Saint Louis University’s major administrative divisions and offices provide services, resources and leadership to support teaching, research, health care and service activities. Guided by the University’s mission, these units work strategically to make SLU’s operations as efficient and effective as possible.
The President’s Cabinet is composed of the leaders of each administrative office, along with a representative from the deans and a representative from the clinical chairs in the School of Medicine. The cabinet advises the President on important University matters and works closely with trustees, deans and other vice presidents to advance SLU’s strategic priorities.
Mike Lewis, Ph.D.
The Office of the Provost provides leadership for SLU’s academic enterprise, including all colleges, schools, degree-granting centers and libraries. The office promotes faculty excellence, and advances student learning and outcomes. The office also fosters collaboration across academic disciplines and fields of knowledge to address the pressing challenges of our time.
Director of Athletics
The Department of Athletics supports 18 NCAA Division I sport programs, along with cheer and dance teams and the pep band. The department focuses on three objectives - educate, compete and build community - and emphasizes values of trust, commitment to excellence and caring, on a foundation of gratitude. SLU Athletics serves a key role in fostering the Billiken spirit among the campus, alumni and the broader communities.
Business and Finance
David F. Heimburger
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
The Division of Business and Finance is charged with the careful stewardship of Saint Louis University’s financial resources, including SLU’s $1.5 billion endowment. The division provides a wide array of financial services to the University’s academic units and administrative divisions. It also directs parking, purchasing, real estate and travel, among other areas.
Compliance and Ethics
Vice President for Compliance and Ethics
SLU's Office of University Compliance and Ethics promotes the highest standards of ethical, moral and lawful practices. These efforts are guided by the mission of Saint Louis University and the Jesuit tradition.
Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement
Vice President for Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement
The Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement helps SLU forge stronger bonds of common human purpose and shared values across the distinctions of race, class, gender, sexual identity and faith. The division’s areas of responsibility include the Cross Cultural Center for Global Citizenship, the Center for Global Citizenship, Center for Social Action, a Diversity Speaker Series and the annual MLK Tribute. The division also oversees SLU's fulfillment of the Clock Tower Accords, which commit the University to actively strengthening diversity, inclusion and equity on our campuses.
Enrollment and Retention
Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Management
SLU’s Division of Enrollment and Retention Management works to recruit and retain the highest caliber of talented and diverse students. Admissions, financial aid and class registration are just a few of the areas the division oversees. It also administers services especially tailored to support the University’s low-income, first-generation, military and international students.
Fundraising and Alumni Engagement
Sheila M. Manion
Vice President for Development
The Division of Development supports the University’s strategic priorities by garnering philanthropic support for student scholarships, teaching positions, capital projects, academic initiatives and more. In addition, the division seeks to engage alumni in the life of the University through a wide range of programs and events.
Michael A. Lucido
Vice President for Facilities
The Division of Facilities Services is responsible for planning, building, maintaining and enhancing SLU’s 270-acre, 130-building campus in midtown St. Louis, as well as the School of Law building in downtown St. Louis. The division’s staff members coordinate construction, grounds, custodial services, maintenance, parking, real estate and transportation, among other areas.
Mickey Luna, J.D.
Vice President for Human Resources
The Division of Human Resources at SLU is committed to ensuring that the University is an outstanding place to work. Overseeing hiring, compensation, benefits, and personnel matters, the division also offers learning and development programs designed to expand employees’ skills and further their leadership abilities.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
The Division of Information Technology services is the primary provider of computing resources, services and support at SLU. In addition to software, hardware, wireless networks and information security, the division works with colleges, schools and administrative units to implement practical solutions for complex technology needs.
Danielle T. Uy, J.D.
Vice President and General Counsel
The Office of the General Counsel is the principal representative for legal matters involving SLU. Managing all litigation in which the University is a party, the office also reviews contracts and leases, and assists with audits and compliance matters. Additionally, the office serves as the primary liaison between the University and state and federal elected officials.
Marketing and Communications
Vice President for Marketing and Communications
The Division of Marketing and Communications is the central unit charged with managing the Saint Louis University brand. The division provides internal clients with a variety of content, design and consultation services. In addition, the division connects SLU and the greater St. Louis region through community relations efforts.
Christine K. Jacobs, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine
The Office of the Vice President for Medical Affairs advances the University's academic mission in the SLU School of Medicine and in collaboration with the deans of the School of Nursing, the Doisy College of Health Sciences and the School for Public Health and Social Justice. The office also oversees the SLUCare Physician Group to ensure it supports the school's academic mission, as well as the ongoing integration of the SLU medical enterprise with SSM Health.
Mission and Identity
David Suwalsky, S.J.
Vice President for Mission and Identity
SLU's Office of Mission and Identity ensures that the principles and traditions of Catholic, Jesuit higher education, and the mission and core values of SLU are integrated into operations, structures, programs and practices, and the formation of its students, faculty, staff, administration and board members. To further its goals, the office sponsors several programs, on and off campus, each dedicated to the intellectual and spiritual growth of the participants, and all in the Jesuit tradition.
Kenneth A. Olliff, D.Min., MBA
Vice President for Research and Partnerships
The SLU Research Institute and the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) work hand-in-hand to provide support at every stage of the research process. Established in 2018, the Research Institute has placed SLU on the path to becoming a preeminent Jesuit research university, providing critical funding for researchers and forging new partnerships across the region. OVPR oversees all aspects of sponsored research, assisting researchers in finding grant opportunities, identifying commercial applications for their novel ideas, and maintaining an ethical and safe research environment.
Sarah K. Cunningham, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Development
The Division of Student Development ensures that every student at SLU receives a holistic experience in the Jesuit tradition. Its many programs range from residential living to public safety. The division is also home to the Dean of Students Office. Nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity, the division also empowers students to become global citizens who strive for a better world.
Additional Members of the President’s Cabinet
The above administrative officers serve on the President’s Cabinet, along with:
- Bernard Rousseau, Ph.D., MMHC, FASHA, Dean, Doisy College of Health Sciences
- Erick Messias, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences