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President's Council

The President's Council is the senior leadership team for the university and works with the president to ensure the fulfillment of the university's mission and in achieving the university's vision.


The Council is chaired by the University President, and includes:

  • Roger Best, University President
  • Shari Bax, Vice President for Student Experience and Engagement
  • Phil Bridgmon, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Lindsay Chapman, General Counsel
  • Courtney Goddard, Vice President for Advancement and External Engagement/Executive Director for UCM Alumni Foundation
  • Bill Hawley, Vice President for Finance and Operations
  • Kristen Plummer, Executive Assistant to the President/Assistant Board Secretary
  • Matt Howdeshell, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics
  • David Pearce, Executive Director for Governmental Relations
  • Susan Smedley, Vice President for Integrated Marketing and Communications


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