University Leadership

Marylhurst University’s Leadership Team and Board of Trustees

Marylhurst University is a private, nonprofit applied liberal arts and business university led by a diverse group of Board of Trustees. The day-to-day operations of the university are managed under the guidance of the President and her executive leadership team. Marylhurst current President is Dr. Melody Rose who was inaugurated in Oct. 2014.

President of Marylhurst University – Melody Rose

Melody Rose - President - Marylhurst UniversityWelcome to Marylhurst

For more than 122 years, Marylhurst University has been dedicated to providing academic excellence in a supportive, educational environment focused on student success. As Marylhurst’s president, I am honored to continue the legacy and heritage of this incredible place.

The IMPACT of this university goes beyond the boundaries of our campus and is unbelievably massive for such a small institution. I am proud to say that our students and graduates became entrepreneurs, got jobs that supported their families, advocated for social change and simply made our community a better place.

Melody Rose, Ph.D.
15th President of Marylhurst


// Read President Rose’s Bio

Marylhurst’s Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is made up of dedicated men and women who represent our regional community and the interests of Marylhurst’s stakeholders.

Current Board Officers

  • Scott Bolton ’02 – Chair
  • Chip Terhune – Vice Chair
  • Kristin Stathis – Secretary

// View our current Board of Trustees

President’s Cabinet

Joan Saalfeld - VP of Mission Integration - Marylhurst

Joan Saalfeld
Vice President of Mission Integration

Nicola Sysyn - VP of Advancement - Marylhurst

Nicola Sysyn
Vice President of University Advancement

Jennifer Chambers - VP of Finance and Administration - Marylhurst

Jennifer Chambers
Vice President of Finance & Administration

Robyn Jones - VP of Enrollment and Student Services

Robyn Jones
Vice President of Enrollment & Student Services

Dr. Carol Mack, Marylhurst University

Carol Mack, Ph.D.
Interim Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs

Rod Johnson
Chief of Staff | Title IX Coordinator

Simona Beattie
Director of Marketing and Communications

  View the Marylhurst University Organizational Chart (PDF)

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