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Governance

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY

University Administration

The Board of Trustees and the administrators of Capella University are committed to excellence in all aspects of the institution. Along with an enthusiasm for working with adult learners, Capella’s leaders bring many years of experience to designing and delivering higher education programs.

Richard Senese, PhD, LP

President

Constance St. Germain, EdD, JD

Provost

Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

Charlyn Hilliman, PhD, MPA

Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President

Academic Enrichment and Learner Support

Seth Lockner, BA

VP, HR Consulting

Todd Sorensen, JD

General Counsel

Mike Wickard, MBA

VP, Finance

Barbara Butts Williams, PhD

Executive Dean

Social Responsibility & Community Engagement

Dean Emerita

School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration

J. Heather Welzant, PhD

Dean

School of Public Service and Education

Melissa McIntyre, PhD

Associate Dean

School of Public Service and Education

Josh Stanley, EdD

Dean

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Jody Neuman-Aamlie, PhD, LP

Assistant Dean

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Irene Nicolet PhD, NCSP, LSSP

Assistant Dean

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Jennifer Straub, PhD

Dean

School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration

Cheryl Boncuore, PhD

Associate Dean

School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration

Lisa Kreeger, PdD, RN

Dean

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Constance Hall, EdD, RN

Interim Associate Dean

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Melissa Weaver, MA

Associate Dean

Division of Arts and Sciences

Ying Iverson, PhD

Assistant Provost

Vice President Academic and Faculty Affairs

Curtis Brant, PhD

Dean

Research and Scholarship

Kelly Brooks, MPA

Registrar

Tom Sonnek, MFA

Director

University Operations & Analysis

Capella University Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees provides oversight and guidance regarding Capella University’s policies and programs.

Mark Brown, MBA

Adrian Butler, DM

Diane Dayson, PhD

Eric Jolly, PhD (Board Chair)

Christopher King, PhD (Vice Chair)

Rochelle Petermann, MS, LPC

Diana Rodriguez, MBA

Richard Senese, PhD, LP

Steven Snyder, PhD

Dwaun Warmack, EdD

Harry Williams, PhD

Todd Sorensen, JD (Board Secretary)

STRATEGIC EDUCATION, INC.

Executive Management

Robert S. Silberman

Executive Chairman

Karl McDonnell

President and Chief Executive Officer

Daniel W. Jackson

Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer

Lizette B. Herraiz, Esq.

General Counsel

Christa Hokenson

Chief Diversity Officer 

Chief Human Resources Officer

Andrew Watt

President, U.S. Higher Education

Strategic Education Inc. Board of Trustees

Charlotte F. Beason, EdD

Rita D. Brogley

John T. Casteen, III, PhD

Nate Fick

J. Kevin Gilligan (Vice Chairman)

Robert R. Grusky

Jerry L. Johnson

Karl McDonnell

Michael A, McRobbie, PhD

Robert S. Silberman (Executive Chairman)

William Slocum

G. Thomas Waite, III