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 presidential staff she plans and implements strategies for achieving the 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.

Ellen Johnson

Ellen Johnson, Vice President for Enrollment Management

Tower Hall Room 1103A
(218) 723-6630

Ellen Johnson is the College’s vice president for Enrollment Management. She leads the development of the College’s enrollment management strategy to ensure strategic enrollment growth and stability while ensuring alignment with the College’s mission, vision, strategic plan and inclusive excellence goals. 

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.

Diane Vertin

Diane Vertin, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Tower Hall Room 2111
(218) 723-6012

Diane Vertin is the College’s interim vice president for Academic Affairs. She 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.