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Leadership Team


Executive DirectorStanton Brown, Ed.D.
Stanton Brown, Ed.D.
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Associate Directors

Each Leadership Center within the Institute has an associate director. Under the direction of Executive Director Bryan Price, each of the directors leads the program within their discipline and oversees a specific leadership pillar based on the philosophy and work of their school or college. With a passion for developing young leaders, the directors work closely with the leadership students throughout their journey in the certificate program, particularly in years three and four when students are learning to "lead in their discipline."

College of Arts and SciencesChristopher Kaiser
Christopher Kaiser, Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Services and Enrollment Management

College of Communication and the ArtsJane McManus
Jane McManus
Executive Director, Center for Sports Media

College of EducationBrian Conners
Brian M. Conners, Ph.D., BCBA
Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs


Photo of Dr. Omayra Arocho
Omayra Arocho, Ph.D. 
Associate Dean, College Engagement and Community

College of Nursing Katherine Connolly
Katherine Connolly, DNP, RN, APN-C
Clinical Instructor, Undergraduate Department

School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Elizabeth HalpinElizabeth Halpin, M.A.
Associate Dean


Benjamin GoldfrankBenjamin Goldfrank, Ph.D.

Stillman School of Business
Headshot of Kansal RuchinRuchin Kansal, M.B.A.
Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer
Instructor, Department of Management