About Us

Leadership

Administration

Brother James Gaffney, FSC, D.Min.
President

Stephany Schlachter, Ed.D.
Provost

Wayne Draudt, M.S., C.P.A.
Executive Vice President Emeritus

Joseph T. Falese, M.A.
Senior Vice President for Student Services

Robert C. DeRose, C.P.A., M.B.A.
Senior Vice President, CFO

Raymond Kennelly, M.S.
Senior Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management, Marketing and Planning

Leonard Bertolini, M.S.
Vice President for University Advancement

Kurt Schackmuth, Ph. D.
Vice President for Mission and Academic Services

Jeanette M. Mines, Ph.D.
Academic Associate to the Provost

Bonnie Bondavalli, Ph.D., J.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Rami Khasawneh, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business

Pamela Jessee, Ed..D.
Dean, College of Education

Peggy Rice, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions

Michele Young, Ed. D.
Interim Dean, School for Professional and
Continuing Education

Nan Yancey, Ph.D.
Dean, Office of Graduate Studies

Katheryn Slattery, M.S.
Dean of Student Services

Mary DeGraw, M.A.
Sr. Assoc. Vice President for Enrollment Management

Rita Herrick, M.Ed.
Assoc. Vice President for Graduate and Adult Enrollment

Graciela Dufour, M.A.
Assoc. Vice President for Human Resources

LeRoy Butler, Ph.D.
Assoc. Vice President for Technology

Don Castello, M.B.A.
Assoc. Vice President for Facilities

Jion Liou Yen, Ph.D.
Assoc. Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning

Founders

Michael and Frances Fitzpatrick (1844-1933)
Most Rev. Bernard J. Sheil, D.D. (1888-1969)
Frank J. Lewis (1867-1960)
Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross

Honorary Founders

Most Rev. Bernard J. Sheil, D.D. (1965)
Bishop Martin D. McNamara, D.D. (1965)
Brother I. Philip, FSC (1965)
Mrs. Frank J. (Julia Deal) Lewis (1965)
Dr. Irving Crown (1965)
Brother Leander Paul McGinnis, FSC (1965)
Arthur J. Schmitt (1965)
Reverend John Brennan (1966)
William Joyce, Sr. (1966)
Thomas H. Andersen (1967)
Brother Louis De La Salle Seiler, FSC (1967)
John R. Lewis (1967)
A.P. Dailey (1967)
Dr. Leslie J. Farrington (1968)
Albert H. Luke (1968)
Matthew Stefanich (1983)
Frank J. Gospodaric (1983)
Brother Joel Damian, FSC (1984)
Peter J.J. Kosiba (1999)

Presidents

Bishop Bernard J. Sheil (1932-1949)
Admiral Herbert J. Grassie (1949-1954)
General Paul X. English (1954-1960)
Brother Leander Paul McGinnis, FSC (1960-1967)
Brother Paul French, FSC (1967-1971), President Emeritus
Dr. Lester Carr (1971-1976)
Dr. Paul A. Whelan (1977-1981)
Brother David Delahanty, FSC (1982-1987)
Brother James Gaffney, FSC (1988-)

School Names

Holy Name Technical School (1932)
Lewis Holy Name Technical School (1934)
Lewis Holy Name School of Aeronautics (1935)
Lewis School of Aeronautics (1940)
Lewis College of Science and Technology (1946)
Lewis College (1962)
Lewis University (1974)