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President’s Management Committee

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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. 

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost

Jennifer Gerarda Brown, JD

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost

Daryl Richard, Communications

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Daryl Richard, BA

Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Daryl Richard, BA

Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Daryl Richard was appointed vice president for marketing and communications in November 2019. He oversees integrated marketing communications, public affairs, public relations and the Quinnipiac Poll. Prior, Richard was vice president for corporate communications at UnitedHealthcare, a Fortune 50 company, where his responsibilities included crafting the organization-wide narrative and brand platform, while also building and leading media and community relations, executive visibility, digital and social strategies, and issues advocacy. In previous roles with the company, Richard also managed internal communications and launched its corporate magazine.

Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Richard worked at Weber Shandwick, providing counsel to clients ranging from government agencies to technology startups and Fortune 100 companies. He also has served as director of communications for a nonprofit association. Richard also has worked as a reporter for Congress Daily, Time and the Hartford Courant.

He graduated Marist College with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Todd Sloan, Development

Todd Sloan, BS

Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

Todd Sloan joined Quinnipiac as vice president for development and alumni affairs in October 2019. Most recently the assistant vice president for development at American University, he is widely lauded as a fundraising professional, bringing years of expertise and experience leading development and alumni outreach at major universities across the United States.

Prior to American University, Todd worked in executive-level development positions at The Pennsylvania State University, where in his last role he served as executive director of fundraising across multiple colleges. He previously served as senior director of development for its Smeal College of Business. He also served in senior fundraising roles at Le Moyne College and Keystone College.

Todd earned his bachelor's degree in political science from The Pennsylvania State University.

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Todd Sloan, BS

Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

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.

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