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Stritch Magazine: Special Edition

Interim President Dr. Dan Scholz

Interim President Dr. Dan Scholz

A Letter from Interim President Dr. Dan Scholz

Dear Stritch alumni and friends,

The Easter season is a time for hope and confidence, and that is an apt description of life at Cardinal Stritch University. Like the rest of the nation, we are experiencing signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

I recall meeting with University leaders in the Board Room last February and early March with many questions and concerns about COVID-19 and how it would affect our campus, our community, our nation and our world. We could only pray that a vaccine for this pandemic would be developed as quickly as it has. While we mourn for the pain, suffering and loss caused by the pandemic, we are grateful for the new horizon of hope that awaits us all.

Even though much has changed and continues to change at Stritch, one thing remains the same: our unwavering commitment to our students. Whether it was holding classes via Zoom or socially distanced in the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center, building our student community through virtual events, hosting a Drive-Thru College Fair, or offering our Theater performances virtually, we found new ways to ensure our students are receiving a transformational education that will help them achieve their academic, professional and personal dreams.

All that has occurred over the last year and all that is ahead of us is certain to build upon the proud and rich Stritch legacy. Our Franciscan values continue to inform all that we do and prepare our students for success in a global society where they will live, work, serve and lead.

Our students, faculty and staff appreciate your past and future support that ensures our continued success. The bonds within the Stritch family are strong and provided sustenance over the last year. I look forward to the time (hopefully soon!) when we can welcome you back to campus to celebrate all that makes Stritch so special.

There are many exciting significant initiatives underway, and I appreciate the opportunity to share updates in this special edition of Stritch Magazine.

I am incredibly grateful for all that you have done and continue to do for Cardinal Stritch University. You and your loved ones are in my prayers for continued health and safety.

Pace e bene/Peace and all good,

Dr. Dan Scholz
Interim President

View a special Easter message from Dr. Scholz.

Stritch community

Stritch Unstopped

A sequence of unprecedented events in March 2020 changed life as we knew it at Cardinal Stritch University. Learn how the Stritch community met these challenges and remained "unstopped."

Classroom

Stritch faculty provide transformational education during challenging times

As the world adjusted to the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Stritch faculty and students navigated new ways of teaching and learning.

Lessons in Leadership

Addressing racial injustice

Cardinal Stritch University remains committed to creating a caring community. Read about Stritch's racial justice initiatives and view Dr. Dan Scholz's interview with Chief Racial Justice Director for the YWCA of Southeastern Wisconsin Dr. Martha Barry, '07.

Limitless

New structure, limitless opportunities

In spring 2019, the leadership and faculty of Cardinal Stritch University embarked on a journey to reimagine our curriculum and position the University — and more importantly our students — for success in our rapidly changing world.

Stritch students

Stritch, donors demonstrate belief in students

Stritch launched the Believers Scholarship Fund in 2020 to address the needs of the University’s low-income, first-generation students of color.

Board of Trustees updates

Board of Trustees updates

Join us in thanking our Trustees for their expert guidance through the COVID-19 pandemic; meet the six individuals who were appointed to the Board in March 2021; read about the enduring legacies of three former Trustees who recently passed away; and learn how a former Trustee's gift is making life on campus brighter.