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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
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

William R. Titera

Chief Financial Officer

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William R. Titera

Chief Financial Officer

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Academic Administration

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

Dr. Jennifer Newmann became Provost at United States University in 2017. Dr. Newmann earned her Bachelor of Science from Arizona…

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

Dr. Jennifer Newmann became Provost at United States University in 2017. Dr. Newmann earned her Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University, MBA from National University, and doctorate from University of California San Diego and CSU San Marcos. Dr. Newmann is also a successful entrepreneur from the San Diego area. She has owned and operated 4 businesses over the last two decades and has worked in academia for almost 20 years. Dr. Newmann has taught courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs at USU. In her spare time, Dr. Newmann is an avid reader and water polo fan. She enjoys the beautiful beaches in San Diego, reading, and taking road trips throughout the Southwest and Mexico with her family.

Dr. Elizabeth Archer

Associate Provost, Accreditation and Curriculum

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Dr. Elizabeth Archer

Associate Provost, Accreditation and Curriculum

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Staff

Michael Cooper

Student Recruitment Specialist – Military   Michael comes to United States University and Aspen University with a diverse background in…

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Michael Cooper

Student Recruitment Specialist – Military
 
Michael comes to United States University and Aspen University with a diverse background in business development and higher education. Michael served 10 years in the US Navy as an Aviation Ordnanceman and Recruiter. He has experience in the higher education industry as an admissions/enrollment advisor and most recently, an Enrollment Manager at Ashford University. He is a father of 2 (18, 16 years old) and 2 dogs (Boxer & Chihuahua). Michael is an avid UCLA, LA Dodger and Oakland Raider fan and loves camping and trout fishing with his Fiance, Alex.

David Noriega

Registrar

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David Noriega

Registrar

Natalie Robinson, Esq.

Director of Financial Aid

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Natalie Robinson, Esq.

Director of Financial Aid

Catalina Lopez, MLS

Director of the Library

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Catalina Lopez, MLS

Director of the Library

Pat Bently, RN, PHN, MSN, MBA, NP
College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Pat Bently is the Clinical Placement Coordinator at United States University. Prior to joining United States University, Ms. Bently was…

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Pat Bently, RN, PHN, MSN, MBA, NP
College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Pat Bently is the Clinical Placement Coordinator at United States University. Prior to joining United States University, Ms. Bently was the Clinical Placement Coordinator (CPC) at Brandman University and prior to that position served as the CPC at the Graduate College of Nursing at Arizona State University.  She was a faculty member at the College of Nursing Lynchburg College in Virginia and San Diego State University in California.  Ms. Bently, also was a member of the School Health Team at San Diego Unified School System.  She currently lives in Arizona and has one daughter who currently lives in Switzerland.

Alyssa Hill, MA

Academic Services Coordinator

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Alyssa Hill, MA

Academic Services Coordinator

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