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Office of the Vice President

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What We're All About

The Office of the Vice President develops and carries out events and initiatives that reflect, celebrate and advance Villanova's identity and mission, both on campus and in the world. In the spirit of humility modeled by Augustine, we strive to embody and affirm truth, unity and love. We welcome all to explore and participate in our offerings.


The Committee on Mission and Social Justice shall be charged with responsibility for recommending to the University President changes in University policies in areas of mission, social concern, service, and sensitivity to cultural diversity related to the functioning of Villanova University. The charge of the Committee shall also include reviewing the University’s efforts in ensuring fair labor practices in its collegiate licensing program. As part of its review, the Committee shall have access to all reports issued to the University as a member of the Fair Labor Association and the Worker Rights Consortium. The Committee on Mission and Social Justice will also serve as the Social Justice Committee of the University Sustainability Leadership Council.

The Committee on Mission and Social Justice shall consist of: the Vice President for Mission and Ministry; the Director of the Center for Peace and Justice Education; the Director of the Center for Service and Social Justice; a representative of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion; the Athletic Director or his or her designee; one Augustinian Friar; three faculty members (representing different colleges, at least one of whom will serve as a representative of Faculty Congress, if possible); one staff member (outside of Mission and Ministry who will serve as a representative of Staff Council, if possible); one member of the Campus Sustainability Committee; three students (at least one of whom shall be a member of the Student Labor Action Movement and at least one of whom will serve as a representative of the Student Government Association, if possible); and one alumni representative. Faculty, staff and alumni representatives shall serve two-year terms, initially staggered to assure continuity on each committee. Students’ terms shall be limited to two years. Administrators shall serve at the pleasure of the President.

Membership (September 2019)

Fr. Art Purcaro, University Sustainability Council
Barbara Wall, Office for Mission and Ministry
Kathryn Getek Soltis (Chair), Center for Peace and Justice Education
Kate Giancatarino, Center for Service and Social Justice
Terry Nance, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Mark Jackson, Athletic Director
Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, Augustinian Representative
Shawn Proctor, Staff Council Representative
George Kolb, Alumni Representative
Jean Lutes, Faculty Congress Representative
Jerry Beyer, Faculty (CLAS)
Sunny Hallowell, Faculty (FCN)
Madeline Ochabillo, SLAM Representative
Christian Miller/Connor McKenzie, SGA Representative
Claryn Spies, Graduate Student Council Representative

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Meet the Vice President

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The Rev. Kevin DePrinzio, OSA, PhD

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