Rev. Kevin Sandberg, C.S.C., Ph.D.

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Leo and Arlene Hawk Executive Director

Rev. Kevin Sandberg, C.S.C., became the Leo and Arlene Hawk Executive Director of the Center for Social Concerns on July 1, 2018. He is the Center's fourth executive director and the first to have been at the Center as an undergraduate participant, as a graduate instructor, and finally as a faculty member. 

Since joining the Center’s faculty in 2014, Father Sandberg has taught a series of courses around the principle of the common good. Called the Common Good Initiative, the courses are immersions in Catholic social teaching that have brought graduate students from across the University to Haiti, Cuba, Uganda, Jerusalem, Guatemala, El Salvador, El Paso-Ciudad Juarez, and Detroit. Father Kevin also regularly teaches a development of theology course for undergraduate students who have participated in service learning.

Father Kevin received his B.A. in economics and an M.Div. from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in theology from the Graduate Theological Union/Jesuit School of Theology (Santa Clara), and his doctorate in religion and education from Fordham University. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, a member of the board of Ave Maria Press, and a former board member of the Religious Education Association: an Association of Professors, Practitioners, and Researchers in Religious Education.

Prior to pastoral ministry as a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Father Kevin was a trust officer with the Northern Trust Bank and a financial economist with the U.S. Treasury Department. He was the founding director of Young Adult Community at St. Clement Church in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

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Upcoming Events

February 2020

Engaged Learning Forum | Community-Based Learning from the Inside Out
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Postgraduate Service | Precious Blood Volunteers Information Session
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Development on the move: Global strategies informed by local contexts
Friday, February 21, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, February 22, 2020 (All day)
Labor Café | Teachers' Strikes, Racial Justice, and the Common Good
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

March 2020

Ethical development and life in/beyond higher education
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Deadline | Rev. Robert S. Pelton, CSC Memorial Essay Contest
Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (All day)
Engaged Learning Forum | Spanish CBL @ Ten!
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 8:15am to 9:45am
Labor Café
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

April 2020

Labor Café
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm