Holy Cross is excited to announce that five new members have been appointed to the Holy Cross College Board of Trustees: Robert Bridges, Fr. Greg Haake, C.S.C., Iris Hammel, Angela Moloney, and Duane Wilson.
Robert Bridges, Ph.D., the sixth President of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, a Holy Cross school sponsored by the Midwest Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross. A former Peace Corps volunteer and former Head of School at Muskegon Catholic Central (MI). Bridges earned his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America in 2018. He also has experience as a former teacher and coach at the American School of Rio de Janeiro. Bridges and his wife Marcia have four children. His son, Robbie Bridges, is a 2021 graduate of Holy Cross College. Robbie earned his Master’s in 2022 from the University of Notre Dame. Bridges’ youngest son, Sammy Bridges, will be a freshman at Holy Cross in the fall.
Associate professor of French and Francophone studies at the University of Notre Dame Fr. Greg Haake, C.S.C., is a specialist in Renaissance French literature and is the author of The Politics of Print During the French Wars of Religion. Having received his undergraduate and seminary degrees at the University of Notre Dame, Haake’s role at Notre Dame spans to his work as a member of the Academic Council and fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Haake’s further service includes serving as assistant superior of the Holy Cross community and priest in residence in Fisher Hall, as well as trustee at the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Currently the Senior Vice President of the Garatoni-Smith Family Foundation, Iris Hammel is a lifelong learner with over 20 years of experience in both business and education. She has a passion for developing programs that value hands-on learning experiences and fully immerse students in the community and promote innovation through collaboration. The founder of Connected Classrooms, LLC, Hammel launched TeachMe3D.org: a complete training tool for 3D modeling designed specifically for middle and high schools as well as robotics teams. Iris sits on the State Board of Education for Indiana as well at the Startup South Bend-Elkhart board, and lives with her husband in South Bend with their Swiss mountain dog, Lucy.
Angela Moloney, founding President and CEO of the Catholic Foundation of Michigan, is a long-time leader in the nonprofit community and has devoted her career to providing executive-level experience in strategic planning, board management, donor cultivation, and more to enhance philanthropic giving in Michigan and around the country. As a young professional, she served as the Director of Campus ministry at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, MD which is sponsored by the Moreau Province of the Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross where she cultivated her love for the Holy Cross charism. An alum of Madonna University, Moloney holds Charter Advisor in Philanthropy designation from the American College of Financial Services, a master’s degree in theology from Washington Theological Union, and a Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University. On weekends, she enjoys hiking and baking with her husband and two boys.
Duane Wilson, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County’s 29 locations, is an agent of change whose current focus is designing and implementing cultural shifts that advance equity and inclusion, while increasing productivity overall. He has more than 25 years of experience ranging from his 13 years in the Air Force to another decade at the University of Notre Dame. Furthermore, as a Leans/Six Sigma Black Belt/Design for Six Sigma (DSS) and a Certified Change Management Professional, Wilson has blended research, creative analysis, evidence-based processes, and human-centered solution design in his problem-solving work. Wilson holds a B.S. in Social Psychology and an M. Ed. in Educational Leadership, and currently serves as an outside consultant for organizations of all shapes and sizes.