HLC Lead Team

The reaccreditation process is directed by our University leadership, President James Danko and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Brooke Barnett.

The structure includes:

HLC Lead Team

  • Rose Campbell, Professor of Strategic Communication and Special Advisor to the Provost (chair)
  • Amia Foston, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment and HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • Josh Petrusa, Dean, Butler University Libraries
  • Travis Ryan, Associate Provost and Professor of Biological Sciences
  •  Bridget Yuhas, Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Strategy

The Lead Team is supported by work groups representing the five criteria areas.

HLC Criteria Work Groups

Brooke Barnett, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Donald Braid, Director, Community Engagement and Service Learning (retired June 2022)
Kathryn Brooks, Professor of Education
Lisa Brooks, Dean, Jordan College of the Arts (Chair)
Kathleen Camire, Director, Student Disability Services
Terri Jett, Professor of Political Science, and Faculty Director of the Hub for Black Affairs and Community Engagement
Bridget Yuhas, Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Strategy

Rose Campbell, Professor of Communication
Martha Dziwlik, Dean of Students
Chad Knoderer, Professor of Pharmacy Practice (Chair)
Joel Martin, Professor of Psychology
Michele Neary, Registrar (served until August 2022)
Tammy Pressler, Manager of Organizational Effectiveness, Human Resources
Brent Rockwood, Vice President, Chief of Staff
Jennifer Snyder, Professor, Physician Assistant Program, and Associate Dean of COPHS
Jon Sorenson, Professor of Computer Science and Faculty Senate Chair
Bridget Strong, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs (served until April 2022)
Molly Sullivan, Associate Athletic Director

Susan Adams, Associate Professor of Education
Olujide Akinbo, Professor of Chemistry (Co-chair)
Gary Beaulieu, Senior Director, Career and Professional Success
Mandy Hall, Professor of Psychology, Director of Faculty Development
Maria Kanger, Associate Dean of Students (served until May 2022)
Riki Lawrence, Director, Center for Academic Success and Exploration (retired May 2022)
Jill McKinney, Assistant VP for Academic Affairs, and Director, Center for Global Education (Co-chair)
Andy Myers, Director, Academic Budgets
Kathy Paulson-Gjerde, Professor of Economics
Josh Petrusa, Dean, Butler University Libraries

Hilene Flanzbaum, Professor of English and Faculty Director of the Core Curriculum
Amia Foston, Director, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment; HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer and Assurance System Coordinator
Stuart Glennan, Professor of Philosophy and former Associate Dean of LAS
Rusty Jones, Associate Professor of Music and Faculty Director of Honors Program
Brooke Kandel-Cisco, Dean, College of Education
James McGrath , Professor of Religion
Luanne McNulty, Professor of Chemistry and  Associate Dean of LAS (Co-chair)
Sally Neal, Associate Dean for Instruction and User Services, Butler Libraries
Darin Ramsey, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Assessment for COPHS
Suzanne Reading, Professor of Communication and Associate Dean of CCOM
Erin Vincent, Director, Butler Program Success  and Innovation (Co-chair)


Bruce Arick, Vice President for Finance and Administration (Co-chair)
Steve Dolvin, Professor of Finance
Elise Edwards, Professor of Anthropology, LAS Associate Dean for Faculty and Program Development, and Faculty Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Allison Harthcock, Associate Professor of Communication
Randal Ojeda, Director Efroymson Diversity Center
Travis Ryan, Associate Provost, and Professor of Biological Sciences
Betsy Weatherly, Senior Executive Director for Advancement and Director of Campaigns
Anne Wilson, Professor of Chemistry, and Faculty Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (Co-chair)

Carol Baker, Academic Systems Administrator
Erin Earnest, Multimedia Coordinator, CCOM (served until January 2023)
Danny Kibble, Executive Director, Advancement for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives & Family Philanthropy
Brandon Signorino, Administrative Supervisor, Butler University Libraries
Deborah Skinner, Associate Professor of Marketing
Courtney Tuell, Senior Director, Brand Strategy
Peter Wang, Lecture, Art History (served until May 2022)