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Sister Donna Jurick, SND
Executive Vice President and Provost
Sister Donna Jurick, SND, joined St. Edward’s in 1988, serving as vice president and academic dean
from 1988 to 1998 and executive vice president from 1998 to present. As executive vice president, she
also serves as the university’s chief academic officer. In 2006, her title was expanded to
Jurick is a member of the university president’s administrative staff, chairs the university’s Strategic
Planning Committee 2010–2015, Academic Council and Graduate Council committees, and staffs the
Board of Trustees’ Institutional Oversight and Academic Affairs Committee.
Jurick received her bachelor’s from Edgecliff College (Our Lady of Cincinnati), master’s from Northwestern University and doctorate
degree from Ohio State University. Prior to coming to St. Edward’s, Jurick was president of Trinity College, Washington, D.C.
(1982–1987). She serves on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Reaffirmation Committees, and as a trustee of Notre
Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, and Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan.
Vice President for Marketing and Enrollment Management
Paige Booth leads the university’s integrated enrollment management effort orchestrating the
resources of the offices of Undergraduate Admission, Student Financial Services and Marketing
to achieve the university’s strategic growth goals. In her prior role as vice president of Marketing,
she more than doubled the size of the Marketing Office staff and expanded their services to include
advertising, public relations, special events, university publications, e-marketing and internal
communications. Before coming to St. Edward’s in 2000, Booth spent 15 years in marketing,
advertising and communications in the corporate sector, with experience in the high-tech and banking industries and within
advertising agencies. She holds a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University.
Vice President for Financial Affairs
Rhonda Cartwright’s career in financial management spans more than 30 years. Prior to joining St.
Edward’s in 2008, Cartwright served for nine years as vice president for Finance and Administration
at Loyola University in New Orleans, La., and spent more than 20 years in executive roles in the
banking industry. She serves as the university’s chief financial officer and as such is responsible for
the planning, integration and control of all of the university’s financial resources. Her role requires
specific emphasis toward development of appropriate financial strategies to ensure the delivery of the
university’s strategic vision. She is responsible for the coordination of the Financial Affairs, Human Resources, Risk Management,
Auxiliary Services, University Police and Physical Plant departments. Cartwright received her undergraduate degree in Business
from the University Southwestern Louisiana with a major in Accounting. She holds an MBA from Northwestern State University.
She has previously served on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Reaffirmation Committees and as a trustee of Loyola
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Associate Vice President of Student Financial Services
Doris Constantine guides students and their families through the financial aid process. A native of
Corpus Christi, Texas, Constantine graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree
in International Marketing. She earned her MBA degree from St. Edward’s University. Her career in
student financial services has spanned more than 38 years, including six years at UT–Austin and 32
years at St. Edward’s. Over the course of her career, Constantine has held numerous positions in
local, state, regional and national associations and committees focused on higher education funding.
Currently, she serves as chairman of the Austin Chamber of Commerce Financial Aid Committee and is a member of the Texas
Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Financial Aid Advisory Committee.
Associate Vice President of Development
Joe DeMedeiros previously served as director of development at St. Edward’s. In his current role,
DeMedeiros manages the university’s major gift and development efforts. His more than 18 years of
experience in higher education administration include a variety of fundraising roles. As first the senior
associate director and then assistant director of major gifts at Wesleyan University, he and his team
successfully completed “The Wesleyan Campaign.” DeMedeiros has overseen the management of
two successful major capital fundraising efforts: Wesleyan University’s Center for Film Studies and
the John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences and Technology Center at St. Edward’s University. As member of the advancement
leadership team, DeMedeiros helped lead the “A Special Destiny: The Campaign for St. Edward’s University” campaign to
exceeded its initial goal one year early. DeMedeiros holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Liberal
Studies from Wesleyan University.
Associate Vice President of Professional Education and Global Initiatives
Tom Evans has served at St. Edward’s University for 15 years, joining the university as admission
coordinator and then serving in turn as director of Graduate Admission, director of the Center for
Academic Progress, and dean of Graduate and Adult Services. In his current role, he is responsible
for the university’s Professional Education Center and non-credit-bearing educational initiatives. He
also supports the Office of International Education and is responsible for initiating and overseeing the
university’s efforts to facilitate global connections and partnerships. Evans earned his bachelo’s degree
in Japanese from Georgetown University and his master’s degree in Asian Studies and his PhD in Higher Education Administration
Associate Vice President for Alumni and Parent Programs
Kippi Griffith previously served six years as alumni director at St. Edward’s. She has also served
as associate director of alumni relations at the McCombs School of Business, UT–Austin, and as
a volunteer and information manager for The American Cancer Society. In her current role, Griffith
oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day management of Alumni and Parent events and
programs, as well as The St. Edward’s Fund. Griffith earned a bachelor’s degree in English from
UT–Austin and a MBA degree from St. Edward’s University.
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Associate Vice President of Student Affairs; Dean of Students
Lisa Kirkpatrick provides supervisory leadership to Residence Life and Student Life, as well as the
areas of Student Conduct and Undergraduate Student and Parent Orientation programs. She also
supports the vice president for Student Affairs with strategic planning and emergency preparedness
for the Office of Student Affairs. Kirkpatrick holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master of
Education from The Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Education at
Texas State University and is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Austin and 2006 graduate of Harvard
University’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education. She recently served on the St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School
Advisory Board and is president of the San Leanna Education Facilities Corporation.
Michael F. Larkin
Vice President for University Advancement
Michael F. Larkin returned to St. Edward’s University in 2009 after serving as a fundraising consultant
at Graham-Pelton and the president of Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa
Margarita, Calif. During his previous tenure at St. Edward’s (2003–2008) as vice president for
University Advancement, Larkin managed a comprehensive campaign that raised $70.3 million
and increased major giving by 400%. During his 25 years in fundraising, organizations under
his direction have raised more than $260 million. His educational fundraising includes service at
institutions such as Fordham University in New York City; Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J.; and Polytechnic University in
Brooklyn, N.Y. Larkin holds a BA in Philosophy from Haverford College and an MS in Education from Fordham University.
Associate Vice President and Dean of Admission
Tracy Manier’s service at St. Edward’s University spans more than 13 years — first as an admission
counselor and later as assistant and associate director, then director of Admission. She has also
served as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Humanities. Prior to entering higher education,
Manier taught high school English and creative writing, and counseled students through the college
admission process. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of undergraduate recruiting and
admission. Manier holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy from Trinity University and a
master’s degree in English Literature from Penn State University.
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs; Director of McNair Scholars Program
Molly Minus has worked in education for more than 30 years, beginning her career as a reading
and English teacher at the junior high school level before moving into higher education at Austin
Community College, UT–Austin and finally, St. Edward’s University. In addition to her current role as
associate vice president of Academic Affairs, she has been a faculty member of St. Edward’s since
1993 and director of the McNair Scholars Program since 2003. Her office also oversees the College
Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP), Career Services Academic Planning and Support Services and the
Center for Teaching Excellence. Minus earned her master’s degree and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from UT–Austin.
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Vice President for Student Affairs
Sandra Pacheco, is a native Houstonian. She received her BS in Psychology from the University of
Houston, her MS in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University and a PhD in Counseling
Psychology from UT–Austin. Pacheco came to St. Edward’s University in May 1981 as a psychological
counselor. Within three months, she became director of the Counseling Center from 1981 to 1989.
During this time, she became Dean for Student Development. In 1993, she was promoted to associate
vice president and eventually vice president for Student Affairs in 2000. She oversees athletics and
campus recreation, health and counseling, student and residence life, and freshman and transfer orientation. She also supports the
dean of students in overseeing student conduct.
In 2004, Pacheco was selected as one of 10 national Kellogg Fellows by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities to
participate in a leadership program, which is designed to increase the number of Hispanic senior-level leaders at Hispanic-serving
institutions. In the same year, the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation honored her as a local
Hispanic Leader in Education.
Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Bhuban Pandey joined St. Edward’s in 1996. Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, Pandey earned his
Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees from China Textile University in Shanghai, China, and
his MBA from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to his time at St. Edward’s, Pandey has
worked in institutional research, planning and assessment at Metropolitan Community College in
Nebraska, Montgomery College in Maryland and Sinclair Community College in Ohio. At St. Edward’s,
Pandey evaluates institutional effectiveness and outcomes, conducts research and analysis needed for
institutional planning and decision-making, and manages the function of internal and external reporting.
Vice President for Information Technology
David Waldron joined St. Edward’s in 2009 and has spent more than 20 years working in information
technology within higher education. Prior to St. Edward’s, he served for five years as Chief Information
Technology Officer at the College of Wooster in Ohio. He has also served at Oberlin College and
Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio. Over the course of his career he has held positions that carried
a wide range of technical responsibilities. At St. Edward’s, Waldron is responsible for all aspects of
information technology, including networking and telecommunications, administrative computing,
instructional technology and client support. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Computer Science from Cleveland
State University and Baldwin-Wallace College, respectively. He also holds an MBA with specialization in Project Management from
Ashland University in Ohio.
Father Richard Wilkinson, CSC
Director of Campus Ministry
Father Richard Wilkinson, CSC, came to St. Edward’s University in 1998 and was appointed director
of Campus Ministry in 2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy from
the University of New Hampshire. In 1973 he entered the Congregation of Holy Cross and earned
a Master’s in Divinity from the University of Notre Dame. His ministry has taken him to Dhaka,
Bangladesh; Bedford-Stuyvesant, NYC; and Santiago, Chile. He has also been involved in formation
ministry for the Congregation of Holy Cross as formation director and novice director.