Valparaiso University

Strategic Planning Committee

The strategic planning committee is appointed by the University President and engages the campus community in the development and monitor the implementation of the University strategic plan.


  • José Padilla, President
  • Eric Johnson, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Mark Volpatti, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Karen Allen, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Steven Janowiak, Vice President of Student Life
  • Trisha Mileham, Dean of Library Sciences
  • Brian O’Rourke, Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and Communications
  • Jon Kilpinen, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Angela Vidal-Rodriguez, Assistant Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Kevin Goebbert, Executive Director of Strategic Planning, Associate Professor of Meteorology
  • Joseph Bognar, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, Associate Professor of Music
  • Jennifer Prough, Interim Dean of Christ College
  • Amy Buckenmeyer, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • John Steele, Lecturer in Finance
  • Michael Chikeleze, Gozon University Chair in Values-Based Leadership, Associate Professor of Communications
  • Doug Tougaw, Interim Dean of Engineering
  • Liz Wuerffel, Associate Professor of Communication and Visual Arts, Faculty Senate Chair
  • Mike Tyler, Associate Provost for Online and Graduate Education
  • Lanie Steinwart, Associate Professor of Communication and Visual Arts
  • Timothy Tomasik, Professor of World Languages and Cultures
  • Musa Pinar, Professor of Marketing
  • Dave Sierkowski, Chief Information Officer
  • Jim Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Jennifer Zatarski, Finance Officer
  • Jason Petrovich, Advancement Office