University Leadership

As Mount Mercy begins its eighth decade of faith-inspired, practical and values-based education as a Catholic institution, we are 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, J.D.
President, Mount Mercy University

Dianne Austad
Executive Assistant to the President

The Cabinet

The Board of Trustees

Operational Leadership

Robert Callahan
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services

Dr. Jan Handler
Provost

Lori Heying
Executive Director for Institutional Research

Duff Ridgeway
Vice President for Development

Vicky Smith
Vice President for Administration

Sr. Shari Sutherland
Executive Director for Mission & Ministry