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Administrative Officers

Lada Gibson-ShreveLada Gibson-Shreve
Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Provides leadership and a strategic vision to all academic functions of the College, including the learning support services necessary to ensure the diverse populations of the college achieve student success. The Provost also will collaborate with business, industry, and community agencies to continually align College programs with the workforce needs of the region.

Thomas ChiappiniThomas A. Chiappini
Vice President for Business and Finance

Responsible for supporting the college’s teaching and public service mission and continuing Stark State’s tradition of sound fiscal management by providing leadership in the areas of finance, business operations, strategic planning, human resources, information technology, facilities growth and maintenance, and ancillary services.

Cheryl RiceCheryl A. Rice
Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management

Manages all aspects of student success while appreciating the uniqueness of each student and what each student requires for success and promotes collaboration between faculty and staff for the success of the student. The vice president provides vision and leadership and integrates all student services activities including admissions and recruiting, financial aid, registration, orientation, at-risk students, learning plans, freshman experience, students with disabilities, academic advising, college transfer counseling, career services and student life. 

Michael DroneyMichael Droney
Vice President for Administration

Responsibilities include personnel and fiscal management of the division and development of long- and short-range strategic and tactical plans, goals, and strategies for information technology at the College; assuring that the College’s business information system, student information system, academic computing system, websites, learning management system, telephone systems and network infrastructure anticipate and meet the needs of the College.