University Officers/Trustees 2021-2022 Edition

University Officers

Ross Gittell, 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

Kevin Martins, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Barry Morrison

Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer

Elizabeth O’Neil

Vice President for Communications and Marketing

Timothy Paige

Vice President for Human Resources

Wendy Samter, Ph.D.

Associate Provost and Interim Chief Executive Officer

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


Ronald K. Machtley

William T. O’Hara (deceased)

William E. Trueheart


Veronica McComb

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Madan Annavarjula

Dean, College of Business

Diya Das

Associate Dean, College of Business

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

Edward Kairiss

Director of Faculty Development and Innovation


Chair of the Board

David M. Beirne ’85

General Partner

X10 Capital

Stonewall, TX

Vice-Chair of the Board

Joseph F. Puishys ’80

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Minneapolis, MN  

Secretary to the Board

Cheryl Merchant ’12H


Taco Family of Companies, N.A.

Cranston, 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


alliantgroup India Talent and

Vice Chairman of Advisory Services


Houston, TX 

Robert P. Brown ’86, P’19

Head of Institutional Fixed Income (Retired)

Fidelity Investments

Naples, FL

Robert J. Calabro ’88 



Boston, MA

William J. Conaty, ’67

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

Wilton, CT

Scott C. Donnelly ’14H

Chairman and CEO

Textron, Inc.

Providence, RI

Jeffrey W. Gardner ’87

Co-Founder and CEO

Carousel Industries

Exeter, RI 

Ross Gittell, Ph.D.


Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Eric Handa ’97

President and CEO  


Naples, FL 

Ann-Marie Harrington `86


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

National Banking and Capital Markets Leader


Toronto, ON

Beverly Ledbetter, JD, `18H

Vice President & General Counsel (Retired)

Brown University

Providence, RI

Robert P. Mead ’73

President (Retired)

Tyco Engineered Products & Services

Jamestown, RI

Kristian P. Moor ’81, P’17

President and CEO (Retired)

Chartis Insurance Company

Fairfield, CT

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


Bloomfield, CT

Gordon P. Riblet P’97


Microwave Development Labs

Needham Heights, MA

Daniel J. Rice IV ’03

Founding Partner 

Rice Investment Group LP

McMurray, PA

Steven M. Richard `00 MBA, JD


Nixon Peabody LLP

Providence, RI 

James V. Rosati ’72

President and CEO (Retired)

Beacon Mutual Insurance Company

Narragansett, RI

Brian Salit ’19

(Recent Alumni Trustee)

Management Trainee

Toyota Motors North America

Seekonk, MA

Edwin J. Santos ’81, P’18


Prospect CharterCARE, LLC

Providence, RI

Cynthia Schmitt-Sprinkle ’81

CFO (retired)  

Pitney Bowes Inc.

Fairfield, CT 

Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH


Van Bree Consulting, LLC

Barrington, RI

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

UnitedHealth Group

Boston, MA