Aug. 25, 2014

St. Edward’s University Welcomes New Deans, VP for Financial Affairs

St. Edward’s University welcomes new senior leadership in the School of Natural Sciences, The Bill Munday School of Business and the Office of Financial Affairs. Gary Morris, PhD, is the new dean of the School of Natural Sciences; Nancy Schreiber, PhD, is the new dean of The Bill Munday School of Business; and Kimberly Kvaal is the new Vice President for Financial Affairs. These positions are integral in helping the university achieve the vision of its current strategic plan — to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.

School of Natural Sciences: Dean Gary Morris, PhD

Gary Morris comes to St. Edward's from Valparaiso University in Indiana, where he served as associate dean of Arts and Sciences. He brings broad experience in fostering effective pedagogical strategies in physics, as well as extensive experience in proposal writing and grant management. Morris is a strong advocate for undergraduate research and has mentored over 100 research students on international, interdisciplinary research projects. He stresses the importance of collaboration and is excited to work with our community in strategic planning for the sciences.

Headshot of Dean Gary Morris.

The Bill Munday School of Business: Dean Nancy Schreiber, PhD

Nancy Schreiber brings important experience in the leadership and implementation of AACSB and SACS accreditation processes. Previously, as senior associate dean in the College of Business at the University of Dallas, Schreiber facilitated undergraduate curriculum design, the development of international partnerships and articulation agreements with institutions in Europe and Latin America. She led the development of a robust practicum graduation requirement, along with the creation of new graduate programs. She also obtained major gifts for the College of Business.

Headshot of Dean Nancy Schreiber.

Financial Affairs: Vice President Kimberly Kvaal

Kimberly Kvaal joins the administrative staff as Vice President for Financial Affairs. Kvaal comes to St. Edward’s from the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit institution with an enrollment of 10,500 and an annual operating budget of $350 million, where she served as the associate vice President of Business and Finance. Her prior experience includes leadership roles at Regis University and Jewish Family Service of Colorado. Kvaal is a financial strategist with deep knowledge of higher education accounting, risk management, finance and operations. She is a CPA and holds an MBA from Regis University.  

Headshot of Vice President Kimberly Kvaal.