University Leadership


Becky Roloff is the president of St. Catherine University, which serves nearly 4,300 students on our beautiful St. Paul, Minnesota campus.

Senior Vice President for Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs/Co-Provost

Dianne Oliver serves as senior vice president and co-provost, ensuring quality academic programs, promoting student and faculty research, and serving as the primary liaison with administrators, faculty, students, and other constituents of the University.

Senior Vice President for Academic Operations and Student Success/Co-Provost

Denise Baird serves as senior vice president and co-provost, ensuring that the university's continuous improvement efforts support academic and operational excellence with a focus on student learning and achievement.

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 communications teams.

Jean Guezmir
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Jean Guezmir brings an innovative, collaborative approach to the continual transformation of the University’s information technology strategy.

St. Kate's CFO Tracey Gran
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Corporate Secretary

Tracey Gran oversees the University’s financial planning and analysis, investment portfolio, financial services relationships and transactions, and legal affairs. 

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Senior Vice President of Strategy, Enrollment and Growth

John Pyle oversees the areas of admission, athletics, continuing education, financial aid, institutional research, and marketing to advance the university’s strategic enrollment plan.

Steven Kenney, Jr., Senior Vice President for Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion
Senior Vice President for Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion

Steven Kenney, Jr. oversees the advancement of faculty and staff success, develops policies and procedures, and designs practices necessary to maintain a positive, supportive, and equitable working environment that attracts, develops, supports, and retains a high quality, high performing, and diverse workforce. 

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.

Bindhu Alappat, PhD
Dean, School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

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

Cindy Conley
Executive Assistant to the President

Todd Deutsch, MFA
Endowed Chair for Mission, Liberal Arts
Professor of Art/Art History

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD
Dean, Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Sciences

Irene Green
Executive Director of O'Shaughnessy

Sharon Howell, CSJ
Endowed Chair for Mission, Catholic Identity
Director of the Center for Spirituality and Social Justice

Lauran Hundshamer
Vice President of Marketing and Recruitment

Suzanne Burke Lehman, DNP, RN, PHN
Interim Dean, School of Nursing

Rachel Neiwert, PhD
Faculty Senate President-elect

Anupama Pasricha, PhD
Interim Dean, School of Business

Sarah Rand, PhD
Endowed Chair for Mission, Women's Education
Associate Professor of Business Administration

LaNita Robinson 
Associate Vice President, Financial Aid

Sarah Schnell
Interim VP for Human Resources

Eric Stacey, MA 
Director, Athletics and the Butler Center

Greg Steenson, MA
Associate Vice President, College for Adults and Graduate College

Mary Yang Thao

Pa Der Vang, PhD, MSW, LICSW
Faculty Senate President

Sarah Voigt
Director of Communications