The College Administration

Office of the President

Dr. John E. Cech President of Carroll College 
B.S., 1985, Montana State University-Billings 
M.A., 2001, Regis University 
Ph.D., 2010, Walden University
Dr. Dawn Gallinger Executive Director of Planning
Dr. Christopher Fuller Assistant to the President for Mission Integration and Effectiveness; Director of the Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice
Brandy Sanders Executive Assistant to the President
Dominick Speranza Data Analyst/Reporting Specialist

Academic Affairs

Catherine Day Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., 1977, College of Great Falls
J.C.B., 1980, Catholic University of America
Dr. Grant Hokit Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. John Ries Faculty Dean
Cassie Hall Registrar
Dayle Williams Associate Registrar
Karla Hokit Interim Director of the Library
Annette Walstad Director of Academic Support Services
Kevin Hadduck
Director of Academic Success and Disability Services
Brandy Keely
Director of VA Services and Certifying Official
Cheri Long
Director, Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education
Shannon Ackeret
Assistant Director, Global Education
Wesley Feist Assistant Director, Career Services
Jacob Samuelson Assistant Director, Academic Advising
Dan Case Academic Technology
Maria Larson Executive Assistant to Academic Affairs

Enrollment Management and Marketing

Dr. Chato Hazelbaker Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing 
B.A., 1996, Rocky Mountain College 
M.A., 2004, Crown College
Ed.D., 2014, University of St. Thomas
Cynthia Thornquist Director of Admission
Janet Riis Director of Financial Aid
Patty White Director for Integrated Communication
Sarah Lawlor Director of Public Relations
R. Tyler Eisbach
Sr. Associate Director, Northwest Regional Office
Michelle Lewis Associate Director of Admission
Laurie Rodriguez
Associate Director of Admission 
Jaime Borrego
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Leslie Olsen
Associate Director of Financial Aid (Loans)
Jeff Wald Web Manager
Laura Ottoson Publications Coordinator 
Kaycee Gillespie
Admission Counselor
Ted Olenick
Admission Counselor
Elizabeth Zimmerman
Admission Counselor
Lara Thomas Financial Aid Coordinator

Student Life

Dr. Jim Hardwick Vice President for Student Life
B.S., 1984, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
M.Ed., 1993, North Dakota State University
Ed.D., 2001, University of Minnesota
Maureen Ward Director of Community Living
Michael Kimo Ames Assistant Director of Community Living
Emily Weideman Assistant Director of Community Living
Patrick Harris Director of Student Activities and Leadership
Brad Maddock Assistant Director, Student Activities and Leadership
Kerri Rigsby Director of the Wellness Center
Denise Smigaj Nurse Practitioner
Anna Rolando Associate Director of Counseling Services
Kelli Kerpa Counselor
Adam Pearlman General Manager, Sodexo
Ashley Griffin Program Assistant to Community Living and Facilities

Finance and Administration

Lori Peterson, CPA Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer
B.A., 1987, Carroll College
Loretta Andrews Director of Campus Computing and Information Technology
Renee McMahon Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services
Kerry Jensen Associate Director of Human Resources
Kari Brustkern, CPA Controller
KaRena Reighard Assistant Controller
Jennifer Bingham Business Manager for Finance and Administration
Lori Cano Manager of the Campus Store (Saints Shoppe)


Candace Cain Interim Vice President for Advancement
B.A., 1982, Carroll College
M.Ed., 1996, Montana State University–Bozeman
Dan Minor Interim Associate Vice President for Advancement
Kellie Dold Director of Annual Giving
Renee Wall Director of Alumni and Family Relations
Kelsey Fallis Academic and Advancement Grant Coordinator and Program Administrator
Cindy Everts Major Gifts Officer
Kristin Williams Annual Giving Officer
Wendy Tonkovich OIA Gift Accountant
Jerry Kozak System Administrator for Development
Claudia Bickel Director of Advancement Services
Carol Will Charitable Giving and Stewardship Assistant
Beth Wheeler Communications and Events Manager for Alumni and Advancement


Charles Gross Athletic Director
Katelyn Nichols Coordinator for Athletic Marketing
Vacant Sports Information Director
Kurt Paulson Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
Rachelle Sayers Head Coach, Women’s Basketball
Harry Clark Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
Ryan Utsey Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country; Assistant Coach, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
James Stanton Assistant Coach, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
Mike VanDiest Head Coach, Football
Tony Arntson Assistant Coach, Football
Nick Howlett Assistant Coach, Football
Alexander Kastens Assistant Coach, Football
Bennett MacIntyre Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Golf
Doug Mello Head Coach, Men’s Soccer
David Thorvilson Head Coach, Women’s Soccer
Aaron Jackson Head Coach, Women’s Softball
Maureen Boyle Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball
Brian Coble Head Athletic Trainer
Kris Ward Assistant Athletic Trainer
Jeff Birchell Assistant Athletic Trainer
Steve Jones Director of Sports Facilities

Campus Ministry

Rev. Marc Lenneman College Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry
Dan Thies Associate Director of Campus Ministry
Deidre Casey Assistant Director of Campus Ministry


Butch Biskupiak Director of Facilities
Dan Byrd Assistant Director of Facilities
John Juntunen Grounds Manager