Leadership Team

James L. Vander Hooven
President
Ed.D. University of Maine
M.A. University of Wyoming
B.A. The Ohio State University
Executive Bio 

Rachel Frick Cardelle
Vice President of Lifelong Learning & Workforce Development
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University;
M.A., Johns Hopkins University, School for Advanced International Studies;
B.A., University of Colorado

Ellen Madigan Pratt
Distance Education and Outreach Librarian
M.L.S., University of Alabama;
B.A., Fitchburg State University

Paul Hernandez
Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs
Ph.D., Michigan State University;
M.A., Michigan State University;
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles;
A.S., Los Angeles Community College

Daniel Horlander
Executive Director, Information Technology Services
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Robert LaBonte
Vice President, Finance & Administration
M.B.A. Northeastern University;
B.S., Southeastern Massachusetts University

Lea Ann Scales
Vice President, External Affairs, Communications & K-12 Partnerships
M.S., University of Massachusetts;
B.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato

Peter Sennett
Vice President of Human Resources & Payroll, Affirmative Action Officer, Title IX Coordinator
L.L.M., George Washington University College of Law;
J.D. & M.P.A., Syracuse University College of Law & Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs;
B.A., SUNY at Buffalo

Joseph N. Stiso
Vice President, Planning, Development, & Institutional Research
M.S., Worcester State University;
B.A., Clark University

Jason Zelesky
Senior Dean of Student Affairs
M.Ed., University of Vermont;
B.A., University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth