Michael J. Ahearn
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Michael Ahearn is vice president for finance & administration at Gordon College, overseeing the College’s finances, Physical Plant and Auxiliary Services. In his time at the College, Mr. Ahearn has focused on strengthening the College’s financial foundation through a bond refinancing and through improved financial planning for the long term.
Janel M. Curry
Dr. Janel Curry has served as provost at Gordon College since the fall of 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Minnesota, and came to Gordon from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she served as both a faculty member and an administrator for 16 years. The topics of her research and publications draw on her international experience and range from issues of environmental management to the liberal arts in a global context. Her most recent book, Reading Hong Kong, Reading Ourselves, addresses the topic of cross-cultural learning, which built on her assignment working as a Fulbright Scholar in Hong Kong in 2010 and as a visiting scholar in 2012.
Paul V. Edwards
Chief Development Officer and Senior Vice President for Advancement
Paul V. Edwards provides strategic oversight to the development and alumni relations teams as chief development officer and senior vice president for advancement at Gordon College.
Jennifer M. Jukanovich
Vice President for Student Life
Jennifer Jukanovich is Gordon College’s Vice President for Student Life, a role that includes leadership and oversight of numerous departments and programs, including Athletics, Campus Activities, Chapel, Clarendon Scholars, Counseling and Health Services, Residence Life, Gordon in Lynn and the Office of Community Engagement, La Vida Center for Outdoor Education, Multicultural Students, Orientation, Recreation Intramurals and the Bennett Center.
Richard D. Sweeney Jr.
Vice President for Marketing and External Relations
Rick Sweeney, who served as the first director of communications at Gordon College, returned to the College in November 2010 as the new vice president for marketing and strategic communications. His primary role includes overseeing college-wide integrated brand marketing strategies for Gordon’s nationally recognized student programs, academic disciplines and institutional distinctions.
Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff
As executive vice president, Dan Tymann provides leadership to the offices of Admissions, Student Financial Services, the Career and Connection Institute, Institutional Research, the Center for Technology Services, Physical Plant, and Gordon Police—all of which impact the success and strategic vitality of the College in fulfilling its mission. Dan Tymann also currently oversees Church Relations, Student Ambassadors, and International Initiatives and Operations. In his role as chief of staff, he oversees the activities and functions of the President’s office. In the midst of his other responsibilities, Tymann remains committed to building significant relationships with Gordon students and their families.