University Leadership

The University of Olivet depends on the expertise, wisdom and passion of its leaders – the Board of Trustees, President’s Cabinet and the President – to set the pace and establish the direction of the University as it continues to grow in enrollment, programs and degrees, and through on-campus development.

Ensuring the Future of The University of Olivet

The University of Olivet leaders embody the mission and values outlined by our founding fathers. Especially, that education should be available to anyone, regardless of race, gender, background or socioeconomic circumstances. Still today, the college defines itself by who it includes, not who it excludes. We look to our leaders to ensure that the future of The University of Olivet is as rich as our history.


President Corey

Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., is the 23rd president of The University of Olivet.

Dr. Corey joined The University of Olivet in the fall of 2010. Located in southcentral Michigan, The University of Olivet is a private liberal arts institution guided by its values-based motto, Education for Individual and Social Responsibility. Founded as the first higher education institution in Michigan to admit women and persons of color on a co-equal basis with white men, it has become known for successfully preparing a diverse and inclusive student community for not only success in career and graduate school, but also for equipping students to make a positive difference in their local and global communities.

Under Dr. Corey’s leadership and with the unanimous approval of its Board of Trustees, Olivet College became The University of Olivet on August 1, 2023, reflecting its becoming a more comprehensive institution driven by a bold strategic plan, Olivet 2030: Vision for a Prosperous Future.

Board of Trustees

Strong leadership and visionary thinking help Olivet remain strong. The Board of Trustees sets strategic direction for the institution and supports the mission of the University.

President's Cabinet

Steven M. Corey, Ph.D.

Suresh Acharya
Assistant Vice President for Technology & Auxiliary Services

Paul Burkhardt, Ph.D.

Karen Chaney, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs & Dean of College 

Cornelius “Kip” Darcy, Ph.D.
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Mark DeRuiter
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 

Haley Diringer, J.D.
Athletic Director 

Lisa Furman, Ph.D.
Dean for Academic Quality & Innovation

Robin Hinman
Assistant Vice President for Advancement 

Alisa Holmes
Administrative Assistant

Linda Logan, Ph.D.
Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer; Professor of Sociology and Anthropology 

Todd Long, Ed.D.
Dean of Student Life

Lloyd McPartlin
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment

KayDee Perry, Ed.D.
Associate Provost for Student Development 

Ryan Shockey
Vice President and Chief of Staff 

Vicki Stouffer
Vice President for Advancement

Colleen Villa
Executive Director of Marketing and Communications





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