Senior Executive Team
The primary purpose of the Senior Executive Team is to assist the President, as the Chief Executive Officer, in identifying and addressing strategic issues facing Norwich. This team participates freely and openly to challenge each other and to develop together ideas and decisions that will yield the best results for Norwich’s future.
President Maj Gen (VSM) Mark Anarumo, PhD
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff Danielle Pelczarski oversees the university's Enrollment Management and Marketing & Communications operations.
Provost and Dean of Faculty Dr. Karen Gaines oversees all academic programs, library services and registrar operations.
Commandant & Vice President of Student Affairs William McCollough ’91 serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs and Commandant of Cadets. A retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, McCollough is Norwich University’s 56th Commandant and the first to serve as vice president of student affairs.
Vice President of Administration and Finance Martin Hanifin '86 oversees the university’s financial issues, human resources and public safety.
Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations Elizabeth Kennedy ’01 oversees development and alumni relations.
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships Phil Susmann oversees strategic partnerships for the University.
Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dr. Julia Bernard oversees the development, implementation and monitoring of programs that promote diversity within the University in compliance with University policies and federal and state regulations.
Vice President of Enrollment Management Greg Matthews is responsible for identifying, recruiting and retaining the Corps of Cadets and traditional undergraduate students.
Vice President of Human Resources Dana Moss directs the Human Resources Department, to include talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, payroll, employee relations, performance management and professional development for staff, faculty, international employees and work-study students.
Vice President, Marketing and Communications Marcus Popiolek oversees Norwich University’s central marketing and communications office. In addition, he oversees the marketing and enrollment strategies for the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.
Vice President, Facilities Operations & Conference Services Bizhan Yahyazadeh ’80 oversees the university’s facilities operations and construction services.
Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer George Silowash M’07 leads and manages the Information Technology Services Office (ITS).
Interim Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies Mark L. Parker oversees online bachelor’s and graduate degree programs, certificate and professional development programs and distance education initiatives.
Director of Athletics Ed Hockenberry leads the Athletics Department, which builds and maintains an athletic program that competes in conference and NCAA Division play.
Executive Assistant to the President Laura Amell oversees administration of the president’s office.