Meet the President

President's Vitae


Tulane University, Ph.D. Sociology, 1995.

Tulane University, M.A. Sociology, 1992.

Loyola University New Orleans, B.A. Sociology, Magna Cum Laude, 1986.

Professional History:

Saint Xavier University
2016 - Present

Senior Advisor for Higher Education
Bay Park Associates Inc.

Wittenberg University
2012 - 2016

Vice President for Planning

Rollins College
2011 - 2012

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Rollins College
2010 - 2011

Dean of the Faculty
Rollins College
2007 - 2010

Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
Loyola University New Orleans
2003 - 2007

Rollins College
2007 - 2012

Associate Professor
Loyola University New Orleans
2002 - 2007

Assistant Professor
Loyola University New Orleans
1996 - 2002

Loyola University New Orleans
1994 - 1996

Part-time Instructor
Loyola University New Orleans
1992 - 1994

Courses Taught: Introductory Sociology; Sociology of Gender; Senior Capstone; Applied Sociology; Issues in Public Education; Poverty in America; First-Year Seminars; Homelessness and Social Policy; and Graduate Course in Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
Selected Awards and Other Recognition:

Award Recipient: POWER 50 Recipient, Honoring Dayton’s Most Influential Female Executives in Region Driving Change, Dayton Business Journal, September 2015 and October 2014.

Panelist: “The Presidency,” Session on Women in Leadership in Higher Education, Lutheran College Annual Conference, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, July 2015.

Presenter: The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Seminar, “Aligning Institutional Mission with the Presidency,” Lilly Endowment, Atlanta, GA, February 2015.

Workshop Presenter: “Twitter for Presidents: Triumphs, Trials, Trends and Tips,” (@WittPres), The 2015 CIC President’s Institute, San Diego, CA, January 2015.

Award Recipient: Woman of Distinction Leadership Award from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, October 2014.

Interview: “The Importance of Transparency in Governance” in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 2014.

Invited Presidential Panelist: Moving the Needle Together: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership, American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network, Dayton, OH, November 2013.

Blog Posts: “Staying Focused on Students” (July 2013); “Priority One: Student Success” (March 2013); and “Creating a Sustainable Financial Future” (December 2012) Alma Mater Blog, Inside Higher Education.

Invited Faculty Member: Executive Leadership Academy (ELA): “Boards and External Constituencies,” “The First Year in Review: Transitions, Landings, Free Falls, Successes and Sundry Other Stories,” and “Accepting a Presidency: Fit, Culture, Contracts, and Life Thereafter,” Washington, D.C., June 2013.