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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: Mission and Identity Committee

Mission and Identity Committee Membership 2018-2019

Prof. Cara Cunningham Warren, Chair

Asst. Director Nathaniel Beane

Prof. Roxana Bell

Asst. Dean Loretta Lewins-Peck

Prof. Alex Vernon

Mission and Identity Committee Charges 2018-2019

Mission and Identity Committee

The Mission and Identity Committee identifies ways in which the School can better fulfill its unique position as a Catholic institution in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions and implement initiatives that advance the missions of the University and the School of Law.  Beginning in 2018-19 the Committee will plan the McElroy Lecture for the current academic year and select (in consultation with the Dean), contact, and confirm the speaker for the next academic year.

For 2018-19, the Committee will: 

1.  Consider how the law school may more visibly show our connection to the Sisters of Mercy primary concerns:  the environment, immigration, women, anti-racism, and nonviolence;

2.  Continue the work of the Committee in bringing the faculty, administrators, and staff together to work on identifying and articulating the uniqueness of the School;

3. Formulate and begin to implement plans for a greater role for spirituality in the life of the School; and

4. Plan the McElroy Lecture for the current academic year (in cooperation with Professor Belian, Chair of the McElroy Committee in 2017-18) and select (in consultation with the Dean), contact, and confirm the speaker for the next academic year.