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The College of St. Scholastica

Barbara McDonald, President

Barbara McDonaldTower Hall, Room 2107

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.

Amy Bergstrom, Chief Diversity Officer

Portrait of Amy BergstromTower Hall, Room 2108

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.


Nathan Dehne, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Portrait of Nathan DehneTower Hall, Room 2145

Nathan Dehne is the vice president for enrollment management and student affairs. He oversees the admission and enrollment of traditional, non-traditional, graduate and doctoral students. Through this role, he creates an environment that promotes all students’ personal and educational development, including advocacy to the decision-making bodies of St. Scholastica.

Sister Kathleen Del Monte, Associate Vice President for Mission Integration

Sister Kathleen Del MonteTower Hall, Room 2602

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.

Benjamin Deneen, Chief Information Officer

Portrait of Benjamin DeneenTower Hall

Benjamin Deneen serves as St. Scholastica’s Chief Information Officer. He oversees the College’s Information Technology Division which supports both infrastructure and customer-facing enterprise IT services.


Steve Lyons, Senior Officer for Special Projects

Steve LyonsTower Hall, Room 2606

Steve Lyons oversees and provides leadership for St. Scholastica’s facilities division. He is responsible for ensuring smooth and continuous operations, including establishing strong relationships between the College, the Monastery and Benedictine Living Community under the shared use agreements between these organizations. He also leads special projects assigned by the President.

Chris Mueller, Vice President for College Advancement

Christopher MuellerTower Hall, Room 1410A

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.


Ryan Sandefer, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ryan SandeferTower Hall, Room 2111

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, Chief Operating Officer

Diane VertinTower Hall, Room 2106

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.