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Seton Hall University

Executive Cabinet  

Larry RobinsonLarry A. Robinson, Ed.D. currently serves as provost and executive vice president of Seton Hall University. Dr. Robinson came to the University in 2007, where he served as vice provost for academic affairs prior to assuming his current appointment. He has had an extensive career in higher education, including service as a tenured professor, departmental head, dean, provost and executive vice chancellor.

He received his baccalaureate degree in history and education from Northeastern Oklahoma State University. He earned a master of arts degree in history from the University of Tulsa. Dr. Robinson also holds an curriculum and instruction from Oklahoma State University. His scholarship is concentrated in leadership and higher education. His experience has focused on transforming programmatic inventories and the development of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master and doctoral levels.

Dr. Larry Robinson has been extensively involved in institutional transitioning and transformation, as well as regional and programmatic accreditation efforts in Texas, Arkansas and Wisconsin.

David BohanDavid J. Bohan, vice president for university advancement, came to Seton Hall in 2012 from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he was associate vice president of the advancement division and chief operating officer and executive director of CMU's $1 billion capital campaign. He was chief operating officer of that division since 2007.

At Seton Hall, he leads the University's fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, communications and government relations functions and is assisting the president in forming plans for the University's next transformational campaign.

Before CMU, Bohan worked in university advancement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. as an assistant director and served in increasingly senior positions before becoming assistant vice president of advancement strategy, services and infrastructure in 2002. He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.B.A. at RPI.

Dennis GarbiniDennis J. Garbini is the Vice President for Administration at Seton Hall University.  Mr. Garbini is responsible for advancing the University through information technology as well as overseeing the management of the University's Human Resources, and the construction and management of University facilities. In the last 39 years, Mr. Garbini has held a number of leadership roles at Seton Hall University including Vice President for Finance & Technology, Vice President of Information Technology, Assistant to the Provost, Registrar, Assistant Bursar, and Project Director for the installation and implementation of enterprise-wide administrative systems.

Mr. Garbini holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Business Administration from Seton Hall University.  He has served on the higher education market segment advisory boards for several major corporations

Under Mr. Garbini's leadership, Seton Hall University has established and maintained its leadership in higher education information technology, while ensuring the growth and modernization of campus resources and facilities. Mr. Garbini's work has positioned the University as an international leader in Information Technology recognized for its work by industry leaders such as EDUCAUSE including but not limited to, being awarded the top Award for Campus Networking Excellence and for Systemic Progress in Teaching and Learning with Technology. In addition, Mr. Garbini's direction has resulted in the improvement of numerous campus facilities including the Law School in Newark, University Library and Jubilee Hall in addition to recent work on the new McNulty Science & Technology Building and the renovated Athletic Fields and Regan Recreation Center.

Through his oversight, Mr. Garbini has established Seton Hall as an innovative leader in higher education from the fostering of unique alliances with companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, Nokia and IBM, to his vision for securing the future physical growth of the University.

Tracy GottliebTracy H. Gottlieb Ph.D., vice president of Student Services, supervises a division created in 2011 that includes Student Affairs, Freshman Studies, the Educational Opportunity Program, ROTC, Academic Support for Student Athletes and the federal TRIO program. She also oversees the departments of Community Development, Housing and Residential Life, Counseling and Health Services, the Career Center, Disability Support Services, Public Safety and Security and the Campus ID office.

Dr. Gottlieb joined the faculty of the Department of Communication in 1988 as a journalism professor. Her interaction with Student Affairs began that same year when she was appointed faculty adviser to the Setonian, a position she held for 12 years. After she was promoted to full professor in 2001, she moved to Freshman Studies as dean and subsequently served as associate provost. She holds a doctorate in Public Communication from the University of Maryland, where she also earned a masters in journalism.

Her career in journalism began after receiving her B.A. in communication from Seton Hall in 1975. She has held writing and editing positions at the Associated Press and she continues writing the "What's New @ SHU" newsletter, reflecting on issues of parents from the perspective of a dean and a mother. She is the author of three books and numerous articles.

Stephen GrahamStephen A. Graham was appointed the University's chief financial officer in 2012. Before that, he served two years as vice president for budget and planning at Pace University in Briarcliff, N.Y. He joined Pace as assistant vice president for internal audit in 2006. In 2008, Mr. Graham received his M.B.A. - summa cum laude - from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he received his B.S. in business administration in 1996. His concentration in both degrees was accounting. He worked in the private sector as a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, in Philadelphia, and as a manager at the Siegfried Group, LLP, in Wilmington, Del. He was also an internal audit specialist for five years at the University of Pennsylvania.

Catherine KiernanCatherine A. Kiernan, Esq., joined Seton Hall in 1989 and established the University's first in-house legal department. Since 1997, she has served as vice president and general counsel. Ms. Kiernan manages all of the University's legal affairs. In addition, she has supervisory responsibility for insurance, risk management, compliance and internal audit. 

Ms. Kiernan holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from Montclair State University, where she graduated magna cum laude. A graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, Ms. Kiernan was an associate editor of the Seton Hall Law Review. She is a member of the bar of the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

She is also a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Prior to joining the University, Ms. Kiernan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frederick C. Kentz, III, New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division. She was also in the private practice of law at Whipple, Ross & Hirsch for several years before coming to Seton Hall.

Patrick LyonsPatrick G. Lyons is the Vice President for Athletics and Recreational Services at Seton Hall University.

Since his arrival in February, 2011, Lyons has been dedicated in his efforts to implement his vision for Seton Hall's athletics and recreation department by introducing a number of initiatives designed to enhance the college experience for Seton Hall's 14 NCAA Division I athletics programs and the student body as a whole.

In Lyons' two full years as Director of Athletics, the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund, Seton Hall's athletic fundraising vehicle, experienced the most success in its history. Pirate Blue received record contributions in consecutive years to fund critical initiatives to help ensure the Pirates will remain competitive in the BIG EAST conference and at a national level.

When Lyons arrived at Seton Hall, he established improvements and upgrades to the Pirates' athletic and recreation facilities as a primary goal. Thanks in large part to contributions to Pirate Blue and a commitment from the University to make athletics and recreation a priority for the student-body, Seton Hall has begun a large number of those enhancements. Among the most elaborate of the projects is a two-tiered student fitness center that is scheduled to be completed in 2014. 

Committed to enhancing the student-athlete experience, as well as personal and professional development, Lyons was the driving force behind the introduction of the H.A.L.L. (Helping Athletes Learn to be Leaders) Program in 2013.

Lyons arrived at Seton Hall after spending seven years as Iona College's Director of Athletics, establishing its department as one of the top programs in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. He was the chief administrator for the Gaels' 21 NCAA Division I athletics programs.

In 1999, Lyons earned his master's degree in teaching from Iona and earned an MBA from the Hagan School of Business in 2004. Lyons has also served as an adjunct professor in both the Biology department at Iona and the Sports Business Management program at Manhattanville College.

Throughout his career, Lyons has served on several national committees. He was a member of the NCAA Division I Championships and Sports Management Cabinet serving as a liaison to the men's and women's hockey committees. He also held seats on the NCAA Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet, the Division I FCS Subdivision Executive Committee, NCAA Division I Water Polo Committee and the NCAA Division I Football Regional Advisory Committee.

Lyons is married to the former Rachel Cintolo, DNP, who is a member of the faculty at Rutgers University.

Alyssa McCloud, Ph.D., has served as the vice president for enrollment management at Seton Hall since August 1, 2011 after having served in the same capacity at Drew University for two years, where she held an executive cabinet-level position and oversaw undergraduate admissions, retention and financial aid. Over 20 years ago, she began her career in higher education assisting with the operation, recruitment and marketing of study abroad programs for the Council on International Educational Exchange. She was sent by CIEE to Thailand to open a branch office and secure government contracts. Then she assisted with the launch of the first American university campus in Thailand, Webster University, where she oversaw the admission and recruitment operations. Dr. McCloud returned to the States and began working at Seton Hall in the admissions office; after a short tenure she became the director and remained in that role for six years. She then became the director of International Programs for a year. Upon leaving Seton Hall she joined Felician College as vice president for enrollment management, overseeing undergraduate admissions, adult and graduate admissions, marketing and publications, financial aid, student information systems, institutional research and international student services. She holds a B.A. in humanities with a concentration in philosophy from Antioch College, as well as two graduate degrees from Seton Hall, an corporate and public communications (2004) and a Ph.D. in higher educational leadership, management and policy (2009). Dr. McCloud is an active member of the Enrollment management community and currently serves on the College Board’s Admissions Advisory Board, has presented at several conferences, written articles relating to college admission that have been featured in the Huffington Post and Private Colleges and Universities Magazine. She has been featured in many media outlets, appearing on Fox Business, Good Day New York and with citation in the Start Ledger, Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

Anthony ZiccardiC. Anthony Ziccardi, S.T.D., was born in Italy, and his family emigrated to the United States when he was a boy. He grew up in East Orange, New Jersey, and after graduation from Seton Hall with a B.A. in sociology and a master of divinity degree, he was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark. Subsequently, he received a licentiate in sacred Scripture (S.S.L.) from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and a doctoral degree in biblical theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University, also in Rome.

As an academic, Monsignor Ziccardi has served as a faculty member at Seton Hall's Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology and as the school's associate dean. He is the author of The Relationship of Jesus and the Kingdom of God in Luke-Acts (Gregorian University Press), and his articles and book reviews have been published in The Princeton Seminary Bulletin, Chicago Studies and Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He is currently the University's vice president for mission and ministry, as well as the secretary-designee of the board of regents.  As a priest, he has served as secretary to the archbishop and as pro-rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica in Newark. He has served as parochial vicar in a number of parishes throughout the archdiocese.

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