President’s Office

Senior Staff

The President’s Senior Staff is a group of college leaders who meet regularly with the president to assist with strategic priorities and the implementation of Reed’s goals and policies. Senior Staff is comprised of the vice presidents, the dean of the faculty, and various members of their staff who have considerable areas of responsibility. The group shares information about their areas of responsibility and expertise, promotes and engages in collaboration with other members, and communicates back to their staff with updates and information about major issues concerning the college.

Erik Bernhardt
Chief Investment Officer

Jessika Chi 
Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity 

Phyllis Esposito
Vice President & Dean for Institutional Diversity 

Liz Colie Gadberry 
Executive Assistant to the President 

Gary Granger
Director of Community Safety

Alice Harra
Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Center for Life Beyond Reed

Lindsey Hoyt
Director of Admission 

Dena Hutto
Norman F. Carrigg College Librarian

Jason Maher

Karnell McConnell-Black
Vice President for Student Life

Sheena McFarland
Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications

Tamara Metz
Associate Dean of the Faculty and Associate Professor of Political Science and Humanities

Valerie Moreno
Chief Information Officer

Kathy Oleson
Dean of the Faculty & Professor of Psychology

Sarah Z. Panetta
Executive Director of Advancement

Hugh Porter
Vice President for College Relations & Planning

Heather Quinn-Barron
Director of Human Resources 

Sandy Sundstrom
Director of Financial Aid 

Mike Tamada
Director of Institutional Research

Chris Toutain
Martha A. Darling Dean of Students 

Milyon Trulove 
Vice President & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Robert Tust
Associate Treasurer and Controller

Lynn Valenter
Vice President of Finance and Treasurer

Steve Yeadon 
Director of Facilities Operations


Reed College organizational chart