Senior Leadership

View an organizational chart (PDF) of Goucher College's senior leadership.

President Jose Bowen

José Antonio Bowen, Ph.D., FRSA

José Antonio Bowen is the 11th president of Goucher College, responsible for overall operation and leadership of the college.

Office of the President

Scott Sibley

Interim Provost
Scott P. Sibley, Ph.D.

The interim provost is the second-highest ranking official of the college. The provost plans, develops, implements, assesses, and improves Goucher's academic programs and policies, keeping student success at the forefront of every decision.

Office of the Provost

Marty Sweidel

Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
Martin "Marty" Sweidel, D.M.A.

The senior vice president for strategic initiatives works to facilitate an effective cross-functional organization. He provides leadership and direction in enrollment management (recruiting, admissions, and financial aid), communications and marketing, information technology, institutional research/assessment; preparing reports and conducting research; and leveraging campus efforts, services, and resources.

Office of the President

Trishana Bowden

Vice President for Advancement
Trishana E. Bowden

The vice president for advancement is responsible for providing strategy, leadership and direction for fundraising, alumnae/i and parent relations, campaign planning, and implementation. Advancement cultivates a community that stretches around the globe, helping Goucher alumnae/i connect with the college and carry on their legacy.


Bryan Coker

Vice President and Dean of Students
Bryan Coker, Ph.D.

The vice president and dean of students provides leadership for the division of student affairs, which enriches and supports campus life through programs and services including: athletics; the center for race, equity, and identity; the chaplaincy; public safety; residential life; student conduct; student counseling; student health; and student engagement. The division of student affairs facilitates a supportive and inclusive campus environment for living and learning.

Dean of Students

Stephanie Coldren

Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Stephanie Coldren

The associate vice president for marketing and communications is responsible for positioning the college as a leader in the liberal arts and communicating the Goucher story to internal and external audiences by establishing and increasing awareness of the unique attributes of the college and its programs, events, plans, opportunities, goals, achievements, students, faculty, and staff.

Office of Communications

Bill Leimbach

Vice President for Technology and Planning
Bill Leimbach

The vice president for technology and planning is responsible for implementing, maintaining, and upgrading the college's information technology resources to enhance teaching, learning, and business operations.

Information Technology

Lynne Lochte

Vice President for Finance and Administration
Lynne Lochte

The vice president for finance and administration oversees the college's financial operations and provides leadership direction to the areas of business and auxiliary services, controller and financial services, events and conferences, facilities, and student billing. The vice president for finance and administration oversees the implementation of new revenue opportunities; works closely with cross-functional groups to prepare the community for change; engages and builds relationships with civic, governmental, and corporate organizations important to Goucher College; and serves as the staff liaison to the Audit and Governance, Budget, Endowment, and Facilities committees of the Board of Trustees.

Debbie Lupton

Vice President for Human Resources
Debbie Lupton

With the goal of advancing the overall mission of Goucher College by initiating programs and services that attract, retain, support, and motivate a diverse and highly qualified faculty and staff, the vice president for human resources is responsible for recruitment and staffing, employee relations and organizational development, compensation and benefits, payroll, oversight of the college's salary and fringe benefits budgets, regulatory compliance, and Title IX. The vice president for human resources also serves on and chairs campus committees related to these and other efforts, and serves as the staff liaison to the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Human Resources

Barbara Stob

General Counsel
Barbara Stob, J.D.

Providing advice and representation to Goucher on a broad range of issues, the general counsel works with college trustees, administrators, faculty, and staff in the areas of contract review, policy development and interpretation, and compliance and risk management. The general counsel also serves on and chairs campus committees related to these efforts, and serves as the staff liaison to the Audit and Governance Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Legal Counsel