Creighton University Administration

University Board of Trustees

as of July 1, 2023

Mr. Nizar N. Ghoussaini Chairman, Creighton University Board of Trustees; Senior Operational Partner, Triton
Ms. Diane K. Duren Vice Chair, Creighton University Board of Trustees; Retired, Former Executive, Union Pacific
Ms. Gail Werner-Robertson, J.D. Vice Chair, Creighton University Board of Trustees; Founder and CEO, GWR Wealth Management, LLC
Ms. Josie Abboud President and CEO, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital
Mr. Thomas D. Barry Senior Vice President and Controller, Sirius XM Holdings, Inc.
Rev. Casey C. Beaumier, S.J., Ph.D. Vice President and University Secretary; Director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College
Mr. James T. Blackledge President and Chief Executive Officer, Mutual of Omaha
Mr. Adam R. Bohan, S.J., R.N. (Trustee Associate) Registered Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care, Loyola University Medical Center
Mr. Timothy R. Breen, S.J. (Trustee Associate) Theologian, Boston College
Rev. Matthew E. Carnes, S.J., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Government and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University
Rev. Christopher S. Collins, S.J., S.T.D. Vice President for Mission, University of St. Thomas
Mr. Jerry K. Crouse Vice Chairman, Tenaska Energy, Inc.; CEO, Tenaska, Inc.
Christopher J. Elias, M.D. President, Global Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Mr. Mike Finley CEO, Boingo Wireless
Mr. William J. Fox, J.D. Global Financial Crimes Executive, Bank of America
Ms. Susan M. Haddix Philanthropist
Ms. Sharon Harper Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Plaza Companies
Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D. Former Chancellor of Maricopa Community College District
Mr. Frank L. Hayes Founder and President, Hayes and Associates, LLC
Mr. Scott C. Heider Wealth Manager, Managing Principal, Chartwell Capital, LLC
Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D. President, Creighton University
Mr. Mark W. Henkels Director and Founding Partner, Moelis & Company
Ms. Catherine L. Hughes Founder and Chairperson, Urban One Inc.
Ms. Linda Hunt Senior Special Project Consultant, CommonSpirit Health (Dignity), Southwest Division
Rev. Eric T. Immel, S.J. (Trustee Associate) Regional Vocation Promoter, Society of Jesus, Midwest Province
Mr. Eric Keen, P.E. CEO, HDR
Mr. Richard T. Kizer, J.D. Chairman, Central States Health and Life Company of Omaha
Ms. Wende L. Kotouc Executive Co-Chair and CEO, American National Bank
Rev. G. Thomas Krettek, S.J., Ph.D. Dean, St. Joseph College Seminary; Director, Jesuit First Studies Program, Loyola Chicago
Mr. Clark D. Lauritzen Chairman and President, First National of Nebraska and First National Bank of Omaha
Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., Ph.D. President, Boston College
Mr. Derek Leathers Vice Chairman, President, and CEO, Werner Enterprises
Mr. Donald E. Montgomery, J.D. Senior Vice President, Synchrony Financial
Mr. Chris J. Murphy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AmeriWest Corporation
Rev. Ronald R. O'Dwyer, S.J. (Trustee Associate) President, De Smet Jesuit High School, St. Louis
Janis M. Orlowski, M.D. Former Chief Health Care Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
Melvin Palalay, M.D. Oncologist and Hematologist, Hawaii Cancer Center
Mr. Mark H. Rauenhorst President, Marren Properties
Mr. Robert A. Reed, Jr. President and CEO, Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
Ms. Karrin Taylor Robson, J.D. Founder and President, Arizona Strategies
Mr. Kenny Rocker Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Union Pacific
Mr. William J. Roe Former CEO of Coskata
Rev. Nicholas Santos, S.J., Ph.D. Rector, Jesuit Community, Creighton University
Mr. Tobin A. Schropp, J.D. Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Kiewit Corporation
Ms. Ann Schumacher President, CHI Immanuel Health
Mr. Kevin Travers Strategic Advisor, Acosta; Former CEO of Premium Retail Services
Ms. Karen Van Dyke Founder and President, Educate Uganda
Mr. Mark R. Walter, J.D. Chief Executive Officer, Guggenheim Partners
Mr. Gary K. Witt Consulting Director, Lutz and Company

Officers of Administration

as of July 1, 2023

Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D. President
President's Office
Jeffrey Feldhaus, M.S. Special Assistant to the President & Board Liaison
Marcus Blossom, M.S., M.B.A. McCormick Endowed Athletic Director
General Counsel
James S. Jansen, J.D. General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Andrea M. Jahn, J.D. Associate General Counsel and University Privacy Officer
Stuart Martens, J.D. Director, Intellectual Resource Management
Allison Taylor, M.S.Ed. Executive Director, Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance
Kyle Waterstone, Ed.D. Associate Athletic Director of Compliance
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Sarah Singletary Walker, Ph.D. Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Becky Nickerson, M.S. Senior Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Mission and Ministry
Cynthia Schmersal, Ed.D. Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Susan Naatz, M.A. Senior Director, Department of Ignatian Formation and Ministry for Faculty and Staff
Rev. Andrew F. Alexander, S.J. Associate Director, Department of Ignation Formation and Ministry for Faculty and Staff; Director of the Collaborative Ministry Office
Rev. Lawrence D. Gillick, S.J. Associate Director, Department of Ignatian Formation and Ministry for Faculty and Staff; Director of the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality
Rev. Gregory I. Carlson, S.J. Associate Director, Department of Ignatian Formation and Ministry for Faculty and Staff; Associate Director of the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality
Robert Francis, M.A.P.S. Director, Campus Ministry
Kenneth Reed-Bouley, M.S., M.Div., M.B.A. Director, Schlegel Center for Service and Justice
Kelly Tadeo Orbik, M.S. Associate Director, Schlegel Center for Service and Justice
University Relations
Matthew Gerard, M.Ed. Vice President for University Relations
Cortney Bauer, M.S. Associate Vice President of Development
Michael T. Findley, J.D. Assistant Vice President, Principal Gifts
Michael L. Zirulnik, Ph.D. Assistant Vice President, Assistant Vice President for Phoenix Development
Amy McElhaney, M.S. Assistant Vice President, Advancement Operations and Strategic Initiatives
Rev. Tom Merkel, S.J. Assistant Vice President, University Relations
Shannon Sherman Assistant Vice President, Advancement Communications and Events
Steven A. Scholer, J.D. Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Mardell A. Wilson, Ed.D. Provost
Office of the Provost
Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, M.D., M.S.P.H. Associate Vice Provost, Multicultural and Community Affairs
Faculty and Academic Affairs
A. Barron Breland, D.M. Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School
Melinda J. Stoner, B.S. University Registrar
Kristin Buscher, Ed.D. Director, Analytics and Instutition Research
Enrollment Management
Mary E. Chase, Ed.D. Vice Provost, Enrollment
Sarah Richardson, M.S. Assistant Vice Provost, Enrollment & Director of Admissions & Scholarships
Scott Bierman, M.A. Assistant Vice Provost, Student Records and Financial Services
Elizabeth Churchich, Ph.D. Assistant Vice Provost, Graduate and Professional Enrollment
Audra Callanan, B.S. Director, Enrollment Operations
Beth Friedman, B.S., M.A. Director, Business Office
Duey Heffelfinger, B.S. Director, Data Architecture
Janet Solberg, M.A., M.B.A. Director, Financial Aid
Global Engagement
René Padilla, Ph.D. Vice Provost for Global Engagement
Andrew Baruth, Ph.D. Director, Office of Sustainability Programs
Krista Cupich-Wingender, M.A. Director, International Student & Scholar Services
Margarita Dubocq, M.S. Director, ILAC Operations Dominican Republic and Encuentro Dominicano Academic Director
Jill Fox, Ph.D. Director, Intensive English Language Program
Maorong Jiang, Ph.D. Director, Asian World Center
Jacob A. Jones, M.Ed. Director, International Admissions
Keli Mu, Ph.D. Associate Dean, International Relations SPAHP
Jill Muegge, M.A. Director, Study Abroad, ILAC Operations/Encuentro Dominicano Omaha
Vacant Director, Academic Service Learning
Learning and Assessment
Gail M. Jensen, Ph.D. Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment
Lou E. Jensen, O.T.D., OTR/L, LVST, BIG Interim Associate Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning Center
Library Services
TBD Assistant Vice Provost for Library Services
Research and Scholarship
Juliane Strauss-Soukup, Ph.D. Associate Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship
Beth Herr, M.P.A., CRA, CFRA Director, Sponsored Programs Administration
Joseph Knezetic, Ph.D. Director, Research Compliance
Amanda Holman, Ph.D. Interim Director, CURAS
Student Life
Leanna Fenneberg, Ph.D. Acting Vice Provost for Student Life (effective Sept. 11, 2023)
Tanya Winegard, Ph.D. Vice Provost for Student Life (July 1, 2023 - Sept. 10, 2023)
Michele K. Bogard, Ph.D. Associate Vice Provost for Integrated Wellness
Paul Wraalstad, M.Ed. Assistant Vice Provost, Housing & Auxiliary Services
Desiree Nownes, M.S. Senior Director, Student Formation
Kandis McCafferty, Ph.D., RN Director, Student Health Education & Compliance
Katie Kelsey, M.Ed. Senior Director, Engagement & Belonging
Kristen Schuling, M.S.Ed. Director, Residential Life
Jennifer Peter, Psy.D. Senior Director, Student Counseling Services
TBD Director, Recreation and Wellness
Student Success
W. Wayne Young, Ph.D. Vice Provost, Student Success
Joe Ecklund, Ph.D. Assistant Vice Provost for Advising & Support, Student Success
Mary Ann Tietjen, M.Ed. Senior Director, The Success Center
Jeremy Fisher, M.B.A. Director, John P. Fahey Career Center
Jan Madsen, B.S.B.A., C.P.A. Executive Vice President
Michael D. Reiner, M.S., M.A. Assistant Vice President, Public Safety
Derek M. Scott, B.S., M.B.A., M.A., M.S. Associate Vice President, Facilities Management
Mark E. Simanek Director, Shuttle/Transportation Services
John J. Jesse III, M.B.A. Treasurer
Tara S. McGuire, B.S.B.A. Associate Vice President, Finance
Courtney E. Bird, M.B.A. Senior Director Finance, College of Arts & Sciences, Heider College of Business, College of Nursing, College of Professional and Continuing Education and Graduate School
Jeffrey L. Davis, B.S.B.A. Manager Finance, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Eric J. Gilmore, B.A. Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing
Samantha Harter, M.B.A. Manager Finance, School of Dentistry
Jeff Klein, M.B.A. Director, Business Service Center
Dave K. Madsen, B.S. Senior Director Finance, School of Law
Katie A. Rinkol, M.B.A. Senior Director, Budget Planning & Analysis
Raymond L. Stoupa, B.S.B.A. Senior Director Finance, School of Medicine and Research
Human Resources
Judi Szatko Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Information Technology
Russ Pearlman, J.D. Vice President for Information Technology
Scott Taylor, B.I.T. Assistant Vice President, Strategy & Planning
Paul Hakenkamp Senior Director, Portfolio and Project Management
Bryan S. McLaughlin, B.S. Senior Director, Security & Configuration
Mark J. Mongar, B.S. Senior Director, Operations
JD Rummel, M.A. Senior Director, Support
Robert Aki, M.I.S. Director, Service Management and Continuous Improvement
Internal Audit
T. Paul. Tomoser, B.S. Director, Internal Audit
University Communications and Marketing
Heidi Grunkemeyer, B.A. Vice President, University Communications and Marketing

Creighton College and School Officers of Administration

as of July 1, 2023

College of Arts and Sciences

Bridget M. Keegan, Ph.D., Dean
HollyAnn Harris, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Natural Sciences
Rebecca Murray, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Professional Programs
Amy Wendling, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Humanities and Fine Arts
Lisa Brockhoff, M.S., Assistant Dean for Advising
Gerald Kuhlman, M.A., Assistant Dean
Molly Loesche, M.A., Assistant Dean for Student and College Programs
Wilfred Solomon, M.A., Senior Director for Administration and Operations

Heider College of Business

Anthony R. Hendrickson, Ph.D., Dean
Kristie Briggs, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty
Eric J. Neuman, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Operations and Graduate Programs
Matthew T. Seevers, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs
Chris Karasek, M.S., Assistant Dean for Graduate Business Programs
Charisse Williams, M.S., Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs

College of Nursing

Catherine M. Todero, Ph.D., Vice Provost of Health Sciences Campuses and Dean
Mary Kunes-Connell, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academics, Assessment, and Accreditation
Joan Lappe, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research
Helen Hurst, D.N.P., R.N.-O.B., APRN-CNM, Associate Dean, Phoenix Campus
Jeffrey M. Zelda, M.B.A., J.D., Associate Dean for Operations
Cynthia Adams, B.S.B.A., Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance
Nancy Bredenkamp, Ph.D., APRN, Assistant Dean and Faculty Chair, Graduate Programs
Jerilyn Kamm, M.A., Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Elizabeth Flott, Ed.D., Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Julie Manz, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Christina Murcek, Ed.D., Assistant Dean for Outcomes and Quality Improvement
Kimberly Zuzenak, M.S., Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Recruitment

College of Professional and Continuing Education

Gayla Stoner, Ph.D., Dean
Debra J. Ford, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Interim Associate Dean

The Graduate School

A. Barron Breland, D.M., Dean
LuAnn M. Schwery, M.S., Assistant Dean

School of Dentistry

Jillian Wallen, B.D.S., M.S., Dean
Timothy M. Durham, D.D.S., M.P.A., Senior Associate Dean/Vice Dean
Geralyn Crain, D.D.S., Ph.D., F.N.A.P., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Garland Jarmon, M.B.A., Interim Director for Admissions
Sonia M. Rocha-Sanchez, M.S., Ph.D., M.B.A., Associate Dean for Research
Joseph V. Franco, Jr., D.D.S., Associate Dean for Clinics
Colette O'Meara-McKinney, M.Ed., Ed.D, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Marjel Whitmore, M.P.A., Senior Director of Operations
Samantha Harter, M.B.A., Finance Manager

School of Law

Joshua P. Fershee, J.D., Dean and Professor of Law
Craig Dallon, J.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
Yvonnda Summers, J.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
BarbaraKaye Wright, J.D., Assistant Dean for Admissions
Mandy Whiddon, J.D., Assistant Dean for Career Development
Chris Gamm, J.D., Director of Low Income Bankruptcy Clinic
Rachel Goedken, J.D., Director of the Werner Institute and Professor of Law
Victoria Haneman, J.D., LLM, Director of Health Law Programs
Troy Johnson, J.D., Interim Director of the Law Library
Joy Suder, J.D., Director of Juvenile Justice Legal Clinic
Diane Uchimiya, J.D., LLM, Director of Legal Clinics & Externships

School of Medicine

Robert W. Dunlay, M.D., Dean
Randy Richardson, M.D., Phoenix Regional Campus Dean
Randall Pritza, M.D., Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs (Omaha)
Robert Garcia, M.D., Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs (Phoenix)
Jason C. Bartz, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Academic & Faculty Affairs (Omaha)
David Wisinger, M.D., Assistant Dean, Academic and Faculty Affairs (Phoenix)
Fr. James Clifton, S.J., Associate Dean, Mission and Identity (Omaha)
Michael Del Core, M.D., Senior Associate Dean, Medical Education (Omaha)
Claudia Chambers, M.D., Associate Dean, Medical Education (Phoenix)
Mary Sinclair, M.Sc., Assistant Dean, Medical Education (Omaha)
Ronn Johnson, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion (Omaha)
Jaya Raj, M.D., Assistant Dean, Diversity & Inclusion (Phoenix)
Michael G. Kavan, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Student Affairs (Omaha)
Nicole Piemonte, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Student Affairs (Phoenix)
TBD, Associate Dean, Hospital Affairs (Omaha)
Joann L. Porter, M.D., Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education (Omaha)
Daniel Castellanos, M.D., Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education (Phoenix)
James Rodenbiker, M.S.W., Associate Dean, Administrative Planning and Business Affairs (Omaha)
Laura Hansen, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Research (Omaha)
Maureen Tierney, M.D., Associate Dean, Clinical Research and Public Health (Omaha)
Thomas Svolos, M.D., Associate Dean, Strategy & Accreditation (Omaha)
Renuga Vivekanandan, M.D., Assistant Dean, Strategy & Accreditation (Omaha)
Stephen Cavalieri, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Medical School Admissions (Omaha)
TBD, Assistant Dean, Medical School Admissions (Phoenix)
Daniel Gridley, M.D., Assistant Dean, Clinical Research (Phoenix)
Laurie Baedke, M.B.A., Assistant Dean, Business and Leadership Education (Omaha)
Cassie Eno, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Evaluation and Analytics (Omaha)
Jessica Seaman, Ed.D., Assistant Dean, Faculty Development (Phoenix)
Ray L. Stoupa, Financial Officer

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Amy F. Wilson, Pharm.D., Dean
Paul L. Price, Pharm.D., Senior Associate Dean for Academic Administration
Samuel C. Augustine, Pharm.D., Special Assistant to the Dean
Brenda M. Coppard, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Assessment
Alekha K. Dash, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research
Keli Mu, Ph.D., Associate Dean for International Relations
Shawn Cook, MPA, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Kelly Nystrom, Pharm.D., Assistant Dean for Educational Outcomes
Kim Savicky, J.D., Assistant Dean for Business Affairs
Katie Wadas-Thalken, Ed.D., Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Susan Weems, M.S., Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Operations (Phoenix)