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

Marianne Ward-Peradoza


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.

Alicia Betsinger, VP for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, and Chief Data Officer

Alicia Betsinger
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.

Christie Campbell, Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Christie Campbell
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.

Joe DeMedeiros, Vice President for University Advancement

Joe DeMedeiros
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.

Gary Huff

Gary Huff
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.

Lisa Kirkpatrick, Vice President for Student Affairs; Title IX Coordinator

Lisa Kirkpatrick
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.

Tracy Manier, Vice President for Enrollment Management

Tracy Manier
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.

Lou Brusatti

Father Lou Brusatti
Special Assistant to the President for Mission

Fr. Lou serves as a spiritual adviser to the President, ensuring leadership is anchored to the University’s Holy Cross values.  Fr. Lou also provides leadership in ensuring St. Edward’s is a dynamic educational community that welcomes our diverse values, our different spiritual and faith traditions and identities, promotes social justice, and encourages growth through service.