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

Deborah Dunn, Ed.D. Dean, Graduate School
Kevin Eyster, Ph.D. Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
Karen Obsniuk, Ph.D. Dean, College of Education
Tara Kane, M.S.B.A. Interim Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences
Judith McKenna, D.N.P. Dean, College of Nursing and Health

Executive Council

Michael Grandillo, Ph.D. President
Cam Cruickshank, Ph.D. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
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, M.B.A., M.S. Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Services and Registrar
Tracey Durden, M.S.A. Assistant Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Scott Kennell, B.S. Director of Athletics
John Magee, M.A. Assistant Vice President for Academic Planning and Study Abroad

Board of Trustees

Ms. Eileen Ashley (2014)
SVP (ret.), Comerica Bank, Detroit, MI
Matthew Beattie (2019)
Controller, Madonna University, Livonia, MI
Mr. Francis X. Berkemeier (2016)
Attorney (ret.), Consumer Energy, Jackson, MI
S. M. Aquinas Szott, CSSF (2016)
Psychologist/Spiritual Director, Felician Sisters of North America, Metuchen, NJ
Mr. Frank E. Janosz II (2016)
Owner/Vice President, English Gardens Nursery, Dearborn Heights, MI
Bishop Donald F. Hanchon (2015)
Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Detroit, MI
Dr. Stella Evangelista (2017)
President and CEO, Maple Manor Rehabilitation Center of Novi, Novi, MI
Mr. Gerald W. Smith, (2019)
President, GW Smith & Associates, Detroit, 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
Mr. David J. Boyd, (2018)
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments, Northville, MI
Mr. Rodney Patterson (2016)
Corporate Diversity Officer, CoBank, Omaha, NE
Dr. Michael A. Grandillo (2015)
President, Madonna University, Livonia, MI
Mr. Timothy Turner, (2018), Chairman and CEO, RT Specialty, Chicago, IL 
Mr. Leonard Charles Suchyta