Faculty/staff leadership


President's Cabinet

President Jane Wood
Interim vice president and dean of academic affairs Lamar Nisly
Vice president for student life, dean of students Julie DeGraw
Vice president for institutional advancement Hans Houshower
Vice president of fiscal affairs Kevin Nickel
Interim vice president for enrollment management Robin Bowlus
Athletic director Phill Talavinia

members of the Divisional Council

 Natural and applied sciences  Angie Montel
 Education  Gayle Trollinger
 Communication and fine arts  Marathana Prothro
 Social and behavioral sciences  Deanna Barthlow-Potkanowicz
 Business studies  Jonathan Andreas
 Humanities  Perry Bush
 Health, fitness and sport science  Steve Yarnell

Academic Department Chairs

 Art, communication and theatre  Melissa Friesen
 Business  George Lehman
 Education  Gayle Trollinger
 English and language  Cindy Bandish
 Health, fitness and sports science  Tami Forbes
 Health sciences  Deb Myers
 History and religion  Alex Sider
 Library  Mary Jean Johnson
 Mathematical and natural sciences  Steve Harnish
 Music  Crystal Sellers Battle
 Social sciences and social work  Matt Friesen

Academic Program Directors

 Graduate programs in education  Amy Mullins
 Graduate programs in business  Melissa Green
 Organizational management program  Randy Keeler
 Assessment  Alex Sider
 Bluffton University Research Center (BURC)  Jeff Gundy
 Global education  Paul Neufeld Weaver
 Honors program  Martina Cucchiara
 Institutional research  Darryl Nester
 Nursing  Sherri Winegardner
 Social work  Walt Paquin
 Speech, language pathology and audiology  Christina Bender
 The Writing Center  Cindy Bandish
 MBA Collaborative  George Lehman
 Dietetics program  Deb Myers

Academic coordinators

Art  Phil Sugden
Biology  Angie Montel
Business undergraduate  Gary Schiefer
Chemistry  Charles Daws
Dietetic internship  Jennifer Little
Forum  Gerald Mast
Online learning  Sara Cecire

Staff Directors

Director of admissions Erin Burkholder
Director of alumni relations and annual giving Julia Szabo
Director of buildings and grounds Mustaq Ahmed
Controller Dave Bruns
Acting director of financial aid Lawrence Matthews
Director of information technology Deb Turner
Director of human resources Scott Sharik
Director of libraries Mary Jean Johnson
Director of University Events Complex; Conferences Mark Bourassa
Associate academic dean Randy Keeler

You may also visit our student and faculty/staff directories to search for persons on campus by name.