Meet the student life staff
Julene Jennings joined the USM staff as student life office manager in 2005. Julene is here to help you with all aspects of Student Life. Her office is open to all students and provides a caring and relaxing atmosphere.
Originally from Weston, Mo., Julene married and moved to Leavenworth. She and her husband have two children and a dog. Prior to her joining the USM staff, she served as the athletic secretary for Leavenworth High School for 15 years.
In her spare time she enjoys watching sports, especially volleyball and KU basketball. She also loves working out, shopping, and spending time with her family.
Sister Julie Marsh, PBVM
Sister Julie Marsh, who has served in the religious life for 24 years, is in charge of USM’s campus ministry, and is here to help you with your spiritual development on campus. Sr. Julie earned her bachelor’s from the University of Iowa in 1986, focusing on music therapy.
After entering her religious community, she ministered as a Music Therapist at a residential care facility in Dubuque and was the Associate Director of Special Services for Catechetical Services for the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Sr. Julie earned a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis in 1995, and received a certificate in spiritual direction and directed retreats from Creighton University in 2006.
She enjoys reading, walking, playing the piano, listening to music, and visiting with family and friends.
Deborah Shaddy, M.S., LCPC
Deb Shaddy has served as the USM campus counselor since 2008. She’s here to help you deal with the challenges of college life.
Deb earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. After several years in higher education at Creighton, she maintained a private practice in Omaha serving individuals, couples, and families. Her Favorite pastimes include walking, dancing, and reading.