College Administration

Board of Trustees

The Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees oversees the property, business, and affairs of the College.

President of the College

The president of the College is both the leader of educational policy and Mount Holyoke's chief executive officer. Sonya Stephens was named the president-elect of Mount Holyoke College on April 23, 2018.

Shared Governance

Mount Holyoke has a strong tradition of shared decision-making among its administration, faculty, and students. Students and faculty have an important role in shaping institutional policy and practice, in particular through the Student Government Association and the various standing committees.

Institutional Policies

Library of official policies governing the College, organized by area are available on the Institutional Policies website.

Officers of the College

Mount Holyoke's academic and administrative operations are organized into six functional areas, each overseen by a Vice President.

The Officers of the College are specified in the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees and are the President, the six Vice Presidents, and the Secretary of the College.


Sonya Stephens

Sonya Stephens


Robin Randall

Vice President for Enrollment Management

At Mount Holyoke I’ve found a community of thoughtful engaged learners who are willing to challenge themselves and each other in order to excel. Mount Holyoke’s commitment to leadership development, inclusion, global perspectives and environmental sustainability provides a shared foundation for individual and community growth that resonates for me personally. I’ve come to Mount Holyoke to challenge myself to dig deeper on the familiar and to grow and learn in new ways!

Robin Randall will lead Mount Holyoke’s Office of Admission for the year, beginning in September.

Jon Western

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Carol Hoffmann Collins '63 Professor of International Relations

Jon Western, the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, is the chief academic officer at Mount Holyoke College. He is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the College’s academic mission and for supporting the 38 academic departments and programs; Library, Information, and Technology Services; the research and teaching centers; the athletics program; and the academic support offices, including the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Student Success and Advising, and the Teaching and Learning Initiative. Western, a scholar of international relations, has been a faculty member at Mount Holyoke College and with the Five College Consortium since 2000. 

Jon Western, Dean of Faculty

Shannon D. Gurek

Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer
Shannon Gurek

Marcella Runell Hall

Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Marcella Runell Hall

Kassandra Jolley

Vice President for Advancement, Acting Vice President of Communications & Marketing
Kassandra Jolley

Lenore Reilly

Senior Advisor to the President and Secretary of the College; Assistant Professor of Education
Lenore Reilly

Kijua Sanders-McMurtry

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Kijua Sanders-McMurtry will play a key role at Mount Holyoke as the first vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.

Senior Staff

Tiffany Espinosa

Executive Director of Professional and Graduate Education

Tiffany Espinosa has worked in higher education since 2001, in both public universities and private colleges. She builds the vision, strategy, resources and community to support emerging leaders in their personal and professional growth. Her favorite part of the work has always been supporting passionate people who are contributing to the vitality and success of their communities. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Professional and Graduate Education at Mount Holyoke College. 

Photo of Espinosa

Lori Hendricks

Director of Athletics; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics; Chair of Physical Education and Athletics
Lori Hendricks

Vivian Hsu

Vivian Hsu, Ombudsman

Alex Wirth-Cauchon

Chief Information Officer and Executive Director Library Information and Technology Services
Alex Wirth-Cauchon