Expertise. Commitment. Leadership.
Led by the president of the university, these individuals comprise the executive cabinet. They work closely together with the president, trustees, and academic leadership to provide advice, develop and implement university-wide initiatives, and oversee operation of the university.
The cabinet meets with the president on a weekly basis and attends the Board of Trustees meetings.
George T. French Jr., Ph.D., President
G. Dale Wesson, Ph.D., P.E., Provost and Sr. Vice President of Academic Affairs
Eli H. Phillips, Jr., Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Lanze Thompson, Ph.D., Chief Financial Officer and SVP, Business and Financial Services
Richard L. Lucas, Jr., Ph.D., Vice President Institutional Advancement
Sam D. Burston, Vice President University Relations and External Affairs
Omar Estrada Torres, Ed.D., Dean, Student Services & Campus Life
Jennifer Ervin, Esq., General Counsel
Debra Hoyt, Chief People Officer
Charles Gibbs, Ed.D., Chief of Staff & VP for University Affairs
Marilynn Davis, Chief Real Estate Officer
Jamie Pleasant, Ph.D., Dean of Graduate Education
Lorri L. Saddler, Ed.D., Associate Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Cherise Y. Peters, Associate Vice President and Dean for Graduate Admissions
Lauren V. Lopez, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research/SACSCOC Institutional Accreditation Liaison
Shelton Anderson - Vice President, Chief Facilities Management Officer