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Senior Leadership

Bradley W. Bateman
President

Bradley W. BatemanEducation: B.A. in economics (Alma College), M.A. in economics, Ph.D in economics (University of Kentucky)

Previous positions/organizations: Provost and Executive Vice President (Denison University), Associate Dean of the College; Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics; Acting Director, Center for Prairie Studies; Acting Director, Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights (Grinnell College), Assistant Professor of Economics (Simmons College)

Bio and Curriculum Vitae
Announcement of Bradley Bateman as President of Randolph College…

Wesley “Wes” Fugate
Vice President and Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Wes FugateOversees: Office of the President, community relations, public relations, media relations, publications, website and electronic communications, special events and also serves as strategic advisor to the president and secretary of the Board of Trustees.

Education: B.A. in Dramatic Arts and Economics (Centre College), M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis in Institutional Advancement (Peabody College at Vanderbilt University), Ph.D. (Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia)

Previous positions/organizations: Director of Program Advancement and Assistant to the Dean (KY Governor’s Scholars Program), Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning and Education Policy (Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky) Advisor to the Interfraternity Council (University of Georgia).

Civic/Professional organizations: Board Member, Lynchburg Beacon of Hope; Legislative Affairs Committee Chair, Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce; Chief Learning Officer, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity; Member-at-large, Jenny Wiley Theatre Board of Trustees

Heather Ayers Garnett ’86
Director of Alumnae and Alumni

Heather GarnettOversees: Office of Alumnae and Alumni, including alumnae and alumni events and communications; works with the Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association to engage alumnae and alumni with the College and one another.

Education: B.A. in Economics (Randolph-Macon Woman’s College), M.A. in Educational Leadership (Lynchburg College)

Previous positions/organizations: Associate Alumnae Director (R-MWC), Assistant Alumnae Director (R-MWC), Summer Programs Director (R-MWC), Meriwether Godsey (Lynchburg, VA)

Civic/Professional organizations: Junior League, PTA, School Volunteer Coordinator Lynchburg City Schools, Naples Group Alumni Relations, VACUAD

Carl A. Girelli
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Carl GirelliOversees: All areas of the academic program

Education: B.A. in Portuguese, M.A. in Linguistics, Ph.D. in Linguistics (University of Connecticut)

Previous positions/organizations: Associate Provost, Professor of English, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC

Civic/Professional organizations: Modern Language Association

 

John F. Keener
Director of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment

John KeenerOversees: Tracking internal data; reporting data to external state, federal and other agencies; analyzing data for areas of improvement; all goal-setting operations; process whereby goals are assessed; compliance activities and reports.

Education: B.A. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); M.A.( University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Ph.D. (University of Kentucky)

Previous positions/organizations: Professor of English, chair, Division of Humanities, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty; Dean of Planning, Research & Records and Registrar; Associate Provost for IR, Planning and Effectiveness; Vice President for Enrollment Management (Lees-McRae College).

Civic/Professional Organizations: Member, Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS); Registry, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC); Volunteer, Endstation Theatre Company

James Manaro
Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer

Oversees: Business Office, Information Technology, Buildings and Grounds, Nursery School, ARAMARK (Dining Services), Campus Store, and liaison to several Board Committees.

Education: B.A., M.A. in Public Policy and Administration (Stat University of New York at Stony Brook)

Previous positions/organizations: Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration (Washington College), Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration (Clarkson University), Vice President for Finance and Treasurer (Muhlenberg College), Vice President for Institutional and Public Finance (Student Loan Marketing Association – “Sallie Mae”), Assistant to the Vice President for Finance (Yale University), Financial Manager (City of San Francisco), Associate Deputy Administrator (Environmental Protection Agency), and Budget Analyst (Congressional Budget Office).

 

Jan Meriwether
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Jan MeriwetherOversees: Institutional advancement and development areas including major gifts, planned gifts, the Annual Fund, development services, and donor relations

Education: B.S. in Organizational Management and Development (Bluefield College)

Previous positions/organizations: Vice President for Institutional Advancement (Virginia Union University), Director of Development (University of Richmond), Director of Donor Relations (University of Virginia)

 

Michael J. Quinn
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Mike QuinnOversees: admissions and enrollment operations including recruitment and retention and student financial services

Education: B.A. in English (State University of New York College at Buffalo), M.A. in English, (Binghamton University)

Previous positions/organizations:
Assistant Vice President for College Relations, and Vice President for Constituent Relations (Randolph College). Vice President for Development and Communications (Daniel Webster College). Vice President for Communications and Development (Granite State Independent Living), Vice President for Development and Communications (Heritage United Way in Manchester).

Civic/Professional organizations:
Friends of the Lynchburg Public Library Director, United Way of Central Virginia agency assessment team chair, and member of the community impact committee.

Matha Thornton
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Matha ThorntonOversees: Student affairs, including counseling services, the Health Center, international student services, multicultural services, residence life, and student activities.

Education: Ph.D. in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs and minors in Women’s Studies and Quantitative Research (The University of Virginia)
M.S. in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs and minor in Women’s Studies
(The Florida State University)
B.A. in Political Science and Industrial Relations (The University of North Carolina)

Previous positions/organizations: Associate Dean of Student Life (St. Lawrence University), Director of Student Housing (Haverford College), Director of Housing/Coordinator of First Year Residential Programs (College of Wooster),
Area Coordinator (University of Virginia), Area Coordinator (UNC Chapel Hill)

Civic/Professional organizations: 
NASPA, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

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