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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

Special Assistant to the President & Provost for Diversity Affairs

Todd Allen

Special Assistant to the President & Provost for Diversity Affairs

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 Dr. Allen oversees the Office of Diversity Affairs and also serves as a professor of communication. 

Randall Basinger
Randall Basinger

Provost

Randall Basinger

Provost

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

John Chopka
John Chopka

Vice President for Enrollment Management

John Chopka

Vice President for Enrollment Management

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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

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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.

Barry Goodling `79
Barry Goodling `79

Vice President for Advancement

Barry Goodling `79

Vice President for Advancement

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As vice president for advancement, Mr. Goodling 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.

Kris Hansen-Kieffer
Kris Hansen-Kieffer

Vice Provost for Student Success & Engagement

Kris Hansen-Kieffer

Vice Provost for Student Success & Engagement

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Kathie Shafer `85
Kathie Shafer `85

Vice President for Operations

Kathie Shafer `85

Vice President for Operations

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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 and Messiah Press.

William Strausbaugh `79
William Strausbaugh `79

Vice President for Information Technology/Associate Provost

William Strausbaugh `79

Vice President for Information Technology/Associate Provost

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As Associate Provost, Dr. Strausbaugh has responsibility for curriculum development, the associated governance process, the registrar's office and student learning support services. As chief information officer for the University, Dr. Strausbaugh gives leadership to campus information technology services which includes educational technology, administrative information services and networking and telecommunications.

David Walker
David Walker

Vice President for Finance and Planning

David Walker

Vice President for Finance and Planning

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Mr. Walker provides oversight to the business office, endowment team, purchasing, institutional research, and the campus store. He is also leading the University's strategic planning process.