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President's Cabinet

Dr. David T. McFaddin
President (Chief Executive Officer)

Colleen Chaney
Chief of Staff & Chief Communications Officer

Dr. Sara L. Zeigler
Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs (Chief Academic Officer)

Barry Poynter
Senior VP for Finance & Administration (Chief Financial Officer)

Dr. Tanlee Wasson
Senior VP for Student Success, Engagement & Opportunity (Chief Opportunity Officer)

Dana Fohl
University Counsel (Chief Legal Affairs Officer)

Betina Gardner
VP for University Development & Alumni Engagement (Chief Advancement Officer)

Dr. Dannie Moore
VP for Student Life and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Matt Roan
VP for Athletics (Director of Athletics)

Amy Scarborough
Chief Government, Community and Corporate Relations Officer

Dr. Ryan Wilson
Executive Director, Office of the President

President's Leadership Council

Dr. Ryan Baggett
Dean of Graduate Education & Research

Dr. Mercy Cannon
Dean of College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Dr. Daniel Czech
Dean of College of Health Sciences

John Dixon
Chief Human Resources Officer

Carrie Ernst
Executive Director, Operations & Innovations

Julie George
Dean of EKU Libraries

Dr. Gill Hunter
Interim Dean of College of Education & Applied Human Sciences

Dr. Bryan Makinen
Associate Vice President, Facilities & Safety

Dr. Tom Martin
Dean of College of Business

Dr. Tom Otieno
Dean of College of STEM

Dr. Derek Paulsen
Dean of College of Justice, Safety, & Military Science

Kelly Walker
Interim Internal Auditor

Jeff Whitaker
Chief Information Officer

John Williamson
Superintendent and Dean of K-12, Model Laboratory Schools

President’s Inclusive Excellence Advisory Council 

Dr. Abbey Poffenberger


Betina Gardner
Vice President, Development & Alumni Engagement

Ron Jackson
Director, Center for Inclusive Excellence & Global Engagement

Dr. Ida Kumoji-Ankrah
Executive Director/Professor, Art & Design

Dr. Dannie Moore
VP for Student Life and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Dr. Tom Otieno
Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Dr. Socorro Zaragoza
Associate Professor, Languages, Cultures & Humanities
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