Leadership - Administration - External Relations
Administrative Leadership New
Dr. Charles "Chuck" Johnson - 22nd President of Vincennes University
Charles R. "Chuck" Johnson was appointed the 22nd President of Vincennes University in 2015, after previously serving as Interim President for four months. Johnson came to VU as Provost/Vice President for Instructional Services/Dean of Faculty and served in that capacity for three years.
A native of Washington, Indiana, Johnson earned a Ph.D at Purdue University, an MBA from Bowling Green, and a B.S. in Economics from Indiana State University. He and his wife, Sarah (VU '80), are the proud parents of two daughters.
Dr. Laura J Treanor - Provost and Vice President of Instruction Services/Dean of the Faculty
Dr. Laura J. Treanor was named the provost of Vincennes University in June of 2018. Her previous roles have included System Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Vice President for Academics, Chief Academic Officer, Dean and Professor.
Treanor earned a Bachelor of Science at Virginia Tech University, a Master of Arts at The Ohio State University, and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech University.
Tony Hahn - Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs
Tony Hahn was named Vice President of Government Relations for Vincennes University in November 2019.
Hahn had served since 2012 as Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis for Purdue University. Before his work at Purdue, he served as Deputy Director and Chief of Staff in the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. His experience also includes private law practice. Hahn, a Greensburg native, earned his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management from Purdue in 1999. He also is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Law.
Hahn is active in the community, serving as an advisory board member for the Irsay Family YMCA in Indianapolis and on the Next Indiana, GRAD, & Career Ready Editorial Advisory Board. He previously served on Purdue’s College of Agriculture Dean’s Advisory Council and the National FFA Convention Local Organizing Committee. Hahn also volunteers as a Cub Scouts Cubmaster. He was recognized for exceptional service as a recipient of an Honorary American FFA Degree. He and his wife, Beth Hahn, a practicing attorney, have two children.
Tim Eaton - Vice President of Financial Services
Eaton possesses extensive knowledge of VU’s financial performance in many areas and is well acquainted with programming and activities that drive the University’s budgets. He plays an important role in VU’s pursuit of state funding, including the biennial capital and operating budget requests.
He started at VU in 1989. In 2000, he was named Budget Director. Eaton added the title of Associate Vice President of Financial Services in 2019.
Eaton earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University. He received an MBA from Ball State University.
David A. Tucker - Vice President, Workforce Development/Community Services
A native of Vincennes, Tucker has been practicing law in Indianapolis since 1989, most recently as a partner with Easter & Cavosie. He brings to the VU position knowledge of workforce development programs gained through his experiences representing the construction industry. While previously serving as general counsel for Collision Team of America, Indianapolis, his company maintained a close working relationship with the Area Nine Apprenticeship Program. Tucker also implemented a cooperative program with VU’s Automotive Collision Repair Department that provided VU students with work experience, the opportunity to earn college credit, and consideration for permanent employment upon graduation.
Tucker has been a regular presenter at legal seminars, including a statewide series of presentations for the Associated Builders and Contractors Association. He also serves on the boards of directors of two non-profit community groups in Indianapolis, one supporting park facilities and programs and the other providing life skills and job training programs for at-risk African-American men.
Tucker holds a law degree from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from DePauw University. While attending college, he worked and traveled in Europe, teaching Urban Studies to American college students in the Netherlands, Great Britain, and the former Yugoslavia.
Rick Kribs - Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Instruction
Rick Kribs became Assistant Provost of Curriculum and Instruction in January 2019. Rick began his career in 2009 with Vincennes University as an Associate Professor of Mathematics. He served 4 years as the Department Chair of the Mathematics department and has served on numerous committees.
Rick earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in Actuarial Science from the University of Evansville and a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from Ball State.
Whitney Daugherty - Assistant Provost and Dean of Students for Student Affairs
Daugherty has strong ties to VU. She was previously the University’s Director of Student Activities.
She brings leadership experience within several key areas of student affairs, having previously served as Assistant Director of Career Services at Rose-Hulman and Resident Community Advisor at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. In addition to experience within several areas in student affairs, Daugherty has a background in assessment and advising, having also served in the roles as an Assessment Coordinator for Campus Life and Academic Advisor.
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