The President’s Cabinet

DANIEL FROCKT

DanielFrocktVice President for Finance
Daniel Frockt became Bellarmine’s Vice President for Finance in July 2021, following a national search. He oversees the university's departments of finance, purchasing, student accounts and facilities management. His extensive financial management expertise is helping the university implement its strategic plan, launch community engagement and partnership initiatives, and deploy new academic programs.

Prior to joining Bellarmine's cabinet, Frockt was Louisville Metro Government's budget director, and — since 2015 — its chief financial officer, with primary responsibility for the financial integrity of the government.

A Louisville native, Frockt holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

PAUL GORE

PaulGore 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.

GLENN KOSSE

GlennKosseVice 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.

MICHAEL MARSHALL

MikeMarshall Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communication
In June 2019, Dr. Michael J. Marshall joined Bellarmine as vice president for enrollment, marketing and communication. In this capacity, he provides leadership, vision, and integration for growing and diversifying enrollment and for 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 visibility that is consistent with the university’s guiding statements and strategic priorities. Prior to Bellarmine, Dr. Marshall spent three years as associate vice president for enrollment services at Clark Atlanta University. In addition, he served several years on the chancellor’s cabinet at Texas Christian University (TCU), providing leadership in the areas of student enrollment and success and governmental relations. He is now a member of the board of directors of the National Catholic College Admission Association.

Dr. Marshall received a bachelor of business administration degree from Mercyhurst College, and a master’s degree in liberal arts and a doctorate in higher education leadership from TCU.

DONALD MITCHELL

Donald "DJ" Mitchell, Jr., Ph.D.Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Dr. Donald “DJ” Mitchell Jr. was appointed Bellarmine University’s inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer in June 2020, advising the president and her cabinet on university-wide initiatives, programs and policies. Prior to his appointment, he joined Bellarmine University in August 2017 as a full professor of education. He was appointed chair for the M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership and Social Justice Program in June 2018 and served in that role until August 2021. Before joining Bellarmine’s Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education in 2017, DJ was an assistant professor of higher education in the College of Education and faculty associate in the Division of Inclusion & Equity at Grand Valley State University.

Since January 2019, Dr. Mitchell has co-chaired the President’s Advisory Board on Equity and Inclusion, which develops and reviews Bellarmine’s policies around hiring, training, and bias reporting for students, faculty and staff. In his cabinet role, he develops and monitors key performance indicators that demonstrate the university’s progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Dr. Mitchell holds a Ph.D. in educational policy and administration with a concentration in higher education from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Shaw University.

HELEN GRACE RYAN

HelenGraceRyanVice 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, Accessibility Resource Center, 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.

SEAN RYAN

SeanRyanSenior 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.