Faculty and Administration

Administration: University

Office of the President

James (Jay) H. Barnes III, Ed.D. President
Ruben Rivera, Ph.D. Chief Diversity Officer

Office of the Provost

Debra K. Harless, Ph.D. Executive Vice President and Provost

Academic Affairs

Randall S. Bergen, Ph.D. Associate Provost of CAPS, Seminary, and the Graduate School
Diane L. Dahl, Ph.D. Dean of Health, Medical, and Social Sciences Division
Judith E. Landrum, Ph.D. Dean of Education and Ministries Division
Chad Osgood, M.S., ATC Associate Dean of Health, Medical, and Social Sciences Division
Bill Paxton, Ed.D. Dean of Business and Leadership Division

Admissions

Kate Gunderson, M.S. Director of CAPS, Seminary, and GS Admissions

Financial Aid

Jeffrey D. Olson, MBA Director of Financial Aid
Debra R. Cordova, B.A. Associate Director of Financial Aid
Marla J. Rupp, B.A. Associate Director of Financial Aid
Laura B. Ellwanger, B.A. Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Library

David R. Stewart, M.L.I.S. Director of University Libraries
Rhonda Gilbraith, M.L.I.S. Associate Director and Collection Development Librarian
Karen Dubay, M.L.S. Researcj and Instruction Librarian
Lyndi Fabbrini, M.L.I.S. Research and Instruction / Assessment Librarian
Kent T.K. Gerber, M.L.I.S. Digital Library Manager
Scott A. Kaihoi, M.L.I.S. Research and Instruction Librarian / Copyright Liaison
Kaylin Creason, B.A. Research and Instruction / Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Amy Reinhold, M.L.I.S. Materials Service Librarian
Earleen J. Warner, M.L.S. Research and Instruction Librarian
Serena K. Giese, M.L.I.S Research and Instruction / User Experience Librarian
Tim Senapatiratne, M.A., Ph.D., M.L.I.S. Research and Instruction Librarian
Sandra Oslund, M.A., M.L.I.S Collections Planning Manager

Registrar

Diane Krusemark, Ed.D. Registrar
Lori Beyer, B.A. Associate Registrar, CAPS, Seminary, & GS

Student Life

David Broza, M.A. Director of Career Development and Calling
Kara Fifield, M.A. Director of Disability Services and Resources
Ryan T. Gunderson, M.A. Dean of Student Success and Retention (CAPS, Seminary, and Graduate School)
Miriam Hill, Ph.D. Director of Counseling Services
Elizabeth K. Miller, R.N. Director of Health Services

Administration: College of Adult & Professional Studies

Randall S. Bergen, Ph.D. Associate Provost of CAPS, Seminary, and the Graduate School
Diane Dahl, Ph.D., RN Dean of Nursing and CAPS-GS Health, Medical, and Social Science Programs
Judith Landrum, Ph.D. Dean of Education and Ministries Division
William W. Paxton, Ed.D. Dean of Business and Leadership Division
Ross Jahnke, Ed.D. Dean of Academic and Business Operations
Ryan T. Gunderson, M.A. Dean of Student Success and Retention
Kandice J. Bierle, M.A. Academic Quality & Assessment Manager
Bailee Humphrey, B.A. Lead Administrative Assistant

Business and Leadership Division

The business and leadership division oversees academic matters pertaining to the undergraduate programs in business and leadership.  Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for undergraduate programs. 

Nicolette L. Daniels, M.A. Program Director, Organizational Leadership
Molly Wickam, Ph.D. Program Director, Accounting, Business Management, and Finance; Director, Academic Resource Center

Education Division

The education division oversees academic matters pertaining to the graduate programs in education. Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for graduate programs.

Katie Bonawitz, Ed.D. Program Director, Special Education

Health, Medical, and Social Sciences Division

The health, medical, and social sciences division oversees academic matters pertaining to the graduate programs in health, medical, and social sciences.  Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for graduate programs.

Diane Dahl, Ph.D., RN Dean of Nursing
Emily R. Day, M.P.H., RN Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
John Addleman, Ph.D. Program Director, B.A. in Psychology
Kristina Gustafson, M.A., RN-BC Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post-Baccalaureate)
Mary Michener, Ed.D. Program Director, Human Services
Nicolette L. Daniels, M.A. Program Director, Senior Care Leadership and Administration

Department of Nursing

The department of nursing oversees academic matters pertaining to the College of Adult & Professional Studies nursing major.  Department of nursing faculty members are designated as program director and faculty advisors.  The faculty advisors in the nursing department deal with academic and professional oversight within the program; each cohort is assigned one faculty advisor.

Diane Dahl, Ph.D., RN Dean of Nursing
Emily R. Day, M.P.H., RN Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Kristina Gustafson, M.A., RN-BC Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post-Baccalaureate)

Ministry Division

The ministry division oversees academic matters pertaining to the undergraduate programs in ministry.  Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for undergraduate programs. 

Laura Gilbertson, M.Div. Program Director, Christian Ministries

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