The Leadership TeamIntroducing the Chief Officers
Unity College is poised for good things—hopefully great things—but only if we identify the work, engage and trust each other, and remember why we’re here. Unity requires that everyone stays connected to a single purpose. Unity requires everyone to do their part, trust that others will do theirs, and have opportunities to lead. Unity requires that we all make a commitment to the success of this small, but increasingly important, institution.
In the spirit of functional leadership in abundance, the new Unity College organizational structure is based on functionality and driven by data. Several chief officers serve as the senior leadership team and will have first-among-equals responsibility in their area of focus. Everyone on campus will report, ultimately, to one of several chief officers from within departments.
The Leadership Team
First among equals for relationships with environmental partners, sustainability and environmental initiative reporting, campus sustainability education and information, departmental compliance, campus planning participation, and strategic sustainability initiatives.
Dr. Sarah Cunningham
First among equals for student success, student retention, persistence and graduation, student support, academic support, and co-curricular living and learning.
Dr. John Zavodny
First among equals for coordination of senior leadership, strategic plan management, Presidential support, strategic projects, partnership development, and new business development.
First among equals for physical plant planning and maintenance, campus beautification and landscaping, real estate management, custodial, energy and utilities, physical asset maintenance, and construction and renovation.
First among equals for technology infrastructure, data management, institutional research and reporting, institutional effectiveness, and instructional technology.
First among equals for functions like recruitment, fundraising, career services, financial aid, administrative operations, marketing, and communications efforts.
Dr. Rana Johnson
First among equals with regard to campus diversity and inclusion, international relationships, internal trainings, and establishing and maintaining a welcoming community culture.
First among equals for the budgeting process, return on investment modeling, financial management, financial planning and reporting, auxiliary services, and institutional risk management.