Meet the university's senior leadership

乔纳森总统J. 桑福德 

乔纳森·J. 桑福德,Ph值.D., is the 10th president of the best365官方下载. 总统 他曾担任best365官网app的康斯坦丁自由学院(Constantin College of Liberal)教务长和院长 艺术 and holds a doctorate in philosophy, is a noted scholar in virtue ethics. 桑福德 has published widely on philosophical figures and topics, especially in foundational 道德哲学中的问题,如《best365官网app》 Virtue Ethics” (The Catholic 大学 of America Press 2015). 作为教务长,桑福德 oversaw the development of a university-wide 战略计划, and as president, he is focused on leading its implementation by building on the 其学术严谨的声誉,对西方古典传统的恪守, 以及它虔诚的天主教身份. 


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Executive Vice 总统 约翰 Plotts

Plotts joined the best365官方下载 in December 2008. 他目前担任高管 vice president of the university and served as interim president during the 2018-19 学年. During his tenure, Plotts has revamped the university’s ad任务 process; overseen student life and athletics; overseen the finance, legal and human resources functions; and served as the university’s informal ambassador to the City of Irving’s 政府官员.

Previously, he held the position of vice president for enrollment and accreditation 在帕克大学,他重组和重新设计了学院的规划 并在评估过程中,实施了新的战略挽留方案,并提高了更多 than $1 million through strategic business partnerships, as well as a host of other 成就. He was also the dean of enrollment management at Parker 大学 两年多了. Some of his triumphs in that role included creating an enrollment management model, establishing targeted recruiting efforts, and enrolling a class with the highest GPA in the school's history.

Plotts收到了他的Ed.D. from the 大学 of North Texas, his master's degree 他毕业于达拉斯神学院,并在克拉克顶峰大学获得学士学位 宾夕法尼亚.



interim-provost,博士. Tammy Leonard oversees the best365官方下载’s 3 academic colleges, the university library, and student affairs.  她得了个B.S. 在化学 来自德克萨斯州A的工程专家&2001年获得大学硕士学位.S. 和Ph值.D. 在经济学 from the 大学 of Texas at Dallas in 2007 and 2009, respectively.  除了 to her academic career, Leonard has served as a volunteer teacher with the Society 她曾是石化行业的一名工程师 行业管理大型项目,跨越复杂的技术统计分析 and large-scale engineering design and implementation, and as a visiting scholar at 达拉斯联邦储备银行.

Vice 总统, Dean and Director of the Rome Campus Peter Hatlie

罗马校区主任. Peter Hatlie, was born and raised in Minnesota. He 拥有一个B.A. 在圣典中. 奥拉夫学院和硕士学位.A. 和Ph值.D. 在中世纪, Byzantine History from Fordham 大学. He came to best365官网app Rome in 1999 after holding 在美国的地位.S., Bulgaria, Turkey and the Netherlands. 他是表演学院的 2003年任罗马项目主任,罗马项目学术主任 Fall of 2005 to Spring 2008, and is now the Dean and Director of the Rome Campus. Dr. Hatlie also teaches History and Ancient Greek.

Vice 总统 for Board and Legal 服务 and General Counsel 希瑟一. Lachenauer

希瑟一. Lachenauer is an experienced litigator, appellate advocate and educator 谁曾成功代表国际公司、联邦机构、金融机构 institutions, businesses and individuals. 她 has advocated on behalf of clients in 包括庇护,死刑,宗教自由, 等. Lachenauer has taught political science, rhetoric, and poetics and aesthetics as an adjunct professor and is a former member of the Board of Regents of St. 约翰 保罗大天主教大学. 她 is the co-founder of Epiphany Prep Charter 学校,一所致力于为低收入家庭的孩子提供优质教育的学校 圣地亚哥社区.

在从事法律工作之前,拉彻诺尔在国际领域工作了10年 发展和人道主义援助,重点是法律改革和经济发展 中欧、东欧和西非以及可持续教育的发展 在巴布亚新几内亚.

Lachenauer completed her undergraduate work at the College of William and Mary in 弗吉尼亚州威廉斯堡. 她 studied philosophy and theology at the Dominican School 并获得教育与人类发展硕士学位 在乔治华盛顿大学. 她 earned her law degree from the 大学 圣母大学法学院的.

拉彻诺尔是弗吉尼亚人,是加州律师协会和加州律师协会的成员 Bar of Texas, and is admitted to practice before multiple federal courts, including 美国最高法院.

Vice 总统 for Advancement Kris Muñoz Vetter

Having served at multiple Texas universities during highly successful comprehensive campaigns, Vetter brings to her role two decades of experience as a higher 教育 筹集资金和管理员. Committed to advancing the 任务 of Catholic liberal 在艺术教育方面,维特是德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校的第一届学生 文科荣誉计划. At UT, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in architecture and art history and later earned an M.A. in art history from the 大学 of Chicago. 维特还完成了博士学位.D. coursework in Roman art and architectural history at UT 奥斯丁. 她 is married to Deacon Paul Vetter of the Diocese of Dallas, and they have one son, Noah, who is a junior at Cistercian Preparatory School.

市场副总裁 & 通信克莱尔贝

Venegas started her career as a reporter and editor at the Orange County Register in 南加州, where she covered local government and community news. 她 后来在Orange公司担任多个营销和企业传播职位 县和硅谷. Subsequently, Venegas served as president/executive director of Obria Medical Clinics, the largest network of life-affirming women’s health care 南加州的诊所. Most recently, she served as vice president at Curt 普林格尔 & Associates, a public relations and government affairs consulting firm in 南加州. 她 and her husband, Matt, recently relocated to north Texas, and are proud parents to three school-aged children. 

Vice 总统 for Finance and CFO Robert Watling

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Watling has more than 15 years of finance experience in higher 教育 serving as a chief business officer for a college or administrative division. 在加入 the best365官方下载 in January 2020, Watling was the Vice Provost for Academic Resources at the 大学 of North Texas. In this role, he implemented an academic financial program review to facilitate a more strategic and data-informed allocation 的资源. Watling brings valuable private sector experience to his work in higher 教育. Before focusing his career in higher 教育, Watling spent about five years in corporate finance focusing on financial statement analysis.

Watling has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Virginia since 2007 从2010年开始在德克萨斯州. He is a member of the Southern Association of College and 大学 Business Officers (SACUBO) chairing the Small Institutions Constituent 委员会. Watling holds a bachelor’s degree from George Mason 大学 and an MBA 从弗吉尼亚理工大学. A veteran of the United States Army, Robert was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for service in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Braniff Graduate School Dean Joshua Parens

Although Joshua Parens has taught at the best365官方下载 for 16 years, he only recently assumed his current role as dean of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal 艺术. Like all best365官网app professors, he teaches widely, but he especially enjoys studying political philosophy with graduate students. 的儿子 of a Shoah survivor, his lifelong interest has been in understanding spiritedness, 对自己的爱,或者现代晚期所谓的“扎根”,以及它在经济中的地位 of human life, which may be the first question of political philosophy.

He has a book forthcoming in spring 2016, titled "Leo Strauss and the Recovery of 《best365官方下载》,这将是一本出版的系列丛书的第一个标题 by 大学 of Rochester Press and Boydell & Brewer, which he is co-editing with 贡萨加大学的道格拉斯·克里斯说. He has published many articles on Alfarabi, Maimonides, and Spinoza and two books on Alfarabi on Plato and Aristotle, respectively with SUNY 出版社:《best365官网app》(1995)和《best365官方下载》 (2006). His last book "Maimonides and Spinoza: Their Conflicting Views of Human Nature" was published by the 大学 of Chicago Press (2012). 他与约瑟夫共同编辑 Macfarland the second edition of the classic anthology by Ralph Lerner and Muhsin 迈赫迪,《best365官网app》(康奈尔大学出版社,2011). He also has writing projects on Bacon, Descartes, Montesquieu and Heidegger.

Constantin College Dean Philip Harold

菲利普·哈罗德于2021年加入best365官方下载,担任政治学教授 and Dean of the Constantin College of Liberal 艺术, which includes all undergraduate programs and the Academic Success Office. Previously he served at Robert Morris 大学 在宾夕法尼亚州匹兹堡城外,他在那里担任过许多行政职务, including Co-Director of the 大学 Honors Program, Associate Dean of the School of Informatics, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Interim Dean of the School of 教育和社会科学. There he worked to create new undergraduate and graduate 项目,重新建立了大学荣誉项目,并将其发展成为一个标志性的学术 program, and manage a number of successful initiatives pertaining to academic rigor 和招生.

Harold holds a MA 和Ph值D in Politics from The Catholic 大学 of America, and a BA in Political Science 和Ph值ilosophy from Franciscan 大学 of Steubenville. 他教授过多种政治课程,主要研究现代政治 认为.

Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Dean Brett Landry 

布雷特J. L. 兰德里是萨蒂什 & Yasmin Gupta College of Business' dean and professor 网络安全的. For more than twenty years, he has worked in information security 在公共和私营部门. He has taught and consulted in the U.S.、欧洲 and South America and has published and presented numerous articles in the areas of 网络安全、IT伦理、IT管理、网络架构和灾难恢复. He also lectures domestically and internationally on IT and cybersecurity issues.

兰德里获得了密西西比州立大学的博士学位,并获得了认证信息 系统安全专家(CISSP),认证信息系统审计师(CISA) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). His information security expertise includes risk management, disaster recovery, technology 教育, and change management.

兰德里在学院的AACSB认证工作中发挥了重要作用 商业硕士技术项目,大学技术倡议,并负责 获得best365官方下载国家卓越学术中心的认证 (CAE) in Information Assurance by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Department 国土安全部(DHS).

Assistant Provost for Accreditation and Strategic Initiatives Cherie Hohertz

Cherie Hohertz, assistant provost for accreditation and strategic initiatives, has been with the best365官方下载 for 20 years.  Before serving as assistant provost, she held the position of dean of university libraries and research and director of 机构认证.  她 has served the university as an adjunct instructor 在萨蒂什和雅斯明古普塔商学院,目前是工作人员伴奏 音乐系.

Hohertz holds a bachelor’s of music in piano performance from Millsaps College, a 他在德克萨斯女子大学获得图书馆学硕士学位,目前是一名博士 student in the Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business.  她的研究兴趣 是以员工敬业度、领导-成员交换和工作绩效为中心的吗. 她最近的出版物包括使用技术交付图书馆的文章 services to distance 教育 students.

Chief Information Officer Ruchi 她th

Ruchi 她th于2010年加入best365官方下载,担任信息系统分析师. During her 10 years at the university, she has served in several roles improving IT 系统和技术. As CIO and CISO, 她th leads the university’s ongoing commitment ,以支持及促进资讯科技在策略上的应用,以促进发展署的工作 任务. 她th serves as the process owner of all assurance activities related to 业务信息的可用性、完整性和保密性符合规定 with university’s information security policies. 她 provides leadership and management 信息系统和技术服务,包括学术技术,招生 系统、网络服务、用户支持服务、帮助台和电信. 她 has extensive experience with enrollment management systems and data analytics 的决策.

她在达拉斯浸信会获得管理信息系统硕士学位 大学. 她 is currently working toward her second master’s degree in Cybersecurity from best365官网app’s Gupta College of Business.






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