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Provost Staff: Deans and Directors

The Provost oversees many of the College's offices, services, centers and programs, and the leaders of these areas report to the Provost.

Dean of Faculty
E. Fletcher McClellan, Ph.D.

Phone 717-361-1555 - Email

The Dean of Faculty brings vision and leadership to the College’s academic programs in collaboration with the faculty. Working closely with the department chairs and Academic Council, the Dean advances educational excellence through curricular offerings that are aligned with the College’s Educational Philosophy and Student Learning Goals. A champion of faculty development, the Dean provides resources for the faculty’s continued professional growth as teacher-scholars and experts in their field. Within a shared governance framework, the Dean evaluates faculty members and maintains expected standards of excellence in teaching, research, and service. The Dean of Faculty, in partnership with the Dean of Students, integrates curricular and co-curricular programs to advance student learning beyond the classroom. As a member of Senior Staff, the Dean serves as the primary advocate for academic programs and faculty concerns. Together with faculty leadership, the Dean ensures that academic excellence and student learning remain the primary focus of the institution.

Responsible to the Dean of Faculty are the Associate Academic Dean, Assistant Dean for General Education and Assessment, Director of the Bowers Writers House, and the Department Chairs.

Dean of Students
Marianne Calenda, M.A.

Phone 717-361-1196 - Email

The Dean of Students is responsible for the administrative oversight and enhancement of the student learning/living environment. She reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President and collaborates with the Dean of Faculty. The Dean’s specific responsibilities include oversight of co-curricular programs and services including athletics, health services, diversity, student rights and responsibilities, religious life, residence life,  student activities and campus security. In addition, she oversees coordinated academic support services which are delivered through the Center for Student Success. The Center houses academic advising, career services, counseling services, disability services and learning services.

Dean of School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Barbara Randazzo

Phone 717-361-3750 - Email

The Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies is the chief academic officer and chief administrator of the Edward R. Murphy Center for Continuing Education and Distance Learning. The Dean is responsible to the Provost and Senior Vice President for planning, implementing, and managing all of the School’s academic (credit) and non-academic (non-credit) programming, student policies, distance learning initiatives, identification, development, and assignment of the Center’s faculty, recruitment of adult learners by appropriate standards, evaluation and approval of all adult learner transfer credits to Elizabethtown College, evaluation of adult credit for prior learning, and final approval of the School’s candidates for graduation and degrees. The Dean also maintains the Center’s academic and professional standards. The Dean is further responsible for consulting and cooperating with the School’s Council on Academic Management that advises the Dean on the School's governance; the Dean also consults and cooperates with the School’s Advisory Council.

Registrar and Associate Academic Dean
Betty Rider, Ph.D.

Phone 717-361-1333 - Email

The Associate Academic Dean chairs the Academic Standing Committee, implements decisions of the committee, and assists faculty members and students with problems regarding the effect of college policies on classes or individual students. In consultation with the Dean of Faculty, the Associate Academic Dean oversees the academic schedule of courses and budget for adjunct faculty. She enforces college policies in the area of academic dishonesty involving coursework. Each semester, the Associate Dean announces a Dean’s List of distinguished students. The Associate Academic Dean reports to the Dean of Faculty.  Responsible to the Associate Academic Dean is the Director of Study Abroad.

Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President, the Registrar provides campus leadership in the area of academic services to students and provides administrative oversight for the Office of Registration and Records.  The Registrar maintains official enrollment data for the College and serves as official liaison with persons seeking information regarding student enrollment. She assists in the preparation of the college catalog, the official college calendar, the final exam schedule for each semester, and helps to facilitate the faculty’s academic advising responsibilities as these pertain to student course registration and completion of graduation requirements. In addition, in consultation with the Provost and Senior Vice President, Dean of Faculty, Assistant Dean, and department chairs, she implements the master schedule of classes for fall and spring semesters.

The Registrar has operational authority and responsibility for all functions within the Office of Registration and Records. The Registrar is responsible for the security and integrity of student academic records and is responsible for grade reports, transcripts, and related documents. The Registrar evaluates all transcripts and course work presented for transfer to Elizabethtown College. In this evaluation, the Registrar confers with department chairpersons on equivalent credits within a discipline, but her decision is final unless successfully appealed to the Provost and Senior Vice President. The Registrar verifies completion of requirements by all candidates for graduation. The Registrar supervises course registration and coordinates registration activities. She assists in the scheduling of first year students and is responsible for the scheduling of all new transfer students.

Director, The Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking
David L. Kenley, Ph.D.

Phone 717-361-1238 - Email

Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President, the Director of the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking works closely with the Center's Steering Committee to advance international and peacemaking initiatives on campus, including the Ware Symposium for Global Citizenship and Peacemaking.  The Director enlarges opportunities for students and faculty to engage globally around issues of peace and justice, strengthens and develops partnerships and exchange programs and collaborates with local, regional, and international organizations committed to the international understanding and peace.  He works with the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs as well as Institutional Advancement to pursue external funding opportunities.  He enhances the curricular and co-curricular programs in International Studies, Asian Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies in collaboration with the directors of those minors.  He supports the infusion of international and peacemaking perspectives in curricular and co-curricular programs across campus.  The Director supervisors the Ambassador-in-Residence, the Program Manager, and the Peacemaker-in-Residence.  

Director, The Young Center
Jeff Bach, Ph.D.

Phone 717-361-1467 - Email

Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President (with secondary reporting to the President) the Director provides direction and leadership for all programs and personnel associated with the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. The Director holds faculty rank and may teach one or two courses each semester, preferably within the Core curriculum. He promotes and conducts scholarly research on, and the scholarly interpretation of, Anabaptist and Pietist history, beliefs, practices, and culture through lectures, publications, seminars, workshops, exhibits, field trips, and artistic events. She/he represents the Center and the College at scholarly meetings and church-related events. The Director arranges and schedules the use of Center facilities for events related to the Center’s mission involving staff, visiting scholars and fellows, and other special guests; works with the Development office in identifying and soliciting major gifts for the annual operation and long-term endowment of the Center; prepares and administers the annual operating budget for the Center; and chairs the Young Center Advisory Committee.

Executive Director of Sponsored Research and Programs
Richard E. Basom, Jr.,  Ph.D.

Phone 717-361-4762 - Email

The Executive Director of Sponsored Research and Programs manages sponsored research initiatives, grant programs, undergraduate research initiatives, and educational assessment activities.  Dr. Basom works closely with the Executive Director of Foundation and Government Relations in the identification, creation, and submission of grants that will benefit Elizabethtown College.  With direction from the President, Provost, Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Advancement and Community Relations, he moves forward grant initiatives and supports academic department chairs and program directors to pursue external funding opportunities. 

Executive Director of Information and Technology Services
Ronald Heasley, M.S., M.A.

Phone 717-361-1558 - Email

Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President, the Executive Director of Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for information technology services for the campus. He has oversight of Network and Electronic Support, Database Support, and Media Services/Educational Technology and User Support, each headed by a director reporting directly to the Executive Director of ITS. He works closely with campus leadership to assure that the campus is making the best possible use of information technology to meet the College’s strategic goals. He is a key member of the Instructional Resources and Technology Committee. The Executive Director works with colleagues at both regional and national levels to share ideas and techniques and to develop and promote partnerships that will further the goals of the College. The Executive Director is responsible for developing the budget for ITS and for consulting with other departments concerning their investments in information technology. He coordinates the information technology budgets for the entire campus to ensure maximum benefits from investments in information technology and related support services.

Director, The High Library
Sarah Penniman, M.S.

Phone 717-361-1428 - Email

The Director of the High Library is a member of the college administration and reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President. The Director of the Library is responsible for the administration of the library including the budget and the entire library staff. With the advice and counsel of the Instructional Resources and Technology Committee, the she formulates library policies designed to improve library service and resources. Working closely with faculty and students the Director assesses library needs and plans for the development of a balanced collection of library materials, including books, periodicals, tapes, records, slides, and micro-text. She serves as a liaison between the college library and other area college libraries to strengthen library resources and services in the area.

Director, The Elizabethtown College Honors Program
Kyle Kopko, Ph.D.

Phone 717-361-1990 - Email kopkok

Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President, the Director of the Honors Program is responsible for administering and setting the direction of the Honors Program. He is Chair of the Honors Committee. The Director works with Admissions to recruit qualified students, advises students entering the program, teaches within the Program, develops the Honors Program curriculum, approves all honors courses and honors "contracts," organizes annual Honors Lectures, plans co-curricular activities, approves disbursement of Professional Development funds for Honors students, and conducts ongoing assessment of the Honors Program. He is the contact person for Fulbright, Goldwater, Rhodes, Marshall, and other undergraduate and post-undergraduate scholarships and fellowships.


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