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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)

Civic/Professional organizations: Board Member, Riverviews Artspace; Board Member, The Links Project

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

Brent E. Lewis
Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Identity, Culture & Inclusion

Oversees: Multicultural Student Services, International Student Services, Religious & Spiritual Life, PDSO/International Student Advisor

Education: B.A. in Liberal Studies, M.A. in Adult Education, Ph.D. in Leadership Studies (North Carolina A&T State University)

Previous positions/organizations: Director of Cultural Programs & Safe Zone, Fayetteville State University; Coordinator of Residence Life, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Adjunct Instructor GTCC; Adjunct Faculty, North Carolina A&T State University; Area Coordinator, North Carolina Central University

Civic/Professional Organizations: Member, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA); NASPA Region III Knowledge Community Representative for Gender and Sexuality; Consortium of LGBT Higher Education Professionals; Association of International Educators (NAFSA)

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)

Sharon Saunders
Director of Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator

Oversees: Human Resources, Payroll, and Title IX

Education: B.B.A. in Business Administration (Averett University)

Mitch Wesolowski
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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