Collegium Leadership

Every person who serves on the Board or as a member of the faculty or staff must

  • be a practicing traditional Catholic,

  • be committed to the traditional mission of The Collegium,

  • sign the Oath Against Modernism.

Board of Trustees



Advisory Board

Michael Hichborn, President of the Lepanto Institute

Scott Jones, Director of Our Lady of Victory Homeschool

Brian McCall, Editor-in-chief, Catholic Family News

Rev. James W. Jackson, FSSP, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Littleton CO

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, writer and composer of sacred music, and a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center in Steubenville, Ohio

Administration and Faculty

Edward Schaefer, president and faculty

  • DMA from The Catholic University of America

  • 39 years of teaching and administration in higher education

  • Expertise in music theory, choral music, and Carolingian chant

  • Has directed scholas and choirs singing beautiful music for four decades

  • Will teach Music History I, II, Latin I, Latin II

  • Will direct the schola/choir, oversee musical activities, and oversee Heavenly Roast Coffee.

Phillip Berns, Dean of Men, Academic Dean and Faculty

  • MA in Philosophy from Tulane University

  • MTS from Notre Dame Seminary

  • PhD in Philosophy forthcoming from University of St. Thomas, Houston

  • Expertise in Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the Philosophy of Economics

  • Experience teaching Theology and Philosophy, and singing in and directing scholas

  • Will teach Old Testament, New Testament, Introduction to Philosophy

  • Will serve as Dean of Men and Academic Dean

We cannot yet reveal the identity of our third faculty member because of current contractual obligations - BUT we can tell a bit about her.
Dean of Women, Dean of Service, Librarian

  • MS in Library and Information Science

  • Expertise in Library Administration, Library and Archival Research, and Digital Preservation

  • Experience teaching History, Theology, Philosophy and singing in scholas and choirs

  • Will teach Logic I, Logic II, Ancient Greece

  • Will serve as Dean of Women, Librarian, and oversee the corporate work study program

Dana Rissley, CFO

  • MBA from University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • CPA

  • Experience as Financial Director for Amsted Rail and as Financial Controller for IONX