The cabinet is composed of the senior university administrators who report directly to the president. The group advises the president on matters related to institutional initiatives and operations; serves in support of the president’s agenda; collaborates on strategic thinking and planning for the university; and reviews and offers recommendations to the president on matters of broad institutional significance. They work closely together with the president, trustees, and academic leadership to provide advice, develop and implement university-wide initiatives, and oversee operation of the university. The cabinet meets regularly with the president and attends the Board of Trustees meetings.

2023-24 Cabinet Members

Sheyonn Baker

Executive Assistant to the President
Secretary, Board of Trustees


Gary Brown

Vice President for Student Success, Well-being, and Belonging


Ashley Browning

Vice President for Enrollment Management


Erin Edmonds

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


Billy Faires

Executive Director, Marketing and Communications


Laura McLary

Nora Kizer Bell Provost


Associate Professor, Art

Chair of the Faculty


Anita B. Walton

Vice President for Institutional Advancement


Maliha Zaman

Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Chief Data Officer