President Michael GrandilloWelcome.
Madonna University is a remarkable place, established by the Felician Sisters more than 75 years ago as a Catholic, independent college dedicated to the liberal arts, career preparation, and public service. As Madonna's first lay president, it is a high honor to join this ambitious, passionate, creative, and informed group, whose clear focus is the education and success of students. We devote ourselves daily to preparing them for lives that will make the world a better place.

It is a great privilege for me to witness members of the Madonna family living out our Franciscan values. As a community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and benefactors, we will continue to achieve great things as we carry on the legacy of the Felician Sisters.

I am deeply grateful for this opportunity to work with a fantastic team of faculty and staff to serve the students, alumni, parents, benefactors, friends of Madonna University, and surrounding communities. I look forward to all of the changes, challenges, and chances for success that lie ahead and hope that Madonna can be a part of your educational pursuits as well as a place for you to grow as a person.

Michael Grandillo, Ph.D.

Academic Council

Dr. Deborah Dunn Dean, Graduate School
Dr. Kevin Eyster Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
Dr. Karen Obsniuk Dean, College of Education
Dr. Karen Ross Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences
Dr. Judith McKenna Dean, College of Nursing and Health
Mr. Nidhal Bouazizi Interim Dean, School of Business

Executive Council

Michael Grandillo, Ph.D. President
Dave Boyd Vice President for Finance and Operations
Cam Cruickshank, Ph.D. Executive Vice President for Enrollment Management & University Advancement
Connie Tingson-Gatuz, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Affairs and Mission Integration
Jim O'Neill, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President for Academic Administration
Kellen Winslow Sr., J.D. Assistant to the President for Community Relations


Chris Benson, Ph.D. Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students
Dina DuBuis Assistant Vice President and Registrar
Tracey Durden Assistant Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Scott Kennell Director of Athletics
John Magee Assistant Vice President for Academic Planning and Study Abroad

Board of Trustees

Ms. Eileen Ashley (2014)
SVP (ret.), Comerica Bank, Detroit, MI
Ms. Judy Schilling (2018)
Secretary/Treasurer of the Board
Controller, Madonna University, Livonia, MI
Mr. Francis X. Berkemeier (2016)
Attorney (ret.), Consumer Energy, Jackson, MI
Dr. Stella Evangelista (2017)
President and CEO, Maple Manor Rehabilitation Center of Novi, Novi, MI
Dr. Michael A. Grandillo (2015)
President, Madonna University, Livonia, MI
Bishop Donald F. Hanchon (2015)
Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Detroit, MI
Dr. Steven Harte (2016)
Research Investigator, U of M Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Mr. Frank E. Janosz II (2016)
Owner/Vice President, English Gardens Nursery, Dearborn Heights, MI
Dr. Walter Knysz, Jr. (2014)
Chairman of Board/President, Knysz Holdings, L.L.C., Bloomfield Hills, MI
Mr. Michael Obloy (2016)
President, Special Drill and Reamer Corporation, Madison Heights, MI
Ms. Valerie M. Oltmanns (2016)
Executive Director, Office of Mission Advancement, Felician Sisters of North America, Beaver Falls, PA
Mr. Rodney Patterson (2016)
Corporate Diversity Officer, CoBank, Omaha, NE
Mr. Terry Schweizer (2014)
Senior Ministry Advisor, Felician Services, Inc., Chicago, IL
Ms. Mary Beth Smykowski (2016)
Director, Risk Management, Masco Corporation, Taylor, MI
S. M. Aquinas Szott, CSSF (2016)
Psychologist/Spiritual Director, Felician Sisters of North America, Metuchen, NJ
Mr. Leonard Charles Suchyta