The President’s Cabinet

The President of the University, six Vice Presidents, Chief of Staff, Athletic Director, and the Corporation Counsel form the president's cabinet, the chief administrative body.  The cabinet directs the day-to-day operations of the University and its more-than-1,100 faculty and staff. 

Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil., President, was elected as interim President by the Board of Trustees in July 2009. On October 22, 2010, Gonzaga University formally inaugurated Dr. McCulloh as its 26th President, the first lay President elected to the post. He is Gonzaga's chief executive officer and oversees all administrative functions, operations and the general direction of the University. The president represents the University before the public, and is the University’s ultimate administrative authority.

Judi Biggs Garbuio, Ph.D., became Gonzaga's Vice President for Student Development in July of 2013, with a thirty year record of successful professional experience.  She oversees most non-academic student programs and services, including housing and residence life, judicial affairs and student conduct, parent relations, student activities, clubs and organizations, student publications, career center, counseling, health and wellness, the Crosby Student Center, the Center for Community Action and Service Learning, the Unity Multicultural Education Center, as well as, campus public safety and security.

Frank E. Case, S.J., Vice President for Mission, joined Gonzaga in June 2011.  He serves as the President’s chief adviser on matters related to Jesuit and Catholic institutional identity, and works with faculty, staff and students to deepen understanding of the institution’s educational mission and its relation to Catholic and Jesuit traditions.

Bernard J. Coughlin, S.J., Chancellor, was appointed as the University's first chancellor in 1996 following 22 years as president, the longest in Gonzaga history.  He is an adviser to the president and his cabinet, and maintains relationships with many of the University's friends and benefactors.

Mike Herzog, Ph.D., Chief of Staff, was appointed in 2009.  He works closely with the president as his advisor and assists in carrying out initiatives of the senior administration.

Patricia O'Connell Killen, Ph.D., Academic Vice President, joined Gonzaga in July 2010.  She is responsible for all academic programs, the faculty, and those offices that support students’ academic educational experience at Gonzaga most directly.  Her portfolio includes academic departments, faculty appointment and review, the faculty senate, institutional research and planning, registrar, academic advising and assistance, library services, academic technology, academic diversity initiatives, the Office of Sponsored Projects, the Center for Global Engagement (which includes study abroad and services to international students), and special academic centers such as the Institute for Hate Studies.

Earl F. Martin, J.D., Executive Vice President, was appointed in July 2010.  He is responsible for several administrative, operational and business support operations, including admissions, disability services, the equal opportunity office, faculty and mail services, student financial services, plant and construction services, purchasing, information technology services, human resources, and the bookstore.

Maureen McGuire, J.D., Corporation Counsel, joined Gonzaga in 2013 and is the University's chief legal adviser and responsible for all legal affairs. 

Charles J. Murphy, Vice President for Finance, has served in that role since 1985.  He is the University's chief financial officer and oversees accounting and financial recordkeeping, operating and capital budgets, investments, long term financing, insurance and risk management, property acquisition, campus master planning, and construction.

Joseph Poss, Vice President for University Advancement, was appointed to this leadership role in July 2013.  He oversees the University’s Development, Alumni Relations and Marketing/Communications operations. He joined University Advancement in 1998.

Mike Roth, Athletic Director, assumed his post in 1997. He oversees all athletic programs, facilities and initiatives related to Gonzaga’s participation in Division 1 intercollegiate athletics in NCAA and West Coast Conference competition, as well as Rudolf Fitness Center and intramural sports.

Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil.

Exec. Assistant to the President
Julia Bjordahl

Sr. Admin. Assistant
Geneva Finley

Admin. Assistant
Katie Galassi