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Upholding our university mission and our dedication to supporting adult learners.

University Leadership

Michael Betz

Michael Betz, President

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Dr. Sue Subocz

Dr. Sue Subocz, Associate President and Provost

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College Leadership

The teams in our colleges deliver programs at the leading edge of their disciplines.

Division of Healthy Communities and Organizations
Kelley Costner, EdD
Interim Vice Provost

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Sara Makris, PhD

College of Management and Human Potential
Karlyn Barilovits, PhD

College of Psychology and Community Services
Shana Garrett, PhD

College of Health Science and Public Policy
Jorg Westermann, PhD, MA, Dipl Oec. Univ.

School of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies
Sara Makris, PhD

Division of Healthcare Access and Quality
Nina Nabors, PhD
Interim Vice Provost

College of Allied Health
Nina Nabors, PhD

College of Nursing
Tracy Slemp, DNP, FNP

College of Social and Behavioral Health
Lisa Moon, PhD

Social Determinants of Health and Health Care Advancement
Andrea Lindell, RN, PhD
Vice Provost

Academic Affairs & Administration
Devon Edmund
Vice Provost and University Registrar

Center and Office Leadership

Our centers and offices are deeply committed to providing innovative, student-centered services to support your success.

Office of Academic Affairs
Juli Konopa, PhD
Director, Academic Operations

Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services
Patrick Kahoe
Dean, Academic Success

Office of Degree Acceleration
Dana Ague, EdD
Manager, Academic Support

Office Inclusive Teaching & Learning
Nina McCune, EdD
Associate Dean

Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Debra Tervala, JD
Vice Provost

Office of Teaching and Learning Excellence
Lana Rocca
Director, Academic Success

Office of the President
Rochelle Gilbert, PhD
Senior Director, University Relations

Office of Research and Doctoral Services
Laura Lynn, PhD
Dean, Student Success

Office of Student Affairs
Gina Dyson, JD

School of Lifelong Learning
Deborah Morris, PhD

Office of Student Experiential Learning Services
Mary Raeker-Rebek, PhD
Director, Academic Success

Board of Directors

The vision and leadership of our Board of Directors makes Walden a thriving and distinctive learning community.

Toni L. Freeman
Board Chair
President, Toni Freeman & Associates
Civic Volunteer

Sean R. Creamer
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Merkle, Inc.

Donna M. Dorsey
Principal, Dorsey & Associates Consulting

Dr. William G. Durden
President, International University Alliance
President Emeritus of Dickinson College
Courtesy Professor (Research), School of Education,
Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Charles O. Heller
President, Annapolis Capital Group

John E. Kobara
Chair, MLK Community Health Foundation


Dr. Anita McDonald
Chancellor Emerita, Penn State DuBois

Lee McGee
President, Acquisitions and Exit Planning
Advisory Services, LLC

Dr. Estanislado Y. Paz
Senior Executive Consultant, Cenergistic

Dr. Barbara Solomon, Board Member Emerita
Professor & Vice Provost Emerita, University of
Southern California

Lisa W. Wardell
Executive Chairman, Adtalem Global Education