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Senior Leadership

Bradley W. Bateman

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)

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Steve Willis
Special Assistant to the President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Steve Willis
Oversees: Office of the President, and serves as strategic advisor to the President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Education: B.A. in English/Dramatic Arts & Speech (Averett University), M.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting/Directing (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Previous positions/organizations: Dean of Arts & Sciences; Associate Professor of Theatre & Speech; Interim Provost & Vice-President for Academic Affairs (Bennett College), Executive Director (High Point Theatre & Exhibition Center)

Travis G. Carter
Dean of Admission

Travis CarterOversees: Admission and Financial Aid

Education: B.B.A. Business Administration (Roanoke College)

Previous positions/organizations: Associate Director of Admissions for Freshman Recruitment, Radford University; Assistant Director of Admissions, Roanoke College

Civic/Professional organizations: Treasurer, Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Counselors (VACRAO); Member, National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Carl A. Girelli
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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

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

Chris Lemasters
Dean of Students

Chris LeMasters, Dean of StudentsOversees: Student affairs, including counseling services, the Health Center, international student services, multicultural services, residence life,  student activities, safety and security, athletics, leadership, service, orientation, commuter student services, student conduct, and religious life.

Education: B.A. in psychology (Alfred University), M.A. in student affairs in higher education (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Previous positions/organizations: Director of Residence Life, Title IX/Equity and Inclusion Officer, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown; Director of Residence Life, Randolph College.

Farah Marks
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Farah MarksOversees: Institutional advancement, development, and alumni relations including major gifts, planned gifts, the Annual Fund, advancement services, corporate and foundation relations, donor relations, reunions and homecoming, alumni chapter events, and prospect research.

Education: B.S. Business Administration, Mary Washington College

Previous positions/organizations: Randolph College: Director of Development, Director of Advancement Services, Assistant Director of Donor Relations, Stewardship Coordinator, Assistant Director of Operations (Admissions)

Civic/Professional organizations: President of the Board, Forte Chamber Music; Board Member, Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestra; Parent’s Council, Hampden-Sydney College; Board Member, Endstation Theatre Company; Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Mitch Wesolowski
Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer

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

Education: B.A. Finance, Michigan State University; M.B.A.  Finance, Western Michigan University

Previous positions/organizations: Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer, Lynchburg College; Interim Chief Financial Officer, Sweet Briar College; Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, Randolph College; Executive Vice President, Nazareth College.

Civic/Professional organizations: National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO).

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