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Liberty University Executive Leadership

President Dondi Costin
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dondi E. Costin, Ph.D.President

Chancellor Jonathan Falwell
Rev. Jonathan FalwellChancellor

President Emeritus Jerry Prevo
Jerry Prevo  |  President Emeritus

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Dr. Scott Hicks

Dr. Scott Hicks

Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Scott Hicks, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
The Provost and Chief Academic Officer is the administrative advocate for Liberty University’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The Provost and Chief Academic Officer is responsible for developing organizational structures, administering the academic budget, and appointing personnel to manage and execute the functions of all educational programs. The development and implementation of processes that assess the purposes, effectiveness, and quality of all current and proposed academic programs fall under his leadership. Additionally, the Provost and Chief Academic Officer manages the establishment of all creative and interdisciplinary academic programs offered through the university’s residential and online venues, as well as oversees the appointment and evaluation of faculty members and academic administration necessary for the maintenance of those programs. The Information Technology, Major Construction, and Facilities & Transportation divisions also report to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer.
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Dr. Mark Hine

Dr. Mark Hine

Executive Vice President of Student Affairs

The Executive Vice President for Student Affairs serves as chief student affairs officer for the University by providing leadership for all student affairs programs including supervision of: Student Life, Community Life, Health and Wellness, Assessment, Student Government, Auxiliary Services, Campus Recreation and Logistics, the division of LU ONE, and the Office of Security and Public Safety (which includes Access Control, Environmental Health and Safety, LU Police Department, and Emergency Communications).
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Dr. Ron Kennedy

Dr. Ron Kennedy

Executive Vice President of Enrollment Management & Marketing

The Executive Vice President of Enrollment Management & Marketing provides vision and leadership in the development, implementation, and achievement of strategic recruitment, retention, and graduation goals of the university. Driving unity in philosophy, mission, and objectives across both online and residential enrollment, he directs recruitment and marketing strategies, enrollment projections, budgets, and policies and procedures, as well as provides guidance for related academic and support departments. Responsible for the administration and operation of both sales (lead generation/development) and overall university branding, the Executive Vice President works to meet aggressive enrollment and retention goals, overseeing the day-to-day operations that support growth and add to the bottom line of the university. With a focus on strategic planning and goal-setting, the Executive Vice President contributes to university advancement by promoting brand and influence, monitoring and measuring enrollment progress, and adjusting processes accordingly to maintain optimal levels of both. This includes reviewing and evaluating program activities, allocating resources for greater program effectiveness and efficiency, and developing organizational and administrative policies and program objectives for consideration by the president. Additionally, the Executive Vice President oversees the financial management of all enrollment and marketing functions.
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Ian McCaw

Ian McCaw

Vice President and Director of Athletics

The Director of Athletics reports to the president and oversees Liberty’s intercollegiate athletics programs which compete at the NCAA Division I level. The athletics director oversees the athletics, academic, spiritual, and social development of the University’s student-athletes. In addition, this position is responsible for the department’s administrative functions including development, marketing, fan experience and promotions, broadcast services, corporate and ticket sales, compliance, academic services, finance, personnel, communications, facilities and operations, sports medicine, nutrition, and strength and conditioning.
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Brian Mentzer

Brian Mentzer

Executive Vice President of Development

The Executive Vice President of Development leads the Alumni Engagement, Development, Development Engagement, Donor Relations and Stewardship, Flames Club, and Planned Giving areas of the University. This position directs activities related to the planning, execution, oversight, and evaluation of fund raising, annual giving, alumni engagement, and donor relations in support of the operational and strategic direction of the University.
Dr. Robert Ritz

Dr. Robert Ritz

Chief Financial Officer
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Dr. Robert Ritz

Dr. Robert Ritz

Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer serves as the Treasurer and is responsible for the financial operations of the university. This includes advising executives on financial matters and overseeing the collection, receipt, disbursement, and reporting of all investment and non-investment funds. The Chief Financial Officer ensures that policy development, risk management, and operations in Finance, Business Administration, Real Estate Management and Student Financial Services provide value to and align with the long-term strategic direction of the university.
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Kristin Conrad

Kristin Conrad

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications

The Senior Vice President of Marketing monitors all internal and external university communications. Responsible for setting and reaching strategic marketing goals, the Senior Vice President of Marketing oversees all areas related to advertising and promotion, including the development of high-quality print and online materials, video production, and ad placement. Additionally, she liaises with special guests, coordinating their participation in prominent functions related to the Liberty University Board of Trustees and Commencement.
David M. Corry

David M. Corry

General Counsel
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David M. Corry

David M. Corry

General Counsel

The General Counsel reports to the president and is the chief legal officer of Liberty in charge of all legal matters pertaining to the university and its subsidiaries. The General Counsel has primary responsibility for overseeing all legal matters across a broad range of legal disciplines and geographic boundaries, including corporate law, securities compliance, transactional documents, licensing agreements, intellectual property, litigation, strategic initiatives, employment law, contract management, privacy, construction, international law, administrative law, regulatory compliance, and other legal matters as needed. The General Counsel represents the university in all legal matters and advises the university, its committees, its officers, and the president on legal matters as required. The General Counsel directs and oversees the provision of all legal services to the university.
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Dan Deter

Dan Deter

Senior Vice President of Major Construction

The Senior Vice President of Major Construction reports to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of the University to execute all major construction projects related to the campus master plan as they progress from design through completion of construction and final occupancy. Duties include internal resource scheduling, management, and supervision of all construction budgets, and coordinating construction activities with other departments and outside agencies as well as full coordination of all design disciplines.
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Steve Foster

Steve Foster

Executive Vice President of Human Resources

The Executive Vice President of Human Resources provides strategic direction and tactical support for institution-wide human capital management. This position also oversees the delivery of HR policies, programs, benefits, and services for approximately 10,000+ full- and part-time faculty and staff. The Executive Vice President of Human Resources works collaboratively across campus to integrate high-quality human resources services throughout all facets of the university – making Liberty University an "Employer of Choice."
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Cindy Gaebe

Cindy Gaebe

Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Investment Officer

The Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Investment Officer reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible over investment matters including investment services and reporting on receipts and disbursements of all investments and activities for the University. This includes being the primary contact for outside investment firms, as well as private and institutional financing, and leading the Accounting, Internal Audit, Investments, Financial Analytics, and Tax departments.
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John Gauger

John Gauger

Chief Information Officer and Executive VP of Analytics

The chief information officer (CIO) is responsible for selecting and supporting all administrative and academic information technology (IT) system operations, data centers, process automation, data queries and report writing, help desks, communication networks (voice and data), software development, user interface optimization, and IT security, as well as setting technology standards, policy, and compliance. In addition to these responsibilities, the CIO coordinates the alignment of IT strategy with business objectives by evaluating the overall information technology operations and project portfolio through business metrics. The chief information officer also oversees the reduction of technology costs across the entire university by increasing system utilization, ensuring that each student’s IT experience is streamlined and consistent.
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Ashley Reich

Ashley Reich

Senior Vice President of University Compliance

Under direction by the President, the Senior Vice President of University Compliance works closely with Finance, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Athletics, the Office of Legal Affairs, Internal Audit, Risk Management and other stakeholder Liberty University divisions and subsidiaries to oversee Liberty University's overall compliance efforts, including the Clery Act, Campus Security and Safety reporting, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as well as other laws and rules relating to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gender and interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and related policy violations (collectively referred to below as "gender harassment") on campus (e.g., Violence Against Women Act and the Clery Act) as well as compliance under the Liberty University Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy. Additionally, the Senior Vice President is responsible for providing strategic guidance related to compliance efforts as supported by the University Strategic Plan. The Senior Vice President of University Compliance fosters a safe and supportive environment for the campus and surrounding applicable areas that is conducive to the academic pursuit and healthy personal development of all persons.
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Charles Spence

Charles Spence

Senior Vice President of Campus Facilities & Transportation

The Senior Vice President of Campus Facilities & Transportation provides oversight and management for all facilities operations including Custodial Services, Grounds Maintenance, Building Maintenance, Transportation/Equipment Services, and Environmental Safety.  He leads the Facilities Division in executing strategic planning for individual projects as well as for the facilities operations for the entire campus. Through cooperation with the end user, department leadership, engineers, architects, and contractors, the Senior Vice President ensures that every university facility meets the appropriate building codes, addresses the needs of the end users, and falls within the established budget.
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Louis Cambeletta

Louis Cambeletta

Vice President of Auxiliary Services

The Vice President of Auxiliary Services reports to the Executive Vice President of Student Affairs to oversee all aspects of Dining, Vending, and the Fairfield Hotel, at the University. This includes: Resident Dining, Catering, Flames Cash Program, Concessions, Athletic Training Table, Beverage pouring rights agreement, Snack, Beverage, and Laundry Vending, and the Fairfield Hotel Operations.
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Glenn Clary

Glenn Clary

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances

The Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances reports to the Executive Vice President of Development to identify, facilitate, and execute partnerships with individuals and organizations to advance the mission, strategic plan, and spiritual focus of Liberty University by developing partnerships that produce financial and strategic results for the University.
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Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper

Vice President of Student Financial Services

The Vice President of Student Financial Services (SFS) is responsible for the operations of the university in the Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Military Affairs divisions. This includes the administration of all federal, state, and institutional financial aid. Responsibilities include assisting students and families with the financial aid and financial check-in processes and maintaining all Title IV and other compliance standards required for the proper administration of financial aid funds.
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Greg Dowell

Greg Dowell

Vice President of LU ONE

The Vice President of LU ONE is responsible for leading the development and implementation of proactive equity and inclusion initiatives, which support the University’s desire to have culturally and ethnically diverse students, faculty, staff, and leadership, free from all unbiblical and unlawful discrimination. He has oversight over the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion.
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Kirk Handy

Kirk Handy

Vice President & Athletic Director, Club Sports

The Vice President & Athletic Director of Club Sports is responsible for LaHaye Ice Center, Liberty University Mountain Snowflex Center, Liberty University Equestrian Center and the Club Sports athletic programs. He works closely with university administration to ensure that the program accurately represents the mission and goals of Liberty University.
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Ryan Helfenbein

Ryan Helfenbein

Vice President of Communications and Public Engagement

The Vice President of Communications and Public Engagement is primarily responsible for Liberty University's communications strategy and public relations for both internal and external media. This includes providing counsel and assistance to executive leadership, and academic administration on all matters of university communication, media relations, and public affairs while leading the Liberty news office as the primary media liaison and university spokesperson. The Vice President of Communications and Public Engagement also oversees programming and content for the Liberty Champion.
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Dr. Chris Misiano

Dr. Chris Misiano

Vice President of Campus Recreation and Logistics

The Vice President of Campus Recreation and Logistics is responsible for the overall vision, strategy, and operations of the divisions of Campus Recreation, Campus Logistics, and other associated departments. This division is comprised of several departments, including Student Activities, Campus Recreation, University Events Office, Event Support and Material Movement, Postal Services, Warehouse Services, Print and Mailing Services as well as the various facilities they oversee.
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Craig Pettitt

Craig Pettitt

Vice President of Real Estate Management

The Vice President of Real Estate reports to the Chief Financial Officer in managing all off-campus (non-academic/staff) real estate. Duties include asset management (leasing, budgeting, and operations) for all income producing properties as well as developing a master plan for all other off campus real estate. In addition, this position is the lead in the management of River Ridge Mall.
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Joshua Rutledge

Joshua Rutledge

Vice President of Spiritual Development

The Vice President of Spiritual Development is responsible for the management and oversight of the co-curricular departments: LU Send, LU Serve, LU Stages, LU Shepherd, Worship Collective, and Online Engagement. This individual meets regularly and works with the executive directors of these teams to ensure the operations of their respective departments are in alignment with the vision of Spiritual Development, and ultimately, Liberty University. This person works closely with the Chancellor to advance Liberty’s mission, by expanding and strengthening the theological foundation of the student body and its leaders, through all co-curricular spiritual life, and particularly, in large-scale gatherings such as Convocation, Campus Community, and mission/outreach opportunities.
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Scott Spear

Scott Spear

Vice President of Finance and Administration

The Vice President of Finance and Administration reports to the Chief Financial Officer to identify and execute opportunities for growth, improved productivity, and organizational effectiveness. In addition, the vice president oversees the university's offices of Budget and Financial Planning and the Strategic Analysis Team. The vice president also represents LU to major stakeholders including related entities and subsidiaries.
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Marcus Tinsley

Marcus Tinsley

Vice President of Security & Public Safety

The Vice President of Security & Public Safety reports to the Executive Vice President of Student Affairs and oversees all matters involving the safety and security of the LU Community, its affiliates, and visitors. This position is responsible for Access Control, Environmental Health & Safety, Emergency Management & Community Engagement, and the Liberty University Police Department. Additionally, this position partners with every area within university leadership to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federally mandated safety compliance laws, rules, and guidelines. This position works closely with the Office of Equity and Compliance as well as builds and directs broader partnerships with local government entities and law enforcement agencies to ensure the safest and most secure environment possible for the LU Community.
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Adam Wittcop

Adam Wittcop

Vice President of Software Development and Engineering

The Vice President of Software Development and Engineering will direct, plan, and ensure that the efforts of Systems Operations, Software Development, and Security align and further the mission of Liberty University. Collaborating with other stakeholders, the Vice President will clearly communicate the department's efforts to support and further the university's goals across individual departments. Additional responsibilities include assisting with maintaining the department budget, supporting the continuation of staff education, and fostering innovative solutions for customers needs.
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Josh Zealand

Josh Zealand

Vice President of Information Services and Analytics

The Vice President of Information Services and Analytics is generally responsible for directing the planning and support of information systems and will provide focused, business-minded IT leadership, emphasizing IT's measurable contribution to business success and business metrics. The vice president will lead technology planning by collaborating with university leadership on implementing best practices and ensuring objectives are achieved while emphasizing re-use of technology and fiscal responsibility in budget impact.
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