St. Thomas Mace

President Appoints Senior Staff, Cabinet

President Julie Sullivan has appointed administrators and deans to two groups – her senior staff and her cabinet – to help her lead St. Thomas.

The individuals have the expertise and experience necessary to move St. Thomas forward in the years ahead, Sullivan said.

“As a newcomer, I am blessed to have such a strong cadre of academic and administrative leaders who care deeply about St. Thomas and are committed to making this a stronger institution,” she said. “I look forward to working closely with them as individuals, as a senior staff and as a cabinet.”

The seven-person senior staff meets weekly except during the week when the 21-person cabinet has its monthly meeting.

Members of the groups are:

President’s Senior Staff: Dr. Susan Alexander, executive adviser to the president; Sara Gross Methner, general counsel and chief human resources officer; Doug Hennes, vice president for university and government relations; Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and provost; Father John Malone, vice president for mission; and Mark Vangsgard, vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer.

President’s Cabinet: The individuals who serve on the senior staff plus Monsignor Aloysius Callaghan, vice president and rector of the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity; Dr. Jane Canney, vice president for student affairs; Marla Friederichs, associate vice president for enrollment services; Steve Fritz, athletics director; Steve Hoeppner, executive director of development; Dr. Terence Langan, College of Arts and Sciences dean; Dr. Sam Levy, vice president for Information Resources and Technology; Dr. Christopher Puto, Opus College of Business dean; Dr. Rich Rexeisen, chair of the faculty; Dr. Mark Salisbury, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling dean; Dr. Barbara Shank, School of Social Work dean; Robert Vischer, School of Law dean; Dr. Donald Weinkauf, School of Engineering dean; and Dr. Rachel Wobschall, executive director of alumni and constituent relations.