University Leadership

Advancing Knowledge, Advancing Healthcare

Executive Council

Richard P. Nielsen

PT, DHSc, ECS
Founding President & CEO

Mark Horacek

PT, PhD, MS
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Jeffrey B. Bate

MBA
Executive Vice President of Finance

Cameron K. Martin

PhD
Vice President of Operations / Chief of Staff

Malissa Martin

EdD, ATC/L
Vice Provost for Post-Professional Programs & Athletic Trainining Concentration Track Director (Health Sciences PhD)

Michelle Webb

EdD, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness

David Payne

PA-C
Vice President of Technology & CIO

Richard Peterson

MBA
Vice President of Academic Administration

Bryce Greenberg

MBA
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Sandy Pennington

PhD, RN
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Optometry & NWCCU Accreditation Liaison Officer

Lori Sisk

MEd
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs

Nick Starr

MBA, CCP, CBP
Senior Director of Human Resources

Board of Trustees

Michael Skurja, Jr.

DPT, ECS (Emeritus)
Board Chair

Ryan Helon

MBA
Treasurer

Mary Jaco

RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Secretary

Paul Burgon

MBA, BSBA
Board Member

Sunnie Giles

PhD, MBA
Board Member

Mary Jane Harris

PT, MS, DSc (Hon)
Board Member

D. Brent Israelsen

JD
Board Member

Susan Lucht

OTD, OTR/L
Board Member

Gregory D Meyer

PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D
Board Member

Richard P. Nielsen

PT, DHSc, ECS
Board Member – Ex-Officio

Jessica Egbert portrait photo

Jessica Egbert

PhD, FFSMB
Board Member

Rogan Taylor

PT, DPT
Board Member

Paula Sammarone Turocy

EdD, LAT, ATC
Board Member

David K. Williams

Board Member

R. Mimi Secor

DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Board Member

President’s Office

Richard P. Nielsen

PT, DHSc, ECS
Founding President & CEO

Cameron K. Martin

PhD
Vice President of Operations / Chief of Staff

Tanya Snelson

Executive Administrative
Assistant

Tyler Anderson

MAPC, MPA
Senior Director of University Marketing & Communications

Michelle Webb

EdD, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness

Provost’s Office

Mark Horacek

PT, PhD, MS
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Malissa Martin

EdD, ATC/L
Vice Provost for Post-Professional Programs & Athletic Trainining Concentration Track Director (Health Sciences PhD)

Sarah Kelson

Administrative Assistant

Kelly Conway

DNP, CNS
Interim Dean of the College of Nursing

Adam Hickenbotham

OD, MPH, PhD
Dean of the College of Optometry

Jeff Lau

PT, DPT, PhD, CMPT
Dean of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Michael Nelson

DHSc, PA-C
Interim Dean of the College of Medical and Professional Sciences