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Senior Administration

Barbara McDonald

Barbara McDonald, President

Tower Hall Room 2107
(218) 723-6041

Barbara McDonald is the chief administrative officer of the College. She works with the Board of Trustees to build a shared vision for St. Scholastica's continued growth and excellence. With the President's Cabinet, she plans and implements strategies for achieving that vision.

Ben Adams

Ben Adams, Chief Information Officer

Tower Hall Room 1624
(218) 723-5966

As Chief Information Officer, Ben Adams provides strategic leadership of Information Technology resources to advance the College’s mission and goals. He represents the IT Department at an institutional level on the President’s Cabinet and plays a key role in integrating technology and data strategically across the institution.

Amy Bergstrom

Amy Bergstrom, Chief Diversity Officer


As Chief Diversity Officer, Amy Bergstrom is responsible for leading the College's diversity and inclusion efforts and achieving inclusive excellence goals in close collaboration with Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and the Human Resources office.

Sister Kathleen Del Monte

Sister Kathleen Del Monte, Associate Vice President for Mission Integration

Tower Hall 2602
(218) 723-6184

In her role as Associate Vice President for Mission Integration, Sister Kathleen helps people new to our college community (faculty, staff, students, board members, etc.) learn about and appreciate our Catholic Benedictine identity. In addition to serving as a resource for the college community in living out our values drawn from the Rule of St. Benedict and our 1,500+ year lived tradition, she also serves as a bridge/liaison between the College and the Monastery.

Steve Lyons

Steve Lyons, Vice President for Student Affairs

Tower Hall Room 2145
(218) 723-6167

Steve Lyons is the chief Student Affairs officer of the College. He is responsible for creating an environment that promotes the personal and educational development of traditional, non-traditional and graduate students. This includes student advocacy to the decision-making bodies of the College.

Chris Mueller

Chris Mueller, Vice President for College Advancement

Tower Hall Room 1410A
(218) 723-6460

Chris Mueller is the vice president for College Advancement. He oversees St. Scholastica’s strategic operations in advancement, which includes fundraising, alumni engagement, and foundation and government relations.

Marty Parsons

Marty Parsons , Interim CFO/Vice President for Finance

Tower Hall Room 2105
(218) 723-6042

Marty Parsons is the interim chief financial officer of the College. He is responsible to the president for the overall direction of St. Scholastica's business and financial activities, including information technology and facilities management.

Ryan Sandefer

Ryan Sandefer, Vice President for Academic Affairs


Ryan Sandefer is the College’s vice president for Academic Affairs. He serves as a leader and stabilizing force in the College’s academic mission, with an appreciation of its Catholic Benedictine heritage and commitment to graduating well-rounded professionals grounded by a liberal arts education.

Diane Vertin

Diane Vertin, Chief Operating Officer

Tower Hall Room 2106
(218) 723-6012

As St. Scholastica's Chief Operating Officer, Diane Vertin will provide direct oversight of the College's strategic plan and priorities, and develop an institutional effectiveness model that will inform the College community and the Board of Trustees in its decision-making for the future.