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Administration & Staff

USU’s dedicated administration and staff work in concert with our faculty and board of trustees to foster a positive, supportive learning environment for our students. USU staff members – many of whom are bilingual – are dedicated professionals who have experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. The USU staff is dedicated to preparing students of every age to learn the skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly global economy.

Steven Stargardter, Ph.D.

President and Chief Academic Officer

Dr Stargardter became Provost and Chief Academic Officer of United States University in January of 2013.  A native of New York City, he received his undergraduate degree at Fordham University and his doctorate at Boston College.  He spent a year during his doctoral studies as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Mainz, Germany, researching his dissertation: “Niklas Vogt, 1756-1836: A Personality of the Late Enlightenment and Early Romantic Movement.”  He went on to receive a J.D. from the University Of Washington School of Law in 1991.

Dr. Stargardter has served as a faculty member, Continuing Education Director, Undergraduate Dean, and Provost and Chief Academic Officer. For the past 15 years he served as sitting President of first City University of Seattle and then John F. Kennedy University. Among other achievements, he oversaw the reaffirmation of regional and specialized accreditations at both institutions.

Dr. Stargardter is especially committed to the creation and maintenance of a transformative and supportive educational environment for students traditionally underserved by American colleges and universities.

Administration

Jennifer Newmann, M.B.A., Ed.D.

Dr. Jennifer Newmann, Provost and Division Chair of the MBA program in the College of Business at United States University, earned…

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Jennifer Newmann, M.B.A., Ed.D.

Dr. Jennifer Newmann, Provost and Division Chair of the MBA program in the College of Business at United States University, earned her Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University, MBA from National University, and doctorate from University of California San Diego in Organizational Development and Educational Leadership. Dr. Newmann is also a successful entrepreneur from the San Diego area. She has owned and operated 4 businesses over the last two decades, managing large and small organizations in both education and private industry. In addition to her practical experience in the corporate and small business world, Dr. Newmann has worked in academia for almost 20 years, working in student services as well as teaching economics, information literacy, and undergraduate and graduate level business courses. Dr. Newmann currently teaches human resource management, cross cultural management, marketing, organizational behavior, and project management in both undergraduate and graduate programs. In her spare time, Dr. Newmann is an avid reader and is currently editing a couple of book series in her spare time. She also has a family and enjoys the beautiful beaches in San Diego, reading, and taking road trips throughout the Southwest and Mexico.

Dr. Elizabeth Archer

Associate Provost for Online Education

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Dr. Elizabeth Archer

Associate Provost for Online Education

Marianne Fingado

VP Of Enrollment Services

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Marianne Fingado

VP Of Enrollment Services

William R. Titera

Chief Financial Officer

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William R. Titera

Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Renee P. McLeod, PhD, APRN, CPNP, FAANP
College of Education

Dean, College of Nursing

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Dr. Renee P. McLeod, PhD, APRN, CPNP, FAANP
College of Education

Dean, College of Nursing

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Staff

Natalie Robinson

Director of Financial Aid

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Natalie Robinson

Director of Financial Aid

Jennifer Strobel

Director, Registrar & Student Services

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Jennifer Strobel

Director, Registrar & Student Services

Kristin Freeman

Director of Administration and Human Resources

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Kristin Freeman

Director of Administration and Human Resources

Catalina Lopez, MLS

Director of the Library

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Catalina Lopez, MLS

Director of the Library

Alyssa Hill

Academic Advisor

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Alyssa Hill

Academic Advisor

Andrew Kehoe

Network and Systems Administrator

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Andrew Kehoe

Network and Systems Administrator

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