Organization & Personnel

The legal body that governs the university is the board of trustees. It is the final authority on setting our important policies, on the definition of major goals, and on the preservation of the academic mission. The financial health of the university is one of its chief responsibilities.

The board selects members who have demonstrated their understanding of the purpose of this institution, the commitment it has to higher education, and the unique contribution St. Thomas can make as a Catholic liberal arts university.

The chief executive officer of the university is the president. She is responsible to the board of trustees for the functioning of the university and the administration of its policies. She presides at the meetings of the university faculty, university faculty senate, and the academic council.

Under the direction of the governing board, the president of the university must make sure that adequate means exist for communication, decision-making, and governance.

The president delegates appropriate authority and responsibilities to the faculty, as described in the faculty organization plan, and to various members of the university administration, among them: the provost who is responsible for all academic units and academic support services and the day-to-day administrative operations of the university; the vice president for mission; the vice president/rector, responsible for the administration of the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity; the vice president for finance and administration; the vice president for enrollment, the vice president for student affairs; the vice president for information resources and technologies; and the vice president for university and government relations. 

The Corporation

Patrick G. Ryan
Chair of the Board 

Amy R. Goldman
Vice Chair of the Board 

Julie H. Sullivan, Ph.D.
President 

Sara Gross Methner, J.D.
Secretary 

Mark D. Vangsgard
Treasurer

The Board of Trustees

Please visit the Board of Trustees web site for the most current listing of Board members.

The President

Julie Sullivan, Ph.D.
President

Corrine, L. Carvalho, Ph.D.
Executive Assistant to the President 

Richard G. Plumb, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost

Fr. Larry J. Snyder
Vice President for Mission

Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan
Rector/Vice President,
St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity

Office of the Provost

Richard G. Plumb, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost

Karen M. Lange, Ed.D.
Vice President, Student Affairs

Wendy N. Wyatt, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Robert J. Riley, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Dan Gjelten
University Libraries

Edmund U. Clark
Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology Services

Terence G. Langan, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Joseph L. Kreitzer, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling

Robert K. Vischer, J.D.
Dean, School of Law

Stefanie A, Lenway, Ph.D.
Dean, Opus College of Business

Barbara W. Shank, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Social Work

Don H. Weinkauf, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Engineering

Camille M. George, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Global and Local Engagement

Dan Meyer
Vice President for Enrollment Management

College of Arts and Sciences

Terence G. Langan, Ph.D.
Dean and Al and Mary Agnes McQuinn Distinguished Chair 

Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell, Ph. D.
Associate Dean

Lisa Waldner, Ph. D.
Associate Dean

Heather  M.Shirey, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Program in Art History

John F. Boyle, M.S.L., Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Program in Catholic Studies

Alexis Easley, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Program in English

Douglas C. Orzolek, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Program in Music Education

Charles D. Musselman, Lt Col, USAF
Chair, Department of Aerospace Studies

Victoria M. Young, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Art History

Jayna L. Ditty, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biology

Robert G. Kennedy, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Catholic Studies

Gary A. Mabbott, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Chemistry

Michael J. O'Donnell, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Communication and Journalism

Erin M. Curran, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Agapitos Papagapitos, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Economics

Amy M. Muse, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of English

David W. Kelley, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Kevin Theissen, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Geology

Tim Lewis, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance

Catherine A. Cory, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of History

Amy C. Finnegan, Ph.D.
Chair, Justice and Peace Studies

Patrick J. Van Fleet, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Mathematics

Derrin R. Pinto, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Matthew J. George, D.M.A.
Chair, Department of Music

W. Matthews Grant, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Philosophy

Martin E. Johnston, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Physics

Angela High Pippert, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Political Science

Greg L. Robinson-Riegler, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Psychology

Buffy Smith, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Bernard V. Brady, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Theology

Heekyung Youn, Ph.D.
Director, Actuarial Science Program

Kanishka Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Director, American Culture and Difference Program

Amy S. Verhoeven, Ph.D.
Director, Biochemistry Program

Lorina N. Quartarone, Ph.D.
Director, Classical Civilization Program

Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Ph.D.
Director, Environmental Science Program

Carol J. Bruess, Ph.D.
Director, Family Studies Program

Renee Buhr, Ph.D.
Director, International Studies Program

Kathleen H. Winters, Ph.D.
Director, Legal Studies Program

Amy M. Muse, Ph.D.
Derrin R. Pinto, Ph.D.
Directors, Literary Studies Program

Kurt Illig, Ph.D.
Director, Neuroscience Program

Arkady Shemyakin, Ph.D.
Director, Statistics Program

Susan E. Myers, Ph.D.
Director, Women’s Studies Program

Opus College of Business

Stefanie Lenway, Ph.D.
Dean and Opus Distinguished Chair

Michael J. Garrison, J.D.
Associate Dean, Faculty and Scholarship

Allan L. Cotrone
Associate Dean, Administration

Georgia S. Fisher
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Brian Abraham
Associate Dean, Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

Richard Sathe, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Accounting

Debasish N. Mallick, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Laura C. Dunham, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Entrepreneurship

Katherina Glac Pattit, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Ethics and Business Law

Kathy L. Combs, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Finance

Patricia R. Hedberg, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Management

Richard J. Rexeisen, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Marketing

Kristine M. DeVinck
Director, M.S. in Accountancy Program

Jamal Al-Khatib, Ph.D.
Director, Small Business Institute

St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity

Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan
Rector/Vice President 

College of Education, Leadership & Counseling

Joseph L. Kreitzer, Ph.D.
Dean

Lucy L. Payne, Ph.D.
Associate Academic Dean

Christopher S. Vye, Ph.D.
Chair, Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Kathleen M. Boyle, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Educationa Leadership

Vacant
Chair, Department of Leadership

David W. Jamieson, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Organization Learning and Development

Terri L. Vandercook, Ed.D.
Chair, Department of Teacher Education

School of Engineering

Donald Weinkauf, Ph.D.
Dean

Christopher S. Greene, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

John E. Wentz, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering

School of Law

Robert Vischer, J.D.
Dean

Joel Nichols, J.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

School of Social Work

Barbara W. Shank, Ph.D.
Dean

Sarah Ferguson, Ph.D.
MSW Program Director

Carol Kuechler, Ph.D.
DSW Program Director

Graduate Programs in Software

Bhabani Misra, Ph.D.
Director

Academic Support Services

Susan M. Anderson
Director, Academic Counseling

Kimberly J. Schumann
Director, Disability Resources

Paul M. Simmons
University Registrar

Ann Johnson, Ph.D.
Director, Faculty Development

David F. Steele, Ph.D.
Director, Grants and Research Office

Administrative Services

Sara Gross Methner
General Counsel

Michelle Thom
Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Mark Vangsgard
Vice President for Business Affairs/Chief Financial Officer

Daniel L. Meyer
Vice President for Enrollment Services

Student Affairs

Karen Lange, Ed. D.
Vice President for Student Affairs

Margaret D. Cahill
Director, Campus Life

Linda M. Sloan
Director, Career Development Center

Rachel L. Harris
Director, Finance and Planning

Sr. Sharon M. Howell
Assistant Dean of Students/Parent Liaison

Lori B. Friedman
Director, International Studenta and Scholars

Linda Baughman-Terry
Dean of Students

Aaron M. Macke, Ed.D.
Director, Residence Life/Associate Dean of Students

Madonna K. McDermott
Director, Student Health Services and Wellness Center

Steven T. Maurer, Ph.D.
Director, Counseling and Psychology Services

Mary Ann Ryan, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

David J. Lemon
Director, Anderson Student Center

Jesse J. Langer
Assistant Dean of Students/Judicial Affairs

Vernon H. Klobassa
Director, Communication and Training

Rebecca Swiler
Director, Child Development Center

Josh A. Hengemuhle
Assistant Dean for Orientation and Retention

Patricia Conde-Brooks
Executive Director for Campus Inclusion and Diversity

Business Affairs

Mark Vangsgard
Vice President for Business Affairs/Chief Financial Officer

James Brummer
Associate Vice President for Facilities Management

Gerald M. Anderley
Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services

Gary L. Thyen
Associate Vice President Business Affairs and Controller

Carol Peterfeso
Chief Treasury and Investment Officer

Karen M. Harthorn
Associate Vice President, Procurement Services

Pamela L. Peterson
Director, Business Office

Thanos J. Zyngas
Director, Bernardi Campus, Rome

Information Resources and Technologies

Edmund Clark
Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology Services

Jennifer C. Haas
Associate Vice Presedent for Service Delivery & Operations

Christopher S. Gregg
Associate Vice President for Information Security & Risk Assessment

Brett A. Coup
Associate Vice President for Academic Technology

University Relations

Doug E. Hennes
Vice President for University and Government Relations

Jim Winterer
Director, Media Services