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College Leadership

McDaniel College is led by President Roger N. Casey, and a Board of Trustees. Four Administrative Vice-Presidents support the functions of the college and make up the President's Council.

The Board of Trustees

McDaniel College's board of trustees is the governing body of the college. Their governance encompasses many duties and responsibilities, including responsibility for strategic planning and oversight of the president. As the final authority for the college, our trustees make legal and fiduciary decisions, and are responsible for developing and approving the school’s mission, strategic goals and objectives.

Administrative Leadership

The Vice-Presidents oversee the day-to-day operations of the college.

Dr. Julia Jasken, Executive Vice-President & Provost

As chief academic officer, Julia Jasken oversees the college’s academic program including curriculum, staffing, instruction, student support services and academic resources. She represents the faculty to the administration as dean of the faculty and works with key constituents on the development of academic policy

Janelle Holmboe, Vice-President of Enrollment Management

Janelle Holmboe is responsible for developing and implementing the College’s enrollment management, financial aid and marketing strategies. She is committed to strategic enrollment planning that is rooted in both the data and the stories and trends that the data reveals. Ms. Holmboe joined the College in 2018, bringing to McDaniel a wide range of strategic enrollment and marketing experience in addition to strong financial skills and leadership expertise.

Tom Phizacklea, Vice President of Administration and Finance

Tom Phizacklea is a proven financial leader in higher education. A first-generation graduate who also studied at the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University, he is a strong advocate for access and affordability for private, liberal-arts education. He joined McDaniel in 2014 and is responsible for budget planning and oversight, campus construction and renovation, management of the College’s endowment and operations, human resources, for-profit rentals and contractual agreements, as well as WMC Development Corporation, the College’s for-profit enterprise.

Vicky Shaffer Vice President of Institutional Advancement


Vicky Shaffer brings 27 years of experience in all areas of institutional advancement, including strategic planning, technology and development support. She began her career at McDaniel as a prospect researcher and has held positions in advancement operations as assistant director of research and records, as well as director and executive director of advancement services.

Roger Casey

Our Ninth President Dr. Roger N. Casey

Dr. Roger N. Casey has served as the ninth President of McDaniel College since 2010.

Dr. Casey chairs the Centennial Athletic Conference and is on the NCAA Division III Chancellors/Presidents Advisory Group, He is currently vice chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) Board of Directors for a one-year term before assuming the position of board chair. He is also serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities. As one of the longest-serving independent college presidents in the State of Maryland, he is also the former chair of the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA), the voice of independent higher education in Maryland.