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
Michael A. Peterson 2025
Laura A. Lyden 2026
Allen L. Ryan, Jr. 2028
Joseph J. Kerola 2029
Anita A. Hackstedde 2030
Sergul A. Erzurum 2031

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, Human Resources/ Chief HR Officer/ Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Gregory Morgione, J.D. Associate General Counsel
Dana Lantz Director, Equal Opportunity, Policy Development, and Title IX
Jennifer Lewis-Aey

Executive Director, Human Resource Operations

Jenn Drennen Director, Human Resource Operations
Kevin Kralj Director, Labor Relations
Stacey Luce Manager of Employee Benefits

Division of Academic Affairs Members

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NAME Position
Brien Smith, Ph.D.

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kevin Ball, Ph.D. Associate Provost, Academic Programs and Planning
Jennifer A. Pintar, Ph.D., MPH Associate Provost, Academic Administration
Jeffery B. Allen, Ph.D. Dean, Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
Amy Cossentino, Ph.D. Dean, Sokolov Honors College & Associate Provost
Charles L. Howell, Ph.D. Dean, Beeghly College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Education
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

Kelly Wilkinson, Ph.D. Dean, Williamson College of Business Administration
Nathan P. Myers, Ph.D. Associate Provost, International Programs 
Carol Bennett, M.A. Assistant Provost, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Hillary Fuhrman, M.E. Assistant Provost, Institute for Teaching and Learning
Ana Torres, B.B.A. Co-Director, Maag Library
Christine Adams, MLS Co-Director, Maag Librar
Severine Van slambrouck, Ph.D. Director, Research Service

Division of Student Success Members

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

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. Associate Vice President, Finance and Controller
Susan Ewing, B.S.B.A. University Bursar
John Hyden, B.C.T. Associate 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
Joy L. Polkabla-Byers Associate Vice President, Student Experience
Erin Driscoll Executive Director of Student Activities
Olivia Cupp Director, Housing and Residence Life
John L. Young Executive Director, Kilcawley Center
Ryan McNicholas Director, Campus Recreation & Wellness
Maj. Ret. Rick Williams Associate Director, Veterans Affairs
Dr. Nicole Kent-Strollo Associate Vice President, Dean of Students and Ombudsperson
Erin Hungerman Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards, Advocacy, and Conduct
Dr. Ann Jaronski Director, Student Counseling Services

Office of Student Enrollment and Business Services Members

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NAME Position
Elaine Ruse Associate Vice President, Enrollment Planning and Management
Patrick Hoffman Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Christine Hubert Director, Undergraduate Admissions
James Stanger Director, Technology Services, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Division of University Relations Members

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NAME Position
Shannon Tirone, M.Sc. Associate Vice President for University Relations
Ross L. Morrone, M.Sc. Chief Marketing Officer, University Marketing & Communications
Ronald A. Cole Director, University Communications
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)