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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 and School Leadership

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

The Richard W. Riley College of Education & Leadership
Marilyn Powell, PhD
Vice Provost

School of Higher Education, Leadership and Policy
Kelley Costner, EdD

School of Education and Professional Licensure
Kelley Costner, EdD

College of Health
Andrea Lindell, RN, PhD
Vice Provost

School of Health Sciences
Jorg Westermann, PhD, MA, Dipl Oec. Univ.

College of Management
Marilyn Powell, PhD
Vice Provost

School of Technology and Applied Science
Karlyn Barilovits, PhD

School of Management
Karlyn Barilovits, PhD

College of Nursing
Andrea Lindell, RN, PhD
Vice Provost & Dean

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Savitri Dixon-Saxon, PhD
Vice Provost

School of Counseling
William Barkley, PhD

School of Human Services
William Barkley, PhD

School of Criminal Justice
Shana Garrett, PhD

School of Psychology
Shana Garrett, PhD

School of Public Policy and Administration
Shana Garrett, PhD

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Lisa Moon, PhD

School of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies
Sara Makris, PhD

Center and Office Leadership

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

Office of Academic Support
Patrick Kahoe 
Senior Director

School of Lifelong Learning
Deborah Morris, PhD
Senior Director

Office of Degree Acceleration
Dana Ague, EdD
Associate Director

Office of Teaching and Learning Excellence
Lana Rocca
Senior Director

Office of Research and Doctoral Services
Laura Lynn, PhD

Center for Social Change
Rochelle Gilbert, PhD

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Debra Tervala, JD
Vice Provost

Office of Academic Affairs
Juli Konopa, PhD

Student Experiential Learning Services
Mary Raeker-Rebek, PhD
Executive Director 

Student Affairs
Gina Dyson, JD
Associate Dean

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