The President's Cabinet

Uchenna BakerUchenna Baker

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students


B.A., M.Ed., Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, 2002, 2004. Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2015.


Previously Assistant Dean of Campus Life and Director of Residence Life, Elon University (2016–18); Associate Director of Residence Life and Title IX Investigator, University of North Carolina Wilmington (2012–15); Director of Residence Life and Housing, Utica College (2010–12).

Dave BeersDavid R. Beers

Vice President for University Relations


B.A., Colby College, 1985.


Previously Assistant Vice President for College Relations and Director of Development (1998–2005), Assistant Vice President for College Relations and Campaign Director (2003–04), Director of Annual Giving (1998–2003), Colby College; Executive Director of Annual Giving, Worcester Polytechnic Institute  (1996–98); Director of Development, Worcester Academy (1991–96); Director of Annual Giving, Colby-Sawyer College (1990–91), Associate Director of Annual Giving for Leadership Programs (1989–90), Assistant Director of Annual Giving (1988–89), Development Assistant (1987–88), Colby College; Public Service Director, Windjammer Communications (1985–87).

Laura BehlingLaura L. Behling




B.A., Kalamazoo College, 1989. M.S., Boston University, 1991. M.A., The Claremont Graduate School, 1992. Ph.D., The Claremont Graduate School, 1997.


Previously Professor of English (2013–19), Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College (2013–17), Knox College; Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs (2009–13), Professor of English (2009–13), Interim Provost (summer 2011), Butler University; Director (2008–09), Co-director (2007–08), John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning; Professor of English and Chair, English Department (2006–09), Associate Professor of English (2005–09), Assistant Professor of English (1999–2005), Gustavus Adolphus College.

Matthew BoyceMatthew Boyce

Vice President for Enrollment


B.A., Villanova University (2004). M.Ed., Boston University (2008). Ph.D., George Mason University (2019).


Previously Executive Director of Enrollment Management (2019–20), Director of Enrollment Management (2016–20), Director of Undergraduate Admission (2014–16), Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions (2013–14), and Associate Director of K-12 Partnerships (2011–13), George Mason University; Director of New England Programming, Let's Get Ready (2007–11); Counselor/Intern, Boston College High School (2007–08); Team Lead/Contracts Administration, Iron Mountain (2006–07); Seminar Administrator, CPE Inc. (2005–06); AmeriCorps Volunteer, Dorchester Youth Academy (2004–05).


Joanna Carey ClevelandJoanna Carey Cleveland

Vice President and University Counsel; Secretary to the Board of Trustees


B.A., J.D., M.P.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1990, 1994, 1998.


Previously Vice President for Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel (2015–18), Vice President for Legal Affairs (2014–15), Senior Associate Vice President for Legal Affairs (2014), University of North Carolina System; Interim General Counsel (2015–16), North Carolina Central University; Associate University Counsel (2002–14), Assistant University Counsel (1998–2001), Acting Senior Director - HR Programs (2003–04), Acting Policy Director (1998), Legal Assistant to the Senior Director - HR Administration and Senior University Counsel (1995–98), Assistant to the Senior University Counsel (1994–95), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law (2005–18); Adjunct Instructor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Government (2001–present).

Gayle McIntoshGayle McIntosh, APR

Vice President for Communications and Chief of Staff


B.A., Central Missouri State University, 1981. M.A. candidate, Washington University.


Previously Executive Director of Communications (2003–17), University of Puget Sound; Director of Communications and Editor-in-Chief, KCTS (PBS) Television/Seattle (1989–2003); Editor-in-Chief (1989–95), Manager of Foundation Relations (1995–96), KETC (PBS) Television/St. Louis; Creative Services Manager, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (1985–89); Copywriter and Communications Coordinator, RFDG Inc. (1982–85).

Sherry MondouSherry Mondou

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


B.A., University of Washington, 1981.


Vice President for Finance and Administration (now Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer) since 2004. Previously Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration (2004), Associate Vice President for Finance and Controller (1999–2004), Controller (1991–99), University of Puget Sound; Senior Accountant, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., (1981–84); Assistant Controller, Horizon Healthcare Corporation (1986–87); Assistant Controller, Skipper's Inc. (1987–88); Assistant Director of Corporate Accounting, The Hillhaven Corporation (1984–86 and 1988–91).

Liz CollinsMary Elizabeth Collins ’81

Director of the Office of the President


B.A., University of Puget Sound, 1984.


Previously Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations (2000–05), Acting Director, Annual Giving (2004), Associate Director, Corporation and Foundation Relations (1999–2000), Interim Director, Alumni Programs (1994–96), Director, Alumni and Development Information (1992–2000), University of Puget Sound; Prospect Researcher and Data Coordinator, MultiCare Medical Center (1986–91).


An inaugural Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity was appointed in March 2021 and will join Puget Sound July 1, 2021.