Overview

From the day you first contact admissions and then long after you earn your degree, Quinnipiac will be an important partner in your success. The senior administrators oversee the day-to-day and strategic operations of the university with the singular focus of helping you achieve your goals.

Jennifer Gerarda Brown, Interim Executive VP, Provost

Jennifer Gerarda Brown, JD

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost

Jennifer Gerarda Brown earned her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College in 1982 and her juris doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1985.

Brown has taught at some of the most prestigious law schools in the country, including Yale, Harvard, Georgetown, Emory and the University of Illinois. She joined the Quinnipiac School of Law faculty in 1994 and became a full professor in 1996. In 1997, she was named director of Quinnipiac’s Center on Dispute Resolution.  She served in that capacity until 2013, when she became dean of the law school. In June of 2019, she was appointed interim executive vice president and provost of Quinnipiac University.

Brown is co-author of the book, “Straightforward: How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights,” and has contributed to numerous publications on the topics of marriage equality and the theory and practice of negotiation. She previously served as secretary on the board of directors for Freedom to Marry, the former national bipartisan nonprofit dedicated to winning marriage rights for same-gender couples in the United States. 

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Jennifer Gerarda Brown, JD

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost

Lynn Bushnell, Public Affairs

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Lynn Bushnell, MA

Vice President for Public Affairs

Lynn Bushnell, MA

Vice President for Public Affairs

Lynn Bushnell has been vice president for public affairs since 1996 and has been with Quinnipiac since 1994. She oversees the Quinnipiac University Poll, public relations, media relations, special events, Commencement, Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Office of Integrated Marketing Communications, and Quinnipiac's commercial radio station WQUN AM 1220.

Bushnell earned a master's degree in New England studies from the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine, and has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.

Gregory E. Eichhorn, Admissions, Financial Aid

Gregory E. Eichhorn, MBA

Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Gregory Eichhorn came to Quinnipiac in 2016 as associate vice president of undergraduate admissions and financial aid, selected through a national search to succeed Joan Isaac Mohr, Quinnipiac's longtime vice president for admissions and financial aid. As VP his responsibilities include oversight of admissions and financial aid for undergraduate and graduate programs. Previously, Eichhorn worked at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, for 24 years, most recently as vice president of enrollment management and dean of admission.

Eichhorn received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Fairfield University with a minor in economics, and an MBA in management from Hofstra University.

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Gregory E. Eichhorn, MBA

Associate Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Salvatore Filardi, Facilities, Capital Planning

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Salvatore Filardi, MBA

Vice President, Facilities and Capital Planning

Salvatore Filardi, MBA

Vice President, Facilities and Capital Planning

Salvatore Filardi joined Quinnipiac in 2012. He oversees facilities management, campus planning, construction and real estate acquisitions for each of Quinnipiac University's three campuses. Previously, he was the associate vice chancellor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus. In his eighteen years in higher education, he has been involved in facilities management, energy management, campus planning, construction and building commissioning for dozens of colleges and universities across the country. 

He holds a bachelor's in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Cornell University and an MBA in finance, organizational management, and strategy and management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Mark Varholak, Finance

Mark Varholak, MBA

Vice President for Finance/Chief Financial Officer

Mark Varholak was appointed vice president and chief financial officer in July 2015, after serving as associate vice president for budget and financial planning since July 2013. Prior to that he was the university's associate controller for 10 years.

Varholak earned his MBA with concentrations in finance and international business from New York University. He also has a bachelor's degree in accounting and international business from Pennsylvania State University.

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Mark Varholak, MBA

Vice President for Finance/Chief Financial Officer

Donald Weinbach, Development

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Donald Weinbach, BS

Vice President, Development and Alumni Affairs

Donald Weinbach, BS

Vice President, Development and Alumni Affairs

Donald Weinbach was appointed vice president for development and alumni affairs in 1996 after six years as executive director of development and alumni affairs at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. He oversees all fundraising.

Weinbach holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Merrimack College.

Bethany Zemba, Chief of Staff

Bethany Zemba, EdD

Vice President and Chief of Staff

Bethany Zemba joined Quinnipiac as vice president and chief of staff in December 2018. Previously, she served as a senior associate dean, chief of staff and senior adviser to the dean of the faculty of arts and sciences at Yale University. Before that, she worked at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Zemba brings a range of strategic higher education leadership and expertise to her role at Quinnipiac, where she is responsible for working closely with the senior management team to direct the formulation and execution of the university’s strategic plan; coordinate institutional research; oversee community relations; and serve as the primary liaison to the board of trustees.

Zemba earned a bachelor of science and a master of public administration from the University of Rhode Island, and a doctorate in education, with a focus on higher education administration, from Johnson and Wales University.

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Bethany Zemba, EdD

Vice President and Chief of Staff