Carol Fowler / Consultant and Retired Director of Personnel Services, Archdiocese of Chicago

Carol Fowler has been active in a variety of roles with the Villanova Center for Church Management and Business Ethics. She was a founding member of the Center’s National Advisory Board. She has taught in a variety of Center programs, including: the week-long Institute programs of the Center; numerous workshops for dioceses, the Center’s ongoing programming for seminarians, and the church management webinar certificate series offered in collaboration with Our Sunday Visitor. She has also authored articles for the Center’s quarterly newsletter. Carol is the recently retired Director of the Department of Personnel Services for the Archdiocese of Chicago. As one of the seven Archdiocesan department directors, she served on Cardinal Bernardin’s Cabinet and Cardinal George’s Administrative Council. She served the Archdiocese in this role from July 1991 until June 30, 2012. Her position included supervision of all human resource functions for laity, clergy and religious, including policy development, recruitment and hiring, performance management, employee relations and benefits management of health, pension and related benefits. Carol was president of the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators and served on that Board for several years. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore. Her doctoral project was on lay ecclesial ministry. She has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology and a B.A. in Social Science with a secondary teaching certificate from Michigan State University. The Human Resources Certification Institute of the Society for Human Resource Management certifies Ms. Fowler as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.