About the Institute


University of Detroit Mercy's Institute for Leadership and Service provides opportunities for all members of the Detroit Mercy community to engage in social change for the common good. The Institute upholds the ideals of our founders 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)
    Claudia Bernasconi (Architecture)
    Carmon Weekes (College of Health Professions)
    Sheryl Johnson-Roulhac (Center for Career and Professional Development)
    Amber Johnson (Student Success Center)
    Pamela Zarkowski (Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs)