University Administration

The university administration is broken down into several divisions that reflect the organizational structure by audiences served.

University Board of Trustees

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Trustees Term Expires
Leonard Schiavone, Chair 2018
Delores E. Crawford, Vice Chair 2019
David C. Deibel 2020
Anita A. Hackstedde 2021
James "Ted" Roberts 2022
John R. Jakubek 2023
Samuel W. Grooms 2024
Molly S. Seals 2024
Capri S. Cafaro 2026
Franklin S. Bennett Jr., Secretary Not a Trustee

Executive Level Members

NAME Position
James P. Tressel, M.A. President
Neal P. McNally, M.P.A. Vice President for Finance and Administration
Holly A. Jacobs, J.D. Vice President and General Counsel
Martin A. Abraham, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Division of Academic Affairs Members

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NAME Position
Jennifer A. Pintar, Ph.D., MPH Associate Provost, Academic Administration
Kevin Ball, Ph.D. Associate Provost, Academic Programs and Planning
Kristine L. Blair, Ph.D. Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Charles L. Howell, Ph.D. Dean, Beeghly College of Education
Michael Hripko, M.B.A. Associate Vice President for Research
Betty Jo Licata, Ph.D. Dean, Williamson College of Business Administration
Joseph L. Mosca, Ph.D. Dean, Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
Nathan P. Myers, Ph.D. Associate Provost, International Programs Office
Phyllis M. Paul, Ph.D. Dean, College of Creative Arts and Communication
Sal Sanders, Ph.D. Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Wim F.A. Steelant, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Amy Cossentino, Ph.D. Director, Honors College
Ana Torres, B.B.A.

Interim Director, Maag Library


Division of Enrollment Planning and Management Members

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NAME Position
Gary D. Swegan, M.A. Associate Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Management
Susan E. Davis Director, Admissions
Elaine Ruse Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Jeanne M. Herman, B.S. in B.A. University Registrar
Rick Williams Veteran’s Resource Center

Division of Finance and Administration Members

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NAME Position
Neal McNally, M.P.A. Vice President for Finance and Business Operations
Katrena S. Davidson, C.P.A., M.B.A. Controller
Gloria J. Kobus, M.B.A. Bursar
John Hyden, B.C.T. Executive Director, University Facilities

Jim Yukech

Interim Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer


Division of Multicultural Affairs Members

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NAME Position
Sylvia J. Imler, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Experience Members

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NAME Position
Eddie J. Howard, Jr., M.A. Associate Vice President for Student Experience
Kelly Beers Associate Director, Student Conduct
William J. Blake Director, Student Diversity and Programs
Christy Cameron Business Manager, Student Experience
Erin E. Driscoll Director, Student Activities and Greek Life
Kate Fitzgerald Director, Housing and Residence Life
Dr. Ann Jaronski Director, Student Counseling Services
Nicole Kent-Strollo Director, Student Outreach and Support
Joy L. Polkabla-Byers Director, Campus Recreation & Andrews Recreation & Wellness Center
Wendy Thomas Nurse Practioner, Student Health Clinic
John L. Young Director, Kilcawley Center

Division of Student Success Members

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NAME Position
Bill Border Coordinator, Academic Achievers
Claire Berardini, Ph.D. Associate Provost, Student Success
Leslie Page Director, First-Year Student Services
Christina Hardy Director, Career and Academic Advising
Amy Gordon Manager, Comprehensive Testing Center
Becky L. Varian Director, Center for Student Progress
Sheri Harper-Woods Director, Upward Bound/SCOPE

Division of University Relations Members

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NAME Position
Shannon Tirone, A.B. Associate Vice President for University Relations
Catherine A. Cala Director, Alumni Engagement
Ronald A. Cole Director, University Communications
Ross L. Morrone, M.Sc. Director, University Marketing
Jacquelyn M. LeViseur Director, University Events
Gary A. Sexton, M.M. Director, WYSU-FM
Shawn Varso

Acting Chief of Police


Ohio Board of Regents

The Ohio Board of Regents, a nine-member advisory board to the chancellor with two ex-officio representatives from the state legislature, was created in 1963 by the general assembly. Members of the Board of Regents are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.

Responsibilities of the board include, developing an independent annual report on the Condition of Higher Education in the Ohio, and issuing an annual performance review of the chancellor. The board is also responsible for advising the chancellor on issues of statewide importance affecting higher education.

Board of Regent Member

Regent Member Term Expires
Chancellor John Carey  
Vinod K. Gupta, Chair 2017
Thomas Humphries, Vice Chair 2018
Kurt Kaufman 2018
Elizabeth Kessler 2016
Virginia M. Lindseth, Ph.D, - Scty. 2016
Sen. Peggy Lehner (ex-officio)  
Rep. Gerald L. Stebelton (ex-officio)