University Leadership


Becky Roloff is the president of St. Catherine University, which serves nearly 5,000 students on campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Executive Vice President and Provost

Anita Thomas serves as executive vice president and provost, overseeing the University's three colleges, and promoting the important, student-centered initiatives of faculty and deans.

Interim Associate Provost

Lynda Szymanski serves as interim associate provost, supporting the work of academic affairs, providing institutional and historical context, and assisting new academic leaders in their transition.

Executive Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer

Beth Halloran holds primary strategic and oversight responsibility for the University's development and alumni relations, events, sponsored programs, operations and analytics, and marketing and communications teams.

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Corporate Secretary

Angela Riley oversees the University’s financial planning and analysis, investment portfolio, financial services relationships and transactions, and legal affairs. She also has oversight of information technology, public safety, facilities, procurement and auxiliary services and The O’Shaughnessy.

Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Drew Melendres brings his vast experience working with private, liberal arts institutions to oversee admission, financial aid, and student services for the University's three colleges.

Senior Vice President for Human Resources, Equity, and Inclusion

Pat Pratt-Cook leads the University's efforts in faculty recruitment and contracts, equity and inclusion initiatives, and human resources.

President's Cabinet

The purpose of the president's cabinet is to bring together the leaders across the University to engage in a healthy, current exchange of information and viewpoints on key decisions and opportunities the University faces. Under the direction of the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Accreditation, the cabinet also acts as the internal quality assurance group to assess the progress of the Strategic Plan for our HLC Assurance process.

Renée Broughten
Professor, Interprofessional Communication
President-Elect, Faculty Senate

Beth Riedel Carney '82, MA
Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations

Sharon Doherty, PhD
Endowed Chair for Mission, Women's Education
Director, Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women

Lisa Dutton, PT, PhD
Dean of Health Sciences, Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Laura Fero, PhD, MSN, RN
Dean of Nursing, Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Tracey Gran
Vice President for Finance and Controller

Jean Guezmir, MBA
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Sharon Howell, CSJ
Director, Center for Spirituality and Social Justice
Endowed Chair for Mission, Catholic Identity
Director, Myser Initiative in Catholic Identity

Mark Johnson
Vice President and Director of Public Safety, Security and Facilities

Kate Kelly, PhD
President, Faculty Senate

Cory Piper-Hauswirth
Associate Vice President, College for Women

Jennie Robinson Kloos, PhD
Assistant Dean, Institutional Research, Planning and Accreditation

Eric Stacey, MA 
Director, Athletics and Butler Center

Tarshia Stanley, PhD
Dean, School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

Toccara Stark MAOL'09, EdD
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Greg Steenson, MA
Associate Vice President, Admission and Market Development

Seth Snyder, PhD
Dean of Students

Beth Stevens
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management and Director, Financial Aid

Pa Der Vang
Associate Professor, Social Work
Endowed Chair for Mission, Liberal Arts
Director, Evaleen Neufeld Initiative in the Liberal Arts

Board of Trustees

The trustees of the St. Catherine University are selected because of their interest in the University and strong belief in its mission.

Academic Leadership

The Office of Academic Affairs is directly responsible for the University's strategic academic vision, accreditation and assessment, budgeting and finance (including faculty staffing), and academic centers.

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Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan, Setting Our Sails 2028, positions the University to be able to meet the current and future needs of our students in all three of our colleges, and the higher education marketplace.