Members of the Strategic Planning Committee will be tasked with considering all aspects of the university and its future. We encourage all members of the Elon family to feel free to contact committee members with ideas, suggestions, or questions or to email

Committee Members

  • Noel Allen ’69 P ’07 – Trustee
  • Amy Allocco – Associate Professor of Religious Studies
  • Crista Arangala – Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Enrique Armijo – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law
  • Brooke Barnett – Associate Provost, Academic and Inclusive Excellence, and Professor of Communications
  • Emma Battle – Love School of Business Advisory Board Member
  • Lauren Brown ’17 – Trustee
  • Jeff Carpenter – Associate Professor of Education and Director of Teaching Fellows Program
  • Shefali Christopher – Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Education
  • Cindy Citrone P ’17 – Trustee
  • Charles Clohan ’98 – Trustee
  • Caroline Dean ’18 – MHE Graduate Class of 2020, Youth Trustee
  • Louis DeJoy – Trustee
  • Steve DeLoach – Martha and Spencer Love Term Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics
  • Jon Dooley – Vice President for Student Life and Associate Professor of Education
  • Wes Elingburg P ’11 – Trustee
  • Ben Evans – Associate Professor of Physics
  • Brian Feeley ’03 – Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
  • Mary Jo Festle – M.S. Powell Professor, Professor of History, and Associate Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
  • Seth Fuller – Class of 2020
  • Jason Husser – Associate Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies and Director of the Elon Poll
  • Lauren Kearns – Professor of Dance and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts
  • Deandra Little – Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of English
  • Buffie Longmire-Avital – Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Derrick Luster – Class of 2020
  • Taylor Paradoski – Class of 2020
  • Tim Peeples – Senior Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of English
  • Jim Piatt – Vice President for University Advancement
  • Kelly Reimer ’00 – Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies
  • Bob Shea – Vice President for Business, Finance & Technology
  • Myrta Santana – Class of 2021
  • Gabie Smith – Dean of Elon College, The College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology
  • Jay Tiemann – Class of 2021
  • Chris Tarpley – Class of 2017, Law School Class of 2019
  • Mike Ward – Deputy Director of Athletics
  • Randy Williams – Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Assistant Professor of Education
  • Qian Xu – Associate Professor of Communications and Associate Director of Undergraduate Research
  • Greg Zaiser ’90 – Vice President for Enrollment


  • Kerrii Anderson ’79 – Trustee
  • Jeff Stein – Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Assistant Professor of English

Ex Officio

  • Connie Book – President
  • Ed Doherty – Chair, Board of Trustees

Support Faculty & Staff

  • Haya Ajjan –Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, Gordon Professor in Entrepreneurship, Faculty Administrative Fellow for Innovation, and Director of the Center for Organizational Analytics
  • Dan Anderson – Special Assistant to the President
  • Rob Springer – Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Cameron Shirley ’13 – MHE Graduate Apprentice for the President’s Office

Presidential Support

Gerald Whittington – Senior Vice President for Business, Finance and Technology and Associate Professor