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Walsh United

One University in All We Do

Developed as a channel to bridge and unite our community through a common desire to embrace our unique lived experiences and enhance our campus culture, Walsh United was launched in January 2021 as a movement intended to inform, educate, and collaborate in areas of faith, diversity, leadership and community. Under the guidance of a steering committee of faculty, staff and students, Walsh United provides opportunities for individuals to work together and learn from one another.

Walsh United is comprised of six pillars that reflect areas of growth for the Walsh community: Catholic Beliefs & Practices, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Community Engagement, and a Speaker Series. While each pillar will have its own subcommittee to ensure progress is being made, the entire campus community will be invited to participate in the related activities.

Walsh United Co-Chairs: Dr. Rachel Hosler and Carey Dabney

Chairpersons Needed

Leadership roles are currently available for the Leadership Training, and Community Engagement. Interested faculty and staff are encouraged to apply. Please click here to learn more.

Volunteers Welcome

The success of Walsh United depends on the involvement of the Walsh Community. Opportunities are available to participate in the pillar subcommittees in a variety of capacities. Please complete the form at the bottom of the page if you are interested in getting involved. 

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6 Pillars of Walsh United


Chair: Dr. Chris Seeman
Vice Chair: Ben Walther

This pillar aims to answer the question “Who are we as Walsh University, a Catholic university of distinction?” The goal is to provide a base level of understanding of Walsh’s Catholic foundation and what it says we profess to be as an institution.


Chair: Professor Cary Dabney
Vice Chair: Meredith Soduk

This pillar aims to embrace the differences we all celebrate across the Walsh University community. The goal of the Diversity & Inclusion pillar is to promote a campus environment that welcomes and supports all its members, treating everyone with grace, dignity and equity.

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Chair: Johnnie Legrair
Vice Chair: Ute Lahaie

This pillar aims to develop characteristics of good leaders among the entire Walsh community. Activities will instill a campus-wide sense of leadership and empower students, faculty and staff alike to become leaders personally and professionally.


Chair: Dr. Alan Digianantonio
Vice Chair: Jennifer Loudiana

This pillar seeks intentional ways to provide professional development opportunities to Walsh University students, faculty and staff.


Chair: Stephanie Koontz
Vice Chair: Lora Harley

This pillar focuses on how the Walsh University community can lend its expertise and skills to the community at large. As the name suggests, the goal of the Community Engagement pillar is to engage with individuals outside of Walsh’s campus and position Walsh as a resource for the area.


Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

This pillar supports all other pillars by exploring areas such as physical wellness, emotional wellness, spiritual wellness, cultural wellness and more.

Walsh United Pillar Volunteers

Activity to Date

Diversity and Inclusion Pillar

- Cultural Humility pilot with students, staff and some Cabinet members – Completed Fall 2021
- Cultural Humility for Cabinet and Deans – Completed March 2022
- Cultural Humility for student facing staff and some faculty – Completed March 2022
- Expect a Miracle! Aspiring with Autism featuring David Petrovic – April 7, 2022