smith ’79.
  • to denote Saint Mary’s master’s degree: John Smith M’85.
  • to denote Saint Mary’s doctoral degree: John Smith D’90.
  • to denote Saint Mary’s certificate: John Smith C’90.
  • to denote multiple Saint Mary’s degrees: John Smith ’79, M’85, D’90
  • if there is a last name change after degree is awarded, use the format of first name, (maiden name), last name, class year: Meg (Leuer) Richtman ’97.
  • when last names become joined and hyphenated: Joan Smith-Johnson ’06
  • to denote Christian Brothers with degrees: Brother Robert Smith, FSC ’76, Ph.D.

Externally, class years should be explained. Example: Tony Piscitiello, a 1969 graduate of Saint Mary’s, received an honorary doctorate; Tony Piscitiello received his bachelor’s degree in 1969 and his master’s degree in 1980, both from Saint Mary’s University.

coed, coeducation, coeducational
Not hyphenated. Do not use coed when referring to a female student. Use coed or coeducational residence halls.

(the) College
Use initial uppercase c for College when referring to the Winona Campus residential undergraduate bachelor of arts program, or in certain administrative titles, such as Vice President for Academic Affairs—the College. Use of the term College, or the College, is equivalent to using the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs.

collective nouns
Use singular verbs, e.g., The faculty is great. The staff is great.

Use serial comma (A, B, and C). DO use a comma before the last conjunction (“and” or “or”) in a simple series. Example: They studied math, English, and history.

  • Use a comma to avoid confusion when items in the series contain conjunctions. Example: The couples included Mark and Judy, Mike and Becky, and John and Sue.
  • Commas are always placed inside quotation marks. See entry for quotation marks.
  • When a conjunction such as “and,” “but,” and “for” links two clauses that can stand alone as separate sentences, use a comma before the conjunction. Example: The dog is in the house, and the cat is in the yard.
  • Add a comma after the state when writing a city and state location. Example: Winona, Minn., is a great place to live.
  • Add a comma after the year when writing a date. Example: Feb. 14, 2001, was their first holiday together.

Capitalize only when in a formal reference such as Saint Mary’s University Spring 2014 Commencement.

committees, campaigns, clubs
Capitalize the official names of committees, clubs, and campaigns. Examples: General Education Committee; Legacy for Learning: A Campaign for Students; Public Relations/Business Club. However, lowercase references such as the program, the committee, or the campaign.

See entry for wide.

core curriculum

course names
Capitalize course titles. Example: Analytical Chemistry.


curriculum vitae
(Singular); curricula vitae (plural); vita (informal singular). Professional résumés.


dashes and hyphens
Dashes and hyphens may look similar, but they have very different uses. Dashes and hyphens should be used correctly and consistently. See entries for hyphenation and phone and fax numbers.

  • hyphen (-): to hyphenate words (often to avoid confusion of dual meaning), dual last names and phone numbers. Examples: one-year subscription, John Smith-Hanson, 800-635-XXXX
  • en dash (–): to separate phone numbers, or to show duration or range. Do not surround with spaces. Examples: 9–5 p.m.; pp.112–600; Jan. 15–31; K–6 education; Monday–Friday
  • em dash (—): used to indicate a pause, set apart clauses, or as a spacing character. Put spaces before and after the em dash in text. Example: Apple pie, baseball, and automobiles — these are traditional American icons. Em dashes with spaces before and after are also acceptable when they are used as spacers, such as in news release datelines, sports applications, and charts. Create an em dash with shift-option-hyphen (Mac) or ALT 0151 (Windows) — hold down the ALT key and type 0151 on the numeric keypad. Create an en dash with option-hyphen. On keyboards that have no ability to create a dash, two hyphens (–) can be substituted. In many systems, two hyphens automatically become a dash when you space before and after the next word. In Google Docs, it’s under Symbols.

When writing, abbreviate the month and do not include the year unless it’s critical information.

datum, data
The plural of datum is data; therefore, data requires a plural verb. Example: The data were stored.

De La Salle Christian Brothers
Preferred name for the religious order. See entry for Lasallian.

dean’s list
Lowercase unless referring to the Saint Mary’s University Dean’s List.

Use 1920s, 1980s or use ’20s, ’80s (no apostrophe before the “s”). 1980s or ’80s refers to the years 1980–1989. 1980’s or ’80’s is possessive and refers to an event happening in or belonging specifically to the year 1980. Example: 1980’s cars.

See entries for class years, identification, academic credentials, bachelor, master, and honorary doctorate.

De La Salle Christian Brothers—Midwest District
See entry for Lasallian.

Capitalize academic departments: Saint Mary’s History Department, Biology Department. However, lowercase references to “the department.” (Refer to Appendix B). Be consistent, especially in a list. See entry for offices.

Diocese of Winona
This word order is preferred; use initial capitalization. Use lowercase when diocese is alone.

Can denote both physicians and, internally (such as in Campus Notes or the President’s Update or formal event invitations), earned academic doctorates. See entries for academic credentials, class years and honorary doctorate. Use name and specific degree in first reference. Examples: John Smith, Ph.D., gave a talk. John Smith, Ed.D., gave a talk. Joey Jones, M.D., performed surgery or Dr. Joey Jones performed surgery. On second reference for external-audience writing, can abbreviate Dr. for medical doctors. Example: Dr. Jones gave a talk about diseases and Smith gave a talk on teaching methods.

doctorate, doctoral degree references
One can earn a doctorate in clinical psychology, but one earns a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. One does not earn a doctorate degree, but a doctoral degree. Doctorate is a noun and doctoral is an adjective, which requires a noun (such as program, degree, candidate, student).

dollar amounts
Do not use .00 for even dollar amounts. Example: The event is $5 for faculty/staff, $3.50 for students.


For example. Note: use comma before and after.

Commonly used terms in electronic publication and messaging.

  • disk, disc — disk refers to magnetic media, such as the outdated floppy disk. It can also refer to the disk inside a hard drive. A disc is a piece of optical media, most commonly seen as a CD or DVD.
  • download, upload — one word, no hyphen, lowercase.
  • email — a common noun and not capitalized. Per recent AP style, a hyphen is no longer used.
  • homepage — internet term referring to the main page in a website. One word, lowercase.
  • internet — has become a common noun, lowercase.
  • intranet — a communication network within an organization or group. Lowercase.
  • network — lowercase.
  • online, offline — one word, no hyphen, lowercase.
  • URL — Universal Resource Locator, or a web address.
  • web — refers to World Wide Web. Has become a common noun, lowercase.
  • webmaster — outdated job title, one word, no hyphen, lowercase.
  • website, webpage, webfeed — one word, no hyphen, lowercase.

email subject lines
See entry for headlines. Focus in email subject lines should be on quick reading and avoiding miscommunication. Avoid sales terms like buy or shop so emails are not targeted by spam filters. It is not necessary to say an email is from Saint Mary’s if it’s an email blast that already has an automatic label.

emeritus / emerita / emeriti / emeritae
From Latin: Singular masculine / singular feminine / plural masculine or feminine / plural feminine. Examples: professor emeritus / professors emeriti; trustee emeritus / trustees emeriti. Indicates a retired professional who has been awarded the honorary title corresponding to their position during active service. Note: It is like alumnus / alumna / alumni / alumnae in its Latin gender-specific uses; see entry for alumni.

endowed scholarships, endowment

Capitalize special event names: Hendrickson Forum, Family Weekend. However, lowercase references such as the event or the dance. Also refer to entries for commencement, Reunion Weekend, President’s Roundtable and Founders’ Day. Years can be used with certain events, such as Oct. 12, 2014 Commencement and Hendrickson Forum 2014. When describing an event, the following sequence of information should be used: event or group name, time, date and place. Example: The International Dance Company will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Performance Center.


facilities and named spaces
Refer to Appendix A. Facilities such as the mailroom should be lowercased unless referring to a named space. Examples: You may pick up your package in the mailroom. The exhibit is in the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries.

Lowercase. Faculty ranks are: lecturer or senior lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, full professor (or professor), professor emeritus. See entries for emeritus, adjunct.

Always spell out and capitalize when referring to a priest. See entry for identification/titles.

Father James P. Burns
Also accurate:
The Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D., president of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota President Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D.

Father James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D., president of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota President Father James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D.

  • For external use, use the Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D., in first reference. For internal and secondary external use, use Father James P. Burns or Father Burns. Spell out Father whenever possible, although Fr. is an acceptable abbreviation. Use middle initial in all external references.

Capitalize only when part of a proper name.

First Generation Initiative
Always capitalize when referring to the Saint Mary’s program. Includes Countdown to College and FGI Scholars programs. This is a style exception to standard hyphenation rules.

Founders’ Day
Capitalize when referring to the Saint Mary’s event. Plural and possessive. Refers to Bishop Patrick Heffron (Diocese of Winona) as the original founder in 1912, and the purchase of the college by De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1933.

freshman, freshman class, freshmen, first-year student
According to the Office of Student Life, the term first-year student is more accurate and is preferred when referring to new students. Lowercase class designations: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior.

No periods. Latin for Fratres Scholarum Christianarum and identifies the De La Salle Christian Brothers religious order. At first use in external press releases, FSC should be used for all De La Salle Christian Brothers. Example: Brother Roderick Robertson, FSC.

full-time, full time
Hyphenate when used as a compound modifier. Examples: She is a full-time employee. She works at the university full time. In printed Saint Mary’s University music and theatre programs, capitalize both words, e.g., Full-Time Faculty. See entry for part-time.

fundraising, fundraiser
One word with no hyphen in all cases. Examples: The fundraising brochure was mailed last week. Fundraising for the campaign has begun.


geographic directions
Lowercase when referring to compass points. Example: She lives east of the river. Spell out and capitalize directions when describing cities, states, or regions. Example: East St. Louis, West Metro, East Coast, Southeast Minnesota, Midwest.

Use AP style for grades. Spell out kindergarten through nine, use numerals for 10 and above. Examples: The play is appropriate for schoolchildren grades four through 12. She is a fourth-grader. He is in 10th grade.

Exceptions: K and 1–9 numerals may be used in Catalog names of our Education majors, endorsements, and courses. Examples: Elementary Education (grades K–6 with an optional K–8 endorsement); Secondary Education Grades 5–12 and K–12; Life Sciences Methods: Grades 5–12.

The preferred reference to the university-level ceremony is commencement.


#TIYT (stands for THIS IS YOUR TIME, which is our admission theme line) or #smumn. Avoid overuse of hashtags. If you have questions, contact Marketing and Communication social media director. See entry for Twitter.

Lowercase in newsy publications, uppercase (except articles like “the”) or all-caps in designed pieces like the magazine. Keep short yet engaging and descriptive; best practice is under seven words. Headlines require a subject and a verb. Numerals under 10 are allowed. Example: 1st class of graduates hears speeches from 4 classmates. Don’t use the university name in headlines for internal publications, such as employee newsletters and the website news center. See entry for email subject line.

health care/healthcare
Two words refers to an action. Examples: Susan’s job includes providing health care to clients. Use as one word when referring to a system or concept. Example: Susan is interested in studying healthcare because of her mother’s condition. We at Saint Mary’s offer the degree: B.S. in Healthcare and Human Services Management.

The Saint Mary’s summer alumni reunion event is now called Reunion Weekend. See entry for events.

honorary doctorate
Do not denote in the same manner as earned degrees. Use as descriptive text only. Examples: John Smith received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts in Leadership from the university. John Smith received an honorary doctorate from the university. Use these titles when possible and appropriate. Examples: Mary Ann (Wera) Remick CST’64, Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, Chair, Board of Trustees Mary Fox, AFSC ’75, Ph.D.

In general, hyphens are used to avoid confusion and to connect compound modifiers. Example: We offer a four-year degree. Over time, some words have become joined together. Examples: handmade, daylong, courthouse. Refer to AP Stylebook for more detail or specific entries. Also see entries for dashes and hyphens, and phone and fax numbers.


In other words. Note: comma before and after use. Example: Life is short, i.e., you won’t live forever so make the most of it.

identification / titles

  • In general
    Lowercase and spell out titles except when they precede an individual’s name. Examples: John Smith, president, met with the faculty. Why did President John Smith meet with the faculty? Lowercase and spell out titles in constructions that set them off from a name by commas. Example: The vice president, John Smith, made a decision. This convention applies to press releases and story text; it does not apply to email signatures, business cards, letters, etc.
  • Academic
    For external publications, use name followed by credential rather than Dr. Example: John Smith, Ph.D., university archivist, will soon complete a research project. For internal publications, Dr. is allowed. Also see entries for academic credentials, doctor, and chair.
  • Alumni
    Identify alumni with their year of graduation on first reference. Example: John Smith ’69 talked with prospective students. Also see entry for class year. If an alumna does not use her maiden name but it is needed for identification purposes, set off the maiden name and year of graduation in parentheses. Example: Katherine (Smith) Jones ’80 designed the brochure. For married couples: Bob ’67 and Mary Smith; Bob ’79 and Mary ’80 Smith. For alumni of a graduate program, use the degree abbreviation before class year. Examples: John Smith, M’03; Kathy Jones, D’03. For alumnae of the College of Saint Teresa, use CST before class year. Examples: Jenny Brown CST’65; Mary (Brown) Smith CST’65
  • Religious
    Use initial capitalization and spell out Sister, Father, Brother, Reverend, Monsignor, and other religious designations. For priests, use Reverend John Smith, STL (most formal); Reverend Smith (formal); or Father John or Father Smith (informal). Exception: Religious titles can be abbreviated for space in the annual report. No periods in abbreviations for religious orders. See entries for Brother and Sister.
First Reference Second Reference
Brother John Smith, FSC Brother John
Sister Kathy Jones, RSM Sister Kathy

Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary
Owned and operated by the Diocese of Winona on land adjacent to the Winona Campus. Abbreviation: IHM Seminary.

information technology vs. instructional technology
Information technology refers to university infrastructure for services such as email, phone system, intranet, etc. Instructional technology refers specifically to services used in teaching or the classroom.

instructional site
Any location where instruction is offered. Saint Mary’s has numerous instructional sites, including the Winona Campus; the Twin Cities Campus; Apple Valley, and Rochester centers; and many other sites each semester in Minnesota and Wisconsin, mainly for graduate education programs.

interdisciplinary, IDS courses, Interdisciplinary Studies Program
The Interdisciplinary Studies Department provides students with the opportunity to engage in learning from an interdisciplinary perspective. Faculty of the department are trained in a number of academic disciplines. No major or minor program is offered by the Interdisciplinary Studies Department.

Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
A more formal name for the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Saint Mary’s is part of the Midwest District. See entries for De La Salle Christian Brothers, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, and Lasallian.

Investor’s Report
Style preferred by Brother William.


job titles
See entry for identification / titles.

Do not precede with a comma.


Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies


Variations include Saint John Baptist de La Salle, Saint La Salle, De La Salle Christian Brothers, De La Salle. These spellings are preferred in university writing. Style comes from Saint Mary’s Press. Some schools use other styles in their names; use each school’s preferred style. See entries for De La Salle Christian Brothers, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, and Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

Lasallian Honors Program

Lasallian prayer ending
Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Mary, patroness of our university, pray for us.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts, forever.

Latin words
italicize, e.g., Fratres Scholarum Christianarum

liberal arts

Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries
Together, the Toner Student Center’s art gallery, lounge, and President’s Room are considered the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries.

login, log in
Login is a noun or adjective, one word. Example: This is my login password.
Log in is a verb, two words. Example: I will log in to my computer.

long term
Two words. Hyphenate when used as a compound modifier. Examples: We will win in the long term. He has long-term health insurance.


majors / minors
Lowercase unless a language, a proper noun, or the formal name of a degree. Examples: John majored in criminal justice with a minor in Spanish. John received a degree in journalism from Saint Mary’s University. John earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Saint Mary’s. See website for list of current majors.

Maryknoll Institute of African Studies of Saint Mary’s University (MIASMU)
See entry for Nairobi programs.

Capitalize when referring to the Catholic ceremony.

master, master’s
Also master of arts, master of science, master’s degree, master’s degree program, M.A. in (degree name with initial capitalization), Master of Arts in (degree name with initial capitalization). All are acceptable depending on context. Also M.B.A., M.F.A. (We use periods for all three-letter degrees. AP style is inconsistent on this point.) See entries for bachelor, identification, and academic credentials.

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
Theatre and dance programs for all ages, offered at Valéncia Arts Center at the Saint Teresa Campus. See entry for Valéncia Arts Center.

When writing month and year, do not separate by a comma, and do not insert “of” between the month and year. Example: John Smith began his new job in June 1946.

more than, less than
With numerals, use more than and less than rather than over and under. (AP style is loosening on this rule.) Example: Enrollment is more than 18,000 students.

Music titles
See entry for titles.


Nairobi programs
Two programs affiliated with Saint Mary’s are housed at Tangaza College in Nairobi, Kenya: Christ the Teacher Institute for Education (CTIE) and Maryknoll Institute of African Studies of Saint Mary’s University (MIASMU). See entry for address.

New Student Orientation and Registration (NSOR)
Spring and summer sessions for incoming first-year and transfer students.

Generally, words that start with “non” should not be hyphenated, unless used in awkward constructions such as non-nuclear. Common specific examples: nonprofit, nondegree, noncredit.

nondiscrimination statement
The university’s official text (rev. 9-1-14) is below. Use in the catalogs, admission application, student handbook, website, and certain other official documents.

“Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota adheres to the principle that all persons have equal opportunity and access to admission, employment, facilities, and all programs and activities of the university regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the university’s nondiscrimination policies: Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, 700 Terrace Heights #38, Winona, MN 55987. 507-457-1421. The Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator may refer discrimination inquiries or complaints to other offices or individuals as appropriate.”

One word, no hyphen. Describes an organization. Example: Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status.

Three words, hyphenate. Describes an activity. Example: The club sponsors a not-for-profit dance for cancer. See entry for non.

Spell out zero through nine, use numerals for 10 or greater. Similarly, spell out first through ninth, and use numerals for 10th and so on. See exceptions below.

  • spell out numerals at the beginning of a sentence unless that number identifies a calendar year: 1978 was a great year. It is sometimes preferred to restructure the sentence. Example: Five hundred and twelve women donated to the fund last year. Last year, 512 women donated to the fund.
  • use commas with numbers with four or more digits. Example: Winona is a city of 27,000.
  • do not superscript “th”: 11th is correct. (Note: The automatic superscript function can be turned off in Microsoft Word.)
  • don’t use “th” with dates. Oct. 12, 2014 is correct.
  • use numerals (even for single digits) in certain cases. Examples: percentages (5 percent); sports scores (the 3-0 victory); ages (Vickie’s 1-year-old son); page numbers (page 1); dimensions (5 feet 6 inches); distances (4 miles); weights (9 pounds 7 ounces); and credits (9 or 11 credits).
  • use numerals in story headlines, even if they are single digits. Examples: Smith is named 1st coordinator; 1 employee selected for top honors.
  • spell out million, billion, trillion, and so on for numbers greater than one million, unless precise figures are necessary. Example: Indirect costs were estimated at $3.5 million. The final vote was 1,032,255 to 1,034,099 in favor of Chapman.


Capitalize formal office names. Either Office of Admission or Admission Office is correct and based on preference; be consistent within publication. Be consistent, especially in a list, within a publication or communication or within a family of communication pieces. See entry for department.


part-time, part time
Hyphenate when used as a compound modifier. Examples: He is a part-time student. He attends the university part time. Exception: In lists in printed Saint Mary’s University music and theatre programs, capitalize both words, e.g., Part-Time Faculty. See entry for full-time.

Spell out percent in text; use % only in charts and headlines. Use decimals, not fractions. Example: 1.5 percent. For amounts less than 1 percent, precede the decimal with a zero. Example: The cost of living rose 0.6 percent. Always use the numeral for percentages, do not spell out numbers under 10.

phone and fax numbers
Phone number area codes should be separated by a hyphen: 612-728-####. Do not use periods or parentheses to separate. For on-campus extensions, use: Ext. ####. Use “The toll-free number is . . . , Ext. ####” or “Call toll free . . . , Ext. ####.” See entry for hyphenation.

premier vs. premiere
Premier is a leader or best; premiere is a first-ever performance.

president emeritus
See entry for emeritus. See entry for Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC, Ph.D.

President’s Room
A lounge, meeting, and presentation room in Toner Student Center. Note the apostrophe.

President’s Roundtable
Periodic community breakfast with the president on the Winona Campus. Use initial caps. See entry for events.

presidential timeline

  • Brother Louis DeThomasis was the 11th president from June 1984–May 2005
  • Brother Craig Franz was the 12th president from June 2005–December 2006
  • Brother Louis returned to serve as president from February 10, 2007–May 31, 2008
  • Brother William Mann was the 13th president from June 1, 2008–May 31, 2018

See entries for bachelor’s, master’s.
See All Programs webpage for list of current programs.


quotation marks
Place outside commas and periods, and inside semicolons and colons. Use styled or “smart” marks when possible.

  • Question marks and exclamation points are placed inside quotation marks if they are part of the quote, and outside if they are not. Items placed inside quotation marks include direct quotes, article titles, book titles, song titles, poem titles, and television and radio programs. See entry for book and magazine titles.
  • Examples: “… example,” “… example.” “… example”; “… example”:


Not regards.

religious order
No periods. Examples: FSC, OP, RSM, and BVM. Use commas to separate name and initials (Brother John Smith, FSC). See entry for identification.

Include the French accent marks because they are critical to pronunciation and provide differentiation from resume. Don’t use the accents in email.

residence hall
Do not use dormitory or dorm.

Rochester Center
Uppercase Center when used with full name. Saint Mary’s offers courses in Rochester at the Heintz Center on the Rochester Community and Technical College campus. Refer to as the Saint Mary’s University Rochester Center. Avoid reference to RCTC. See entry for address.

room numbers and buildings
There are several styles for listing room numbers and buildings, depending on the application.

  • In a program or poster, website list, course listing, or social media post:(Name of Building + number)
    Generic Hall 111
  • In a press release or other text:(Name of Building, Room + number)
    Generic Hall, Room 111

  • When the room is named:(Name of Building, Name of Room)
    Saint Mary’s Hall, Meyer Suite
    Brother Louis Hall, Alumni Room(Name of Room of Name of Building)
    … the Meyer Suite of Saint Mary’s Hall
    … the Alumni Room of Brother Louis Hall


Always spell out Saint unless another school or entity prefers to abbreviate it, such as St. Thomas or St. Louis.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle

Saint John Baptist de La Salle is founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and patron saint of Christian teachers. English spelling. Note lowercase “de” in full name of the person. See entries for Lasallian, De La Salle Christian Brothers, and Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

Saint Mary’s Press
A publisher of religious textbooks owned by the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Always use on first reference for external audiences. Thereafter, Saint Mary’s University or Saint Mary’s or the university are acceptable. Do not split the name so that University of Minnesota stands alone. Do not abbreviate as SMU. See entry for SMU.

  • the athletic team name (Cardinals) may be used as a general reference to students of the College.
  • do not refer to the university as she/her or use we/their/our when referring to a facility or program of the university; “it” is acceptable only when the statement cannot be reworded.

Saint Teresa Campus
Note there is no “h” in Teresa, and spell out Saint. Use the Saint Teresa Campus of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota at first reference in external publications.

Saint Teresa Leadership and Service Institute for Women
May be abbreviated as the Saint Teresa Institute.

Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs
A singular proper noun that takes a singular verb agreement. Example: The Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs is a leader in graduate programming. Do not use an ampersand in place of and. Avoid the use of SGPP for external audiences.

Capitalize academic schools: School of Education or Graduate School of Business and Technology. (Refer to Appendix B).

Lowercase, even when referring to the Saint Mary’s seal.

Lowercase seasons standing alone, and in constructions such as classes begin in the fall, spring term, or fall 2014 (no comma).

Lowercase, spring semester.

Female member of a Catholic religious order. Always spell out and capitalize (Sister Mary Jones, RSM or Sister Mary) unless the name appears in the annual donor list. Then it may be abbreviated to Sr. Use order letters with no periods after name in a formal first reference. Sister Mary, RSM is incorrect. See entry for identification / titles.

Do not use this abbreviation for internal or external communications. SMU will also be phased out in athletics and in the Cardinal logo. See entry for Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Acceptable abbreviation for social media use, email, and website addresses. When speaking, say S-M-U-M-N rather than saying it Smoo-Minn.

State names are used as two-letter postal abbreviations only in mailing addresses, and spelled out or abbreviated as descriptions of place.

  • Mailing address example: The Winona Campus address is 700 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN 55987.
  • Spell out states when used alone: The students are from Minnesota.
  • Abbreviate states when describing a city and state location: The student is from Winona, Minn.
  • Don’t abbreviate these states: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Ohio, Texas, Utah.
  • Don’t use a state when describing a location that includes an unmistakable city: Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, etc. Examples: The student came from Chicago. The student came from Woodfield, Ill.
  • We choose to ignore the new AP style rule that says city names AND states should be spelled out in text. This style change was made to accommodate international datelines in the news business. Note: When writing materials specifically for an international audience, do spell out states.

States’ postal address abbreviations and regular abbreviations:
Alabama — AL, Ala.
Alaska — AK, Alaska
Arizona — AZ, Ariz.
Arkansas — AK, Ark.
California — CA, Calif.
Colorado — CO, Colo.
Connecticut — CT, Conn.
Delaware — DE, Del.
D.C. — DC, D.C.
Florida — FL, Fla.
Georgia — GA, Ga.
Hawaii — HI, Hawaii
Idaho — ID, Idaho
Illinois — IL, Ill.
Indiana — IN. Ind.
Iowa — IA, Iowa
Kansas — KS, Kans.
Kentucky — KY, Ky.
Louisiana — LA, La.
Maine — ME, Maine
Maryland — MD, M.D.
Massachusetts — MA, Mass.
Michigan — MI, Mich.
Minnesota — MN, Minn.
Mississippi — MS, Miss.
Missouri — MO, Mo.
Montana — MT, Mont.
Nebraska — NE, Nebr.
Nevada — NV, Nev.
New Hampshire — NH, N.H.
New Jersey — NJ, N.J.
New Mexico — NM, N.M.
New York — NY, N.Y.
North Carolina — NC, N.C.
North Dakota — ND, N.D.
Ohio — OH, Ohio
Oklahoma — OK, Okla.
Oregon — OR. Ore.
Pennsylvania — PA, Pa.
Puerto Rico — PR, P.R.
Rhode Island — RI, R.I.
South Carolina — SC, S.C.
South Dakota — SD, S.D.
Tennessee — TN, Tenn.
Texas — TX, Texas
Utah — UT, Utah
Vermont — VT, Vt.
Virginia — VA, Va.
Washington — WA, Wash.
West Virginia — WV, W.Va.
Wisconsin — WI, Wis.
Wyoming — WY, Wyo.


student teacher

student teaching


Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts
A phrase used by the De La Salle Christian Brothers to describe the vocation of teaching at Lasallian schools.


Not capitalized unless part of a specific, legal, proper name. Examples: The Heights, The Ohio State University.

Use this spelling for all Saint Mary’s references. Example: Studio Theatre, Page Theatre, theatre arts. For other references, use the preferred spelling of the organization.

Third World
A preferable reference is developing nations.

A variety of styles may be acceptable for formal invitations and other graphic designs, e.g., ads and posters. See entry for order of events. The following rules should be followed in text for press releases, the magazine, the catalog, etc.:

  • lowercase a.m. and p.m., and always use periods.
  • lowercase noon and midnight.
  • do not use 12 noon or 12 midnight (redundant) unless needed for clarity.
  • do not use 10 a.m. this morning (redundant).
  • do not use o’clock with a.m. or p.m.
  • do not use a hyphen in place of “to,” “through,” “and,” or “until.” Example: The meeting will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday in Room 129.
  • when listing a beginning and ending time separated only by the word “to,” or when listing a series of times when all times listed are a.m. or p.m., use a.m. or p.m. only once, following the final time listed. Example: The meeting will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Sessions begin at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • include ciphers (:00) only when listing times that are not on the hour. Example: The presentation is at 8 p.m. and a reception follows at 9:30 p.m. Note: An exception can be made in formal event invitations.

titled vs. entitled
A book is titled; a spoiled child feels entitled.

titles (personal identification)
See entry for identification.

Book, album, newspaper, newsletter, and magazine titles should be italicized, and chapters, pieces, or articles within those publications should have quotes. If “The” is part of the title, it’s uppercase. Special case: Our newsblog can’t display italics in newslines, so all titles use single quotes. Use proper style in blog text.

Also use quotation marks for:

  • movie titles (“Gone with the Wind”)
  • computer game titles (but not titles of software—e.g., Microsoft)
  • theatre play titles (“Hamlet”)
  • poem titles
  • song titles (but album name would be italicized)
  • TV and radio programs
  • speech and lecture titles
  • works of art (“Mona Lisa”)

Toner Student Center
The student union at the Winona Campus. Full name is Michael H. Toner Student Center.

Not towards.

Twitter, tweets
Twitter is the communication tool and a tweet is a message one posts to Twitter. A tweet is limited to 280 characters. Using @ before a name (or Twitter account) tags that message to that account, so when tweeting for Saint Mary’s University from a personal Twitter account, add @smumn to tag it to the main Saint Mary’s account. Use # to hashtag something to categorize and allow others to search for such content. #TIYT is for the university’s recruitment theme line, THIS IS YOUR TIME, developed in 2014. Use of an & or + is acceptable in tweets for brevity.
See entry for hashtag.

Twin Cities Campus
Not Twin Cities campus, nor Twin Cities’ Campus, nor Minneapolis Campus.


Lowercase when referring to Saint Mary’s or any university unless part of a formal name. Examples: Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The university will be reevaluated by the Higher Learning Commission.

University Center
The name of the event center on the Twin Cities Campus. Full name is Saint Mary’s University Center.

See entry for wide.

www, http://, or https:// may be dropped when referring to a Saint Mary’s URL. Note: On campus you must still use the www. to get to the website.


Valéncia Arts Center
Owned and administered by Saint Mary’s at the Saint Teresa Campus. See entry for Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts.



who vs. whom
Who is the subject of a sentence (Who ate my sandwich?); whom is the object of a verb or preposition (Whom should I talk to about labeling food in the refrigerator?).

who vs. that
Use who for people, that for an object / animal.

which vs. that
If the sentence doesn’t need the clause that the word is connecting, use which. If it does, use that. Examples: Our office, which has two lunchrooms, is in Cincinnati. Our office that has two lunchrooms is in Cincinnati.

Do not hyphenate citywide, countrywide, universitywide, campuswide, etc. Do hyphenate wide-open, wide-angle, and most words that are preceded by wide-.

Winona Campus

Hyphenate if these two words modify a noun, or if a noun is implied. Examples: We have a great work-study program. He never completed his work-study (program or job or activity is implied).



year span
When used as a modifier, join a span of years with a hyphen. Don’t use spaces or century for the second year. Examples: He came to Saint Mary’s during the 2014-15 academic year. The 2012-13 Annual Report. Otherwise, use the conjunction “to” and the full year. Example: He worked at the job from 1997 to 2004.


ZIP Code

Appendix A: Campuses, Facilities, Named Spaces (rev. 7-30-19)

Facilities and Named Spaces

Adducci Science Center
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Ben Miller Lobby
Benilde Hall
Bishops Hall
Brother Charles Hall
Brother Jerome Rademacher Nordic Ski Center
Brother Leopold Hall
Brother William Hall
Cardinal Club
Cascio Family Court
Central Services
Christian Brothers Residence
Common Room
dining hall
Dorothy B. Magnus Green Room
faculty dining room
Figliulo Recital Hall
Fitzgerald Library
Gilmore Creek Hall
Gostomski Fieldhouse
Griffin Hall
Hall of Fame Room
Heffron Hall
The Heights
Hendrickson Center
Hillside Hall
Hoffman Hall
Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries
ice arena
Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary (IHMS)
information desk
intramural playing fields
Jay Johnson Wellness Center
Jul Gernes Pool
Joseph Page Theatre
Kelly Hall, IHM Seminary
Kulas-Connaughty Power House
La Salle Hall
Leo Hall, IHM Seminary
Leo Ochrymowycz Memorial Soccer Field
McEnery Center
Max Molock Memorial Baseball Field
Memorial Plaza
Meyer Family Conference Suite
Michael H. Toner Student Center
Oakes Plaza
Oscar and Mary Jane Straub Millennium Clock Tower and Court
Performance Center
Prairie Island Field Station
President’s Room
Recreation and Athletic Center (RAC)
Residencia Santiago Miller (“New Village”)
Saint Joseph’s Hall
Saint Mary’s Hall
Saint Mary’s Press
Saint Thomas More Chapel
Saint Yon’s Hall
Saint Yon’s Valley
Salvi Hall
Science and Learning Center
Skemp Family Plaza
Skemp Hall
softball field
Stonehedge (president’s residence)
Student Success Center
studio theatre
Technology Center
track and soccer complex
Trustees Lounge
Vlazny Hall
Watters Hall

Science Building Names
Adducci Science Center’s Brother Charles and Hoffman Halls
Brother Charles Hall (first addition to Hoffman)
Hoffman Hall (original science building)
Named science complex spaces (check with Development Office)
Science and Learning Center (opened May, 2017)

Affiliated Programs and Institutes
De La Salle Language Institute
GeoSpatial Services
Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership
Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary
Institute for Lasallian Studies
Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts

Minnesota Locations
Winona Campus
Twin Cities Campus
Apple Valley Center
Rochester Center
Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center
Prairie Island Field Station (GeoSpatial Services)
Former College of Saint Teresa Campus
Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels
Alverna Center
Valéncia Arts Center

Saint Teresa Campus
Alverna Center
Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels
CSTea House (College of Saint Teresa Alumnae Association)
Valéncia Arts Center

Twin Cities Campus
Brother Louis Hall
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)
Harrington Mansion
La Salle Hall
Martin de Porres Hall
Mother Teresa Hall
Saint La Salle Chapel
Saint Mary’s University Center

Nairobi Programs
Christ the Teacher Institute for Education (CTIE)
Maryknoll Institute of African Studies of Saint Mary’s University (MIASMU)
Both programs are located in the Imani House of Tangaza College

Appendix B: Schools and Departments (rev. 1-1-18)

Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs
Graduate School of Business and Technology
Graduate School of Education
Graduate School of Health and Human Services

Undergraduate College Schools (Winona Campus)
John C. Parmer School of the Sciences
School of Arts and Humanities
School of Business and Technology
School of Education

Undergraduate Academic Departments (Winona Campus)
Preferred style is shown below. Also acceptable is, for example, Department of Art and Design. What’s most important is to be consistent within any single communication, and within a family of communications (e.g., all undergraduate recruiting publications).

Art and Design Department
Biology Department
Business Department
Chemistry Department
Communication Department
Education Department
English Department
History Department
Interdisciplinary Studies Department
Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Department
Modern/Classical Languages Department
Music Department
Philosophy Department
Physics Department
Psychology Department
Social Science Department
Theatre and Dance Department
Theology Department

Appendix C: Academic Administration and Endowed Chairs (rev. 9-18-19)

Academic Administration

Senior Vice President for Presidential Initiatives and Special Advisor to the President
Brother Robert Smith, FSC, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Faculties and Academic Affairs
Sarah Ferguson, Ph.D.

Interim Dean of the College
Mark Barber, Ph.D.

Dean of Business and Technology
Michelle Wieser, Ed.D.

Interim Dean of Education
Lynn Albee, Ed.D.

Dean of Sciences and Health Professions
Todd Reinhart, Sc.D.

Endowed chairs

Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC, Endowed Chair for Education
Melissa Luedtke, Ed.D.

Dr. Jon ’48 and Betty Kabara Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Christine Beech, D.M. candidate

Lawrence A. Carr Endowed Chair for Business
Shelly McCallum-Ferguson, D.B.A.

Brother J. Robert J. Lane, FSC, Endowed Chair for Humanities
Christian Michener, Ph.D.