President and Senior Leadership
Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman, President
Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman has served for more than 25 years in higher education in a variety of administrative and academic leadership roles. She has served as Eastern Mennonite University’s ninth president since Jan. 1, 2017.
Dr. Tynisha D. Willingham, Provost
Dr. Tynisha D. Willingham has served as provost of EMU since July 3, 2023. Prior to
that, she was vice president of academic affairs, chief academic officer and professor
of education at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia.
Shannon Dycus, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Shannon Dycus has served as EMU's chief student affairs officer since 2019, leading the Student Life Division in developing co-curricular aspect of learning and living on campus.
Jackie Font-Guzmán, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Jackie N. Font-Guzmán began serving as the inaugural Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in 2021. In 2022, she was appointed to Vice President of DEI. In her role, Jackie leads students, staff, and faculty in advancing DEI initiatives on campus.
Dr. Mary Jensen, Vice President for Enrollment and Strategic Growth
Mary Krahn Jensen was appointed as VP for enrollment and strategic growth in December of 2021. She served as associate provost of EMU at Lancaster from July 1, 2015 through 2021. Prior to that, she was employed for 18 years at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN.
Carrie Bert, Director of Athletics
Carrie S. Bert is Eastern Mennonite University's director of athletics. Bert, a former volleyball coach and player at EMU, served the previous two years as the assistant director of athletics and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA), an NCAA-designated position for the highest-ranking female in each NCAA member’s athletics department. Bert has also served on the SWA Committee within the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). She began her role Aug. 1, 2022.
Kirk Shisler, Vice President for Advancement
Kirk L. Shisler, was named vice president for advancement at Eastern Mennonite University, since 2005. Shisler, a 1981 EMU alum, oversees the 30-member advancement division.
John Beckvold, Interim Vice President for Finance
John Beckvold began as interim vice president for finance in 2022.