Institutional Events Office

The Events Office serves as the centralized event planning office for Mount Mercy University.  We coordinate the scheduling of all University facilities for university and student events, meetings, conferences and public functions. 

Our goal is to partner with the students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and community members to assist with creating the highest quality event to best promote the University’s initiatives. Our dedicated team collaborates with various campus departments and offices to assist and advise on event planning, logistical coordination, facility layout, implementation and audio visual support. For more information on how to start planning your event, click here. The Events Office reports to the Director of Public Safety.

The University Events Office is located in Sisters of Mercy University Center #121 and the staff is more than willing to assist you with the planning of your events.


Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Additional hours varying depending on scheduled events. 


Clint Dietrich Clint Dietrich '08
Director of Institutional Events

Dietrich graduated from Mount Mercy in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and became the director of the department in May of 2013. As director of institutional events, Dietrich assists in scheduling, booking, and organizing events on and off campus and spearheads training to faculty/staff on Virtual EMS. He is also the primary contact for outside groups looking to use campus space. Prior to obtaining this position, Dietrich worked as assistant director for institutional events for five years, and four years in Event Services as a student at Mount Mercy.

Erin Guerra '11
Assistant Director of Institutional Events
319.363.1323 x:1824

Guerra graduated from Mount Mercy in 2011 with ha Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations and became the assistant director in May of 2013.  As assistant director of institutional events, Guerra assists in scheduling, booking, and organizing events on and off campus and works closely with other University departments and vendors to coordinate logistics for larger events. She also is the direct supervisor for the work study students in the department. Prior to obtaining this position, Guerra worked as the Events Assistant & Events Coordinator for two and a half years.

The Events Office also has around 12 work study students that work throughout the year to assist with set-ups, tear-downs and hosting events.