May 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog

Administration and Staff


Executive Staff

KATHY BRITTAIN RICHARDSON, President of the College (2016) B. A., Shorter College; M. A., Ph. D., University of Georgia

JEAN M. HALE, Vice President for Institutional Advancement (2021) B.S., M.S., State University of New York at Empire State College; Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh

JAMIE G. McMINN, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, and Professor of Psychology (2003) B.A., Emory & Henry College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

THE REV. JAMES R. MOHR, College Chaplain (2003) B.A., Muskingum Col­lege; M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

KENNETH J. ROMIG, Vice President for Finance and Management Services (2004) B.A., Westminster College; C.P.A. (Pennsylvania)

KAREN H. SCHEDIN, Vice President for Enrollment Management (2020) B.S., Fitchburg State University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts; Ed.D., University of New England

ERIN T. SMITH, Associate Professor; Chief Information Officer (2002) B.S., M.S.I.S., University of Tennessee

GINA M. VANCE, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (2006) B.S., Mount Union College; M.Ed., Kent State University

Academic Affairs

JAMIE G. McMINN, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College and Professor of Psychology (2003) B.A., Emory & Henry College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

MICHAEL E. ALEPRETE, JR., Professor of Political Science; Director of Global Education (2007) B.A., Duquesne University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

ERIK D. AUSTIN, TRIO SSS Program Director (2020) B.A., University of Pittsburgh - Bradford; M.A., Purdue University

COLLEEN M. HANNON, Associate Registrar (2001) B.A., M.Ed., Westminster College

JENNIFER A. HOUGH, Director of the Professional Development Center (2000) B.A., M.Ed., Westminster College

KRISTIANNE KALATA, All College Honors Program Director; Associate Profes­sor of English (2005) B.A., Westminster College; M.A., Ph.D., Duquesne Universi­ty

MARISSA A. KELLY, Academic Advisor for the TRIO SSS Program (2021) B.A., Westminster College; M.A., Geneva College

KAREN K. RESENDES, Co-Director of the Drinko Center, Associate Professor of Biology (2009) B.S., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Brown University

MICHAEL L. SHAFFER, Academic Professional, Performing Arts Technical Director (2021) B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Robert Morris University

JESSICA P. SHELENBERGER, Coordinator of the Academic Success Center (2017) B.A., Malone University; M.F.A., Chatham University

SHANNON ISHIYAMA SMITHEY, First-Year Program Coordinator, Professor of Political Science (2003) B.A., B.S., Southern Methodist University; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

GARY L. SWANSON, Technical Operations Manager (1990) B.A., Westminster College

DAN URBAN, Academic Advisor for the TRIO SSS Program (2021) B.A., Clarion University

SCOTT D. WIGNALL, Registrar (2015) B.A., M.A., Western Illinois University

MARK V. WILSON, Academic Professional in Chemistry/Instrument Support Specialist (2016) A.B., Kenyon College; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Admissions and Financial Aid

KAREN H. SCHEDIN, Vice President for Enrollment Management (2020) B.S., Fitchburg State University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts; Ed.D., University of New England

MICKENNA ANSELL, Admissions Counselor (2021) B.S., Clarion University; M.A., Carlow University

CAITLIN N. DeSANTIS, Admissions Counselor (2021) B.S., Westminster College

JACE R. ARMENTROUT, Admissions Counselor (2021) B.A.; M.B.A., Westminster College

LYNN L. FOLTZ, Systems Analyst, Enrollment Management (1991) B.S., West­minster College

CHERYL GERBER, Director of Financial Aid (1997) B.A., Grove City College

REGENE A. KING, Assistant Director of Financial Aid (1999) B.S., M.Ed., West­minster College

AMBER D. SCALFARI, Coordinator of Visits and Outreach (2009) B.A., M.Ed., Westminster College

ANDRIA R. SLOAN, Assistant Director of Admissions (2015) B.A., Westminster College; M.A., Slippery Rock University

BRADLEY P. TOKAR, Director of Admissions (1993) B.A., M.Ed., Westminster College

Athletics

TBA, Director of Athletics (2021)

SCOTT R. BENZEL, Head Football Coach (2014) B.A., Mercyhurst University; M.B.A., Robert Morris University

MICHAEL A. BONGIVENGO, Assistant Football Coach (2020) B.A., M.B.A., Slippery Rock University

TRAVIS BROWN, Head Men's Lacrosse Coach (2018) B.A., Aurora University; M.Ed. Heidelberg University

COLYN J. HAUGH, Assistant Head Football Coach (2014) B.S., M.S., Robert Morris University

JARED R. HECK, Assistant Football Coach (2019) B.S., M.Ed., Westminster College

TIMOTHY J. McNEIL, Head Track and Cross Country Coach (2007) B.A., M.Ed., Westminster College

MISTY L. MOTTER, Assistant Athletic Trainer (2006) B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.E., Westminster College

JAN M. REDDINGER, Head Softball Coach (1996) B.A., West Liberty State Uni­versity; M.S., Eastern Illinois University

PATRICK E. RILEY, Head Baseball Coach (2019) B.A., Castleton University; M.Ed., College of St. Joseph

ROSANNE M. SCOTT, Head Women's Basketball Coach (2001) B.A., Bethany College

KEVIN G. SIROKI, Head Men's Basketball Coach (2012) B.A., Westminster Col­lege

PATRICK J. SMITH, Head Swimming & Diving Coach (2016) B.A., M.Ed. West­minster College

BETHANY R. SNIDER, Head Women's Lacrosse Coach (2019) B.A., University of Mount Union

TAMMY L. SWEARINGEN, Professor of Physical Education, Assistant Athletic Director, Head Women's Volleyball Coach (1993) B.S., Youngstown State Universi­ty; M.S., University of Akron

GIRISH THAKAR, Head Soccer Coach (1998) B.S., Slippery Rock University; M.Ed., Westminster College

SHAUN J. TOOMEY, Athletic Trainer (1987) B.S., Miami University of Ohio; M.S., Indiana State University

Business Affairs

KENNETH J. ROMIG, Vice President for Finance and Management Services (2004) B.A., Westminster College; C.P.A. (Pennsylvania)

GINA N. CARRIER, Director of Student Financial Services (2012) B.S., M.B.A., Youngstown State University; C.P.A., (Ohio)

KIMBERLEE K. CHRISTOFFERSON, Director of Human Resources (1982) B.A., M.Ed., Westminster College

KATHRYN K. DeMEDAL, Senior Accountant (2008) B.A., M.Ed., Westminster College

JASON R. JANUSZIEWICZ, Director of Facilities Operations (2019) B.A., M.B.A., Mount Saint Mary College; M.T.M.-C.M., Bowling Green State University

JANET M. SMITH, Director of Financial Services (2002) B.A., University of Pitts­burgh

College Chaplain

THE REV. JAMES R. MOHR, Chaplain (2003) B.A., Muskingum College; M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

KATHRYN R. LOMBARDO, Campus Ministry Fellow (2019) B.S.N., Liberty University

Communications and Marketing

ERIN T. SMITH, Associate Professor; Chief Information Officer (2002) B.S., M.S.I.S., University of Tennessee

DEREK D. BUCK, Marketing Specialist (2018) B.A., Indiana University of Penn­sylvania

TAYLOR L. CARSON, Content Marketing Specialist (2018) B.S., Slippery Rock University

KENDALL A. GRAHAM, Marketing Specialist (2020) B.A., Westminster College

ELIZABETH FONTAINE HILDEBRAND, Director of Communication/Editor, Westminster Magazine (2007) B.A., Westminster College

NATHAN J. LaRICCIA, Sports Information Director (2012) B.A., Kent State University; M.Ed., Heidelberg University

CONNIE L. McGINNIS, Director of Celebrity Series and Parent Engagement (1993) B.A., Youngstown State University

Information Technology Services

ERIN T. SMITH, Associate Professor; Chief Information Officer (2002) B.S., M.S.I.S., University of Tennessee

KATIE L. BITTNER, Campus Webmaster (2008) B.A., Westminster College

ANDREW CHANGOWAY, Project Manager/Infrastructure Engineer (2007) B.S., Westminster College

BRANISLAV CIKEL, Senior Systems Engineer (2001) B.A., Westminster College

STANTON A. FLEMING, User Services Team Lead (2002) B.A., Westminster College; M.S., University of Pittsburgh

KELLY A. HARTNER, Director of Information Technology Services (1994) A.S., Community College of the Air Force; B.S., University of South Carolina; M.Ed., Westminster College

ALEJANDRA E. JULIO, Library/ITS Help Supervisor (2013) B.S., M.S., Univer­sity of Ottawa

MARK A. PATTON, Systems Analyst (2017) B.S., Westminster College

WILLIAM R. QUIGLEY, Principal Database Administrator (2008) B.A., Westmin­ster College

CLIFFORD J. YONATA, Desktop and Device Specialist (2009) B.A., Kent State University

Institutional Advancement

JEAN M. HALE, Vice President for Institutional Advancement (2021) B.S., M.S., State University of New York at Empire State College; Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh

JUDITH E. BOGGS, Senior Director of Institutional Advancement (2018) B.A., Geneva College

NICOLE A. HUNTER, Assistant Director of Advancement Marketing & Stu­dent-Alumni Programming (2016) B.A., M.Ed., Westminster College

ROBERT G. KLAMUT, JR., Senior Director of Major Gifts (1985) B.S., Clarion University; M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh

MERRIANNE H. McGILL, Director of Advancement Services (1999) B.A., M.Ed., West­minster College

KARA H. MONTGOMERY, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement (2014) B.S., Slippery Rock University; M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh

Library

JAMIE P. KOHLER, Director of the Library (2011) B.A., Juniata College; M.S., University of Pittsburgh

JOHN C. GARRISON, Library Services (2012) B.A., The College of Wooster; M.S., University of Michigan

REBECCA N. GRAHAM, Instructional Design & Technology Librarian (2020) A.A., Black Hawk College; B.A., Western Illinois University; MLIS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

ALEJANDRA E. JULIO, Library/ITS Help Supervisor (2013) B.S., M.S., Univer­sity of Ottawa

Student Affairs

GINA M. VANCE, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (2006) B.S., Mount Union College; M.Ed., Kent State University

MELISSA BARON, Director of the Wellness Center (2011) R.N., Sharon Regional Health System School of Nursing; B.S.N., Pennsylvania State University

GRAYSON H. BLYTHE, Area Coordinator: Residence Life (2020) B.A., Davis & Elkins College

PATRICK BUSSIERE, Area Coordinator: Housing (2020) B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

FAITH A. CRAIG, Director of Disability Resources (2012) B.S., Youngstown State University; M.A., Slippery Rock University

SARAH M. GELLMAN, Counselor (2018) B.A., Earlham College; M.A., Lewis & Clark College

STEPHANIE L. HOLZHAUSER, Health Educator for Sexual Violence Prevention (2019) B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Slippery Rock University

FRANCESCA A. MANILLA, Assistant Director for Student Engagement (2018) B.A., Kent State University; M.A., University of Akron

CANDACE C. OKELLO, Associate Dean of Student Affairs: Student Success and Inclusive Education (2020) B.A, Westminster College; M.A., Duquesne University

MELISSA T. REABE, Area Coordinator: Student Engagement (2021) B.A.; M.A., Geneva College

ANTHONY UBERTI, M.D., College Physician (2009) B.S., Westminster College; M.D. Penn State University Medical School

MELINDA J. WISE, Counselor (P-T) (2018) B.S.W., Edinboro University; M.S.S.A., Case Western University

Sodexo Dining Services

JEFF CREVELING, Food Service Director (1999) A.A.S., Montgomery County Community College