Campus Minister

Dan Thele
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I grew up in Burlington, Iowa, where I attended Catholic school and St. John’s (now Divine Mercy) Parish. After attending Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, I completed an M.Ed. in Education through the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) and worked and taught in Catholic schools in Arizona, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. I met my wonderful wife, Carolyn, at Notre Dame, and we eventually moved back to her hometown of Fairmont. I’m very blessed to be able to serve the students of Fairmont State University, and I look forward to meeting you!

Office hours:

  • Fridays 1:00-5:00 PM and by appointment

Set up a meeting to discuss personal, spiritual, or academic life, Newman Club activities, or use of the Newman Center. You can contact me by email, call the office at (304) 363-2300, or reach me by cell at (304) 534-9445.