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Named provost in 2015, Abu Rizvi is chief academic officer, overseeing all academic departments, programs and operations. Other areas reporting to Abu include Art Galleries, Dean of the Faculty & Chief Diversity Officer, Engineering Division, Institutional Research, Library, Registrar and Research Services. A former dean of the Honors College at the University of Vermont, he was a faculty member there since 1987. Abu earned his B.S. from Vassar College and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the New School for Social Research, all in economics. His research concerns general equilibrium and game theories and their history, as well as the study of poverty, well-being, and preference. He is co-author, with David P. Levine, of the book Poverty, Work and Freedom: Political Economy and the Moral Order, published in 2005 by Cambridge University Press, as well as author of many scholarly articles.
Chief Investment Officer
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Appointed in 2014, Joseph Bohrer is responsible for management of the College’s endowment. Prior to Lafayette he was an investment director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He joined the Sloan Foundation in 2004, following a 17 year-career at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. With J.P. Morgan, after managing fixed income portfolios in New York, he moved overseas, serving as portfolio manager for the International Equity Group in London; then became CIO of Emerging Asia and head of office in Singapore; and was then Head of Institutional Japan Business in Tokyo. Joseph earned a B.A. in English literature from Columbia College and an MBA in finance from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Vice President for Finance & Administration
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Roger Demareski joined Lafayette in 2014 and is responsible for the College’s Finance and Administration division which includes management of assets, debt, financial accounting and reporting, control of financial operations, financial long-range planning, purchasing and budgeting. Offices and departments reporting to him include campus dining, the Early Learning Center, the College Store and Post Office, copy and bulk mail services, physical facilities, sustainability, and plant operations. Roger brings 23 years’ experience in strategic planning, capital budgeting and operations, and other financial and administrative functions. He has served as assistant vice president for facilities operations at Princeton since 2008, following eight years of service as associate vice president for finance and administration at Seton Hall University. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering degree from Villanova University and an MBA from Seton Hall.
Vice President for Campus Life
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As senior student affairs officer, Annette Diorio is responsible for supervision of non-academic aspects of student life, including living groups and other extracurricular activities, religious programs, residence life, health and counseling services, and student conduct and discipline. She also oversees the offices of Athletics, Recreation Services, Title IX and Equity, Intercultural Development, and Public Safety. Named VP for Campus Life in 2012, Annette joined the College in 2000, holding several positions in the Dean of Students office. She also served as director of Residence Life for nine years. In 2006, she received Lafayette’s Cyrus R. Fleck Jr. ’52 Administrator of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the campus community. Prior to Lafayette, she served at Missouri Western State College as an administrator and instructor. Annette earned her B.S. in education from State University of New York at Cortland, her M.Ed. from St. Lawrence, and her Ed.D. from the University of Kansas.
Vice President for Communications and Marketing
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Mark Eyerly joined Lafayette in 2016 and is responsible for enhancing the College’s visibility and strengthening its brand recognition. He and his team in the Communications Division oversee editorial and design services, digital communications, and athletic communications. Prior to joining Lafayette, Mark served as the chief communications officer for Temple University, the law school at the University of Pennsylvania, the business college at Drexel University, and the William Penn Foundation. He started his career as a newspaper reporter and then spent nine years as a writer, editor and assistant director in the Cornell University News Service.
Vice President and Liaison to the Board of Trustees
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Jim Krivoski coordinates the work of the Board of Trustees and its committee, serves as an institutional liaison to the City of Easton, chairs the College’s incident action team, and completes special projects as assigned by the President. Prior to this position, Jim served as V.P. for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Lafayette from 1999 to 2010, where he oversaw all aspects of the College’s student life program. Arriving at Lafayette in 1985, Jim has also has taught two courses at the College, The American College Student, a seminar for first-year students, and Higher Education in America, an education course for upper-level students. In 2007, Jim was awarded a grant by the Fulbright International Education Administrators to attend the Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education in Germany. In 2010, he was selected by NASPA to participate in its international exchange program in Sydney, Australia. Jim earned his BS and MS degrees from Shippensburg University, an Ed.S.degree from James Madison University, and an Ed.D. from Columbia University.
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Greg MacDonald and his admissions and financial aid team provide a personalized enrollment experience for prospective and accepted students. Greg joined Lafayette in 2010 as Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid and was named to his current position in 2014. Formerly the director of undergraduate admissions for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester, Greg joined Lafayette in 2010. He also served in a variety of admissions office posts at Case Western Reserve University. He began his career as an admissions counselor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, where he earned a B.A. MacDonald holds a M.S. in higher education administration from Syracuse University.
Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel
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Leslie Muhlfelder is responsible for coordinating all legal issues and compliance matters at the College and for overseeing all personnel and benefits issues as head of the Human Resources office. A member of the faculty, Leslie also teaches Race and Gender in the American Legal System in the Government & Law Department. Prior to joining Lafayette in 1995, she was associate university counsel at Temple University, where she held various administrative positions and served as acting associate vice president for environmental health and safety. Prior to Temple, Leslie served as an associate in the litigation department of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll of Philadelphia Pa. representing clients in federal and state court matters. She also lectured nationally on legal issues involving higher education. She earned a A.B. in economics from Lafayette and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
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John O’Keefe oversees Information Technology Services for all academic and administrative systems and the digital infrastructure that supports them. His areas of responsibility include instructional technology, user support, web development, administrative systems, and data management. He recently completed a 6 year term serving on the InCommon Federation Steering Committee, where he led its Programs Subcommittee. He currently serves on the Internet2 Trusted Identity in Education and Research (TIER) Investor Council, helping to shape the direction of identity and access management for higher education. In addition, O’Keefe is the chair of the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC) board, an organization that represents IT leaders from the top liberal arts colleges in the country. He holds an A.B. in American studies and music (double major) from Lafayette.
Dean of the Faculty and Chief Diversity Officer
Professor of Religious Studies
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Robin Rinehart joined Lafayette in 1991. She was named Dean of the Faculty in 2014 and Chief Diversity Officer in 2015. She is responsible for all faculty hiring (tenure-track, visiting, and adjunct positions); faculty personnel issues. including diversity and retention; orientation programs for new faculty and new department heads; faculty mentoring and development programs; and coordination and support of interdisciplinary programs. The Dean of the Faculty assists the Provost on sabbatical and leave requests, faculty salaries, and department head and major program chair appointments. She also is a professor of religious studies with research interests in Hinduism; Buddhism; Sikhism; religions of Asia; Hindi; Sanskrit; methodological issues in the study of religion; and interactions between Hinduism and Islam. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Vice President of Development and College Relations
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Kim Spang is responsible for all Development and College Relations functions, including Career Services, Alumni Relations and parent/family relations. She joined the College in 2003, holding positions in Major Gifts and Development before being appointed associate vice president of Development in 2010. A graduate of Kutztown University with a B.S. in business administration, Kim previously worked as a senior sales and marketing manager for the Walt Disney corporation and in admissions at DeSales University. She was the recipient of the Gary A. Evans Administrative Prize in 2011.
Melissa was appointed as Assistant to the President for Board and Community Relations in February 2018. She serves as the liaison between the Board of Trustees and the College Administration, as the liaison between the College and local community, and coordinates large-scale special events on campus.
Prior to this position, Melissa served as the interim vice president for university advancement and as associate vice president for engagement and operations at The University of Scranton. She began her career in higher education at Northampton Community College where she served in a variety of advancement and student affairs roles.
Melissa holds Ed.D. from The University of Pennsylvania, M.Ed. from Lehigh University, B.A. from Cedar Crest College, and attended Northampton Community College.
Appointed as Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning and Implementation in December 2017, Amir is responsible for providing support for the ongoing implementation of the College’s strategic plan, aimed at increasing affordability and distinction through growth, as well as other special projects. Amir joined Lafayette College from Lehigh University, where he served as the director of strategy and analytics in the office of Economic Engagement. Prior to Lehigh, Amir worked at Santa Clara University’s School of Law as the director of stewardship and at American University’s Washington College of Law as the associate director of continuing legal education. Amir has traveled extensively internationally and early in his career worked for an educational technology non-profit in India. Amir graduated from American University with a B.A. in International Relations and a M.A. in International Conflict Resolution and Global Education.