Dr. Ben R. Sells

Vice President for Academic Affairs – Stan Poole  

Vice President for Community & International Engagement – Ian Cosh

Vice President for Development Terry Peeples

Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Chief of StaffKeldon Henley

Vice President for Student Development Wesley Kluck

General Counsel – Bryan McKinney

Director of Athletics David Sharp

Chief Financial Officer – Jason Tolbert

Assistant to the President for IT Services & Facilities ManagementBill Phelps

Director of Assessment and Institutional Research; Chair of the Department of Communications – Deborah Root

Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services – Susan Hurst

Assistant to the President for Communications and Marketing – Brooke Zimny

Special Assistant to the President for Graduate and Professional Studies – Monica Hardin

Executive Assistant to the President – Tracey Knight



Stan Poole, Vice President
Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies


Academic Affairs

Associate Vice President – Doug Reed+

Support Staff – Missy Lewis+

Assessment & Institutional Research

Director – Deborah Root+

Analyst – Matt Douglass+


Compliance Officer – Missy Lewis+

Interdisciplinary Studies

Assistant to the Dean & Lecturer – Matt Douglass+

Online Learning Initiatives

Director – Rob Hewell+

Registrar’s Office

Registrar & Director of Admissions – Susan Atkinson

Support Staff – Jillian Battaglia, Cyndy Hewell+, Jan Lowry

Academic Success Center

Director – Nicole Porchia

Assistant Director and Math Specialist- Lyndi Bracamontes

Student Athlete Academic Coordinator – Monica Rutledge+

Support Staff – Leanne Huneycutt+

Multicultural Student Programs

Director – Nicole Porchia

Hickingbotham School of Business

Bryan McKinney, Dean

Department of Accounting & Finance

Chris Brune, Chair
Jeanie Curry
Dana Dixon
Jim Files
Jim Rothwell
Bob Webster+

Department of Business Administration

Marshall Horton, Chair
John Cox
Kent Faught
Justin Keeler
Phil Rice+

Secretary – Tammy Alexander+

Pruet School of Christian Studies

Danny Hays, Dean

Department of Biblical Studies

Scott Duvall, Chair
Danny Hays
Adam Jones
Doug Nykolaishen

Department of Christian Ministries

Terry Carter, Chair
Bill Viser

Department of Christian Missions

Terry Carter, Chair
Ray Franklin
Barbara Pemberton

Department of Christian Theology

Marvin Pate, Chair

Department of Philosophy

Byron Eubanks, Chair
Tully Borland

Secretary – Mary Farley+

Huckabee School of Education

Jeff Root, Dean

Department of Education

Kathy Collins, Chair
Rachel Pool
Carrie Sharp
Sue Shults+

Department of Kinesiology & Leisure Studies

Terry DeWitt, Chair
Amber Chelette
Amanda Perry
Mike Reynolds

Secretary – Genie Ashcraft

School of Fine Arts

Gary Gerber, Dean

Division of Music

Gary Gerber, Chair
Caroline Taylor, Chair, Department of Applied Music
Patrick Houlihan, Chair, Department of Music Theory & Composition
Patrick Houlihan, Chair, Department of Music Industry
Ryan Lewis, Chair, Department of Musicology
TBD, Chair, Department of Music Education
Rob Hewell, Chair, Department of Worship Arts

John Briggs
Lei Cai
Mary Chung
Geoffrey Durbin
Carlos Feller
Margaret Garrett
Craig Hamilton
Bruce Johnston
Ryan Lewis
Glenda Secrest
Jon Secrest

Staff Accompanists

Kristin LaMadrid+
Susan McGee+
Susan Monroe+
Elsen Portugal+
Phyllis Walker+

Division of Applied Arts

Eric Phillips, Chair

Department of Theatre Arts

Eric Phillips, Chair
Joe Hernandez
Stephanie Murry

Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts

Donnie Copeland, Chair
Carey Roberson
Ferris Williams
Rene Zimny

Jones Performing Arts Center

Technical Director – Nick Smith

Fine Arts Series

Administrator – Stacy Hawking

Support Personnel

Laurie Huneycutt
Cindy Phillips+
Caleb Springer+

School of Humanities     

Jeff Root, Dean

Rogers Department of Communications

Deborah Root, Chair
Rebecca Jones
Dave Ozmun
Jeff Root

Department of Language and Literature

Doug Sonheim, Chair
Jerusa Carvajal
Jay Curlin
Jennifer Pittman
Stan Poole
Amy Sonheim
Anna Tejada-Lambeth
Benjamin Utter
Johnny Wink

Secretary – Marsha Whalen+

School of Natural Sciences

Tim Knight, Dean

Department of Biological Sciences

Jim Taylor, Chair, Biology
Detri Brech, Director, Nutrition and Dietetics
Nancy Hardman, Director, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Stacy Freeman
Blake Johnson
Carol Morgan
Ruth Plymale
Christin Pruett
Nathan Reyna
Randall Wight

Department of Chemistry and Physics

Joe Bradshaw, Chair
Kevin Cornelius
Angela Douglass
Sharon Hamilton
Tim Hayes
Sara Hubbard

Department of Math & Computer Sciences

Jeff Sykes, Chair
Darin Buscher
Kayla Dwelle
Steve Hennagin
Jeff Matocha


Brenda Trigg, Chair
Becky Parnell

Laboratory Assistance

Harrell Beckwith
Clark Kuyper

Secretary – Elaine Minton+

School of Social Sciences

Randall Wight, Dean

Department of History

Chris Mortenson, Chair
Ray Granade
Myra Houser
Kevin Motl

Department of Political Science

Doug Reed, Chair
Kevin Brennan
Steven Thomason

Department of Psychology

Allyson Phillips, Chair
Jennifer Fayard
Randall Wight

Department of Sociology

Elizabeth Kelly, Chair           

Secretary – Tara Pritchard

Riley-Hickingbotham Library

Ray Granade, Director


Autumn Mortenson
risti Smith


Janice Ford

Instructional Media Services

Kevin Yearby

Periodicals/Electronic Resources

Margaret Reed

Special Collections

Archivist – Lisa Speer
Support – Emily Cooper

Technical Services

Kaye Stanley+
Anping Wu

Secretary – Rachel Martinez+ 

Building Services – Jennifer Yates+



Jason Tolbert
Chief Financial Officer

Business Services

Director – Kristi Clay+

Accounting – Kristi Clay+, Emily Mitchell

Accounts Payable – Amanda McKim

Cash Management – Sherry Kuhn

Accounting Clerk – Tina Gray

Auxiliary Services

Printing Department

Director – Mike Ayres

Support Staff – June Whitley

Human Resources

Director – Sherri Phelps+

Payroll & Fringe Benefits Specialist – Kathy Green



Bill Phelps
Assistant to the President

Information Technology

Director – Bill Phelps


Senior Programmer/Analyst – John Hill

Programmer – Melinda Fowler

Network and Support

Network Manager – Kevin Herrington

Assistant Network Manager – Grant Turner

Hardware Technician – Kevin Smead

Instructional Design and Technology Specialist – Marla Rigsby

Systems Support Specialist – Jeff Coventry

Project Coordinator – Missy Lewis+

Facilities Management

Director – John Hardman

Assistant Director – Randall Quillin

Office Manager – Gwen Crangle


Supervisor – Del Hancock
Daren Crow
Jonathan Hughes
Michael Lee
Culley Majors
Evan Rutherford


Supervisor – Dennis Brashier
Robin Green
Chester Mitchell
Michael Pritchard
Coleman Rogers


Supervisor – Sam Walton
Bill Barnes
Tim Cansler
Larry Dyess
Benny Johnson
Gary Loe
Terry McNabb


Kevin Sullivan

Building Services

Supervisor – Randall Quillin
Debra Allen
Daniel Bailey
Leda Burrow
Jim Clark
Karen Clark
Maurice Davis
Hal Dixon
Phillip Easley
Regina Emory
Matthew Galloway
Brenda Gorman
Patricia Jones
Ruth Kemp
Deborah Lee
Servanda Lopez
Tonya Magby
Angie May
Tamara May
Joseph Ocampo
Sharon Piggee
Stephen Rothwell
Misty Thacker
Jessica Welch
Corrie White
Sheila White
Marie Whisenhunt
Ruby Williams


Wesley Kluck, Vice President

Dean of Students

Rickey Rogers

Student Life

Director – Tim Harrell

Residence Life

Director – Rickey Rogers

Assistant Director – Caitlin Hetzel

Resident Directors – Collin Battaglia, Hannah Pilcher, KaNeil Purifoy, Lydia Rogers, Michelle Smead, Abigail Wendt, Quantel Williams

Campus Housing

Director – Caitlin Hetzel

Health Services

Director – Molly Wallace+

Outdoor & Recreational Life

Director – Shane Seaton

Assistant Director – Collin Battaglia+

Safety and Emergency Management

Director – Jeff Crow

Support Staff

Tammy Barnes
Vickie Davis

University Counselors

Dan Jarboe
Sue Poole+
KaNeil Purifoy+

ADA/504 Coordinator

Dan Jarboe

University Physician

Wesley Kluck



Keldon Henley, Vice President

Admissions Counseling

Director – Lori Motl                 

Senior Admissions Counselor       

Dawson Pritchard         

Admissions Counselors

Devin Jones
Sydney Logan
mily Schleiff
Dillon Thomas
Anna Valdez
Adam Wheat

Enrollment Initiatives

Director – Ashlee Giles

Support Staff – Angie Schleiff           

Alumni & Special Events

Director – Jon Merryman

Support Staff – TBD+

Career Services

Director – Rachel Roberts+             

Support Staff – TBD+

Student Financial Services

Associate Vice President – Susan Hurst

Assistant Director – Karen Matros

Financial Services Counselors 

Melissa Church – Loans
James Richards – 1st Generation, VA

Student Accounts

Student Accounts Specialist – Patty Jones
Student Accounts Assistant – JoBeth Compton



Terry Peeples, Vice President

Director of Development

Carrie Roberson

Development Officers

Brant Matros
Susan Warren

Database Manager

Paula Webb

Support Staff

Alicia Barrett
Sharon Gattis+
Jana Hardage



Brooke Zimny – Assistant to the President

Digital Content Coordinator – Tyler Rosenthal

Editorial Coordinator – Rachel Moreno

Graphic Design Coordinator – Ashley Carozza

Recruitment Communications Coordinator – Tiffany Pickett



Ian Cosh, Vice President

Campus Ministries

Director – James Taylor

Assistant Director – Anna Rosenthal+

Support Staff – Martha Womack+

Elrod Center for Family & Community

Director – Ian Cosh

Associate Director – Judy Duvall+

Assistant Director – Leigh Anne McKinney+

Support Staff – Diane Runyan

ESL Program

Director & Lecturer – Micah Hitt

Foster Grandparents Program

Director – Donna Reynolds

Volunteer Coordinator – Natalie West+

Grant Center for International Education

Director – Ian Cosh

Director of International Recruitment and Retention – Jason Greenwich

Support Staff – Tanya Jackson

Director of Athletics

David Sharp

Athletic Administration

Associate Athletic Director – TBD

Sports Information Director – Nick Bushart

Head Athletic Trainer – Kyle Bowles

Athletic Trainers – Ashleigh Harris+, Heather Pryse+


Head Coach – Todd Knight

Assistants –  Kane Bryen, Dionte Dean, Jay Derby, Jackson Guerra, Spencer Knight, Brett Shockley, Roy Thompson

Men’s Basketball

Head Coach – Dennis Nutt

Assistant – Jordan Bailey+

Women’s Basketball

Head Coach – Robert Dallimore

Assistant – Maggie Proffitt+


Head Coach – Luke Howard

Assistant – Tanner Rockwell+


Head Coach – Leslie Dean

Assistant – TBD


Head Coach – Allison Frizzell-Kizer

Swimming (M & W)

Head Coach – Steven Bostick

Coaching Assistant – Dawson Pritchard+

Men’s Tennis

Head Coach – Craig Ward

Women’s Tennis

Head Coach – Rachel Jones

Soccer (Men’s)

Head Coach – Wilson Jones

Soccer (Women’s)

Head Coach – Kevin Wright

Cross Country

Head Coach – Steve Guymon


Head Coach – Kevin Crutchmer

Spirit Squad

Head Coach – Cris McGough+


Special Programs

Brenda Philson, Director
Terrence Carter, Associate Director


Educational Talent Search

Director – Brenda Philson

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor – Erica Brown

Educational Advisors – Gladys LeeperMorgan Meadows

Upward Bound

Director – Terrence Carter

Assistant Director/Educational Advisor – Destiny Graves

Student Relations Coordinator – Tavarus McIntosh

Support Staff

Teresa Jones, Linda Purifoy

+ designates part-time

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