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.

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 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.

Denise Baird, PhD
Assistant Provost of Accreditation and Academic Accountability

Renée Broughten, PhD
Professor, Interprofessional Communication
President, 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
Director, Otte Initiative in Women's Education

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

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

Cory Piper-Hauswirth
Associate Vice President, College for Women

Seth Snyder, PhD
Dean of Students

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

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

Lynda Szymanski, PhD
Associate Provost

May Thao-Schuck
Teresa Rolling Radzinski Vice President of Career and Professional Development

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

Benson K. Whitney, JD
Dean, School of Business