Meet the President’s Cabinet of St. Edward’s University
Our Cabinet members bring a depth of experience, a passion for education and a dedication to service.
Marianne Ward-Peradoza leads the faculty and the division of Academic Affairs as the university’s Provost, which includes oversight of all academic schools, the Registrar’s Office, Sponsored Programs and the Munday Library. Ward-Peradoza serves on the president’s Cabinet and as administrative liaison for the Institutional Oversight and Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Chief of Staff
David Abercia manages the Office of the President, working with the president and other senior leaders of the university on a range of strategic initiatives. He is also the liaison to the Board of Trustees, maintaining critical connections between trustees and the university.
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning; Chief Data Officer
Alicia Betsinger oversees the development of university-wide data governance and architecture to guide data-informed decision-making, which supports the strategic goals, operational effectiveness and efficiency of the university.
Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Christie Campbell leads the university’s marketing, communications, government and community relations teams. Together, they are responsible for communicating the St. Edward’s story to increase awareness, engagement and connections on the hilltop and with external audiences, attract resources, and achieve the university’s reputation and enrollment goals.
Vice President for University Advancement
Joe DeMedeiros leads a team that cultivates lifelong relationships with alumni, family and friends of the university to support two basic activities: extending the St. Edward's experience beyond graduation, and supporting today's students with gifts of time, talent and treasure.
Vice President for Student Affairs; Title IX Coordinator
Lisa Kirkpatrick leads the Division of Student Affairs, including Athletics, Dean of Students Office, Diversity and Inclusion, Health & Counseling Center, Recreation and Wellness, Residence Life, and Student Involvement. She also oversees the university’s Title IX compliance, education and investigation efforts.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Kimberly Kvaal serves as the university’s chief financial officer and is a member of the president’s Cabinet. In her role, Kvaal has responsibility for budget and finance, facilities, master planning and construction, human resources, auxiliaries, public safety, and risk management. She serves as primary resource to the Fiduciary and Facilities Committees of the Board of Trustees.
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Tracy Manier leads the admission and financial aid operations. Together with her teams, she works to further the university’s strategic enrollment goals by recruiting a talented and diverse student body and by helping to make our transformative brand of education affordable for all.
Vice President for Information Technology
David Waldron is responsible for all aspects of information technology, including networking and telecommunications, administrative computing, instructional technology and client support.
Father Peter Walsh, CSC
Director of Campus Ministry
Father Peter Walsh develops social and spiritual programs focused on young adult ministry.