VU Board of Trustees

VU Board of Trustees

John A. Stachura
VP and General Manager
Solar Sources Underground LLC
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1997 E. DeerpathTrail
Vincennes, IN 47591
Appointed: 11-06; Term Expires: April 1, 2019

Michael J. (Mike) Sievers
Owner, Sievers & Companies
P.O. Box 726
Vincennes, IN 47591
Appointed: 11/06; Term Expires: April 1, 2019

Reginald K. (Reggie) Henderson
VP and General Manager
Telamon Energy Solutions
1000 E. 116th Street
Carmel, IN 46032
Appointed: 12-07; Term Expires: Nov 15, 2019

John R. (J.R.) Gaylor
President & CEO
Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana, Inc.
5001 N. Shadeland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46226
Appointed: 11-05; Term Expires: October 4, 2020

Brianna Jobe
203B Crestview Drive
Vincennes, IN 47591
Appointed: 07-18; Term Expires: September 30, 2018

Charles R. (Chuck) Johnson, Jr.
Vincennes University
1002 N. First Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
Appointed: Ex-officio Member 8-15

Darrel L. Bobe
Superintendent, North Knox School Corp.
11110 N. State Road 159
Bicknell, IN 47512
Appointed: Ex-officio Member 7-10

R. Scott Brand
Senior Vice President of Quality Control
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
5500 State Road 38 East, PO Box 5689
Lafayette, IN 47903
Appointed: 4-16; Term Expires: April 1, 2019

Timothy A. (Tim) Grove
Superintendent, South Knox School Corp
6116 E State Road 61
Vincennes, IN 47591
Appointed: Ex-officio Member 7-12

Mildred (Mille) Marshall
President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc.
4000 S. Tulip Tree Drive
Mail Code: PRE-I
Princeton, IN 47591
Appointed: 10-17; Term Expires: October 4, 2020

Susan V. Olesik
Chair & Dow Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
The Ohio State University
100 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Appointed: 10-13; Term Expires: October 1, 2019

Gregory T. (Greg) Parsley
Superintendent, Vincennes Community School Corp
1712 S. Quail Run Road
Vincennes, IN 47591
Appointed: Ex-officio Member 7-12

George S. Ridgway
Chief Architect
Cook Group, Inc.
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2225 S Cave Rd
Bloomington, IN 47403
Appointed: 10-13; Term Expires: October 1, 2019

Eric J. (Rick) Schach
Executive VP & COO, Utility Operations
Vectren Corporation
One Vectren Sq, 211 NW Riverside Dr
Evansville, IN 47708
Appointed: 11-05; Term Expires: October 4, 2020


Board of Trustee's Minutes and Agendas


Senior Administrators

Senior Administrators (Leadership)

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 Instructional 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.




Linda Waldroup

 Vice President, Financial Services

 Waldroup has provided an impressively long service to the University that spans more than four decades.

 She most recently served as the Associate Vice President for Financial Services and Controller. She oversaw the University’s accounting functions, including payroll, investments, debt service, purchasing, risk management, and accounts payable. Her responsibilities have included Student Financial Aid, Bursar, and Bookstore areas. She was greatly involved in the development of VU’s Primary Care Center.

 Waldroup began her career VU in 1976.

 Waldroup is a VU alumna. She earned her associate degree in accounting. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Southern Indiana and 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.


Mike Gress
Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Institutional Effectiveness

As APCI, Gress has given positive leadership to numerous initiatives in Instructional Services. He will continue as VU's liaison to the Higher Learning Commission, with oversight of VU's efforts to be reaffirmed for accreditation by HLC. 

Over three decades, Gress' service to VU includes the following positions: Professor of English/Philosophy, Director of General Education, Faculty Senate officer, and Interim Director of Institutional Effectiveness. Representing VU beyond campus, Mike is active in AAC&U and has served on the executive committee of the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS).


Taja Davidson
Assistant Provost of Student Affairs/Dean of Students

Davidson has served in the area of Student Services at VU since 2014, first as Associate Dean of Students and more recently as Interim Dean of Students. Prior to joining the staff at VU, she served in a number of roles at Tennessee State University, including Assistant Director of Student Activities and Judicial Affairs Coordinator. Davidson is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Indiana State University. She holds both BS and M.Ed. degrees from Tennessee State.