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The administration of Rivier University's various academic, service, and business operations is overseen by a close-knit network of professionals dedicated to the spirit and mission of the Catholic university. Their goal is, first and foremost, to serve students, and provide a caring atmosphere of academic excellence, spiritual guidance, and professional preparation. They also recognize the University's role as a cultural and intellectual resource for the city, the state, and the region.

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Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM
Molloy Hall
(603) 897-8202
A member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata, PA, Sister Paula brings to Rivier more than twenty-five years of experience in higher education administration.
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President's Cabinet  

 Karen C 

Karen Cooper
Vice President for University Advancement

Madeleine Hall
(603) 897-8665
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Karen Schedin
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Madeleine Hall
(603) 897-8516

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Kurt Stimeling
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dion Center
(603) 897-8247
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 Dr. Deborah Vess 

Dr. Deborah Vess
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Adrienne Hall
(603) 897-8241
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Brent Winiger
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Molloy Hall
(603) 897-8215
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Established in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Rivier University is a Catholic, co-educational institution offering undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional courses of study. One of the most affordable private institutions in the region, Rivier is proud of its strong academic programs, close-knit community, and commitment to service.