Meet the Staff
Dr. R. Lorraine (Laurie) Bernotsky
Executive Vice President
Professor of Public Policy & Administration
As Executive Vice President, Dr. Bernotsky serves as the chief operating officer of the institution and has primary responsibility in assisting the President in achieving the mission of the institution, which is student success. In this role, she provides strategic leadership for the university's budget and oversees the labor relations function of the institution. In addition, Dr. Bernotsky serves as the university's Provost by providing strategic leadership for the division of Academic Affairs, which includes the College of Arts & Humanities, College of Business & Public Management, College of Education and Social Work, College of Health Sciences, School of Music, College of the Sciences and Mathematics, University College, and the University Libraries. As Chief Academic Officer, she provides leadership for the university's more than 200 academic programs, nearly 1,000 faculty, and more than 17,500 students, 2,960 of whom are graduate students.
Dr. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
Professor of Public Policy & Administration
Dr. Osgood serves as the principal deputy to the Provost and represents her to the university community. As Deputy Provost, he advises the Provost on a wide range of matters of institutional importance, including operational and strategic planning. Dr. Osgood has primary responsibility for providing leadership for the operational activities for division of Academic Affairs, which includes the university's colleges, schools, and libraries. Reporting directly to the Deputy Provost are the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Vice Provost for Research and Creative Activity, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, and the Associate Vice President for Academic Systems and University Registrar. Additionally, he serves as Dean of the Graduate School.
Mary Pat Werley
Assistant Vice President for Academic Budgets and Resource Planning
Mary Pat serves as a strategic partner in guiding the allocation of resources to support the academic priorities of the university strategic plan. The AVP is responsible for undertaking analyses, researching issues, preparing reports, and developing recommendations for the finances and budgets of the Academic Affairs division. This position provides leadership and financial guidance for the colleges and academic affairs directors; and serves as advisor to the Provost, Deputy Provost, and Deans on all divisional resource matters. The AVP is the chief liaison with the university budget office and works closely with all university divisions to ensure that the academic mission of the university is fiscally supported with a spirit of collaboration, communication, and cooperation.
Executive Associate to the Executive Vice President and Provost
Allison supports the Academic Affairs Division and works effectively within an environment of distributed leadership. She is responsible for the daily administration of the Provost Office and supervision of clerical staff and manages projects within certain deadlines. In conjunction with the Provost, Allison works closely with deans, Human Resources and faculty union on all aspects of the collective bargaining agreement, including workload and pay issues. She works on a variety of issues and projects for the Provost such as administrative searches, providing data, and writing reports. She coordinates summer school workloads and payroll for faculty and also serves as a liaison to senior administrators, chairs of campus committees, legal counsel, and State System administrators.
Executive Associate to the Deputy Provost
Evelyn supports the Academic Affairs Division and works effectively within an environment of distributed leadership. She is responsible for the daily administration of the Deputy Provost Office and supervision of clerical staff and manages projects within certain deadlines. In conjunction with the Deputy Provost, Evelyn works closely with deans, Human Resources and faculty union on all aspects of the collective bargaining agreement, including workload and pay issues. She works on a variety of issues and projects for the Deputy Provost such as administrative searches, providing data, and writing reports. She coordinates summer school workloads and payroll for faculty and also serves as a liaison to senior administrators, chairs of campus committees, legal counsel, and State System administrators.
Academic Affairs Budget Associate
Judy performs budgetary analysis and project management assignments that support the Academic Affairs Division. She works closely with the Academic Affairs Budget Manager and the Vice Provost. She is responsible for tracking the financial status for these areas through reconciliation, problem solving, and analysis. Judy works closely with the university college mangers to ensure accuracy and timeliness of divisional budget entries, and serves as a liaison with divisional staff, the budget office, and the payroll office for supplemental faculty payments.
Director of Academic Affairs Agreements and Contracts
Christine drafts and reviews affiliation agreements for student internships, field placement, study abroad, and international student and faculty exchange, as well as articulation agreements, and dual enrollment agreements. She works closely with Dr. Osgood to ensure that our agreements promote the academic advancement of our students and faculty. She also works closely with our legal counsel at PASSHE to ensure that our agreements and contracts are within legal compliance and are timely, accurate, and clear in protecting the excellence of our students, staff, faculty, and programs. In addition, Christine coordinates with our legal counsel to provide a campus response to subpoenas and litigation. Christine brings many years of paralegal experience to our team.