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Organizational Structure

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

The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields.

Overall Leadership

Board of Trustees Chairman
Jack DePeters '73

President
Gerard J. Rooney
Senior Executive Assistant and Board Secretary – TBD
Senior Executive Assistant – Mary M. McGowan

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Kevin Railey
    Executive Assistant – Amy Gaffney
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management
    Jose J. Perales
    Executive Assistant – Kelly Eldred
  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement
    Phillip D. Castleberry
    Executive Assistant – TBD
  • Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    Linda M. Steinkirchner
    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
Academic Affairs Division

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Kevin Railey, Ph.D.
Executive Assistant – Amy Gaffney

  • Associate Provost
    Eileen L. Lynd-Balta
  • Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
    Ann Marie Fallon
    Assistant to the Dean – Cara Angie
  • Dean, School of Business
    Rama Yelkur
    Assistant to the Dean – Amanda Burns
  • Dean, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education
    Michael W. Wischnowski
    Assistant to the Dean – Carol Ziegler
  • Founding Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing
    Associate Vice President for Community Engagement
    Dianne Cooney Miner
    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
    Erin Barry
  • Director, Center for Community Engagement
    Robert Thompson
  • Director, Advising and Support Services
    Michelle Erklenz-Watts
  • Director, Career Services
    Julia Overton-Healy
  • Coordinator, Institutional Assessment and Planning
    Kristin T. Anderson
Enrollment Management Division

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Jose J. Perales
Executive Assistant – Kelly Eldred

  • Director, Freshman Admissions
    Stacy A. Ledermann
  • Director, Transfer and Graduate Admissions
    Michelle A. Gosier
  • Director, Student Financial Services
    Angela B. Monnat
  • Director, Athletics
    Robert A. Ward
  • Director, Institutional Research
    Elizabeth A. Lachance
  • Registrar 
    Julia M. Thomas
Institutional Advancement Division

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Phillip D. Castleberry
Executive Assistant – TBD

  • Assistant Vice President for Development 
    Adam O. Pare
  • Director of Advancement Services and Annual Giving
    Kelly L. Sudol
  • Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement
    Teah M. Terrance
  • Director of Government Affairs
    Maya A. C. Temperley
Financial Affairs Division

Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Linda M. Steinkirchner
Executive Assistant – Jill D. Rathbun

  • Controller
    Diane M. Martz
  • Chief Information Officer
    Stacy S. Slocum
  • Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
    Elizabeth S. Skrainar
  • Director of Facilities 
    Kenneth E. Widanka
  • Director and Educational Coordinator of the Early Learning Center
    MaryBeth E. Kula
Student Affairs Division

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Matha Thornton
Executive Assistant – Chenno N. Bowens

  • Assistant Dean for Student and Residential Life
    Terri L. Travaglini
  • Interim Director, Campus Life
    Stephanie Ketterl
  • 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
    David DiCaro
  • Manager, College Bookstore
    Dan Edes