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Office of the President

The Office of the President promotes a united BW, working with the entire campus community to ensure a thriving University. The OP's work is integral to the future of the BW student experience and positions the University to attract a president who shares a passion for BW's mission.

Clockwise from bottom left: Greg Flanik, Greg Cingle, Dr. Thomas Sutton and Ellen Zegarra.
Clockwise from bottom left: Greg Flanik, Greg Cingle, Dr. Thomas Sutton and Ellen Zegarra make up the BW Office of the President.

The 91ߣƵ Office of the President (OP) is comprised of Dr. Thomas Sutton, acting president and interim provost; Ellen Zegarra, vice president of philanthropy and alumni engagement; Greg Flanik '97, MBA '10, vice president for operations; and Greg Cingle '90, chief financial officer.

The BW Board of Trustees formed the group to share in management and oversight of University operations while a committee of the Board conducts a search for BW's 10th president. Former BW President Bob Helmer retired effective June 30, 2024.

The four Office of the President members collaborate closely with a Board Advisory Council, including Board Chair Lee Thomas and trustee Chuck Rotuno.

The Board Advisory Council has assigned the Office of the President's goals, objectives and expectations, including successfully executing the financial sustainability plan and managing investment in the key growth areas that best position BW for future success. Their work prioritizes the University's mission through a vibrant academic culture and extraordinary student experience.

The Office of the President, in consultation with the Board Advisory Council and full president's cabinet, acts as the primary decision-making body, ensuring that all legal issues, strategic plans, financial decisions and communications are managed efficiently and effectively.

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