About the Institute

Strategic Vision


Social Change Model

Social Change Model

Institute Organizational Chart

Organization Chart


University of Detroit Mercy's Institute for Leadership and Service provides opportunities for all members of the UDM community to engage in social change for the common good. The Institute upholds the ideals of our founds who believe in the promotion of justice and compassionate service to those in need as we are transforming lives to lead and serve.

Advisory Board

Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster, Co-chair (Psychology)
Tim Hipskind, Co-Chair (Service-Learning)
Deborah Stieffel and Lynn Vitale (Admissions)
Don DiPaolo (Education)
Lanae Gill (Residence Life)
Mary Ann Hazen (Business)
Alan Hoback (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Anita Klueg (University Ministry)
Dorothy Stewart (Student Affairs)
Joe Walsh (Institute)
Monica Williams (Student Affairs)
Dan Pitera (Architecture)
Carmon Weekes (College of Health Professions)
Sheryl Johnson-Roulhac (Career Education Center)
Lauren Paton (Advancement)
Amber Johnson (Student Success Center)
Pamela Zarkowski (Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs)