2019–2020 Catalog

General Administration

Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Cale Holman, M.S., Ocean Systems Management, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology; M.B.A., Management, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology; B.S., Ocean Engineering, United States Naval Academy

Vice Provost, Academics 

Jennifer Newell, M.B.A., Business Administration, Strayer University, Jack Welch Management Institute; B.M., Violin Performance, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Academic Dean, Nursing

Dionne Gibbs, Ph.D., Education, Capella University; M.S., Nursing, Walden University; B.S., Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant Vice Provost, Academics

Michael Bleacher, M.S., Information Technology Management, Regis University; B.S., Information Systems, Colorado Christian University

Assistant Vice Provost, Academics 

Maria E. Gambuzza, Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, Nova Southeastern University; M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Phoenix; B.S., Industrial Relations, University of Carabobo-Venezuela

Assistant Vice Provost, Academics 

Stephanie Hawkins, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Union Institute and University; M.A., Dance/Movement Therapy, Goucher College; B.A., Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Vice Provost, Academics 

Ben Luce, Ed.D., Educational Leadership; M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Southern Maine; B.A., Media Studies, University of Southern Maine

University Librarian

Mary Snyder, M.L.S., University of Maryland (College Park, MD); B.A., History, George Mason University

Director, Institutional Insights

Laura Fingerson, Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University; M.S., Sociology, Indiana University; B.A., Sociology and Anthropology, University of Minnesota

Associate Vice Provost, Academics

Lisa Raisor, M.S., Education, Instructional Design for Online Learning, Capella University; B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, Western Michigan University

Associate Vice Provost, Academics

Kathleen Stone, Ed.D., Higher Education and Adult Learning, Walden University; M.B.A., Business Administration, Western Governors University; M.S., Adult Education, Buffalo State College; B.S., Geology, Plattsburgh State University; A.S., Mathematics/Science, Clinton Community College

Dean of Students

Christy Karnes, Ph.D., English, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio); M.A., Teaching, Miami University, (Oxford, Ohio); M.A., English, Xavier University; B.A., English, Xavier University

Special Assistant to the President for Student Relations

Jacqueline Palmer, Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Administrative Science, John Hopkins University; B.S., Administrative Science, Yale University

University Registrar

Alison Morrison, M.Ed., Master of Education, Strayer University; B.S., Child Development and Family Relations, University of Maine 

Vice Provost and Dean, Master of Business Administration, Digital Entrepreneurship
Charlene Walters, Ph.D., Business Administration/Marketing, Northcentral University; MBA, Management, St. Thomas University; B.A., English, University of Connecticut

Dean of Curriculum, Jack Welch Management Institute

Mary Carr, J.D., St. Louis University with a certificate in Health Law; B.A., Boston College

Dean of Faculty and Students, Jack Welch Management Institute

Mike Zeliff, Ph.D., George Washington University; M.B.A., George Washington University; B.S., University of West Florida

President Emerita, Director of Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs

Sondra F. Stallard, Ph.D., Education, University of Virginia; M.A., History, Morehead State University; B.A., History and Government, West Virginia Institute of Technology

President Emeritus, Director of Community College Relations

Michael Plater, Ph.D., The College of William and Mary; M.B.A., The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; B.A., Economics, Harvard College

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI)

Dean Sippel, M.B.A., Saint Louis University, B.A., Westminster College