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Executive Council

Executive Council Members

Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D.
USF President

M.S. – Northeastern University
MBA – Kenan Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Shannon Brown, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business & Health Administration

B.A. and MBA – Dominican University
Ph.D. – Benedictine University

Terrance L. Cottrell, Ed.D.
Vice President of Information Technology & Planning
B.A. – University of St. Francis
M.S. – University of Illinois
MBA – University of St. Francis
Ed.D. – Northern Illinois University

John Gambro, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Education

B.A. – Northeastern Illinois University
M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. – Northern Illinois University

Julee Gard
Vice President of Administration and Finance

B.A. and MBA – University of St. Thomas

Sr. Mary Elizabeth Imler OSF,
Vice President of Mission Integration and University Ministry
B.S. – Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame
M.S. – Purdue University at Fort Wayne
M.A. – Saint Bonaventure University

Mollie Rockafellow, Ed.D.
Dean of Student Life

B.S. – University of Wisconsin Platteville
M.S. – Western Illinois University
MBA and Ed.D. – University of St. Francis

Beth Roth, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
B.A. – Vassar College
M.A. and Ph.D. – University of Chicago

Lisa Sampalis
Vice President for Advancement
B.A. – Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Eric Ruiz
Interim Vice President of Admission and Enrollment Services

BBA – University of St. Francis
MBA – University of St. Francis

Yeijin Yeom, Ph.D.
Dean, Leach College of Nursing
B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. – Indiana State University


Chair of Academic Assembly:
David Veenstra
Associate Professor of History, Department Chair

Chair of Administrators & Staff Council:
Steven S. Wettergren
Director of Accreditation, Esports Director
B.S. – University of Illinois
M.S. – DePaul University