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Office of President & Administration

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Mark Becker
President
202-478-6060
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Jeff Lieberson
Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
202-478-6073
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Jean R. Middleton, CMP
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
202-478-6070
Michelle Szechenyi
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
202-478-6033
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Sarah Bolon
Executive Assistant
202-478-6037
Amanda Tropiano
Amanda Tropiano
Senior Associate, Events
202-465-8539

 

Office of Academic Affairs

Bernard Mair, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer | Acting Vice President for Access, Success, & Equity
202-478-6083
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Bao Le
Bao Le
Assistant Vice President, Data & Policy Analysis (DPA)
202-478-6043
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Denise Nadasen, D.M.
Assistant Vice President of Institutional Data and Analytics, Office of Academic Affairs
202-478-6081
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Allegra Damari
Allegra Damari
Data Analyst
202-465-8531
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Levi B. Shanks, Ph.D.
Director, Academic and Student Affairs
202-478-6047
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Grayce McGregor
Data Analyst, Data & Policy Analysis (DPA)
202-478-6042
Sarah Bartlome
Sarah Bartlome
Senior Associate, Academic Affairs
202-742-6951
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Katie Boyle
Associate, Data & Policy Analysis (DPA)
202-478-6090
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Office of Access, Success, & Equity

Bernard Mair, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer | Acting Vice President for Access, Success, & Equity
202-478-6083
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Robin Parent, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, STEM Education & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
202-478-6094
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Lexus Bivins
Lexus Bivins
Associate, Access, Success, & Equity
202-478-6069
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Office of Digital Transformation for Student Success

Karen Vignare, Ph.D.
Vice President, Digital Transformation for Student Success & Executive Director, Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC)
202-478-6058
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Megan Tesene, Ph.D.
Director, Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC)
202-478-6098
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Julia Chadwick
Assistant Director, Office of Digital Transformation for Student Success and the Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC)
202-478-6041

 

Office of Finance

Varun Dhawan, Chief Financial Officer
Varun Dhawan
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
202-478-6063
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Catina Tims
Manager, Accounts Receivable, Billing and Finance Membership Services
202-478-6085
Marsha Ogburn
Accountant
202-478-6059
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Jacob Cruz
Associate, Finance
202-478-6030

 

Office of Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources

Doug Steele, Ph.D.
Vice President, Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (FANR)
202-478-6082
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Wendy Fink
Wendy Fink
Executive Director, Academic Programs Section & Assistant Vice President, Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (FANR)
202-478-6021
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Andrea Putman
Andrea Putman
Assistant Vice President, Communications and Partnerships, Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (FANR)
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Caron Gala
Director, Agriculture and International Development, Governmental Affairs
202-478-6057
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Kelly Dalton
Kelly Dalton, Ph.D., RDN
Executive Director, Board on Human Sciences (BoHS) and Director, Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (FANR)
202-465-8533
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Sandra (Sandy) Ruble
Assistant Director, Cooperative Extension System/ECOP
202-478-6088
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Suzette Robinson
Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (FANR)
202-478-6024
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Tara Westington
Senior Associate, Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (FANR)
202-465-8538
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Flannery Bethel
Flannery Bethel
Senior Associate, Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (FANR)
202-465-8541
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Kim Scotto
Kim Scotto
Associate, Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (FANR)
202-478-6093
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Office of Governmental Affairs

Craig Lindwarm
Craig Lindwarm
Vice President, Governmental Affairs
202-478-6032
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Deborah Altenburg
Associate Vice President, Research Policy & Governmental Affairs
202-478-6039
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Lindsey Tepe
Director, Governmental Affairs
202-478-6079
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Caron Gala
Director, Agriculture and International Development, Governmental Affairs
202-478-6057
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Jeff Cullen
Jeff Cullen
Director, Governmental Affairs
202-478-6053
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MacGregor Obergfell
MacGregor Obergfell
Assistant Director, Governmental Affairs
202-478-6052
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Office of Information Technology

Henry M. Wong
Henry M. Wong
Assistant Vice President, IT and Building Operations
202-478-6076
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Denis Garcia
Senior Associate, Network Administrator
202-478-6036
 

 

Office of International, Community, & Economic Engagement

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Bernard Burrola
Vice President, International, Community and Economic Engagement
202-478-6034
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Alvaro Muniz
Alvaro J. Muñiz, J.D.
Director, International, Community, and Economic Engagement
202-478-6044
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Jordan Merker
Manager, International, Community and Economic Engagement
202-478-6087
Milan Ephraim
Program Manager, International, Community and Economic Engagement
202-478-6062
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Office of Public Affairs

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Jeff Lieberson
Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
202-478-6073
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 David Edelson
David Edelson
Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs & Member Engagement
202-478-6072
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Mike Brost
Associate Director, Public Affairs
202-478-6038
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Macie Marinetto
Macie Marinetto
Senior Associate, Public Affairs
202-478-6050
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Office of STEM Education & Research Policy

Howard Gobstein
Senior Vice President for STEM Education and Research Policy and Advisor to the President
202-478-6077
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Kacy Redd
Kacy Redd, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, Research & STEM Education
202-478-6022
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Jessica Bennett, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, STEM Education
202-478-6080
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Robin Parent, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, STEM Education & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
202-478-6094
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Kevin Cooke, Ph.D.
Director, Research Policy
202-478-6030
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Levi B. Shanks, Ph.D.
Director, Academic and Student Affairs
202-478-6047
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Tia Freelove Kirk
Assistant Director, STEM Education & Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
202-478-6067
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Ny'lyjah Cain
Senior Associate, STEM Education & Research Policy
202-465-8530
Rifa Ariella
Rifa Ariella
Program Associate, STEM Education
(202) 478-6075
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Office of Urban Initiatives

Christel Perkins, Ed.D.
Deputy Executive Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) & Assistant Vice President, APLU
202-465-8536
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Andréa Rodriguez
Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)
202-465-8532
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Samantha Levine
Samantha Levine
Associate Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)
202-478-6074
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Jimmy McClellan
Assistant Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)
202-478-6095
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Julia Boyer
Associate, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)
202-478-6051
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Center for Public University Transformation

Julia Michaels
Executive Director, Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT) & Associate Vice President, APLU
202-478-6071
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Alcione Frederick
Assistant Director, Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
202-465-8540
Denise Nadasen, D.M.
Assistant Vice President of Institutional Data and Analytics, Office of Academic Affairs
202-478-6081
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Gregory Thornton
Associate Director, Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
202-478-6045
Tia Freelove Kirk
Assistant Director, STEM Education & Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
202-478-6067
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