The Executive Vice President Division was created by President Thayne McCulloh in July 2010 with the goal of consolidating a wide array of departments into a single division in order to achieve greater effectiveness and efficiency in university operations. Prior to the consolidation, the various departments within the division reported to the President's Office, the Academic Vice President, the Vice President for Finance, and the Vice President for Administration and Planning. In total, the EVP Division includes over 260 employees and administers an operating budget in excess of $100,000,000.
Earl F. "Marty" Martin was appointed Executive Vice President in July 2010. Before becoming the university's EVP, Mr. Martin served Gonzaga as dean of the School of Law for five years. In his last year as dean Mr. Martin also served the university as its Acting Academic Vice President. Mr. Martin holds a Master of Laws degree from the Yale Law School, and a Juris Doctorate and B.A. in Communications from the University of Kentucky.