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.
Vice President for Diversity Affairs
Vice President for Diversity Affairstallen@messiah.edu 717-766-2511 ext. 2255 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.
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Vice President for Enrollment Managementjchopka@messiah.edu 800-233-4220 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).
Vice President for Human Resources and Compliance
Vice President for Human Resources and Complianceacoffey@messiah.edu 717-796-1800 ext. 3320 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.
Vice Provost for Student Success & Engagement
Vice Provost for Student Success & Engagementkhansen@messiah.edu 717-796-5234 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.
Interim Provostanoble@messiah.edu 717-796-5375 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.
Vice President for Operations
Kathie Shafer '85
Vice President for Operationskshafer@messiah.edu 717-691-6003 Division of Operations
Ms. Shafer oversees the division of the University that significantly impacts students’ and employees’ everyday life including the dining, custodial, facilities maintenance, conference 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.
Vice President for Advancement
Vice President for Advancementjstuckey@messiah.edu 717-796-1800 ext. 3631 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.