Heaving earned a BSE, cum laude, from UW-Whitewater and an MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame with an emphasis in liturgy, Mary Claire Klein, EdD, now serves as Marian’s Communication program director and Leadership program director. She completed an MS, summa cum laude, in Organizational Communication at UW-Whitewater, and her doctorate in Education from Cardinal Stritch University is in the area of leadership for the advancement of learning and service. Her research emphasis is in leadership in non-profit organizations, and she was named the 1999-2000 recipient of the Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching award. She was also the recipient of the Excellence in Academic Advising award in May 2010 and the 2016 WACADA Faculty Excellence in Academic Advising award. She is a member of the Lakeshore Chorale and plays guitar, piano, and knits. She lives near the shores of Lake Michigan in Cleveland, Wisc., where she practices sustainable landscaping for natural bird habitat.