University Officers/Trustees 2022-2023 Edition

University Officers

Ross Gittell, Ph.D.

President 

Rupendra Paliwal, Ph.D.

Provost/Chief Academic Officer

Inge-Lise Ameer, Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs

Michelle Cloutier ’05 MBA

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Charles LoCurto

Vice President for Information Services

Lorraine A. Daignault

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer 

Donna Ng

Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer

Timothy Paige

Vice President for Human Resources

Wendy Samter, Ph.D.

Associate Provost 

Kevin Martins, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow & Executive Director Institutional Effectiveness and Strategy

William Smith

Director, Athletics and Recreation

David Wegrzyn ’86 P’23

Vice President for University Advancement

Hong Yang, Ph.D.

Vice President for International Affairs

PRESIDENTS EMERITUS

Ronald K. Machtley

William T. O’Hara (deceased)

William E. Trueheart

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS lEADERSHIP tEAM

Veronica McComb, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Terri Hasseler, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Madan Annavarjula, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Business

Diya Das, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Business

Kirsten Hokeness, Ph.D.

Director, School of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Joseph Trunzo, Ph.D.

Associate Director, School of Health and Behavioral Sciences

aCADEMIC dEPARTMENT CHAIRS

Saeed Roohani

Chair, Accounting

Christopher R. Morse

Chair, Communication

Jongsung Kim

Chair, Economics

Janet Dean

Chair, English and Cultural Studies

Asli Ascioglu

Chair, Finance

John Dietrich

Chair, History and Social Sciences

Suhong Li

Chair, Information Systems and Analytics

Eileen Kwesiga

Chair, Management

Keith Murray

Chair, Marketing

Richard Gorvett

Chair, Mathematics

Yun Xiao

Chair, Modern Languages

Joseph Trunzo
 

Chair, Psychology

Kirsten Hokeness

Chair, Science and Technology

TBD

Director of Faculty Development and Innovation

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chair of the Board

David M. Beirne ’85

General Partner

X10 Capital

Stonewall, TX

Vice-Chair of the Board

Joseph F. Puishys ’80

Chairman

SitelogIQ

Minneapolis, MN  

Members

Kimberley Anderson

Plant City

Creator and Co-Founder

Providence, RI

Tim Barton ’85

Managing Partner

Barton Executive Search, Inc.

Atlanta, GA  

George E. Bello ’58, ’96H 

Executive Vice President and Controller (Retired)

Reliance Group Holdings, Inc.

New York, NY

P. James (Jim) Brady ’81

CEO 

alliantgroup India Talent and

Vice Chairman of Advisory Services

alliantgroup

Sanibel, FL 

Robert P. Brown ’86, P’19

Head of Institutional Fixed Income (Retired)

Fidelity Investments

Naples, FL

Robert J. Calabro ’88 

Partner

PwC

Boston, MA

William J. Conaty, ’6722H 

Senior Vice President (Retired)

Corporate Human Resources

General Electric Company

No. Palm Beach, FL

Nancy DeViney ’75 

Vice President, Strategy and Solutions, Sales & Distribution (Retired)

IBM Corporation

Plymouth, MA

Julia Di Natale ‘22

(Recent Alumni Trustee)

MAS Onboarding & Portfolio Change Management Analyst

Goldman Sachs

Norwalk, CT

Scott C. Donnelly ’14H

Chairman and CEO

Textron, Inc.

Providence, RI

Jeffrey W. Gardner ’87

Co-Founder and CEO (Retired)

Carousel Industries

Exeter, RI 

Ross Gittell, Ph.D.

President

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Eric Handa ’97

President and CEO  

APTelecom

Naples, FL 

Ann-Marie Harrington `86

Advisor/Investor/Consultant

Portsmouth, RI

Skye Hazel ’21

(Recent Alumni Trustee)

Software Engineer  

Dell Technologies

New York City Metropolitan Area 

Christine Katziff ’86

Chief Audit Executive

Bank of America

Charlotte, NC  

Diane A. Kazarian ’83

Managing Partner, GTA (Retired)

National Banking and Capital Markets Leader

PwC

Toronto, ON

Beverly Ledbetter, JD, `18H

Vice President & General Counsel (Retired)

Brown University

Providence, RI

Kristian P. Moor ’81, P’17

President and CEO (Retired)

Chartis Insurance Company

New York, NY

Patricia O’Brien P’15

Associate Provost for Budget & Planning

Boston University

Office of the Provost

Boston, MA

Angelique M. Perrone ’20

 (Recent Alumni Trustee)

Marketing Analyst

Marketing Leadership Development Program

Cigna

Greenville, SC

Gordon P. Riblet P’97

President

Microwave Development Labs

Needham Heights, MA

Daniel J. Rice IV ’03

Founding Partner 

Rice Investment Group LP

McMurray, PA

James V. Rosati ’72

President and CEO (Retired)

Beacon Mutual Insurance Company

Narragansett, RI

Brian Salit ’19

(Recent Alumni Trustee)

District Parts and Service Manager

Toyota Motors North America

Mansfield, MA

Edwin J. Santos ’81, P’18

Board Director, Flywire Corporation

Washington Trust Bancorp

Providence, RI

Cynthia Schmitt-Sprinkle ’81

CFO (retired)  

Pitney Bowes Inc.

Naples, FL

David J. Sorbaro ‘85

Mavis Tire Express Services Corporation

Co-CEO

Millwood, NY

Frank Stasiowski ’75 MBA

PSMJ Resources

Founding Owner, President & CEO

Newton, MA

Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH

President

Van Bree Consulting, LLC

Barrington, RI

Scott C. Voss ’92, P’25

HarbourVest Partners

Managing Director

Boston, MA

Rita Williams-Bogar ’76

Founder, President & CEO

Personal Development Solutions, LLC

and the PDS Institute, LLC

Montclair, NJ

D. Ellen Wilson ’79

Office of the Chief Executive and Executive Vice President (Retired)

UnitedHealth Group

Boston, MA