Administration and Staff Contacts                                                             

Jody Horner

Laura Jensen
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Jessica Knoell
Human Resources Generalist

Admissions, Marketing, and Communications

Lori Ethier
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing

 Michaela Shepard
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

 Sydney Walker
Director of Institutional Branding & Undergraduate Marketing 


Courtney Thomsen
Athletic Director

Isaac Jennings
Assistant Athletic Director, External Operations 

Sidney Hirsch
Assistant Athletic Director, Student Development

Jeff Braun
Assistant Athletic Director, Sports Information Director

Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

Jessica Richardson
Director of Center for Graduate & Professional Studies 

Eleanore Sell
Program Advisor 

Brianna Ward
Program Advisor

Jessye Torneten
Program Advisor


Jodi Benjamin
Chief Operating Officer 

Joseph Harnisch
Chief Financial Officer 

Weston Shepard

Sherry Koehler
Assistant Controller 

Amy Larsen
Student Financial Counselor/Student Billing 

Shelly Everitt
Student Financial Counselor

Rikkel Glosser
Accounts Payable/Student Billing

Financial Aid

Doug Watson
Director of Financial Aid and Express Services

Sharon Clark
Financial Aid Assistant, Center for Graduate & Professional Studies

Lisa Hughes
Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Sarah Trausch
Financial Aid Counselor

Information Technology

Shane Perrien
Chief Information Officer 

Chuck Farraj
Lead Systems Architect

David McDonald
System Administrator 

David Millar
Help Desk/Project Manager

Alan Shovan
Systems Analyst

Hiram Upchurch Jr.
Lead Systems Architect

Thomas Burke
Help Desk Technician

Student Affairs: Residence Life, Student Life

Kristina Cammarano
Vice President for Student Affairs, Chief Diversity Officer

Kris Dvorak
Director of Student and Resident Services

Lisa Kramme
Director for Campus Ministry & Spiritual Wellness

Libby Havenridge
Coordinator, Student Involvement

Kelli Slagle
Director, Counseling Services

Student Success Center

Keith Kramme
Director of Student Success Center
Student Success Advisor

Taylor Tucker
Assistant Director of Student Success Center
Student Success Advisor

McKenzie Hallstromm
Student Success Advisor

Beth Dorsey
Student Success Advisor 

Garret Thompson
Student Success Advisor

Mariel Limon
Student Success Advisor 

Kate Schwarz
Student Success Advisor

Amanda Timmerman
Student Success Advisor

*As of July 2023 - See for a complete and current listing of staff and contact information.

Board of Directors

Amber Barton
Senior Vice President Commercial Lending
Pinnacle Bank 

Steve Feye
Deloitte LLP 

Brett Griess
Former President, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Member
CSG International 

Rev. Peggy Hall
Vice President of Mission and Spiritual Care
Immanuel Communities 

Jody Horner
Midland University 

Rico Munn
Chief of Staff
Colorado State University

Mary Shannon
President & CEO
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters

Tony Urban
National Tax Consulting Leader

Tom Walker
Health Care Information Systems

Brett Richmond
Methodist Fremont Health

Mark Shepard
Fremont Public Schools