President Keefe believes firmly that a liberal education is integral to humanity and human culture and that it is vitally important to the survival and flourishing of American and Western civilization.
Executive Vice President, External Affairs
Robert Galecke is responsible for endowment management, business services, support services (housing, dining, campus safety, risk management), Office of Advancement, all university facilities.....
Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Student Services
John Plotts has been the university’s vice president for enrollment since December 2008. Dr. Plotts received his Ed.D. from the University of North Texas, his master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and bachelor’s degree from Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania.
Charles W. Eaker is a theoretical chemist whose area of speciality is reaction dynamics. He makes extensive use of computers and computer graphics in his research.
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Brian Murray is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and an Associate Professor of Management. His areas of responsibility include strategic planning, finance and business office, information technology, and human resources.
Vice President of Advancement
Joan Canty oversees the Office of Advancement. She brings 20 years of advancement experience in alumni relations, major gifts, campaign management, planned giving, public relations, special events and advancement services.
Karin W. Rilley provides legal counsel for the University of Dallas. Previously, she was associate general counsel for the University of North Texas System Office of General Counsel. Prior to joining the staff at the University of North Texas System, Rilley was Executive Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer for the largest public school district in Ohio, the Columbus City School District.
Vice President of Rome Program, Dean and Director
Director of the Rome Campus, Dr. Peter Hatlie, was born and raised in Minnesota. He holds a B.A. in Classics from St. Olaf College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval and Byzantine History from Fordham University.
Interim Dean, Constantin College of Liberal Arts
Marcy Brown Marsden is an Associate Professor of Biology. She holds a Ph.D from Purdue University, and a B.S. from the University of Dallas. She is a researcher in Environmental Science, currently studying habitat restoration at Cedar Ridge Preserve in Dallas.
Dean, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Director, Institute of Philosophic Studies
Although Joshua Parens has taught at the University of Dallas for 16 years, he only recently assumed his current role as dean of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
Dean, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
Scherer holds a doctorate in business administration from the University of Mississippi, a master’s degree in management from the University of the Redlands and a bachelor’s degree in communication and theater from Miami (Ohio) University.
Dean, School of Ministry
Theodore "Ted" Whapham, a theologian specializing in Christology and Trinitarian theology, oversees the university's undergraduate and graduate ministry programs, adult education courses and the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, the nation's second largest Catholic ministry conference.
Director of Campus Ministry
Denise Phillips holds an undergraduate degree in literary studies and a master’s degree in religious education from University of Dallas’ Braniff Graduate School.