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, the Student Success Center 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
Ali Balfantz manages the Office of the President, working with the president and other senior leaders of the university on a range of strategic initiatives. She is also the liaison to the Board of Trustees, maintaining critical connections between trustees and the university.
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Technology
Chief Information 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. In addition, she is responsible for all aspects of information technology, including networking and telecommunications, administrative computing, instructional technology and client support.
Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Christie Campbell leads the university’s marketing, communications and external affairs 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Gary Huff oversees budget and planning, disbursements, procurement, student accounts, and the controller’s office. In his role, he has responsibility for the multi-year financial planning and forecasts, which allocates the university's financial resources to support the university’s mission and strategic goals. In addition, the CFO serves as the primary resource to the Fiduciary Committees of the Board of Trustees.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Administration
Title IX Coordinator
Lisa Kirkpatrick leads the Division of Student Affairs and Administration, including the departments and offices of Athletics, Dean of Students, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Recreation and Wellness, Residence Life, Student Involvement, and the Health & Counseling Center. In addition, she has responsibility for University Operations, Facilities, Planning & Construction, Business Services, Equity & Employee Relations, and Human Resources. She also oversees the university’s Title IX compliance, education and investigation efforts.
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.
Father Rick Wilkinson, CSC
Director of Campus Ministry
Father Rick Wilkinson develops social and spiritual programs focused on young adult ministry.