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President’s Cabinet

Provides sponsorship, vision, and guidance. Determines need for organizational changes and resource allocation.

Executive Members:

Ashish Vaidya, President

Ken Bothof, Athletic Director

Bonita Brown, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Joan Gates, Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Eric Gentry, Vice President for University Advancement

Mike Hales, Interim Vice President Administration & Finance/ Chief Financial Officer

Valerie Hardcastle, St. E Healthcare Executive Director of Institute for Health Innovation and Vice President for Health Innovation

Eddie Howard, Vice President for Student Affairs

Darrel Peal, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Matt Cecil, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kim Scranage, Vice President Enrollment and Degree Management

Lori Southwood, Chief Human Resources Officer


Project Management Group

Identifies, manages, and recommends a portfolio of current and future projects. Assembles and mentors project teams.


Project Management Committee Members:

Janel Bloch, Faculty Senate Representative, English

Charita Brewer, Director of Budget and Operations, COI

Chandra Brown, Budget Director

Kaslingam Vimalan, Associate Director, IT Arch & App. Dev.

Lauren Franzen, Director of HR Management Services

Mike Hales, Interim VP of Administration and Finance/ Chief Financial Officer

Sherri Jones, Staff Congress Representative, Administrative Assistant II; Enrollment Management

Lori McMillian, Business Manager, IT

Jennifer Moeves, Administration and Finance Business Officer

Chad Ogle, Academic Affairs Associate Provost Admin

Dionna Sholler, Director of HR Information Systems

Don Stinson, Director IT Enterprise Systems Group

Leah Stewart, Assistant VP, Enrollment and Financial Aid


Project Teams

Project teams are cross- functional subject matter experts who have experience and knowledge in the area in need of process improvement.