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President's Cabinet

President's Cabinet

The Messiah University President's Cabinet is comprised of senior administrators representing the various facets of the University's day-to-day operations. The cabinet meets weekly throughout the academic year and serves in an advisory role to the president.

Todd Allen
Todd Allen

Vice President for Diversity Affairs

Todd Allen

Vice President for Diversity Affairs

tallen@messiah.edu 717-766-2511 ext. 2255 image Office of Diversity Affairs

Dr. Allen fulfills a key role on the President’s Cabinet by giving focused attention to the institution’s diversity plan. He leads the Office of Diversity Affairs, which includes Multicultural and International Student Programs. Dr. Allen is the founder of the Common Ground Project, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching the history of the Civil Rights Movement, and also teaches in Messiah’s communication department.

John Chopka
John Chopka

Vice President for Enrollment Management

John Chopka

Vice President for Enrollment Management

jchopka@messiah.edu 800-233-4220 image Admissions Office

Dr. Chopka oversees the offices of admissions, financial aid, and volunteer & church relations. These offices are responsible for recruiting prospective students and working with strategic influencers (parents, guidance counselors, and youth workers). 

Amanda Coffey
Amanda Coffey

Vice President for Human Resources and Compliance

Amanda Coffey

Vice President for Human Resources and Compliance

acoffey@messiah.edu 717-796-1800 ext. 3320 image Human Resources & Compliance

As vice president for human resources and compliance, Ms. Coffey oversees all aspects of professional employment for faculty and staff at Messiah University. Her office is charged with responsibility for the employment strategies and practices of the University. As such, human resources manages activities such as recruiting, professional development, employee relations, compensation and benefits so as to support the productivity and engagement of the University’s employees.

Kris Hansen-Kieffer
Kris Hansen-Kieffer

Vice Provost for Student Success & Engagement

Kris Hansen-Kieffer

Vice Provost for Student Success & Engagement

khansen@messiah.edu 717-796-5234 image Division of Student Success & Engagement

Dr. Hansen-Kieffer leads the Division of Student Success and Engagement in their pursuit to develop and nurture the whole student through a holistic cocurriculum that continually assesses the outcome of each student's learning and character development. Her areas of oversight include: The Academic Success Office, Agape Center, Athletics, Career and Professional Development Center, Campus Ministries, The Engle Health and Counseling Center, Student Engagement, Leadership Programs, and Residence Life & Housing. She has been a frequent presenter and consultant on assessment and how assessment informs and improves Student Affairs work.

Alison Noble
Alison Noble

Interim Provost

Alison Noble

Interim Provost

anoble@messiah.edu 717-796-5375 image https://www.messiah.edu/info/23823/office_of_the_provost

As interim provost, Dr. Noble provides administrative oversight to the University’s curricular and cocurricular programming. In this role, she gives leadership to all educational program development and the hiring, evaluation and development of all of the University’s faculty and cocurricular educators. 

Gary Nowicki
Gary Nowicki

Vice President for Finance and Planning

Gary Nowicki

Vice President for Finance and Planning

gnowicki@messiah.edu 717-796-1800 ext. 2055 image Office of Finance & Planning

Mr. Nowicki provides oversight to the business office, endowment team, purchasing, and institutional research.

Kathie Shafer
Kathie Shafer '85

Vice President for Operations

Kathie Shafer '85

Vice President for Operations

kshafer@messiah.edu 717-691-6003 image Division of Operations

Ms. Shafer oversees the division of the University that significantly impacts students’ and employees’ everyday life including the dining, custodial, facilities maintenanceconference and event services, safety, and grounds keeping teams. She also has responsibility for Messiah's sustainability initiatives, Messiah Press, the campus bookstore and crisis management protocols.

Jon Stuckey
Jon Stuckey

Vice President for Advancement

Jon Stuckey

Vice President for Advancement

jstuckey@messiah.edu 717-796-1800 ext. 3631 image Advancement Division

As vice president for advancement, Dr. Stuckey oversees several vital functions of the University, including fundraising (development), marketing and communications and alumni and parent relations. These offices work in harmony to ensure that financial resources exist for the implementation of new programs, facilities and student financial aid; to further communicate the mission and brand of Messiah University to local, regional and national audiences; and to help parents and alumni feel connected to each other and the institution.