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.

Mark Thompson, Executive VP, Provost

Mark Thompson, PhD

Executive Vice President and Provost

Mark Thompson was appointed executive vice president and provost in July 2013 after serving as senior vice president for academic and student affairs since 2008. Prior to that, he served as dean of the School of Business for five years. He joined Quinnipiac in 1998 as associate dean of the School of Business. He is the university's chief operating officer with broad authority and responsibility for internal operations, including academic affairs, student affairs, athletics, public safety and information technology.

Thompson holds a doctorate in economics from Georgia State University and a bachelor's degree in economics/finance from Bentley College.

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Mark Thompson, PhD

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.

Jean Husted, Human Resources

Jean Husted, MA, MBA ’99

Vice President for Human Resources

Jean Husted was appointed vice president for human resources in 2015 and is responsible for leading the university's human resources function to strategically deliver programs, services and support that drive employee engagement and organizational effectiveness. From 1997 to 2018, she served as vice president/executive associate to the president, overseeing all operations and special projects of the Office of the President.

Husted earned her master's degree in economics from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, an MBA from Quinnipiac, a bachelor's degree in business and economics from Cornell College in Iowa, and an advanced certificate in strategic human resources management from Cornell University.

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Jean Husted, MA, MBA ’99

Vice President for Human Resources

Mark Varholak, Finance

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Mark Varholak, MBA

Vice President for Finance/Chief Financial Officer

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.

Donald Weinbach, Development

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 and state and governmental affairs.

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

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Donald Weinbach, BS

Vice President, Development and Alumni Affairs