Leadership & Administration

Board of Trustees | Officers of the Corporation

Board of Trustees

(As of November 2018)

  • James H. Hance Jr., chair of the board of trustees, Johnson & Wales University; operating executive, The Carlyle Group, Washington, D.C.
  • Mim L. Runey, LP.D., chancellor, president and chief executive officer, Johnson & Wales University
  • Derick Close, chief executive officer, Springs Creative Products Group LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Brenda Dann-Messier '00 Ed.D., commissioner, Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner, Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Lawrence DiPasquale, chairman & CEO, Epicurean Culinary Group, Centennial, Colorado
  • M. John Martin '86, president, The Capital Grille, Orlando, Florida
  • William J. Murphy, partner, Murphy & Fay LLP, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Philip S. Renaud II '73, executive director, The Risk Institute in the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Merrill W. Sherman, principal, Sherman Consulting LLC, Jamestown, Rhode Island
  • Clay A. Snyder '93, senior director full service brand management, Hilton Worldwide, McLean, Virginia
  • D. Chip Wade '83, former executive vice president of operations, Red Lobster, Winter Park, Florida
  • John H. White Jr., executive chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Taco Comfort Solutions, Cranston, Rhode Island
  • David Wilson P'98*, independent director, Barnes & Noble Education Inc.; CoreSite Realty Inc., Naples, Florida

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Officers of the Corporation

(As of November 2018)

  • Mim L. Runey, LP.D., chancellor, president and chief executive officer
  • Joseph J. Greene Jr. '89, '98 M.S., C.P.A., treasurer and chief financial officer
  • Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D., '92, senior vice president of administration & enrollment management
  • Lily S. Hsu, Ed.D., provost
  • Emily A. Gilcreast, B.S., university secretary

*Denotes JWU Parent

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