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Strategic Planning Teams

Strategic Planning Core Team (updated 8/13/19)

  • Dr. Amiel Jarstfer, Provost (Pillar 1 Leader)
  • Dr. Carlos Campo, President
  • Dr. Diane Bonfiglio, Faculty, Faculty Senate President
  • Dr. Karen Groth, Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • Mr. Josh Hughes, Director of Human Resources
  • Dr. Larry Bunce, Executive Director for Instutional Effectiveness
  • Mr. Marc Pasteris, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (Pillar 3 Leader)
  • Ms. Margaret Pomfret, Vice President of Advancement
  • Mr. Patrick Ewing, Vice President of Operations and Planning (Pillar 5 Leader)
  • Dr. Peter Slade, Faculty, Chair of the Religion Department (SP Core Team, Pillar 2 Leader)
  • Dr. Robert Pool, Vice President for Student Affairs (Pillar 4 Leader)
  • Dr. Todd Marshall, Vice President for College of Online & Adult Studies

Institutional Pillar 1 Team:  Academic Excellence (updated 8/13/19)

  • Dr. Amiel Jarstfer, Provost (Team Leader, SP Core Team)
  • Dr. Daniel McDonald, Chair of the Department of Art &  Associate Professor of Art
  • Dr. Donna Breault, Dean of the College of Education
  • Dr. Diane Bonfiglio, Faculty, Faculty Senate President (SP Core Team)
  • Dr. Christopher Burkett, Interim/Acting Chair of History & Political Science
  • Dr. Jason Stevens, Ashbrook Representative/Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and History
  • Ms. Megan Sherar, Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Dr. Mason Posner, Faculty, Chair of the Department of Biology
  • Mr. Ronald Mickler, Executive Director, MBA Program
  • Ms. Shawn Orr, Faculty, Director of the Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence
  • Dr. Todd Marshall, Vice President for College of Online & Adult Studies (SP Core Team)

Institutional Pillar 2:  Our Unique Christian Identity  (updated 8/13/19)

  • Dr. John Byron, Interim Dean of Seminary, ATS 
  • Ms Nicole Dyer, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Daniel Fox, Faculty, Chair of the Marketing/Hospitality Management/Fashion Merchandising Department
  • Dr. Craig Hovey, Executive Director of Ashland Center for Nonviolence
  • Dr. Peter Slade, Faculty, Chair of the Religion Department (SP Core Team, Pillar 2 Leader)
  • Dr. John Swope, ATS Representative
  • Ms. Megan Sherar, Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Ms. Sadie Zegarac, Assistant Director of OCM

Institutional Pillar 3:  Exemplary Fiscal Stewardship (updated 6/27/19)

  • Ms. Dottie Collura, Executive Director of Enrollment
  • Mr. Patrick Ewing, Vice President for Operations and Planning (SP Core Team)
  • Mr. Justin Fletcher, Assistant Director of Aquatics & Student Development Recreational Services
  • Dr. Daniel Fox, Faculty, Chair of Economics and Finance
  • Dr. Elad Granot, Dean of the College of Business and Economics
  • Mr. Steve Howell, Director of Financial Aid
  • Mr. Josh Hughes, Director of Human Resources
  • Mr. Marc Pasteris, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (SP Core Team)
  • Margaret Pomfret, Vice President of Advancement (SP Core Team)
  • Mr. Matt Portner, Director of Auxiliary Services
  • Dr. Don Tharp, Chief Information & Technology Officer

Institutional Pillar 4:  A Healthy, Safe, and Supportive Campus Environment (updated 6/27/19)

  • Mr. Fred Geib, Director of Dining Services
  • Dr. Carrie Keib, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (to be comfirmed)
  • Mr. Al King, Director of Athletics
  • Ms. Terri Link, Director of Institutional Diversity and Student Conduct
  • Mr. Dave McLaughlin, Director of Safety Services
  • Dr. Robert Pool, Vice President for Student Affairs (Team Leader, SP Core Team)
  • Dr. Deborah Sullivan, Director of Campus Wellness
  • ___________, Faculty, Department of Health Sciences

Institutional Pillar 5:  Enhanced Community Engagement (updated 6/27/19)

  • Mr. Jeff Alix, Director of Alumni Engagement
  • Dr. Jason Ellis, Faculty, Department of Educational Foundations and Instruction
  • Mr. Patrick Ewing, Vice President for Operations and Planning (Team Leader, SP Core Team)
  • Mr. Steve Hannan, Director of Public Relations
  • Dr. Dan Lawson, Associate Vice President / Chief Corporate Relations Officer
  • Dr. Tom Sudow, Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Ms. Jennifer Washock, Director of Orientation and Community Service