Les CookLes Cook


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Jodie DeLayJodie DeLay

Chief of Staff

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Steve GammonSteve Gammon

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Provost

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Amanda BadovinacAmanda Badovinac

Executive Director, Marketing & Communications

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Carleen CassidyCarleen Cassidy

Director of Finance and Budget

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Leslie DickersonLeslie Dickerson

Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment

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Charie FaughtCharie Faught

Associate Professor, Nursing
Faculty Senate President

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Michele HardyMichele Hardy

Dean of the College of Letters, Sciences and Professional Studies

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Kylie GodfreyKylie Godfrey

ASMT President

Melissa KumpMelissa Kump

Director of Institutional Research

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Angela LuekingAngela Lueking

Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

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Matt StepanMatt Stepan

Director of Athletics

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John MeteshJohn Metesh

Director and State Geologist


Karen VanDaveerKaren VanDaveer

Dean, Highlands College

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Layne SessionsLayne Sessions

Director of Physical Facilities

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Sarah North WolfeSarah North Wolfe

Executive Director of Student Success

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Kenneth LeeKenneth Lee

Dean, School of Mines & Engineering

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Ron MuffickRon Muffick

Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance


Jaime HepplerJaime Heppler

Foundation CEO

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Kinsley RafishKinsley Rafish

Staff Senate President

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Nancye Rahn

Interim, Executive Director for Campus Life and Student Engagement


Leadership Team

The Leadership Team serves as the advisory board for the chancellor and leadership of the university. The group represents a broad cross-section of faculty, staff and students including those from the primary governance organizations on campus. The Leadership Team meets monthly to discuss a variety of matters pertaining to the University and is charged with assisting in the fulfillment of the University mission, vision, values and goals of the strategic plan.

Guiding Principles

Strategic Plan Values

  • Students are the reason we exist. They are at the heart of all we do, and our commitment to providing them a transformational experience is unparalleled.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of who we are.
  • People are our most important commodity, and we are steadfast in providing a fair and equitable community where all are valued.
  • We are “Determined Doers.
  • Through collaboration, resolve, and fierce determination we value getting things done.
  • Hands-on, applied, and experiential learning is in our DNA; it’s what we’re about!
  • We provide a supportive and dynamic environment to ensure this is evident in all we do.
  • We embrace innovation, creativity, and forward-thinking.
  • We strive to create an environment where all will flourish.
  • We are one community devoted to excellence.

Leadership Team Charter of Behaviors (TBD)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Advise and make recommendations to the Executive Team and the Chancellor.
  • Communicate challenges and successes from constituencies to the Leadership Team.
  • Communicate challenges and successes from the Leadership Team to constituencies.



This team meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10-12 and as needed. Agenda requests are due by end-of-business on the prior Thursday and can be sent to