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Organizational Structure

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

Fisher 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

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 Chief Financial Officer
    Hezekiah "Heze" Simmons
    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

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
    Assistant to the Dean – Cara Ozkaynak
  • Interim Dean, School of Business
    Carol Wittmeyer
    Senior Administrative Assistant – Andi Balland
  • Dean, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education
    Joellen Maples
    Assistant to the Dean – Carol Ziegler
  • Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing
    Tricia K. Gatlin
    Assistant to the Dean – Carolyn Martin
  • Dean, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
    Christine R. Birnie
    Assistant to the Dean – Pamela Carzo
  • Director, Higher Education Opportunity Program
    Clarence A. Norman
  • Director, Lavery Library
    Melissa E. Jadlos
  • Director, Institute for Civic and Community Engagement

  • Director, Center for Community Engagement
    Robert Thompson
  • Director, Advising and Support Services
    Michelle Erklenz-Watts
  • Director, Career Services
    Julia Overton-Healy
  • Director, Global Education/Study Abroad
    Stella Plutino-Calabrese
  • Director, DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence
    Katie Sabourin
  • Coordinator, Institutional Assessment and Planning
    Kristin T. Anderson
Enrollment Management Division

Enrollment Management Division

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Jose J. Perales

  • Director, Freshman Admissions
    Stacy A. Ledermann
  • Director, Transfer and Graduate Admissions
    Michelle A. Gosier
  • Director, Student Financial Services
    Marie Fico
  • Director, Athletics
    Robert A. Ward
  • Interim Director, Institutional Research
    Andy Brolsma
  • Registrar
    Jason Welch
Institutional Advancement Division

Institutional Advancement Division

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

  • Director of Advancement Services
    Leah Richards
  • Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement
    Teah M. Terrance
Financial Affairs Division

Financial Affairs Division

Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Hezekiah "Heze" Simmons
Executive Assistant – Jill D. Rathbun

  • Controller
    Diane M. Martz
  • Interim 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

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

  • Director, Food Services
    Andrea Maccarone
  • Director, Health and Wellness Center
    Rebecca L. Kieffer
  • Director, Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs
    Yantee Slobert
  • Director, Safety and Security
    Russell Reynolds
  • Director, Student Conduct
    David Graupman
  • Manager, The Cardinal Shop (University Bookstore)
    Sarah Fuchs