Administrative changes announced

Recent changes to in the University’s senior leadership and reporting structure were announced earlier this week by President Rodney Rogers and Chief Financial Officer Sheri Stoll, vice president for finance and administration.

To enhance communication and collaboration among senior leaders in a broader range of essential areas, Rogers added two key positions to Cabinet. 

“In view of critical issues facing BGSU and other universities and the significance of Title IX to our efforts to promote a campus culture of civility and freedom from harassment and sexual violence, I have made the assistant vice president for student affairs/Title IX officer a Cabinet-level position; that role is held by Jennifer McCary. Dr. Christina Lunceford will continue to serve on Cabinet as assistant to the president for diversity and inclusion,” Rogers said in a letter to faculty and staff. 

In addition, the chief information officer will now be a Cabinet-level position, Rogers said. The change was made in recognition of the importance of information technology to the University and its future. CIO John Ellinger will be a part of Cabinet.  

Dr. Bruce Meyer has been named associate vice president for capital planning and campus operations, also a Cabinet-level position. Meyer has served in the role as interim since 2017. Formerly assistant vice president for campus operations, he will continue to report to Stoll.

Dr. Andrea Depinet, formerly director of campus services, was named assistant vice president for campus operations, where she has served as interim since 2017. A search will be launched shortly to fill her previous position.

The president also provided an update on progress with the two senior leadership searches. The position of vice president for University advancement and president of the BGSU Foundation will likely be filled by early fall semester; work is underway to identify finalists. Candidates for vice president for academic affairs and provost are expected to be visiting campus at that time as well.