APCU Leadership

Meet the mission-driven APCU leadership team, committed to supporting and advancing the organization in meaningful ways.

APCU Board of Directors

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Dr. Cindy Gnadinger | Chair

Cindy Gnadinger has served as president of Carroll University since 2017. She previously served as president of St. Catharine College in Kentucky.

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Dr. Lake Lambert | Vice Chair

Lake Lambert has served as president of Hanover College since 2015. He previously served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Mercer University in Georgia.

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Dr. Ajay Nair | Treasurer

Ajay Nair has served as president of Arcadia University since 2018. He previously served as senior vice president and dean of campus life at Emory University in Atlanta.


Dr. Mark Biermann | Director

Mark Biermann has served as president of Blackburn College since 2020. He previously served as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Valparaiso University

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Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson | Director

Kathy Richardson has served as president of Westminster College in Pennsylvania since 2016. She previously served as provost and professor of communication at Berry College in Georgia.

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Mr. Richard Dunsworth | Director

Rich Dunsworth has served as president of the University of the Ozarks since 2013. He previously served as vice president for enrollment at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.

Dr. Susan Hasseler | Director

Susan Hasseler has served as president of Muskingum University since 2016. She previously served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Augustana University in Sioux Falls.

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Dr. Charlie McCormick | Director

Charlie McCormick has served as president of Schreiner University in since 2017. He previously served as Schreiner’s provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Dr. Steven O’Day | Director

Steven O’Day has served as president of Austin College in Sherman, Texas since 2017. He previously served as┬ávice president of strategic initiatives for Lebanon Valley College.

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Dr. Brian Ralph | Director

Brian Ralph has served as president of William Peace University since 2016. He previously served as vice president for enrollment and marketing at Queens University of Charlotte.

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Dr. Cynthia Warrick | Director

Cynthia Warrick has served as president of Stillman College in Alabama since 2017. She previously served as a senior fellow at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Burton Webb | Director

Burton Webb has served as president of the University of Pikeville since 2016. He previously served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho.

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Rev. Jeremy Wilhelmi | Director

Jeremy has served as a chaplain at the University of the Ozarks since 2016. He previously served as a youth pastor at Salisbury Presbyterian Church in Midlothian, Virginia.


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Rev. Diane Moffett | Director (Non-voting)

Diane Moffett has served as president and executive director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mission Agency since July 2018. She previously served as senior pastor of Saint James Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Mr. Jeffrey Arnold | Director (Ex-officio)

Jeff Arnold has served as executive director of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities since 2015. He previously served as vice president for business strategy at RuffaloCODY (now Ruffalo Noel Levitz).