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Wittenberg University

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Vice President for Business and Finance
Ms. Ann Sherman has accepted the position of Vice President for Business and Finance at California State University, Chico. Ms. Sherman comes to CSU, Chico from San Francisco State University, where she has served as the senior associate vice president for Human Resources, and also as interim vice president of Administration and Finance and chief financial officer. She began her position in 2014, providing leadership, strategic guidance and management oversight for all Administration and Finance activities.
Ms. Ann Sherman
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President
Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, CM, was appointed as President of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. Fr. Holtschneider has been serving as executive vice president and chief operations officer for Ascension, the “world’s largest” Catholic health system, since 2017; and was president of DePaul University in Chicago from 2004 to 2017. He has served on the boards of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, and ACCU, which he chaired from 2010 to 2012.
Rev. Dennis Holtschneider
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President
Dr. Joel Martin has been appointed as the next president of Wagner College. Dr. Martin comes to Wagner with a distinguished record of teaching, service, and leadership at colleges and universities large and small. He has served since 2014 as provost and dean of the faculty at Franklin and Marshall College.
Dr. Joel Martin
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Recent Placements

Dean of the College of Fine Arts
Dr. Curt Scheib, a 1977 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to serve as Dean of the College of Fine Arts. Dr. Scheib is currently dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Seton Hill University where he led the development, planning, and construction of the Seton Hill Arts Center.
Dr. Curt Scheib
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Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Titi Ufomata was appointed as the next Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of Saint Mary’s College (IN). Dr. Ufomata previously served as the provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges as well as special advisor to the president and board of trustees.
Dr. Titi Ufomata
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Recent Placements

Provost and Senior Vice President
Dr. Deena J. González was appointed as the next Provost and Senior Vice President of Gonzaga University. Dr. González comes to Gonzaga from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she served in several academic and administrative roles. From 2001-2009, she served as chair of the Department of Chicana/o Studies and led it through its first formal review and accreditation. Following an ACE Fellowship, she was appointed Director of Faculty Development (2011-2018) and Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs (2012-2018).
Dr. Deena J. González
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Recent Placements

Dean of Undergraduate Business
Dr. Faye Gilbert has been appointed Dean of Undergraduate Business of the University of Maine. Dr. Gilbert is currently the dean of the College of Business and Economic Development and a professor of marketing at the University of Southern Mississippi.  Gilbert has been a dean at the University of Southern Mississippi since 2013. She also served as business dean at Radford University and at Georgia College.
Dr. Faye Gilbert
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Recent Placements

Vice President for Administration and Finance
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities has appointed Jean Cibuzar as Vice President for Administration and Finance. Dr. Cibuzar’s experience includes 11 years as the Executive Director of Finance at Gallaudet University where she was responsible for accounting and financial reporting.
Dr. Jean Cibuzar
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Recent Placements

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Dr. Mark Willhardt has been appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty of Monmouth College. Dr. Willhardt, who has been an English professor at the College since 2000 and has served as interim dean since June. He played an essential part in the development and implementation of Monmouth’s new majors in data science, engineering and neuroscience, and the Center for Social and Civic Change.
Dr. Mark Willhardt
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Recent Placements

Provost
Dr. Michelle Mattson has been selected as the new Provost of Wittenberg University. She currently serves as associate vice president of academic affairs for institutional effectiveness at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Michelle Mattson
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Recent Placements

Vice President for Business and Finance
Ms. Ann Sherman has accepted the position of Vice President for Business and Finance at California State University, Chico. Ms. Sherman comes to CSU, Chico from San Francisco State University, where she has served as the senior associate vice president for Human Resources, and also as interim vice president of Administration and Finance and chief financial officer. She began her position in 2014, providing leadership, strategic guidance and management oversight for all Administration and Finance activities.
Ms. Ann Sherman
President
Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, CM, was appointed as President of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. Fr. Holtschneider has been serving as executive vice president and chief operations officer for Ascension, the “world’s largest” Catholic health system, since 2017; and was president of DePaul University in Chicago from 2004 to 2017. He has served on the boards of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, and ACCU, which he chaired from 2010 to 2012.
Rev. Dennis Holtschneider
President
Dr. Joel Martin has been appointed as the next president of Wagner College. Dr. Martin comes to Wagner with a distinguished record of teaching, service, and leadership at colleges and universities large and small. He has served since 2014 as provost and dean of the faculty at Franklin and Marshall College.
Dr. Joel Martin
Dean of the College of Fine Arts
Dr. Curt Scheib, a 1977 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to serve as Dean of the College of Fine Arts. Dr. Scheib is currently dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Seton Hill University where he led the development, planning, and construction of the Seton Hill Arts Center.
Dr. Curt Scheib
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Titi Ufomata was appointed as the next Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of Saint Mary’s College (IN). Dr. Ufomata previously served as the provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges as well as special advisor to the president and board of trustees.
Dr. Titi Ufomata
Provost and Senior Vice President
Dr. Deena J. González was appointed as the next Provost and Senior Vice President of Gonzaga University. Dr. González comes to Gonzaga from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she served in several academic and administrative roles. From 2001-2009, she served as chair of the Department of Chicana/o Studies and led it through its first formal review and accreditation. Following an ACE Fellowship, she was appointed Director of Faculty Development (2011-2018) and Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs (2012-2018).
Dr. Deena J. González
Dean of Undergraduate Business
Dr. Faye Gilbert has been appointed Dean of Undergraduate Business of the University of Maine. Dr. Gilbert is currently the dean of the College of Business and Economic Development and a professor of marketing at the University of Southern Mississippi.  Gilbert has been a dean at the University of Southern Mississippi since 2013. She also served as business dean at Radford University and at Georgia College.
Dr. Faye Gilbert
Vice President for Administration and Finance
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities has appointed Jean Cibuzar as Vice President for Administration and Finance. Dr. Cibuzar’s experience includes 11 years as the Executive Director of Finance at Gallaudet University where she was responsible for accounting and financial reporting.
Dr. Jean Cibuzar
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Dr. Mark Willhardt has been appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty of Monmouth College. Dr. Willhardt, who has been an English professor at the College since 2000 and has served as interim dean since June. He played an essential part in the development and implementation of Monmouth’s new majors in data science, engineering and neuroscience, and the Center for Social and Civic Change.
Dr. Mark Willhardt
Provost
Dr. Michelle Mattson has been selected as the new Provost of Wittenberg University. She currently serves as associate vice president of academic affairs for institutional effectiveness at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Michelle Mattson

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