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Administrative Cabinet

The Administrative Cabinet consists of Executive Cabinet members plus members who report directly to them. It is a body of approximately 45 members carrying the title of director and higher. The Administrative Cabinet provides additional input to the president on matters first discussed at Executive Cabinet, such as budgeting and strategic planning. This group was expanded from 13 members to more than 40 in the fall of 2010 with the goal of introducing a broader perspective to improve communication throughout the institution. Meetings are held once or twice a month.

Administrative Cabinet Members

Cassy Bailey - 8431

Dean of Students
Office: Student Union 30
785.594.8431
Doug Barth

Doug Barth - 4799

Director of Alumni & Corporate Relations
Office: Alumni Center
785.594.4799

Connor Bechard - 4571

Executive Office Assistant, Graduate Assistant for Men’s Basketball
Office: Constant Hall
785.594.4571
Kelly Belk

Kelly Belk - 6060

Vice President of Enrollment Management
Office: Overland Park Administration Building
913.491.4432
Kay Bradt

Kay Bradt - 8390

Director of Library Services
B.A. University of Kansas, M.A. University of Denver
Office: Library 208
785.594.8390

Timothy Buzzell - 4598

Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.P.A. Drake University; Ph.D. Iowa State University
Expertise: computer crime and Internet deviance, sociology of ritual and holidays, political sociology and extremist groups
Office: Parmenter Hall 16
785.594.4598

Tami Carver - 1245

Assistant Director of Information Management
Office: Overland Park Administration Building
913.344.1245

Michelle Case - 6323

Executive Director of Enrollment - Wichita
316.636.2322
Connie Deel

Connie Deel - 8362

Chief Human Resources Officer
Office: Constant 4
785.594.8362

Ira DeSpain - 4553

Minister to the University
Office: Osborne Chapel
785.594.4553

Daniel Falvey - 6042

Chair & Associate Professor of Business Administration & Management
913.344.6042

Emily Ford - 6043

Director of Learning Services
913.344.6043

Myra Glover - 8308

Executive Assistant
Office: Constant 20
785.594.8308

Mike Grossner - 8462

Head Football Coach, Associate Director of Athletics
B.S. Bethany College, M.Ed. in Counseling Northern Arizona University
Office: Collins Center 155
785.594.8462
Kathleen Harr, RN, DNSc

Kathleen Harr, RN, DNSc

Vice President & Dean of the School of Nursing, Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. Incarnate Word College, M.S.N. University of Texas Health Science Center, D.N.Sc University of San Diego
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5853
Martha Harris

Martha Harris - 8338

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Business & Economics
B.S. Baker University, M.B.A. University of Kansas
Expertise: financial institutions, fraud examination
Office: Constant Hall
785.594.8338
Peggy Harris

Peggy Harris - 8492

Vice President & Dean of the School of Education
B.S. University of Missouri, M.S. Southwest Missouri State University, Ph.D. University of Kansas
Office: Case 200, Baldwin City & 8001 College Blvd., Suite 100, Overland Park
785.594.8492

Jean Johnson - 8384

Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science & Physics, Director of Institutional Research
B.S. Allegheny College; M.S., Ph.D. Iowa State University
Expertise: statistics, general mathematics
Office: Boyd Science Center 329
785.594.8384
Kevin Kropf

Kevin Kropf - 8327

Senior Director of Admissions
Office: Denious Hall
785.594.8327
Neil Kulbiski

Neil Kulbiski - 4791

Senior Director of Digital Communications and Emerging Media
Office: Alumni Center
785.594.4791
913.735.6054

Mary Larson Diaz - 6090

Vice President for Marketing, Communications & External Relations
Office: Overland Park Administration Building
913.491.4432
Susan Larson, RN, MSN, EdD(c), APRN, CNE

Susan Larson, RN, MSN, EdD(c), APRN, CNE

Assistant Professor
B.S.N., M.S.N. University of Kansas; Ed.D. in process University of Kansas
Expertise: adult health nursing, chronic alterations
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5878
Susan Lindahl

Susan Lindahl - 8375

Executive Vice President for Administrative Services, Chief Operating Officer
Office: Constant 20
785.594.8375

Patricia Long - 8311

President of Baker University
Office: Constant 20
785.594.8311
Brian Messer

Brian Messer - 6020

Vice President & Dean of the School of Professional & Graduate Studies
Office: Overland Park Administration Building
913.491.4432

Jill Mignacca - 8312

Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Office: Constant Hall 18
785.594. 8312
Patrick Mikesic

Patrick Mikesic - 8447

Senior Director for University Advancement
Office: Alumni Center
785.594.8447
Ruth Miller

Ruth Miller - 4530

University Registrar
FERPA compliance officer, PDSO for international students
Office: Constant 1, Overland Park Administration Building
785.594.4530

Matt Mills - 8349

Director of Finance for SPGS/SOE & Director of Internal Audit
Office: Constant 11
785.594.8349
Jeanne Mott

Jeanne Mott - 4595

Senior Director of Financial Aid
Office: Denious Hall
785.594.4595
Kay Osinski, RN, MSN, CMSRN, CNE

Kay Osinski, RN, MSN, CMSRN, CNE

Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor
B.S.N. Central Missouri State University, M.S.N. Northern Illinois University
Expertise: adult health, high-risk nursing
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5867

Jeremy Portlock - 8416

Director of the Physical Plant
Office: Physical Plant
785.594.8416

Brian Posler - 8312

Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Constant 18
785.594.8312

Darla Prather - 8340

Director of University Budget & Facilities
Office: Constant 13
785.594.8340
Linda Reynolds

Linda Reynolds - 6037

Director of Graduate Education Enrollment
B.S. Kansas State University, M.L.A. Baker University
Office: Overland Park Administration Building
913.344.6037
Chris Smith

Chris Smith - 7890

Public Information Officer and Special Assistant to the President for Communication and Outreach
Office: Constant Hall 15
785.594.7890

Judy Smrha - 8337

Assistant Dean for Student Engagement & Success, Associate Professor of Business & Economics
B.A. Mills College; M.A., Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Expertise: applied microeconomics, statistics, economic development issues
Office: Collins Library 120
785.594.8337

Bethany Teppe - 1229

Director of Academics Graduate School of Education
B.A. Friends University, M.A.S.L. Baker University
Office: Building 400, 3450 N. Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67226
913.344.1229
316.636.2322

Melissa Van Leiden - 8398

Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
Office: Constant 11
785.594.8398
Jerry Weakley

Jerry Weakley - 8332

Vice President for Endowment & Planned Giving
Office: Pulliam Hall 101
785.594.8332

Theresa Yetmar - 8316

Director of Athletics
Office: Mabee 217
785.594.8316
Rand Ziegler

Rand Ziegler - 7880

Vice President for Institutional and Faculty Development, Professor of Psychology
B.A. Dickinson College, M.A. & Ph.D. West Virginia University
Expertise: behavior analysis, general experimental psychology
Office: Mabee 402
785.594.7880