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
John R. Jakubek, Chair 2023
Charles T. George, Vice Chair 2027
Molly S. Seals, Secretary 2024
James "Ted" Roberts 2022
Michael A. Peterson 2025
Capri S. Cafaro 2026
Allen L. Ryan, Jr. 2028
Joseph J. Kerola 2029
Anita A. Hackstedde 2030

Executive Level Members

NAME Position
James P. Tressel, M.A. President
Brien Smith, Ph.D. Provost & VP for Academic Affairs
Neal P. McNally, M.P.A. Vice President for Finance & Business Operations
Holly A. Jacobs, J.D. Vice President for Legal Affairs/Human Resources
Mike Sherman, Ph.D Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness & Board Professional

Division of Legal Affairs / Human Resources

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Name position
Holly A. Jacobs, J.D Vice President, Legal Affairs and Human Resources
Cynthia Kravitz Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Gregory Morgione, J.D. Associate General Counsel
David Sipusic Associate General Counsel, Research, Executive Director
Mark Weir, M.Ed. Director, Equal Opportunity, Policy Development, and Title IX
Stacey Luce Manager of Employee Benefits
Jennifer Lewis-Aey

Director, Talent Acquistion and Employee Records

Jenn Drennen Director, Organizational Development

Division of Academic Affairs Members

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NAME Position
Brien Smith, Ph.D. Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jennifer A. Pintar, Ph.D., MPH Associate Provost, Academic Administration
Kevin Ball, Ph.D. Associate Provost, Academic Programs and Planning
Carol Bennett, M.A. Assistant Provost, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Charles L. Howell, Ph.D. Dean, Beeghly College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Education
Betty Jo Licata, Ph.D. Dean, Williamson College of Business Administration
Jeffery B. Allen, Ph.D. Dean, Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
Nathan P. Myers, Ph.D. Associate Provost, International Programs 
Phyllis M. Paul, Ph.D. Dean, Cliffe College of Creative Arts
Sal Sanders, Ph.D. Dean, College of Graduate Studies & Assitant Provost for Cyberlearning
Wim F.A. Steelant, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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

Co-Director, Maag Library

Christine Adams, MLS Co-Director, Maag Library
Hillary Fuhrman, M.E. Asst. Provost, Institute for Teaching and Learning
Severine Vanslambrouck, Ph.D. Director, Office of Research Services

Office of Student Enrollment and Business Services Members

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NAME Position
Elaine Ruse AVP, Enrollment Planning and Management
Patrick Hoffman Director, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Christine Hubert Director, Undergraduate Admissions
James Stanger Director, Technology and Support Services

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. AVP Finance and Controller
Susan Ewing, B.S.B.A. Bursar
John Hyden, B.C.T. Assoc. Vice President, Facilities & Support Services
Jim Yukech, M.S.E. Associate Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer
Terri Orlando, M.B.A. Budget Officer, Academic Affairs

Division of Student Affairs Members

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NAME Position
Christy Cameron Business Manager 
Olivia Cupp Director of Housing and Residence Life
Erin Driscoll Executive Director of Student Experience
Patrick Hoffman Director, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Lorraine Hollabaugh Executive Assistant
Christine Hubert Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Erin Hungerman Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards, Advocacy, and Conduct
Dr. Ann Jaronski Director Student Counseling, Counseling Services
Dr. Nicole Kent-Strollo Dean of Students and Ombudsperson
Ryan McNicholas Director of Campus Recreation
Joy L. Polkabla-Byers AVP, Student Experience
Elaine Ruse AVP Student Enrollment and Business Services
James Stanger Director, Technology and Support Services
Rick Williams Associate Director of Veterans Affairs
John L. Young Executive Director of Auxiliary Services

Division of Student Success Members

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NAME Position
Claire Berardini, Ph.D. Associate Provost, Student Success
Bill Border Coordinator, Academic Achievers
Leslie Page Director, First-Year Student Services
Justin Edwards Director, Career and Academic Advising
Amy Gordon Director, Comprehensive Testing Center
Becky L. Varian Director, Resch Academic Success Center
Kenneth Pugh Director, Upward Bound

Division of University Relations Members

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

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 Randy Gardner  
Rep. Don Jones (ex-officio)