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.

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 Handbook, and to various members of the university administration, among them: the executive vice prsident and provost who is responsible for all academic units and academic support services and the day-to-day administrative operations of the university, vice president for mission, vice president for business affairs, vice president for enrollment, vice president for student affairs, vice president for innovationresources and technologies, vice president for development and alumni relations, chief marketing officer, chief of staff, and general counsel.

The Corporation

Patrick G. Ryan
Chair of the Board 

Amy R. Goldman
Vice Chair of the Board

Julie H. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Sara Gross Methner, J.D.

Mark D. Vangsgard


The Board of Trustees

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


The President

Julie H. Sullivan, Ph.D.

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

Sara Gross Methner
General Counsel

Kymm Martinez
Chief Marketing Officer

Amy G. McDonough
Chief of Staff

Fr. Larry J. Snyder
Vice President for Mission

Erik Thurman
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Mark Vangsgard
Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer


Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

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

Academic Deans

Alvin Abraham, M.Ed.
Dean & Executive Officer, Dougherty Family College

Kathlene Holmes Campbell, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education

Corrine Carvalho, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Schools of Social Work and Graduate Psychology

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

Christopher J. Thompson, Ph.D.
Academic Dean, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity

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

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

Yohuru R. Williams, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


Vice Presidents

Edmund U. Clark, Ed.D.
Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Innovation & Technology Services

Allan Cotrone
Vice President for Enrollment Management

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

Wendy N. Wyatt, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Nora Fitzpatrick
Associate Vice President, Office of Financial Planning and Budgeting

Dan Gjelten
Associate Vice Provost for University Libraries

Ann Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Tim L. Lewis, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Global Learning and Strategy and Senior International Officer

Sheneeta W. White, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies