STILLPOINT Archive: last updated 12/15/2009

New Positions, New Responsibilities

Dan Russ, Interim Dean (Left)
Russ, author and director of the Center for Christian Studies, is no stranger to the College. Because of his vast experience in higher education and his leadership in programs on and off campus, he has been named interim academic dean for the 2009–10 school year. He will oversee faculty, developing program coordination and academic support.

Jon Tymann ’83, Interim Athletic Director (Second from Left)
Tymann has been appointed interim athletic director for 2009–10. A former Gordon athlete and baseball coach, he has been closely involved with the Athletic Department in recent years, directing the Highlander Club, overseeing the Hall of Honor banquet and assisting in searches for new coaches. He previously served as Gordon’s senior director of development.

Michael Ahearn, Vice President for Finance and Administration (Second from Right)
Ahearn served with the Massachusetts Port Authority as financial program manager overseeing bond financing, budget plans, investment portfolios and capital requirements for various programs from 1995 to 2009. Prior to that he was senior associate at the Analysis Group/Integral Inc. in Cambridge, where he helped define business strategies and product development.

Brook Berry, Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing (Right)
Berry comes to Gordon from Northwestern College in Minnesota, where he served as vice president of marketing and enrollment. He also spent several years as a writer, producer, executive and marketer in the film and television industry in Los Angeles, for clients including NBC Universal, Columbia Pictures and Disney, and doing promotional work for television shows including Law and Order, The West Wing and Dateline NBC, and  films Jumanji, Sense and Sensibility, Little Women and Legends of the Fall.


Dan Russ, Jon Tymann, Michael Ahearn, Brook Berry