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Executive Staff

Executive Staff

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Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Deborah Sopczyk, PhD, RN is the provost and chief academic officer of Excelsior College. She was named to the position in January 2017 after serving as interim provost since September 2016. She joined the College in 1984 within the School of Nursing.

Chief Operating Officer

James Lettko is the chief executive officer of Excelsior Workforce Institute. Previously, he served as the College's vice president for Human Resources and Administration.

Chief Financial Officer

Karl Lawrence, PhD, FRM, CFP is chief financial officer at Excelsior College. A trained financial economist, Dr. Lawrence previously served as  dean of the School of Business & Technology at Excelsior, chair of the Business and Economics Department at Fort Valley State University, and as an assistant finance pro