Cabinet

Dr. Rebecca J. Stoltzfus

Dr. Rebecca StoltzfusPresident

Goshen College 2017 – present

Email: president@goshen.edu
Phone: (574) 535-7180

B.A., Goshen College
M.A., Cornell University
Ph.D., Cornell University

President Rebecca J. Stoltzfus became the 18th president of Goshen College in 2017. A 1983 Goshen College graduate, she was vice provost for undergraduate education and professor of human nutrition at Cornell University before returning to lead her alma mater.

President Stoltzfus studied chemistry at Goshen College and received master’s and doctoral degrees in human nutrition from Cornell University. Before joining the Cornell faculty in 2002, she taught human nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore, Maryland) — the top-ranked school of public health in the United States. Her ongoing research focuses on the causes and consequences of malnutrition in women and children in low-income countries.

As a vice provost at Cornell, President Stoltzfus oversaw initiatives designed to enhance undergraduate instruction and campus efforts to support inclusivity and academic success for all 14,000-plus undergraduate students. She was part of the leadership team of Engaged Cornell, a university-wide public engagement initiative.

President Stoltzfus is married to Kevin W. Miller, a 1985 Goshen College graduate. They are parents of two young adults, Lydia ’18 and Gabe Miller ’20.

Visit the president’s website.


Jodi Beyeler

Vice President for Communications and People Strategy

Goshen College 2003 – present

Phone: (574) 535-7572
Email: jodihb@goshen.edu

B.A., Goshen College
M.B.A., Goshen College

As vice president for communications and people strategy, Jodi Beyeler oversees internal and external communications and human resources, seeking to develop a culture for recruiting and retaining highly qualified employees who embrace and live out the college’s mission.

Beyeler has worked at Goshen College since 2003, most recently as director of communications. Beyeler is a 2000 Goshen College graduate and earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 2019 from Goshen College through the Collaborative MBA program.


Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Vice President for Marketing and Enrollment

Goshen College 2015 – present

Phone: (574) 535-7568
Email: dominiquebj@goshen.edu

B.A., Goshen College
M.B.A., Eastern Mennonite University

As vice president for marketing and enrollment, Dominique Burgunder-Johnson oversees the development, implementation and assessment of holistic college brand and marketing strategies that result in the highest impact, return on investment, and outcomes for the institution. As well, she provides direction and leadership to traditional undergraduate admissions and financial aid.

Burgunder-Johnson graduated from Goshen College in 2006 where she double majored in history, and peace, justice and conflict studies. She later went on to study marketing and communications at Central State University, and earned a Master of Business Administration in 2016 from Eastern Mennonite University. She also served as a member of the Goshen College Alumni Board from 2013-2015.

Prior to her return to GC in 2015, Burgunder-Johnson lived in Washington, DC where she held leadership positions at two of the country’s largest environmental advocacy nonprofits as director of online campaigns for The National Wildlife Federation, and as the director of digital innovation for The Sierra Club.


David Housman

Professor of Mathematics, 2019-20 Faculty Chair

Goshen College 1998 – present

Email: dhousman@goshen.edu
Phone: (574) 535-7405

B.A., Allegheny College
M.S., Cornell University
Ph.D., Cornell University

David Housman teaches courses in applied mathematics and computer science using interactive lectures, projects, self-discovery, cooperative groups, and a process orientation. He has mentored over 70 students in undergraduate research through summer programs, independent studies, and senior theses. His research interests are in game theory with applications to biology, economics, and political science. He currently is a St. Pius X parishioner, Faculty Chair, coordinator for Science Speakers, and co-director of the Goshen College Science Olympiad regional tournament.


Gilberto Pérez, Jr.

Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Goshen College 2012 – present

Email: gperez@goshen.edu
Phone: (574) 535-7434

B.A., Eastern Mennonite University
M.S.W., Universidad Interamericana in San Juan, Puerto Rico

As vice president for student life, Gilberto Pérez, Jr. provides direction and leadership to a number of student-centered services including residence life; campus ministries; counseling and health; athletics; student leadership; diversity, equity and inclusion; international students; career networks; and community engagement and impact. He serves as a liaison among administrators, teaching faculty, parents and students. Perez communicates with parents and other necessary parties to address students’ personal and academic development. He serves broader campus community on select committees that address academic, institution and constituency concerns. He supports the larger learning environment through development of policies and programs promoting the personal growth of students within the college’s mission and values. Perez also assist offices in the interpretation and compliance of federal laws and guidelines, such as Title IX, FERPA, American Disability Act and contributed to successful reaccreditation process by the Higher Learning Commission.

Pérez has served as associate professor of social work at Goshen College since 2012 and became senior director of intercultural development and educational partnerships in the college’s Center for Intercultural and International Education in 2014. Prior to coming to Goshen College, Pérez was employed at Northeastern Center, a community mental health center in Northeast Indiana. There he worked on authoring the Bienvenido curriculum, a nationally recognized mental health promotion curriculum for Latino immigrants that addresses access to mental health services, increased knowledge of mental health and increased sense of belonging for Latinos in their respective communities. The curriculum has been implemented in 13 cities in Indiana and is available in 14 states across the United States.

Pérez earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), as well as a graduate certificate in conflict transformation from EMU. He earned a master’s degree in social work from the Universidad Interamericana in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. His social work experiences include hospice social work, emergency social services 911 and community mental health. Pérez lives in Goshen with his wife and three children.


Deanna Risser

Vice President for Finance

Goshen College 1999 – present

Email: deannaar@goshen.edu
Phone: (574) 535-7557

B.A., Bluffton University
M.B.A., Indiana University, South Bend

As vice president for finance, Deanna Risser oversees accounting and auxiliaries such as the bookstore and dining hall services.

In her time at Goshen, Risser has worked in various departments in addition to her work in finance, including church relations, human resources, provost’s office and institutional research. She led a unit of Study-Service Term in Nicaragua in 2012. She was instrumental in updating the Employee Handbook and providing overall support for the 2015 comprehensive evaluation for continued institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.

Risser is involved in several local nonprofit organizations. She is past board chair and volunteers at Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen, and is current board chair at The Hermitage, a contemplative retreat center near Three Rivers, Michigan. Risser is a Middlebury native and resides in Goshen.

Visit the vice president for finance website.


Dr. Ann Vendrely

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Academic Dean

Goshen College 2018 – present

Email: dean@goshen.edu
Phone: (574) 535-7503

B.A., Goshen College
M.S., University of Indianapolis
Ed.D., Loyola University Chicago
D.P.T., Regis University

As vice president for academic affairs and academic dean, Dr.  Ann Vendrely is responsible for managing and administering the academic programs consistent with the mission of Goshen College and overseeing the Good Library, Mennonite Historical Library, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, general education, international education, graduate and continuing studies, and the registrar’s office.

Prior to coming to Goshen, Vendrely was the associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, which included launching a new general education program and overseeing a successful accreditation process. She was also a professor of physical therapy at the university and previously served as the program coordinator for the school’s transitional doctor of physical therapy degree program.

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Kathleen Yoder

Executive Assistant – Office of the President (ex officio)

Goshen College 2012 – present

Phone: (574) 535-7501
Email: kathleeny@goshen.edu

B.A., Goshen College

Kathleen Yoder became the Executive Assistant for the Office of the President and joined the Cabinet in Fall 2015. Yoder performs the administrative and operational functions of the office of the president, manages the business of the president’s office and provides support for the board of directors.

Yoder moved to Goshen and began working for the college in 2012. Prior to her current role, Yoder served on the Enrollment Leadership Team for 2014-15 and as the HLC Coordinator for the 2015 comprehensive evaluation for continued institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.


Todd Yoder

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Goshen College 2012 – present

Phone: (574) 535-7645
Email: tyoder@goshen.edu

B.A., Goshen College

Todd Yoder is a 1984 Goshen College alumnus who majored in biology and secondary education. Yoder oversees the development office, the alumni office, church relations, the events office and the Music Center. A native of Ohio, he taught for several years before pursuing a career in sales management in Georgia and later in Pennsylvania. Yoder joined the Goshen College advancement team as a major gifts officer in 2012 because of his strong commitment to the mission of the college. He is an enthusiastic advocate for our academic programs, the Maple Leafs Athletic Club, the Music Center and many other aspects of the college. Yoder is actively involved in the Elkhart Rotary Club, and a member of the Wellfield Botanic Gardens Board of Directors and Salvation Army Advisory Board.