Leadership and Administration

Board of Governors

  • Carole Browe Segal, chair
  • Robert A. Wislow, vice chair
  • Frederick M. Brown, Jr., DNP
  • Ann Watson Cohn, EdD
  • Lewis M. Collens
  • Ayaat Dahleh
  • Sherine E. Gabriel, MD (ex officio)
  • Marcie B. Hemmelstein
  • Richard E. Melcher, MD
  • Karl A. Palasz
  • John J. Sabl, JD
  • Juan Salgado
  • Carl W. Stern
  • Michael W. Urbut
  • Barbara Jil Wu, PhD

Honorary Governors

  • William G. Brown
  • Cyrus F. Freidheim, Jr.
  • Marvin J. Herb
  • Abby McCormick O’Neil
  • Michael Simpson


Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc
Chief Academic Officer, the Rush University System for Health

Thomas A. Deutsch, MD

Andrew Bean, PhD
Dean, Graduate College

Marquis D. Foreman, PhD, RN
Dean, College of Nursing

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan, MB, ChB
Dean, Rush Medical College
CEO-Elect, the Rush University System for Health

Charlotte B. Royeen, PhD
Dean, College of Health Sciences

Susanna G. Chubinskaya, PhD
Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs

Joshua J. Jacobs, MD
Vice Provost, Research

David Katz, PhD, ABPP
Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, and Chief Knowledge Officer

Gayle B. Ward, JD
Vice Provost, Student Affairs

Richard K. Davis, MBA
Principal Business Officer

David A. Ansell, MD, MPH
Associate Provost, Clinical Affairs

Rosemarie Suhayda, PhD, APN, ANP-BC
Associate Provost, Institutional Research, Assessment and Accreditation

Alan Landay, PhD
Assistant Provost, Team Science

Martha Clare Morris, ScD
Assistant Provost, Community Research

Thomas J. Champagne Jr., MBA
Associate Vice President, Research Affairs

Ryan Nagdeman
Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Brenda L. Weddington, MEd
Chief Enrollment Management Officer and University Registrar

Sharon D. Gates
Senior Director, Community Engagement

John McClatchy
Senior Director, Medical Affairs

Mai Aly, MEd
Director, Records Registration

Angela K. Branson
Director, Student Life and Engagement

Jo A. Cates, MLIS
Director, Library of Rush University Medical Center

Rebecca Darmoc
Director, Marketing

Jill Gable, MBA
Director, Financial Aid

Chris Kanakis
Director, University Facilities

Michael J. Kremer, PhD
Co-Director, Rush Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation

Michelle Sergel, MD
Co-Director, Rush Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation

Hilarie Terebessy, PhD
Director, Counseling Center

Angela Velez-Solic, PhD
Director, Instructional  Design and Learning Innovation

Kate L. Webster, PhD
Director, Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs