Organization Chart

Administrative Organization of Furman University

Copies of the Administrative Organization Chart are available in the Office of Planning and Institutional Research.



Executive Assistant to the President (Cindy Alexander)
Vice President and Director of Athletics (Dr. Gary Clark)
Vice President for Finance and Administration (Mary Lou Merkt)
Vice President for Development (Mike Gatchell)
Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations (Mark Kelly)
Vice President for Student Life (Connie Carson)
Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty (Dr. John Beckford)
Director Planning and Institutional Research (Don Pierce)

Dean of Faculty

Director of Fiscal Operations Academic Affairs (Maggie Milat)
Associate Academic Dean (Dr. Paula Gabbert)
Assistant Academic Dean (Dr. Leslie Quast)
Associate Academic Dean/Registrar (Brad Barron)
Director of Academic Assistance (Dr. Barbara Foltz)
Senior Associate Academic Dean (Dr. Marianne Pierce)
Director Center for Collaborative Learning & Communications (CCLC) (Dr. Jane Love)
Director of Libraries (Dr. Janis Bandelin)
Director Continuing Education (Dr. Brad Bechtold)
Assistant Academic Dean, Study Away & International Education (Dr. Kailash Khandke)
Director Shi Center for Sustainability (Dr. Angela Halfacre)

Academic Department Chairs

Art, Professor Carolyn Watson, Ross McClain Acting Chair (2011-2012); Asian Studies, Dr. Katherine Kaup; Biology, Dr. Dennis C. Haney; Business and Accounting, Dr. Suzanne B. Summers; Chemistry, Dr. Lon Knight; Classics, Dr. Christopher Blackwell; Communications Studies, Dr. Richard Letteri, John Armstrong Acting Chair (Spring 2012); Computer Science, Dr. Kevin Treu; Earth and Environmental Sciences, Dr. Brannon Andersen; Economics, Dr. Kenneth Peterson; Education, Dr. Nelly Hecker; English, Dr. Lynne Shackelford; Health Sciences, Dr. Bill Pierce; History, Dr. John Barrington; Mathematics, Dr. Robert Fray Acting Chair (Fall 2011), Dr. Mark Woodard (Spring 2012); Military Science, LTC Thomas Gilleran; Modern Languages and Literatures, Dr. William Allen;
Music, Dr. Mark Britt; Philosophy, Dr. David Shaner; Physics, Dr. Bill Baker; Political Science, Dr. Danielle Vinson; Psychology, Dr. Gil Einstein; Religion, Dr. Sam Britt; Sociology, Dr. Paul Kooistra; Theatre Arts, Dr. Jay Oney

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Executive Assistant (Susan Cooper)
Chief Information Officer (Fred Miller)
Executive Director Conference & Event Services (Mike Arnold)
Director Budgeting Services (Amy Blackwell)
Controller/Director Financial Services (Linda Sarratt)
Special Assistant to the President (Dr. Boyd Yarbrough)
Associate Vice President Facilities Services (Jeff Redderson)
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources (Pam Barkett)

Vice President for Development

Executive Assistant (Elaine Cross)
Associate Vice President (Shon Herrick)
Director of Development Services (Emily Murphy)
Director Alumni Programs (Tom Triplitt)
Grants Administrator (Judy Romano)
Campaign Manager (Susan Brady)

Office of Admission

Associate Vice President Admission (Brad Pochard)
Associate Director Admission Atlanta (Laura Brown Simmons)
Associate Director Admission (Jeny Kerscher)
Senior Assistant Directors Admission ( Tia Sullivan, Lindsey Walker, Elizabeth Weith)
Assistant Director Admission (Bartley Sides)

Office of Financial Aid

Associate Vice President Financial Aid (Forrest Stuart)
Associate Directors Financial Aid (Andrea McMillian, Anne Smith)
Financial Aid Counselor (Rhonda Nelson)
Coordinator Student Employment (Yvonne Williams) 

Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations

Administrative Assistant (Marie Newman-Rogers)
Special Events Coordinator (Gayle Warth)
Director News and Media Relations (Vince Moore)
Director Internal/Electronic Communications (John Roberts)
Director Web Marketing (Ryan Fisher)
Director Creative Services (Elizabeth Geer)
Director Editorial Services (Jim Stewart)
Community Relations Director (Chandra Dillard)

Vice President for Student Life

Chaplain (Dr. Vaughn CroweTipton) 
Director Counseling Center (Dr. Steve Dawes)
Director Recreational Sports (Dr. Owen McFadden)
Director Health Services (Dr. Paul Catalana)
Director Nursing (Mary Haselden, MSN, RNC, FNP)
Student Services Coordinator (Suzanne Sherman)
Director Career Services (Dr. John Barker)
Director Leadership Programs (Kim Keefer)
Director Multicultural Affairs (Idella Glenn)
Director Student Activities/University Center (Scott Derrick)
University Center Coordinator for Volunteer Services (Nancy Cooper)
Assistant Vice President Student Life and Dean of Students (Dr. Jason Cassidy)
Director University Housing (Ron Thompson)

Vice President and Director of Athletics

Associate Athletic Director (Chris Colvin)
Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance (Dan Brinkman)
Coaches (Ron Smith, Baseball; Jeff Jackson, Men's Basketball; Jackie Carson, Women's Basketball; Bruce Fowler, Football; Todd Satterfield, Men's Golf; Jen Hanna, Women's Golf; Doug Allison, Men's Soccer; Andrew Burr, Women's Soccer; John Sisk, Strength & Conditioning; Men's Tennis; Debbie Southern, Women's Tennis; Bridget Posey (Interim), Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country; Dana Jenkins, Women's Softball; Michelle Young, Women's Volleyball
Director Sports Medicine and Senior Women's Administrator (Elaine Baker)
Athletic Equipment Manager (Timothy Mitchell)
Head Athletic Trainer (Craig Clark)
Director of Athletic Development (Ken Pettus)
Assistant Director Paladin Club (Jonathan Brown)
Director Sports Information (Hunter Reid)
Assistant Director Sports Information (Jordan Caskey)

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