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University Leadership

Presidential Appointment

The University of Saint Francis President is appointed by the sponsoring Congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, working closely with the USF Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

Members of the Board of Trustees work with the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration and the USF president in guiding the long-term strategies that will enable USF to successfully serve students.

With the support of the President’s Cabinet and Deans, the President acts as the executive head of the University and is responsible for the general direction of its affairs.

Board of Trustees

Ian Boyce

Mr. Ian D. Boyce
Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management

Kathryn Callen

Ms. Kathryn Callen (Retired)
Old National Bank

Steve Corona

Mr. Steve Corona
Corona Consulting, LLC

Tom Creevey

Mr. Thomas J. Creevey (Retired)
Franciscan Alliance, Inc.

Dr. Raymond Dusman

Dr. Raymond J. Dusman
Parkview Health

Richard Fox

Mr. Richard E. Fox
Barrett McNagny LLP

Jane Gerardot

Ms. Jane M. Gerardot (Retired)
Attorney, Fort Wayne, IN

Sister Jennifer Henry

Sister M. Jennifer Henry, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration

Daniel Klein

Mr. Daniel M. Klein (Retired)
Executive Dir, Habitat for Humanity NW IN

Dr. Joseph LaRosa

Dr. Joseph A. LaRosa
Franciscan Health

David Lupke

Mr. David B. Lupke
Lupke Rice Insurance & Financial Services

Sr. Angela Mellady

Sister M. Angela Mellady, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration

Sister Margaret Mary Mitchel

Sister Margaret Mary Mitchel, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration

Debra Niezer

Mrs. Debra A. Niezer
AALCO Distributing, Inc.

Bill Niezer

Mr. William G. Niezer (Retired)
USI Insurance Services

Thomas Obergfell

Mr. Thomas G. Obergfell
 Notre Dame Credit Union

Patrick Pasterick

Mr. Patrick W. Pasterick
Design Collaborative, Inc.

Richard Poinsatte

Mr. Richard A. Poinsatte
Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Sister Clare Reuille

Sister M. Clare Reuille, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration

Bishop Kevin Rhoades

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades
Diocese Fort Wayne – South Bend

Sister Maria Gemma Salyer, OSF

Sister Maria Gemma Salyer, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration

Charles Schrimper

Mr. Charles R. Schrimper (Retired)
CEO/CFO, Group Dekko

Sister Leonor Schwartz

Sister M. Leonore Schwartz, OSF
Saint Boniface Catholic School

Sister Dorothy Speckhals

Sister M. Dorothy Speckhals, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration

Esther Terry

Esther Terry
Diocese Fort Wayne – South Bend

James Vann

Mr. James Vann (Emeritus)
REA Magnet Wire Co.

Nicholas Yack

Mr. Nicholas A. Yack
Vice President, PNC Bank

Rev. Dr. Eric Albert Zimmer

Rev. Dr. Eric Albert Zimmer
University of Saint Francis

President’s Cabinet

Rich Bienz

Richard A. Bienz, B.S.
Vice President for Operations

Sr. Anita Holzmer

Sister M. Anita Holzmer, OSF, M.S.Ed., M.A.
Associate Vice President for Mission Integration

Dr. Robert Pastoor

Robert A. Pastoor, Ed.D.
Chief of Staff, Vice President for Student Affairs

Ellen Paxton

Ellen Paxton, M.A.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Lance Richey

Lance B. Richey, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Craig Teetsel

Craig M. Teetsel, MBA, CPA, CGMA
Vice President for Finance

Beth Terrell

Beth M. Terrell, MBA
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Ron Turpin

Ronald W. Turpin, J.D., CPA, CGMA
Senior Advisor to the President

Academic Leadership

Trish Bugajski

Tricia J. Vanderlee Bugajski, M.A., M.S.
Dean, College of Adult and Distance Education

Andrea Geyer

Andrea Geyer, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts, Sciences and Business

Anglea Harrell

Angela Harrell, D.HSc.
Dean, College of Health Sciences

Marsha King

Marsha King, D.N.P.
Dean, Crown Point Site