Mark Thompson

Mark Thompsonexecutive 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.

Lynn Bushnell

Lynn Bushnell, 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, publications, Quinnipiac's Web site, Ireland's Great Hunger Museum and Quinnipiac's commercial radio station AM 1220 WQUN.

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

Salvatore Filardi

Salvatore Filardi, vice president for facilities and capital planning

Salvatore Filardi joined Quinnipiac in 2012, previously 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 oversees facilities management, campus planning, construction and real estate acquisitions for each of Quinnipiac University's three campuses.  

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


Cindy Gallatin, vice president and chief operating officer for online programs

Cindy Gallatin was appointed to vice president and chief operating officer for online programs in 2015. Before her appointment, she served for a decade as associate vice president and chief operating officer for online programs. Prior to that, Gallatin served in various roles of increasing responsibility in Quinnipiac's online education arena and also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business.

Before joining Quinnipiac, she held positions in sales and marketing for a marketing database company, Survey Sampling Inc., and for a medical textbook publishing division of Prentice-Hall.

Gallatin holds a BS in biology from Fairfield University and an MBA in marketing from the University of Bridgeport.

Jean Husted

Jean Husted, vice president for human resources and executive associate to the president

Jean Husted was appointed to 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.  Since 1997 she has 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.  

Joan Isaac Mohr

Joan Isaac Mohr, vice president of admissions and financial aid

Joan Isaac Mohr was appointed vice president of admissions and financial aid in July 2013 after serving as vice president and dean of admissions for 20 years. She joined Quinnipiac in 1993 after 20 years in admissions at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., leaving as assistant vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions. Isaac Mohr is responsible for admissions and financial aid for undergraduate and graduate programs, excluding the School of Law.

She received her master's degree in education from Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y., and her bachelor's degree in history and education from Hofstra.

Keith Rhodes

Keith Rhodes '91, vice president for brand strategy and integrated communications

Keith Rhodes was appointed vice president for brand strategy and integrated communications in March 2014 following more than 20 years at top marketing agencies in New York and Boston where he led marketing programs for some of the world's most influential consumer brands. In this role at Quinnipiac, he is responsible for University-wide brand strategy, brand identity, and integrated marketing communications planning and delivery across all marketing channels.

Rhodes earned his MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College, and a bachelor of science in marketing from Quinnipiac University. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Mark Varholak

Mark Varholak, vice president and 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 ten years. 

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

Donald Weinbach

Donald Weinbach, vice president for 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, Mass. 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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