University Leadership

As Mount Mercy begins its 90th year of faith-inspired, practical and values-based education as a Catholic institution, it is guided by a team of talented and accomplished leaders.These individuals have decades of experience in the higher education arena and are poised to utilize their expertise to help inspire and shape Mount Mercy students into the future leaders of tomorrow.


Office of the President 

Laurie Hamen, JD
President, Mount Mercy University

The Cabinet

The Board of Trustees

Operational Leadership

Sister Linda Bechen '74
Vice President for Mission & Ministry

Terri Snyders Crumley, DMA
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admissions

Shea Francis
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Gortner, MBA
Assistant Vice President for Marketing & Communications

Brenda K. Haefner ’96, CFRE
Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations

Janet R. Handler, EdD
Provost

Lori Heying
Executive Director for Institutional Research

Nate Klein '07, EdD
Interim Dean of Students