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Liberty University Executive Leadership

About President Jerry Prevo

Jerry Prevo  |  President

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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.
Shawn D. Akers

Shawn D. Akers

Online Provost
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Shawn D. Akers

Shawn D. Akers

Online Provost

Shawn D. Akers, M.A., J.D.
The Online Provost reports to the President and has the authority to effect changes in the online programs in order to ensure compliance as Liberty continues to enhance its level of academic excellence. The Online Provost is responsible for viewing and recommending organizational structures and appointing personnel to manage and execute the functions of academic programs as it relates to Liberty University Online. The Online Provost assesses the purposes, effectiveness, and quality of current and proposed academic programs, policies and procedures, and organizational structures offered through the online mode of delivery. The Online Provost oversees the appointment and evaluation of faculty members and academic leadership within all colleges/schools, departments, and programs that affect online instruction. The Online Provost engages the University Registrar on issues, policies, and decisions being deliberated upon as they relate to Liberty University Online. The Online Provost engages the Faculty Curriculum Council (FCC), Faculty Senate, all Faculty Senate Organizational Committees, Graduate Senate, and Graduate Curriculum Council and reviews and endorses all curricula related to Liberty University Online. The Online Provost engages all co-curricular divisions and academic schools/units as it relates to the Liberty University Online. The Online Provost reviews requests related to budget, hiring, program creation, and operations within those units as it relates to Liberty University Online.
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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Glenn Clary

Glenn Clary

Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances

The Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances works directly with the President, or the President’s designee, to identify, facilitate, and execute partnerships with individuals and organizations to advance the mission, strategic plan, and spiritual focus of Liberty University. As a Senior Administrative Officer, the Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances coordinates with the President’s administrative team to ensure close alignment of existing and emerging partnerships with the ongoing operations of academic units, support services, and business offices. The Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances is accountable for the quality of partnerships and execution of strategic outcomes.
Jonathan Falwell

Jonathan Falwell

Campus Pastor
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Jonathan Falwell

Jonathan Falwell

Campus Pastor

The Campus Pastor serves as the chief architect of spiritual formation in both gathering and scattering strategies for making Christ known in and through Liberty University. As the university’s campus pastor, he steers the disciple-making process of seeing students come to Christ, grow in Christ, and go to the ends of the earth for Christ. The Campus Pastor oversees several teams that advance the university’s mission. These include LU Send, LU Serve, LU Stages, LU Shepherd, Worship Collective, and Online Engagement.
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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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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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Ron Kennedy

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

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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Shon Muldrow

Shon Muldrow

Executive Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

The Executive Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity reports directly to the President and is Liberty’s Chief Diversity Officer in charge of all diversity related University efforts. This position is responsible for establishing inclusive institutional objectives and programming in the areas of community engagement, training, development, recruitment, retention and accommodation. The Executive Vice President advises the Office of the President on all matters of equity and diversity. This fosters a campus environment free from both unbiblical and unlawful discrimination.
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Robert Ritz

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, and Student Financial Services provide value to and align with the long-term strategic direction of the university. The Chief Financial Officer also oversees the Government Relations, University Operations, Development, and Alumni divisions.
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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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Dr. Mark Hine

Dr. Mark Hine

Senior Vice President of Student Affairs

The Senior Vice President of Student Affairs oversees the following offices: Dean of Students, Director for Resident Life, Director for the Office of Student Affairs Assessment, and Army and Air Force ROTC. This position ensures that the above offices provide guidance, programming, counseling, orientation, and support to students. Through extensive planned activities, students participate in spiritual, social, recreational, and cultural activities that enhance their personal development.
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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 is responsible for Food Services, Food and Beverage Vendor Relations, Campus Farm, and assists the Senior Vice President of Auxiliary Services with all of the Auxiliary Services departments.
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Kristin Conrad

Kristin Conrad

Vice President of Marketing

The Vice President of Marketing monitors all internal and external university communications. Responsible for setting and reaching strategic marketing goals, the VP 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.
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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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Dan Deter

Dan Deter

Vice President of Major Construction

The Vice President of Major Construction works directly with the Vice President of University Operations and other executive and senior leadership on the campus master plan in addition to strategic planning and execution of all major construction projects. He is also responsible for overseeing all major construction projects as they progress from design through completion of construction and final occupancy. Duties include internal resource scheduling and management, supervision and management 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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Greg Dowell

Greg Dowell

Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

The Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity 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 executive oversight over the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion as well as University-wide compliance of all applicable anti-discrimination laws including Equal Employment Opportunity, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Title IX. In addition, he is a senior advisor to the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer as well as the entire leadership team on matters of equity, compliance and cultural diversity.
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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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Ted Hunt

Ted Hunt

Vice President of Benefits Administration

The Vice President of Benefits Administration is responsible for directing the development, production and promotion of all benefit products and services. Additional responsibilities include negotiating with carriers and vendors, utilizing all resources available for cost containment, being responsible for all compliance regulations: ACA, HIPAA, ADA, COBRA and other federal requirements.
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Chris Misiano

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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Jim Nichols

Jim Nichols

Vice President of Development

The Vice President of Development leads the Alumni Relations, Development, Development Administration, Estate Planning, Development Call Center, Liberty Flames Club and Athletic fund-raising areas of the University.  This position orchestrates activities related to the planning, execution, oversight, and evaluation of fund raising, alumni affairs, marketing and donor relations within comprehensive development and annual giving programs.
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Craig Pettitt

Craig Pettitt

Vice President of Real Estate Management

The Vice President of Real Estate Management works directly with the Vice President of University Support Services and other senior leadership on managing all off-campus real estate, primarily retail space. Duties include asset management (leasing, budgeting, and operations) for all retail properties and coordinating the redevelopment vision and execution for 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 that report ultimately to the Senior Vice President of Spiritual Development. These include: 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 Senior Vice President of Spiritual Development 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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Ron Sloan

Ron Sloan

Vice President of Security & Public Safety

The Vice President of Security & Public Safety reports directly to the President 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 diligently to build and direct 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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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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Scott Starnes

Scott Starnes

Vice President of Designated Off-Campus Facilities

The Vice President of Designated Off-Campus Facilities oversees all tasks related to building maintenance, facilities, grounds, renovations, and project construction management. This individual provides reports to the management companies and the University asset manager.
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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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