Organizational Structure

JAVĿ¼ is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education.

JAVĿ¼ emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields.

Leadership by Division

Overall Leadership

Chair, Board of Trustees
Tom Bowles

President
Gerard J. Rooney
Senior Executive Assistant – Mary M. McGowan

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Kevin Railey
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management
    Jose J. Perales
  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement
    Christopher Biehn
    Executive Assistant – Amanda Burns
  • Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer
    Mark D. Harris
    Executive Assistant – Jill D. Rathbun
  • Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
    Matha Thornton
    Executive Assistant – Chenno N. Bowens
  • Director, Campus Ministry
    Fr. Kevin Mannara, CSB
  • Director, Marketing and Communications
    Kate M. Torok
  • Senior Diversity Officer
    Marlowe Washington

Academic Affairs Division

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Kevin Railey, Ph.D.

  • Associate Provost
    Eileen L. Lynd-Balta
  • Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
    Ann Marie Fallon
  • Dean, School of Business
    Daniel Connolly
  • Dean, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education
    Joellen Maples
  • Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing
    Tricia K. Gatlin
  • Dean, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
    Christine R. Birnie
  • Director, Higher Education Opportunity Program
    Clarence A. Norman
  • Director, Lavery Library
    Melissa E. Jadlos
  • Director, Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
    Dr. Wanda Cooper
  • Director, Advising and Support Services

  • Director, Career Services
    Heather DiFino
  • Director, Global Education/Study Abroad
    Stella Plutino-Calabrese
  • Director, DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence
    Katie Sabourin
  • Coordinator of Institutional Reporting and Academic Projects
    Kristin T. Anderson

Enrollment Management Division

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Jose J. Perales

  • Assistant Vice President of Admissions
    Stacy A. Ledermann
  • Director of Admissions Operations
    Dave Roberts
  • Director, Student Financial Services
    Marie Fico
  • Director, Athletics
    Robert A. Ward
  • Director, Institutional Research
    Andy Brolsma
  • Registrar
    Jason Welch

Institutional Advancement Division

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Christopher Biehn
Executive Assistant – Amanda Burns

  • Director of Advancement Services
    Leah Richards
  • Senior Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement
    Elizabeth Moore ’04
  • Director of Development
    Norm Kieffer ’96
  • Director of the JAVĿ¼ Fund
    Amanda Glann ’09
  • Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
    Ben Murphy

Financial Affairs Division

Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Mark D. Harris
Executive Assistant – Jill D. Rathbun

  • Controller
    Diane M. Martz
  • Chief Information Officer
    Bethzaida Melendez
  • Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
    Valerie C. Benjamin
  • Director of Facilities
    Kenneth E. Widanka
  • Director of Facilities Planning and Construction Administration
    George Stooks

Student Affairs Division

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Matha Thornton, Ph.D.
Executive Assistant – Chenno N. Bowens

  • Assistant Dean of Students
    Terri L. Travaglini
  • Assistant Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator
    Megan Flaherty, Ph.D.
  • Director, Student Engagement and Leadership
    Laura Fitzgerald
  • Director, Food Services
    Andrea Maccarone
  • Director, Health and Wellness Center
    Rebecca L. Kieffer
  • Director, Safety and Security
    Russell Reynolds
  • Director, Student Conduct
    David Graupman
  • Director, Residential Life
    Derick Wigle