Holy Cross College is excited to share two staffing changes happening on campus.

Michael Griffin, Ph.D., currently Senior Vice President and Interim Provost, now assumes the role of Provost of Holy Cross College.  Griffin has been with Holy Cross College for over eighteen years.  He began as the Director of Service Learning and leader of global immersion experiences.  After earning his doctorate, he became an Assistant Professor of Theology. In 2015, he became Chair of the Holy Cross Theology Department and founding Director of the College’s Saints & Scholars Institute.  After earning tenure in 2017, Griffin transitioned into the role of Senior Vice President, leading efforts across the College, in particular in the areas of mission, enrollment and tri-campus collaborations with Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame.  In Fall 2021, Griffin also took on the role of Interim Provost and has served as the Chief Academic Officer of the College. He is the author of the 2014 book, “The Politics of Penance: Proposing an Ethic of Social Repair.” He also co-edited a book on health care, medicine, and social justice, entitled “In the Company of the Poor.”

He began his career working for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and then teaching at a Holy Cross Brothers high school in Washington, DC., returning to Notre Dame to enter formation at Moreau Seminary. Though he discerned this was not his path, he completed his Divinity degree and began working at Holy Cross College in 2004. While teaching, he earned his doctorate in Moral Theology.

JudeAnne Wilson Hastings will assume the role of Vice President for Advancement. She has been with the College for over seven years, joining the Holy Cross College family as the Director of Alumni and Parent Programs responsible for all alumni and parent relations for the College. She moved into the role of Director of Development in 2017 providing leadership responsibilities for all aspects of all fundraising and was promoted to the role of Associate Vice President for Communications and Development in August of 2019.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies from Saint Mary’s College and an MPA in Not-for-Profit Management from Indiana University South Bend. Hastings began her career as the Director of Marketing for Signal Travel & Tours, Inc. handling all aspects of marketing. In 2000 she moved to Saint Mary’s College first as the Assistant Director of the Annual Fund then moved into the role of Director of Annual Fund in 2005. During 2010, she became the Director of Development with the Lafayette Catholic School System coordinating all development, enrollment, and marketing efforts for four schools within the Catholic school system. In 2014, she took the role of Director of Mission Advancement for St. Thomas Aquinas, the Catholic Center at Purdue, planning and directing all development activities including the Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, and Stewardship.

Michael Griffin, Ph.D., Provost

JudeAnne Wilson Hastings, Vice President of Advancement