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.
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.
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Vice President for Enrollment Managementjchopka@messiah.edu 800-233-4220
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
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 President for Advancement
Barry Goodling `79
Vice President for Advancementbgoodlin@messiah.edu 717-796-5064
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.
Vice Provost for Student Success & Engagement
Vice Provost for Student Success & Engagementkhansen@messiah.edu 717-796-5234
Vice President for Operations
Kathie Shafer `85
Vice President for Operationskshafer@messiah.edu 717-691-6003
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 and Messiah Press.
Vice President for Information Technology/Associate Provost
William Strausbaugh `79
Vice President for Information Technology/Associate Provoststrausba@messiah.edu 717-796-5365
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.
Vice President for Finance and Planning