Dr. Chris Haug has joined the United States Province as a provincial assistant and director of Apostolic Mission & Charism. In this role, Chris will report to Provincial Superior Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., and serve on the Provincial Leadership Team. He is responsible for deepening the sense of and commitment to the Holy Cross mission and charism through the province apostolates, including parishes and parochial schools, colleges and universities, and our other apostolic ministries.
This position focuses on the members of the U.S. Province and our lay collaborators. His objective is to educate others on Holy Cross’ role in the Church and society as well as promote knowledge of the charism of Holy Cross.
Chris joins us from the Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities in Washington, DC. While there, he served as a visiting practitioner, providing executive-level consultation on leadership and organizational development, external program review, strategic planning and assessment, and mission and charism within Catholic higher education. Previously, Chris served as vice president for Student Affairs at Neumann University, in suburban Philadelphia. In addition, he held student affairs leadership roles within our Holy Cross institutions at the University of Portland and the University of Notre Dame.
Chris earned a Doctorate of Education in Learning and Leading with a concentration in organizational and leadership development from the University of Portland. He earned a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and received a Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus in business and marketing secondary.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys serving on non-profit boards, swimming, cycling, and hiking with his family, and he’s passionate about the environment, sustainable farming, and creating healthy backyards. His backyard in his previous home outside Philadelphia is a Certified Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation.
He is also co-authoring a forthcoming book entitled charism Speaks: Revisiting, Reshaping, Renewing the future of Catholic Higher Education.