University leadership is made up of the University president, provost, vice presidents, and the executive committee of the administrative council. This body meets monthly during the academic year to discuss the current affairs of the University and provide input to the president, provost, and vice presidents. The membership of the executive committee rotates each year to widen the circle of participation and to bring in fresh options and ideas.


Executive Committee Membership for 2015-2016

  • Andrew V. Abela, Ph.D., Provost
  • Michael Allen, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Claudia Bornholdt, Ph.D., Acting Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Maureen C. Brookbank, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Rev. Jude T. DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv., University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry
  • John Garvey, J.D., President
  • Rosie Henderson, Controller and Assistant Treasurer
  • Julie S. Isha, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services and University Registrar
  • Thomasine N. Johnson, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Emergency Management
  • Christopher Lydon, M.A., Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing
  • Kyra Lyons, M.A., Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and University Advancement
  • John C. McCarthy, Ph.D., Dean, School of Philosophy
  • Lawrence J. Morris, J.D., General Counsel
  • Nancy Murray, Associate Vice President for University Advancement
  • Frank G. Persico, M.A., Vice President for University Relations and Chief of Staff
  • Scott P. Rembold, M.A., Vice President for University Advancement
  • Robert M. Specter, M.S., M.B.A., Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
  • Sean M. Sullivan, M.S., Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics

Administrative Council

The full administrative council meets three times each year. The council serves the University as a sounding board and as a vehicle for better dissemination of information. The council hears information on what has been reported to the Board of Trustees as well as the latest news at the University. The council may also be asked for input on matters of non-academic policy and procedures that affect the entire University community.

  • Louis P. Alar, Director of Environmental Health and Safety
  • Ralph A. Albano, Associate Provost for Research and Director of Technology Transfer
  • Daniel Attridge, Dean, Columbus School of Law
  • Rev. Phillip Brown, S.S., Rector, Theological College
  • Timothy J. Carney, Executive Director for Housing, Pryzbyla Center and Recreational Sports
  • Stephen J. Connaghan, University Librarian
  • Joseph Dobrota, Director of Financial Aid
  • Brian Engelland, Acting Dean, School of Business and Economics
  • James J. Greene, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Deborah Harry, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Systems
  • Elise Italiano, Executive Director of University Communications
  • Debbie Jackson, Associate Vice President for Strategic Sourcing and Business Services
  • Kathryn M. Jennings, Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Campus Activities
  • Brian A. Johnston, Associate Vice President for Financial Planning, Institutional Research and Assessment
  • William A. Jonas, Assistant Vice President for University Relations
  • Rev. Robert J. Kaslyn, S.J., Dean, School of Canon Law
  • Vincent A. Lacovara, Compliance and Privacy Officer
  • Trevor Lipscombe, Director, The Catholic University of America Press
  • Jacquelyn Malcolm, Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications
  • William Mattison, Interim Dean, School of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Suzanne A. McCarthy, Assistant Vice President for University Relations
  • Patricia McMullen, Dean, School of Nursing
  • Matthew McNally, Chief Information Officer
  • Victor Nakas, Vice Provost for Administration
  • Charles C. Nguyen, Dean, School of Engineering
  • Mario A. Ortiz, Associate Provost for International Affairs
  • Randall Ott, Dean, School of Architecture and Planning
  • Cheryl P. Pendergast, Associate Director, Department of Public Safety
  • William Rainford, Dean, National Catholic School of Social Service and Acting Dean, Metropolitan School of Professional Studies
  • Jonathan C. Sawyer, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Peter Shoemaker, Vice Provost and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
  • Lucia Silecchia, Vice Provost for Policy
  • Cate Sullivan, Assistant Provost
  • Binh Tran, Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives
  • D. Frank Vinik, Title IX Coordinator
  • Grayson Wagstaff, Dean, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music