Leadership & Administration

Leadership

Mr. Dean Eisner, Chair

Ms. Jean Martin, Vice Chair

Mr. George Miles, Treasurer

Mr. Michael Klein, Secretary

Dr. Larry R. Thompson, President

Mr. Ali Bahaj

Mr. Robert Bartner

Dr. Richard Basch

Dr. Alex Beavers, Jr.

Ms. Carol Camiener

Ms. Elaine Crouse

Mr. Maurice Cunniffe

Ms. Linda Dickinson

Mr. James Ericson

Mr. Herman Frankel

Mr. Larry Garberding

Ms. Teri Hansen

Mr. Jack Harrison

Mr. William Isaac

Dr. Edward Jennings

Ms. Cheryl Loeffler

Ms. Flora Major

Ms. Nancy Markle

Mr. Gregory Matthews

Ms. Mary Ann Meyer

Dr. Joel Morganrogh

Mr. Karl Newkirk

Ms. Isabel Norton

Ms. Rosemary Oberndorf

Mr. Brandon Oldenburg ‘95

Ms. Susan Palmer

Ms. Carol Phillips

Ms. Janet Schmidt

Mr. Dehne Sibbernsen ‘13

Mr. Charles Smith

Mr. Steven Stein

Ms. Lois Stulberg

Ms. Wendy G. Surkis

Mr. Peter Weill

Ex-Officio:

Ms. Becky Mahoney, President, Ringling College Library Association

Ms. Pauline Becker

Mr. Arthur Ferguson

Dr. Alfred Goldstein

Ms. Carolyn Johnson

Dr. Dian Lager

Ms. Elizabeth G. Lindsay

Mr. Lawrence A. Maciariello, MajGen (USAF Ret.)

Mr. George Pierson ‘65

Ms. Diane Roskamp

Mr. Ernest F. Smith

 

 

Dr. Larry R. Thompson

President

Dr. Larry R. Thompson became president of Ringling College of Art and Design in July, 1999. As head of this premier art and design college, he is transforming the way people think about art and design and why businesses must infuse creativity to thrive. A lawyer and an educator, Larry served as Special Assistant to the President of The Ohio State University, President/CEO of Flint Cultural Center in Michigan, and was founding Executive Director/ CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio prior to joining Ringling College. He is the former president for the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and currently serves as a member of its Executive Committee, is Chair of the President’s Council of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, and serves on boards of many local arts and civic organizations.

Mr. David H. Jackson

Co-Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

David earned a MFA in Art Studio with a concentration in Photography from the University of Kentucky. He joined Ringling College in 2008.

 

 

Mr. Jeff Schwartz

Co-Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Jeff earned a BFA in Fine Arts from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA in Painting and Drawing form American University. He joined Ringling College in 2000.

 

 


Dr. Tammy S. Walsh

Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Dr. Tammy S. Walsh earned her BA in Speech Communications/Broadcasting from Mansfield University; a MS in Counseling/College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University; and her EdD in Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University. She has over 30 years of experience in higher education, specifically focused on Student Affairs/Student Development work, and has served as Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students at Ringling College of Art and Design since June, 2005. Tammy is active in numerous national and regional organizations to include:  ACPA, NASPA, AICAD, NODA, NACAS, IACLEA, ASCA and ICUF. She also serves on the Embracing Our Differences (EOD) Steering Committee within Sarasota.

 

 

Ms. Stacey Corley

Vice President for Advancement

Ms. Stacey Corley has BPA in Accounting and MBA from Mississippi State University. Prior to joining Ringling College in 2012, Stacey served two years as Associate Director for Development at the Ringling Museum/FSU Foundation. Her previous career was with Bristol-Myers Squibb where she worked for 10 years as Neuroscience Specialty Sales Representative, Senior Hospital Business Manager, and Senior Territory Business Manager. Stacey volunteered for the Junior League of Nashville for seven years, and she has been involved with the Junior League of Sarasota since 2003, having served as President, VP of Finance, and Co-Chair of Simply Sarasota.

 

 

Ms. Tracy A. Wagner

Vice President for Finance and Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Christine C. DeGeorge

Vice President for Human & Organizational Development

 

 

Administration

Mr. David H. Jackson

Co-Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

David earned a MFA in Art Studio with a concentration in Photography from the University of Kentucky. He joined Ringling College in 2008.

Mr. Jeff Schwartz

Co-Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Jeff earned a BFA in Fine Arts from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA in Painting and Drawing form American University. He joined Ringling College in 2000.

 

Ms. Cynthia L. Gravino

Associate Vice President for Collaborative Enterprises

Cynthia earned a BA in Economics from The Ohio State University and MBA in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing and Entrepreneurship form the University of Toledo. She joined Ringling College in 2013.

 

Ms. Jennifer Mumford Brady

Interim Assistant Vice President for Communication Strategies and Director of Design Center

 

Mr. Jerry Bladdick

Assistant Vice President & Director of Continuing Studies & Special Programs

Jerry earned a BS in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication from Southeast Missouri State University; a MS in Gerontology from Lindenwood University; and an EdD in Instructional Leadership from Lindenwood University. He joined Ringling College in 2015.

Mr. Ryan Hansen

Director of Quality Enhancement Program (QEP)

Ryan earned a BA in Art History/Architectural Studies from the University of New Hampshire and a MFA in Interior Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. He joined Ringling College in 2009.

Ms. Kelly J. Beachler

Director of Assessment

Kelly earned a BA in Statistics form Florida State University and a MBA from the Univesity of South Florida. She joined Ringling College in 2014.

Ms. Amy Pettengill

Director of International Student Affairs

Amy earned a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University and a MA in International Administration from the School for International Training. She joined Ringling College in 2014.

 

Mr. Carl Powell

Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Carl earned a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Westminster and he is a Certified Safety Professional from the Board of Safety Professionals. Carl joined Ringling College in 2006.

 

Mr. Justin Selph

Registrar

Justin earned a BS in Criminal Justice and a MA in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University. He joined Ringling College in 2013.

Ms. Barbara LeBras

Assistant Registrar/Senior Advisor

Barbara earned a BS in Journalism from Ohio University with a Minor in French. She joined Ringling College in 2002.

Ms. Amanda Shurtleff

Associate Director of Academic Advising

Amanda earned a BS double major in Communication and Sociology and a MS in Communication, both from Florida State University. She joined Ringling College in 2015.

 

Ms. Virginia DeMers

Director of Academic Resource Center

Virginia earned a BA in Religion from Vassar College and a MA in English from the University of South Florida. She joined Ringling College in 1992.

Ms. Paula Jawitz

Reading and Study Specialist, Academic Resource Center

Paula Brooks-Jawitz earned a BS in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College; a MS in Reading Cirriculum/Instruction from the University of Maryland; and a PhD in Reading Cirriculum/Instruction from the University of Maryland.

 

Ms. Holly Siegling

Assistant Director of Communications

Holly earned a BFA Visualist and a BIS with a concentration in computer science and technical writing from Shawnee State University. She joined Ringling College in 2008.

 

Ms. Stephanie Lederer

Editorial and PR Manager

Stephanie earned a BS in Businesss Administration with a concentration in Marketing, International Business, and Chinese from Washington University, Olin School of Business. She joined Ringling College in 2013.

Ms. Lisa Moody

Director of ART Network

Lisa earned a BA in Psychology from Michigan State University. She is currently working on a MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Tampa. Lisa joined Ringling College in 2011.

 

Ms. Amy Nestor

Production Manager, Art Network

Amy was formally trained by master photographers at the Triangle Institute of Photography. She joined Ringling College in 2012.

Mr. Mark Ormond

Interim Director of Galleries and Chief Curator

Mark earned a BA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Art History with a concentration in Museum Studies from the George Washington University.  He also has a Certificate of Museum Management from the Getty Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. Mark joined Ringling College in 1999.

 

Mr. Tim Jaeger

Campus and Community Engagement Manager

Tim earned a BFA in Fine Arts with a Minor in Modern Art History from Ringling College of Art and Design. He joined Ringling College in 2007.

 

Ms. Kirsten Bengtson-Lykoudis 

Galleries Operations Manager

Kirsten earned a BA in Russian Literature from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida. She taught in the Photography Department at Ringling from 1997-2000 and joined the Galleries staff in 2014.


 

Ms. Holly Antoszewski

Associate Director of Design Center

Holly earned a BFA in Graphic and Interactive Communication from Ringling College of Art and Design. She joined Ringling College professionally in 2000.

 

Ms. Karen Krier

Print Production Manager, Design Center

Ms. Diane Zorn

Associate Director of Operations for Continuing Studies and Special Programs

Ms. Jane Buckman

Director of Longboat Key Center for the Arts

Jane earned a BA and MA in Fine Art from Western Illinois University and a Certificate in Arts Administration from Roosevelt University. She joined Ringling College in 2007.

Ms. Samantha Parkinson

Director of Englewood Art Center

Samantha earned a BA in History and Criticism of Art from Florida State University and a MA in Museum Studies from New York University. She joined Ringling College in 2010.

 

 

Mr. Tony Stopperan

Studio Lab Manager

Tony earned a MFA from FSU/Asolo Conservatory and BA in Drama/English Literature from Trinity Western University. He joined Ringling College in 2012.

Ms. Karen Wetherby

Academic Operations Project Manager

Karen earned a BS in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She joined Ringling College in 2003.

Ms. Bridget Elmer

Letterpress and Book Arts Center Coordinator

Bridget Elmer earned a BA in Anthropology from Reed College and a MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama. She joined Ringling College in 2014.

Ms. Nancy Nassiff

Digital Services Coordinator

Mr. Ken Strothman

Photo Facilities Coordinator

Mr. James H. Dean

Dean of Admissions

Mr. Gregg Prigerson

Director of Admissions

Ms. Amy Fischer

Associate Dean of Admissions

Ms. Krista Schiller

Associate Director of Admissions/Coordinator of Florida Recruitment

Mr. Curtis Anderson

Admissions Counselor

Mr. Kieran Collen

Admissions Counselor

Ms. Kimberly White

Admissions Counselor

Ms. Kirche Zeile

Northeast Regional Admissions Counselor

Ms. Stacey Corley

Vice President for Advancement

Ms. Lisa C. Intagliata, CFRE

Assistant Vice President for Strategic Philanthropy

Ms. Terry Marks

Assistant Vice President for Strategic Philanthropy

Ms. Susan Borozan

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Ms. Dina Sorrentino

Advancement Services Director

 

Dr. Michael Eastman

Senior Development Officer

Dr. Peter Lefferts

Senior Development Officer

Ms. Sarah Crittenden

Associate Director for Constituent Events and Hospitality

 

Ms. Stacy Quaid

Associate Director for Fundraising Events

 

Ms. Miqui Lora

Development Officer

 

Ms. Tracy A. Wagner

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Mr. Jeffrey A. Poleshek

Assistant Vice President and Director of Facilities Operations

Ms. Monica Waid

Assistant Vice President of Finance and Administration/Controller

 

Mr. Lee Harrell

Director of Financial Aid

 

Ms. Ann Lacertosa

Director of Student Accounts/Bursar

Mr. Richard Tubbs

Director of Public Safety

Ms. Ruth Chavez

Assistant Director of Financial Aid for Operations

 

Mr. Robert Graham

Assistant Director of Public Safety/Technology Specialist

 

Mr. Dan Greene

Assistant Director of Facility Operations

 

Ms. Ashley Schreiner

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

 

Ms. Cindy Weiss

Assistant Bursar

 

Ms. Christine C. DeGeorge

Vice President for Human & Organizational Development

 

Dr. Patrick Mizak

Assistant Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

 

Ms. Laura J. Bopp, SPHR

Associate Director of Human Resources

 

Mr. James C. Grove

Associate Director of Human Resources

 

 

Ms. Kris Pegah

Director of Administrative Computing

 

Ms. Karissa Miller

Director of Academic Computing

 

Mr. Randall Alberts

Assistant Director for Project Management

 

 

Ms. Anne-Marie Russell

Executive Director of Sarasota Museum of Art

 

 

Dr. Tammy S. Walsh

Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Dr. Tammy S. Walsh earned her BA in Speech Communications/Broadcasting from Mansfield University; a MS in Counseling/College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University; and her EdD in Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University. She joined Ringling College in 2005.

Mr. Christopher Shaffer

Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life

Chris earned a BA in History from Coastal Carolina University and a MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Carolina. He joined Ringling College in 2007.

Mr. Jekeyma Robinson

Associate Dean of Students for Student Development

Jekeyma earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Virginia's College at Wise and a MBA in International Business from Appalachian State University. He joined Ringling College in 2010.

Mr. A. Charles Kovacs

Director of Career Services

A.Charles earned an MA in Art History from Harvard University. He joined Ringling College in 2008.

Ms. Rachel Levey-Baker

Director of Student Volunteerism and Service Learning

Rachel earned a BA in Art Education with a Minor in Art History from the University of Florida; and a MA in Expressive Arts Coaching, Consulting, and Education from the European Graduate School. She joined Ringling College in 2003.

 

Ms. Nancy O'Neil

Madeby Store Manager

Nancy earned an AA degree in Fashion Merchandising from Academie Moderne. She joined Ringling College in 2009.

 

Ms. Cynthia Flanagan

Associate Director of Career Services

Cyndi earned a BA in Art/Business from Carson-Newman College. She joined Ringling College in 1993.

 

Mr. Russell (Rew) Woodruff

Associate Director of Career Services

Rew earned a BS in Psychology from Western Kentucky University and a M.Ed and Ed.S in School Counseling from the University of Florida. He joined Ringling College in 2015.

 

Ms. Alejandra Lance-Calderon

Assistant Director of Career Services

Alejandra earned a BFA in the History of Art & Architecture from Miami University and a MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University. She joined Ringling College in 2008.

 

Ms. Nancy Long

Associate Director of Counseling

Nancy Long earned a BA in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in Counseling/Psychology from the University of West Georgia, and is a licensed Florida Mental Health Counselor. She joined Ringling College in 1994.

 

Dr. Kenneth Mroz

Associate Director of Counseling

Kenneth holds a BA in Sociology from Tarkio College; a MSW from Adelphi Universty; and PhD in Family Psychology from The Union Institute and University. He joined Ringling College in 2006.

 

 

Dr. Nancy Zlatkin

Associate Director of Counseling

Nancy earned a BS in Psychology from the University of Central Florida; a MS in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University; and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She joined Ringling College in 2014.

 

Mr. Charles Brantley

Manager of Mail Services

Ms. Jessica Nagy

Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life

Jessica earned a BFA in Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2006 and her Professional Educator’s Certification in 2015. She joined Ringling College in 2006.

 

Mr. Mirald Cake

Student Life Operations Assistant

Mirald's bio coming soon!

 

 

Ms. Katie Cuff

Coordinator of Student Activities and Leadership Development

Katie earned a BA in Communication Studies and a MS in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University. She joined Ringling College in 2013.

 

Ms. Melanie Stawkey

Coordinator of Recreation and Wellness

Melanie earned a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University and BS in Psychology from Wayne State University. She joined Ringling College in 2014.

 

Ms. Tiffany Bartlett

Coordinator of Residence Life

Tiffany earned a BA in Psychology with a Double Minor in Deaf Studies and Special Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University in May 2014.  Tiffany joined Ringling College in 2015.

 

Mr. James Mitchell

Coordinator of Residence Life for Housing Operations

 

Ms. Susan Saulnier

Coordinator of Student Volunteerism

Susan earned a BFA in Illustration with a minor in Photography from Ringling College of Art and Design. She joined Ringling College in 2015.

 

Dr. John Walker

Campus Chaplain

John earned a BA in Information Management Systems from Antioch University; a MMin in Christian Ministry from Ashland Theological Seminary; and DMin in Christian Ministry from Ashland Theological Seminary. He joined Ringling College in 2010.

 

 
 
 
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