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Office of the President

Staff

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Office of the President

Address:
Philips Memorial Building
West Chester, PA 19382


Phone: 610-436-2471
Email: President@wcupa.edu


Meet the Staff

Staff

Ruthann Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH, RUTHANNE
Information Center Staff

REllsworth@wcupa.edu

Ruthanne Ellsworth is one of the first point of contacts in the Office of the President. She is responsible for greeting visitors to campus, answering and directing phone calls, mail circulation, scheduling meetings and maintaining the Philips Building calendar.

Rebecca Hook

HOOK, REBECCA
Senior Associate to the President

RHook@wcupa.edu

Rebecca Hook provides strategic leadership to the Office of the President. She represents the President to all internal and external constituency groups while providing leadership to six direct reports. She assists the chief of staff in overseeing the budget for the Office of the President and University Information Center; acts as the scheduler for the President; serves as the executive secretary to the Council of Trustees and ensures all meetings meet the state law covering public government meetings. She also ensures that all presidential report required by the State System are accurate and submitted in a timely fashion.

Margo McDonough

McDONOUGH, MARGO
Writer/Researcher to the President

MMcDonough@wcupa.edu

Margo McDonough is responsible for communications strategy and delivery for the Office of the President. She assists the President in researching and preparing oral remarks. She creates online and print communications for internal and external audiences to support the University's strategic plan and accurately reflect the University's mission, values and policies.

Lisa Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, LISA
Executive Associate to the Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President

LMontgomery@wcupa.edu

Lisa Montgomery provides executive support and manages the day-to-day operations for the Chief of Staff and Executive Deputy to the President. She frequently communicates and interacts with the Council of Trustees, president's cabinet and legislators. She serves as the facilitator coordinating meeting schedules, agendas, and minutes. Her duties also include a variety of operational issues providing research and writing reports. In addition, she serves as the liaison with the transportation services department related to the WCU Exton Shuttle service.

Kate Pawlowski

PAWLOWSKI, KATE
Information Center Staff

KPawlowski@wcupa.edu

Kate Pawlowski manages the Information Desk at Philips Memorial Building. She greets visitors to campus, answers and directs phone calls, oversees building maintenance and maintains the Philips Building calendar. She also serves as an advocate for mental health awareness on campus as chairperson of WCU's Mental Health Awareness Committee and as one of Chester County's certified Mental Health First Aid Trainers.

Nancy Shipe

SHIPE, NANCY
Administrative Assistant

NShipe@wcupa.edu

Nancy Shipe provides administrative and clerical support to the President, Chief of Staff and Executive Deputy to the President, and Senior Associate to the President. She is the receptionist for the Office of the President, handles the processing of financial obligations, and assists in planning events.

John Villella

VILLELLA, JOHN
Vice President for University Affairs

JVillella@wcupa.edu

John Villella provides advice and counsel to the President. He serves as the liaison between the Office of the President and the Pennsylvania State System Office and external agencies. He oversees WCU's departments/offices of Alumni Affairs, Cultural and Community Affairs, Publication Services, Public Relations and Marketing, Sustainability, and Social Equity. He also is the University liaison's to the West Chester University Foundation. As the University's Governmental Relations Officer, he coordinates interaction with local and state governmental officials and manages external relations initiatives, including engagement with corporate and community partners.

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