Executive Cabinet

John R. Porter (2019)
President
BS, Evangel University; MBA, Washington University-St. Louis; EdD, Johns Hopkins University

Bethany Alden-Rivers (2019)
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
BS, MBA, Missouri State University; MA, PhD, Open University UK

Deb Ayres (2008)
Senior Vice President for Human Resources
BS, Missouri State University; ME, University of Missouri-St. Louis; EdD, University of Missouri-Columbia

Rick Baniak (2020)
Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
BS, MA, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Jeanine Cotter (2021)
General Manager, LindEngage
BS, Manhattan College

Orrie Covert (2019)
Vice President for Advancement and Communications
BS, Graceland University-Lamoni; MA, Syracuse University

Mark Falkowski (2020)
General Council
BS, University of Minnesota; JD, St. Louis University School of Law

Diane Moore (2016)
Senior Vice President for Operations
BA, Oklahoma Baptist University; MA, University of Missouri-Columbia; EdD, Lindenwood University

Emily Pitts (2021)
Chief Diversity Officer and Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
BBA, Clark Atlanta University; MBA, Washington University in St. Louis

TJ Rains (2015)
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
BS, Emporia State University; MS, Capella University; PhD, Indiana Wesleyan University 

Nicole Sullivan (2016)
Executive Assistant to the President
BS, Missouri State University

Brad Wachler (2016)
Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics
BS, University of Michigan; MS, Indiana University; JD, Wayne State University

Rob Westervelt (2020)
Vice President for Strategy and Innovation
BS, Weber State University; MA, Biola University

Terry Whittum (2017)
Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Engagement
BS, Plymouth State University; MS, Capella University