The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President provides assistance, leadership, guidance, resources, and supervision of the entire academic division in support of the mission of Gonzaga University.
Name: Jolanta Weber, Ph.D., Associate Academic Vice President
Hometown: Spokane, for the past 35 years.
Degrees: Ph.D. Leadership Studies – Gonzaga University, M.A. in Counseling Psychology – Gonzaga University, B.A. Psychology and Spanish – Gonzaga University
With Gonzaga since: 1988
Dr. Weber has been at Gonzaga University since 1987, when she enrolled as an undergraduate student. She became a full-time employee in 1988 and has since served in various roles. Currently, she assists the Provost and Senior Vice President with implementation and enforcement of academic policies, academic appeals and student-related concerns. She oversees the offices of the University Registrar, Institutional Research, the Virtual Campus, and Summer Sessions. She facilitates the work of the Academic Council and coordinates efforts related to academic program data production and financial analysis. She also coordinates efforts related to graduate enrollment planning and budgeting. Her dissertation explored the impact of adjunctive faculty on freshman-to-sophomore retention.
Name: Ron Large- Associate Academic Vice President
Hometown: Princeton, WV
Degrees: Ph.D. Ethics- Graduate Theological Union, M.Div. Christian Ethics- Princeton Theological Seminary, B.A. Religious Studies- University of Virginia
With Gonzaga since: 1988
Dr. Ron Large is Associate Academic Vice President and Professor of Religious Studies. In his role as Associate Academic Vice President he is responsible for overseeing Accreditation, Assessment, Faculty Development and Academic Technology. His academic area of specialization is Christian Ethics with an emphasis on Christian Social Ethics and peace studies. Dr. Large took his Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia where he majored in Religious Studies. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. His M.Div. thesis examined violence and nonviolence as methods of social change. Dr. Large received his doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. His dissertation was on the connection between virtue and social change in the thought of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi. He teaches classes in Nonviolence, Christian Morality, Death and Dying, Sexual Morality, Religion and Film, and the Vietnam War. For the academic year 2000-2001, he was named Teacher of the Year at Gonzaga University. In the summer of 2006, Dr. Large was invited to attend a week long seminar on Global Peace and Security at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington DC. Dr. Large received a Fulbright Scholar Award in the Fall of 2009. He taught in the International Peace Studies Program at the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin. He received Gonzaga University's Exemplary Faculty Award for 2009-2010.
Name: Raymond Reyes, Ph.D. – Associate Academic Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
Hometown: Raymond traveled a lot as a child, but has called Spokane, WA home for 44 years.
Degrees: Ph.D. Educational Leadership – Gonzaga University, M.P.A. – City University of New York, B.A. Counseling Psychology – Eastern Washington University
With Gonzaga since: 1988
Dr. Raymond F. Reyes, Associate Academic Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, serves as the chief advisor on the university commitments to assure culturally inclusive policies and equity-based practices which optimize the educational and faith-based value of human diversity consistent with the University’s Catholic, Jesuit mission and identity. Raymond coordinates a comprehensive menu of programs, services, and activities across the vice presidential divisions designed to develop and increase the intercultural competence of the university’s workforce, student body, academic programs and student development services.
Name: MaryAnn Rinderle - Assistant to the Provost and Office Manager
Phone: (509) 313-6504
Hometown: MaryAnn grew up in the Midwest. She enjoys calling the Pacific Northwest home.
Degree: B.S. Business and Management – University of Maryland
With Gonzaga since: 2005
Ms. Rinderle provides administrative support functions for the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President and administers the program to ensure compliance with State Authorization Regulation, Chapter 34, Section 600.9. She also provides assistance to Associate Academic Vice President, Jolanta Weber. It is likely that MaryAnn will be the first person you talk to when calling the Provost and Senior Vice President’s Office. Her favorite things about Gonzaga are the people it attracts—people committed to its mission, the environment of cura personalis, and seeing the sun stream through the stained glass windows in College Hall. She enjoys looking for treasures at thrift stores and rummage sales.
Name: Mary Mealey – Assistant to the Assoc. AVP and Core Director
Hometown: Spokane, WA
With Gonzaga since: 2016
Ms. Mealey is responsible for assisting two of the Associate Academic Vice Presidents and the University Core Director. She is a Gonzaga alum, growing up in the neighborhood attending St. Aloysius Elementary, Holy Names Academy and Gonzaga Preparatory School, before attending Gonzaga University.
Name: Gina Thomas - Academic Budgeting & Personnel Officer
Hometown: Walla Walla, WA
Degrees: M.B.A. - Gonzaga University, B.A. Business Administration – Eastern Washington University
With Gonzaga since: 1989
Mrs. Thomas is responsible for matters pertaining to academic area personnel, including faculty, and manages the budgeting process for the academic area of the University. She has worked at the university for over 28 years.
Name: Carri Senn – Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President
Phone: (509) 313-6504
Hometown: Spokane, Washington
Degree: B.A. Business Marketing – Gonzaga University
With Gonzaga since: 2017
Mrs. Senn provides administrative support functions for the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President and she assists Associate Academic Vice President, Dr. Jolanta Weber. It is likely that Carri will be the first person you talk to when calling the Provost and Senior Vice President’s Office. She also is the point of contact for Academic Council proceedings. She is a Gonzaga alumna and her favorite aspects about Gonzaga are the inspiring students and the historical presence of Gonzaga in the Spokane community. Carri worked in the Registrar’s Office prior to transferring to the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President’s Office.
Name: Kelley Marcantel – Academic Budget & Personnel Assistant
Hometown: Houston, TX
Degrees: B.B.A. Accounting – University of Houston, M.B.A. - Texas Women's University
With Gonzaga since: 2018
Ms. Marcantel is responsible for assisting in matters pertaining to academic division personnel, regular faculty onboarding and contract processing, expense report auditing and analysis, and the budgeting process for the academic division of the University. Kelley worked at University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio and University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center prior to moving to Spokane.