Administrative Organization

Academic Affairs
Administration and Finance
Student Affairs
Advancement and University Relations


Richard V. Hurley, President

B.S., Richard Stockton College; M.A., Central Michigan University

Martin A. Wilder, Jr., Chief of Staff

B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Virginia

Leah K. Cox .. Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion and Omsbudperson

B.A. Western Maryland College; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Maryland


Jonathan Levin, Provost

A.B., University of Michigan; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Rutgers University

John T. Morello, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

A.B., The College of William and Mary; M.A., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., Wayne State University

Taiwo Ande, Assistant Provost for Assessment

B.S., M.S., University of Ibadan (Nigeria); MBA and MISM, DeVry University; Ph.D., Indiana State University.

Rosemary Arneson, University Librarian

B.A. University of Georgia; M.Ln., Emory University

Gwen N. Hale, Writing Center and Writing Program Director

B.A., M.A., East Tennessee State University; Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

James Groom, Director, Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies

B.A., University of California at Los Angeles

Mary A. Kayler, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

B.S. State University of New York at Oswego; M.S., PhD., Syracuse University

Mark J. Safferstone, Executive Director, Center for Professional Development and the Dahlgren Campus

B.Ed., M.Ed., University of Miami; MBA, University of Mary Washington; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Brian J. Baker, Executive Director, Small Business Development Center

B.A., MBA, University of Mary Washington

College of Arts and Sciences

Richard Finkelstein, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

 Grant R. Woodwell, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

 B.A., Columbia University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Ana G. Chichester, Director, Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program

B.A., Mary Washington College; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Kevin P. Bartram, Director of the Orchestra

B.M., Northwestern University; M.M., University of Missouri at Columbia; Ph.D., Shenandoah Conservatory

David S. Berreth, Director of Belmont

B.A., Bowdoin College; M.A., Syracuse University

Scott A. Harris, Director, James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library

B.A., Mary Washington College; M.A., The College of William and Mary

College of Business

Lynne D. Richardson, Dean of the College of Business

BBA, University of Montevallo; MBA, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Ph.D., University of Alabama

Kenneth D. Machande, Associate Dean for Faculty

A.A., University of Maryland; BLS, Mary Washington College; MBA, Albany State University

Sallie Washington Braxton, Advisor, College of Business

B.A., University of Mary Washington; M.Ed., Virginia State University

Janet J. Cropp, Advisor, College of Business

BLS, MBA, University of Mary Washington

College of Education

Mary L. Gendernalik-Cooper, Dean of the College of Education

B.A., James Madison College of Michigan State University; MAT, Ph.D., Wayne State University

Constance A. Gallahan, Director of Academic Advising, College of Education

B.S., Longwood College; M.S., University of Tennessee

 vacant ……………….Director of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships

Enrollment and Student Services

Fred A. Pierce, III, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Student Services

B.A., University of North Carolina, Charlotte; M.S., University of Tennessee

Rita F. Dunston, University Registrar

B.S., Norfolk State University; M.S., Old Dominion University

Sally Scott, Director, Disability Resources

B.A., Duke University; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Jose A. Sainz, Director, Center for International Education

B.A., Universidad de Deusto (Spain); M.A., West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Maryland

vacant, Director, Academic and Career Services

Admissions and Financial Aid

Carol Descak, Associate Provost for Admissions and Financial Aid

B.A., University of North Carolina, Charlotte; M.S., University of Tennessee

Debra Harber, Director of Financial Aid

B.S., Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis; MPA, George Mason University

Melissa Wheat Yakabouski, Associate Director of Admissions

B.A., Mary Washington College


Richard R. Pearce, Vice President, Administration and Finance

B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University; MBA, Radford University

Sabrina C. Johnson, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Officer

B.S., MPA, Virginia Commonwealth University; J.D., The College of William and Mary

Alllyson P. Moerman, CPA, CITP, CGFM, Associate Vice President for Finance and Controller

B.S., George Mason University

John P. Wiltenmuth III, Associate Vice President for Facilities Services

BSME, U.S. Naval Academy; MPA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Erma A. Baker, Assistant Vice President for Business Services

B.A., Mary Washington College

Paul C. Messplay ….Executive Director, Office of Budget and Financial Analysis

B.A., MPA, Virginia Commonwealth University

Hall Cheshire, Acting Chief Information Officer

B.S., The American University


Douglas N. Searcy , Vice President for Student Affairs

B.A., Mars Hill College; M.Ed., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Cedric B. Rucker, Dean of Student Life

B.A., Mary Washington College; M.A., University of Virginia

Christine M. Porter, Director of Residence Life and Housing

B.A., University of Tampa; M.A., Bowling Green State University

Raymond S. Tuttle, Director of Judicial Affairs and Community Responsibility

B.S., McGill University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester

Dvid A. Rettinger, Executive Director, Center for Honor, Leadership, and Service

B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Golda T. Eldridge, Director of Leadership

B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.A., Troy State University; Ed.D., Texas Christian University

Christina J. Eggenberger, Director of Service

B.A., Christopher Newport University; M.A., University of Delaware

P. Thomas Riley, Director of the Health Center and University Physician

B.A., University of Virgnia; M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Nicole A. Surething, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

B.A., College of Saint Rose; M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

Kenneth D. Tyler, Director of Athletics

B.A., MAEd, The College of William and Mary


Salvatore M. Meringolo, Vice President for Advancement and University Relations

B.A., State University of New York at New Paltz; MLS, State University of New York at Albany; MBA, Iona College

Ken L. Steen, Associate Vice President for Development

B.A., Wofford College

 Anna B. Billingsley, Associate Vice President for University Relations

B.A., The College of William and Mary; M.A., American University

Nina C. Thompson, Assistant Vice President for Stewardship and Operations

B.A., Blackburn College; M.A., University of Missouri