The President’s Cabinet
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Dr. Gore serves as Bellarmine University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. In this role, he provides leadership across divisions with respect to curricular programming and innovation, learning assessment and accreditation, institutional assessment and effectiveness, and faculty hiring, support, and professional development.
Prior to his arrival at Bellarmine, Dr. Gore served as the Dean of the College of Professional Sciences at Xavier University, the Director of Institutional Research at the University of Utah, and the Director of Career Transitions Research at ACT, Inc. Dr. Gore has held primary faculty appointments since 1995 in the area of counseling psychology and has published over 70 research articles, book chapters, and books in the area of career development, student success, and statistical analyses.
Dr. Gore earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University – Chicago, an M.Ed. in Community and Family Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University – Chicago, an M.S. in Applied Bio Psychology from the University of New Orleans, and a B.S. in Psychology and Biology from Saint Louis University.
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Dr. Glenn Kosse was appointed Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations in 2005. He is responsible for all facets of development, alumni relations, athletic fundraising, special events, and legislative affairs, leading a team of eighteen professionals who work with the campus community, alumni, and donors in pursuit of the University’s goals.
Prior to his tenure at Bellarmine, Dr. Kosse spent four years as the Associate Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Louisville. In this position he managed daily operations and was responsible for developing new programs, working with academic leaders, and directing donor cultivation. In addition, Dr. Kosse spent fourteen years with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in a variety of positions, including Regional Director and National Director of Field Marketing.
He holds a Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education from Bellarmine University, a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville and a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Notre Dame.
Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communication
In June 2019, Dr. Michael J. Marshall joined Bellarmine as the Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communication. In this capacity, Dr. Marshall provides leadership, vision, and integration for growing and diversifying enrollment and expanding the University’s profile. He has demonstrated success in enrollment management and academic leadership.
Since joining Bellarmine, Dr. Marshall has worked collectively with campus partners to position the Division in a way that drives both growth and enhancement consistent with the University’s guiding statements and strategic priorities.
Dr. Marshall received a BBA degree from Mercyhurst College, and a master’s degree in liberal arts and a doctorate in higher education leadership from Texas Christian University (TCU).
Prior to Bellarmine, Dr. Marshall spent three years serving as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services at Clark Atlanta University. In addition, he served several years on TCU’s Chancellor’s Cabinet providing leadership in the areas of student enrollment and success and governmental relations.
HELEN GRACE RYAN
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Helen Grace Ryan is the Vice President for Student Affairs providing leadership and direction for the division: Campus Ministry, Campus Recreation, Intramurals & Wellness, Career Development, Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Dining Services, Disability Services, International Student & Scholar Services, Office of Identity & Inclusion, Public Safety, Residence Life, Student Health Services, Student Activities & Orientation, and the Student Government Association.
Prior to serving as Vice President, Dr. Ryan was Bellarmine’s Dean of Students. Her other professional experiences include The Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University-Bloomington’s Office of Residential Programs and Services, and Eastern Kentucky University’s Office of Housing and Residence Life. Dr. Ryan also serves as the Region III Director for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the nation’s largest association for student affairs professionals.
A native of Somerset, Kentucky, Dr. Ryan holds a degree in business economics from the University of Louisville and a master’s and doctorate in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Senior Vice President
Dr. Sean J. Ryan was appointed Senior Vice President of Bellarmine University in June of 2019. Prior to his current role he served Bellarmine as Vice President for Enrollment Management from March of 2007 to May of 2019. Dr. Ryan also serves as Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies since his appointment in 2013. Dr. Ryan’s primary responsibility is leading the implementation of the university’s recently approved strategic plan, Tradition and Transformation. In addition he works closely with the President of the university and provides senior leadership and oversight in the areas of athletics, information technology, enrollment, marketing and academic innovation.
Prior to joining Bellarmine Dr. Ryan served as the chief enrollment officer at Daniel Webster College (NH) and in the admissions office at his alma mater Saint Anselm College (NH). Dr. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Anselm College (NH), a master of science in professional and organizational communication from Regis College (MA), and doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania (PA). He also completed the Institute for Educational Management through the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Vice President for Administration and Finance
Began working at Bellarmine in the Business Office in 1982. He has held numerous positions including Accounting Officer, Personnel Director, Controller, AVP, and in 1997 he was appointed Vice President for Administration and Finance and continues to serve in that role. He holds two degrees from Bellarmine a master’s degree in business administration (1987) and a bachelor’s degree in accounting (1981) and has completed the Institute for Educational Management program at Harvard University (2002). Mr. Zimlich serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet, assisting in the development of the University’s strategic and master plans. He is responsible for the direct oversight of the operations of Business Affairs, Human Resources, Facilities Management, general services, and auxiliaries. Has direct oversight and control over the development of the University’s annual operating budget, the year-end audit, and A-133 Audit of Federal Programs. Mr. Zimlich has direct oversight over the construction and renovation of all campus facilities, including new construction, from initial planning stage to bid process to building completion, including budget, restricted gift compliance, and/or bond financing for these projects. In addition, he serves as the resource person to the Board of Trustees for the Finance & Facilities Committee, Audit Committee, and Investment Committee.