Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Westminster College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 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

JASON A. LENER, Director of Athletics (2021) B.A., Westminster College; M.B.A., Robert Morris University

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 II, 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; Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh

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

KRISTEN M. AMICK, Registrar; Associate Professor of Biology (2018) B.S., Penn State Erie; Ph.D., George Washington University

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

JAMIE CHAPMAN, All College Honors Program Director; Associate Professor of Sociology (2014) B.A., M.A., Edinboro University; Ph.D., The University of Akron

ARIEL L. JUNKIN, Peer Tutor Coordinator - Academic Success Center (2022) B.A., Westminster College; M.A.,Grand Canyon University

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

KAREN K. RESENDES, Associate Dean of Assessment and the First-Year Experience, 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, Director of the Academic Success Center (2017) B.A., Malone University; M.F.A., Chatham University

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

DAN R. URBAN, Advisor for the TRIO SSS Program (2021) B.A., Clarion 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 L. ANSELL, Assistant Director of Admissions (2021) B.S., Clarion University; M.A., Carlow University

CAITLIN N. DeSANTIS, Associate Director of Admissions (2021) B.S., Westminster College

ALLISON M. ILLIG, Assistant Director of Admissions (2022) B.S, M.A., Slippery Rock University

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

TOMAS S. MAIELLI, Admissions Counselor (2023) B.A., Westminster College

AMBER D. SCALFARI, Associate Director of Admissions - Operations (2009) B.A., M.Ed., Westminster College

LUCAS A. TURNER, Admissions Counselor (2023) B.A., Westminster College

Athletics

JASON A. LENER, Director of Athletics (2021) B.A., Westminster College; M.B.A., Robert Morris University

ANTHONY L. ACCARDI, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach (2022) B.A., Mercy College; M.A., SUNY Cortland

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

BRIA E. BRADDOCK, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach (2022) B.A., Westminster College; M.S., Chatham University

KEVIN M. FENSTERMACHER, Deputy Athletic Director for Communication and Administration (2022) B.A., Bethany College; M.S., Duquesne University

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

JILLIAN M. HERRICK, Assistant Athletic Trainer (2022) B.S., Grove City College; M.S., Slippery Rock University

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

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

PETER PALCZEWSKI, Assistant Football Coach (2023) B.S., Ithaca College

SCOTT PHILLIPS, Jr., Assistant Football Coach (2023) B.A., The Ohio State University

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

TAMMY L. SWEARINGEN, Professor of Physical Education, Senior Associate 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, Head 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

RICHARD J. HURA, Director of Compliance & Risk Management (2021) B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.Ed., Westminster College; J.D., University of Akron School of Law

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 II, 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

ALISSA C. FISHER, Marketing Specialist, Graphic Design (2022) B.F.A, Youngstown State University

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

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

SABRINA L. SLAGLE, Marketing Specialist, Digital Campaigns (2023) B.A., Westminster College

Information Technology Services

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

IAN D. BAKER, Systems Analyst (2022) B.S., Grove City College

DEBRA L. BIGGINS, Enterprise Services Team Lead (2021) A.A.S, B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University

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

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

CLIFFORD J. YONATA, Technical Support Engineer (2009) B.A., Kent State University

Institutional Advancement

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

NICOLE A. HUNTER, Assistant Director of Advancement Marketing (2016) B.A., M.Ed., Westminster College

ROBERT G. KLAMUT, JR., Senior Director of Charitable Relations (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

BRADLEY P. TOKAR, Charitable Relationship Manager (1993) B.A., M.Ed., Westminster College

ANDREW N. WINNER, Charitiable Relationship Manager (2021) B.A., Westminster College; M.A., Geneva College; Ph.D., University of the Cumberlands

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

KIRA E. HESS, LMS/Library Administrator (2022) B.A., Grove City College

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; Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh

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

STEPHANIE L. BENINCASE, Associate Director of Well-being and Violence Prevention (2019) B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Slippery Rock University

PATRICK BUSSIERE, Directof of Residence Life (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

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

TYQEESE K. MORTON, Area Coordinator (2023) B.S., Keystone College

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

EVAN G. WEINSTEIN, Area Coordinator (2023) B.S., Florida State University; M.Ed., University of Texas, Austin

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

Sodexo Dining Services

JAMES NESCOTT, JR., Food Service Director (2022) B.S., Penn State University; M.S., Robert Morris University