As a team we are all very excited about the chance to help our youth on campuses nationwide. We know how important the undergraduate years are in terms of personal and spiritual development. We feel the Lord is calling us to help do what we can to make sure as many students on campuses throughout the country have the grace of a strong and positive Catholic formation during their student years.
This prayer represents our mission and is one we pray regularly as a team.
Bill is the President and Spiritual Leader of our team. Over the years, Bill has been involved with numerous projects involving chaplaincy and undergraduate students, including the work of St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Bill has a long history of helping those within the church. In addition to Managing and supporting Newman Connection, he also runs Three Z Printing with his 2 brothers located in Teutopolis, IL.
Matt is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of the Newman Connection. He provides the infrastructure that Newman Connection needs to reach out to all Newman Centers, students and Chaplain’s throughout the US connecting them to their alumni and supporters. Matt manages the day to day operations and marketing for Newman Connection. He has the responsibility for creating and maintaining our interactive website that allows Newman Centers to connect,
communicate and share best practices.
Randy is the face of the Newman Connection, on the road meeting and visiting with every Newman Center throughout the United States. He is responsible for understanding the needs of the Newman Centers, gathering critical research and data to allow us to create the right programs that will drive growth and success for Newman Centers and Newman Connection. Randy also handles growth strategies for the company and identifying the right opportunities for continued growth.
Michele is in charge of the day-to-day office operations. She handles most of our data entries, mailings, and accounting bookwork. Michele works in collaboration with the rest of the team to promote Newman Connection through newsletters and direct mail campaigns.
Megan oversees our high school outreach program. She is in charge of connecting high school students to their collective campus ministries. She manages a network of diocese, parishes and volunteers helping coordinate their efforts to gather graduate names, importing them into our database and diseminating them to the particular campus minister. She helps make the transition for these high school students heading to college as smooth as possible.
Judy Cozzens represents the Serra USA club and has been the administrator for the College Connection For Catholics program for quite some time now. She is responsible for high school outreach through Newman Connection and more specifically outreach through local Serra Club members. In 2012, under her direction, the College Connection For Catholics program was able to connect over 13,000 students to Catholic campus ministry.