The Catholic University of America

About Us 

The Office of Events and Conference Services oversees and manages the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center and the programs, services and facilities that support the University community as well as guests, prospective families and external groups. These include:

  • Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center management
  • Event set-up and space management
  • Information services
  • Technical services

For additional information, please refer to the links at the left or contact our office. For staff, faculty and student scheduling of space in the Pryzbyla Center, please see the link: events.cua.edu 

To learn more about reserving space in the Pryzbyla Center or elsewhere on campus for groups outside the university please see: conferences.cua.edu  or call 202-319-5291 

Learn more about our staff and our mission and vision below.

Staff Members

Bill Jonas
Executive Director
jonas@cua.edu

Suzanne McCarthy
Senior Director for Special Events
mccarths@cua.edu

Jacques Moore
Director
moorejr@cua.edu 

Lyle Spain
Associate Director for Technical Services
spain@cua.edu

Chris Hodes
Associate Director for Operations
hodes@cua.edu

Brandon Carr
Assistant Director for Events and Operations
carrb@cua.edu

Robyn Smith
Assistant Director for Scheduling and Event Planning
smithro@cua.edu

Ieva Vitola
Assistant Director for Event Planning
vitola@cua.edu

Contact Information

202 Pryzbyla Center
Email: cua-pryzbyla@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5291
Fax: 202-319-5529

Office of Events and Conference Services
HOURS OF OPERATION

     Monday - Friday:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
 

PRYZBYLA UNIVERSITY CENTER
HOURS OF OPERATION

     7:00 a.m. - Midnight

 

Mission

The Office of Events and Conference Services supports the University community by optimizing campus facilities, services, and resources to foster a vibrant environment for The Catholic University of America and its constituents.

Vision

Events and Conference Services staff strive to: 

  • Strengthen the undergraduate and graduate experience by developing student staff opportunities that offer comprehensive skill sets to provide high-quality, responsive and effective service, consistent with Catholic social teaching and the value of human work;
  • Provide superior services hosted in hospitable, campus-centered facilities;
  • Benefit students and grow institutional assets by practicing responsible financial and facility stewardship;
  • Generate a broader understanding for the most effective uses of campus facilities and resources through collaboration and educational outreach.