President’s Cabinet – Albright College

President’s Cabinet

 

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Academic and Campus Life

Karen A. Campbell
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Campus Life
Office: Teel Hall
Email: kcampbell@albright.edu
Phone: 610-921-7643
AcademicsCampus Life

Karen Campbell took on the role of acting provost in 2018 and, following the recommendation of the Faculty Executive Committee, was appointed to the permanent position in 2019. Campbell’s service to Albright College began in 1989 when she joined the faculty in the biology department. She has spent the last three decades teaching a variety of classes ranging from general biology for first-year students to advanced physiology and senior seminars in behavioral endocrinology and neurobiology. Named the P. Kenneth Nase Chair of Biology in 1999, she is also known as Albright’s own “Batwoman,” thanks to an interest in the study of bats sparked as the result of an undergraduate field experience. This interest has continued over her career at Albright through her work with students in the Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE) program. She is a Qualified Indiana Bat Surveyor for the USFWS. Campbell currently serves as a member of the Berks County Workforce Development Board, and United Way’s  Ready.Set.Read!, and is a trustee of the Oley Valley Youth Character Building. An active Rotarian, Campbell serves on the STEM YEA (Youth Explorer Academy) development board, and is a member of the District 7430 Environmental Sustainability Team. 

Campbell earned a bachelor of science in biology from Queen’s University, a master of science from York University, and a doctorate in physiology and zoology from Indiana University. She is the recipient of numerous distinguished teaching awards, including the Dr. Henry P. and M. Paige Laughlin Award and the Lindback Foundation Award, and she is a member of AAC&U’s Project Kaleidoscope Faculty for the 21st Century (PKAL F21) Class of 1999.     

Administrative and Financial Services

 

Advancement

Thomas A. Chaves ’85
Vice President for Advancement
Office: Camp Building, 3rd floor
Email: tchaves@albright.edu
Phone: 610-921-7504

Advancement

An accomplished higher education information and technology professional with more than 30 years of experience, Tom Chaves is a member of Albright’s class of 1985 and was an Albright trustee from 2018 through 2023, chairing the board’s Advancement and Communications committee. After graduating from Albright, Chaves launched his career immediately as his alma mater’s Director of Annual Giving, and then spent over 17 years working with more than 100 higher education clients to implement and effectively use SunGard/SCT advancement software. Chaves also served as the AVP for Advancement Operations at St. Joseph’s University and the AVP for Development and Alumni Relations at Lehigh University.

While serving a nine-year tenure on Albright’s Alumni Association board and a five-year tenure on the college’s board of trustees, Chaves also chaired conferences and summer institutes for the global, non-profit Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He is currently a member of the Anthology (iModules) Strategic Advisory Board and the CASE Commission on Philanthropy, and works closely with other advancement services leaders in understanding the advancement software landscape. Albright bestowed the Mary Fry Good ’49 Service to Alma Mater award on Chaves in 2020, citing service that spans nearly four decades. As an Albright senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics, Chaves was both a founder and first advisor of the Lion Diplomats student organization, which aims to bridge the gap between students and alumni. He graduated as a Jacob Albright Scholar and received the college’s Gold “A” Award, going on to earn a master’s degree in management and business administration from Penn State University.

 

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Athletics

Richard E. Ferry
Co-Director of Athletics and Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Office: Bollman Center
Email: rferry@albright.edu
Phone: 610-921-7825
Athletics

Rick Ferry has served as head men’s basketball coach since joining Albright in 2001 and was appointed co-director of athletics in 2009. A graduate of Susquehanna University, Ferry started his professional career in accounting, working as an auditor for KPMG for three years. After earning an MBA from Ohio University, he started his coaching career at Susquehanna University as a part-time assistant coach.  He was at Susquehanna for seven years.  He also worked in the Business Office as the controller of the University.  Ferry was hired as the head men’s basketball coach at Juniata College in 1996 and worked there until joining Albright. He is currently serving his second stint on the NCAA National Basketball Committee and is on the Board of Directors of the Reading Berks Basketball Association. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and is a former Congressman for the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He has the second most wins in school history, is a four-time Middle Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year and has led his team to three conference championships as well as three NCAA tournament appearances.   

Athletics

Janice J. Luck ’96
Co-Director of Athletics and Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Office: Bollman Center
Email: jluck@albright.edu
Phone: 610-921-7824
Athletics

Janice Luck is a 1996 graduate of Albright College. In her time as a psychology and business student she was captain and member of both the field hockey and women’s basketball teams. While completing her master’s in sports administration at West Chester University she served as an assistant coach of the Rams. In her return to Albright, Luck held positions in the admission and advancement offices. In 2002, she was named head women’s basketball coach and was appointed co-director in 2009. Luck has held leadership positions and served on various committees for the Middle Atlantic Conference, the Women’s Basketball Coaching Association and the NCAA Regional Committee. She also serves on the PA Sports Hall of Fame, Berks County Chapter Committee. Luck is the winningest coach in Albright women’s basketball history. Under Luck, the women’s program includes five trips to the NCAA tournament, one trip to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and the first ever MAC Championship. She has coached three All-Americans, has been named MAC Coach of the Year five times, ECAC Coach of the Year and Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year twice. She currently serves on the NCAA Regional Committee for Women’s Basketball, and the NCAA National Committee for Women’s Lacrosse.  

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Communications

Jennifer P. Stoudt
Vice President for Communications
Office: Camp Building, 3rd floor
Email: jstoudt@albright.edu
Phone: 610-921-7511
Communications

A skilled writer, editor and strategic-thinking communications professional, Jennifer Stoudt joined Albright College in 1998 after serving as communications manager for a nonprofit, economic development company in Wilmington, Del. She brought with her to Albright a love for writing, a passion for telling stories and an energetic commitment to being a part of a higher education community – an interest that began when she worked as part of the team that brought the Delaware College of Art & Design to Wilmington, Del. At Albright, Stoudt has served in numerous roles within the Communications division, working in editorial services, publications management, media relations, photography, and as editor of the award-winning Albright Reporter magazine. In her role as vice president, she leads a team of talented creative professionals in the implementation of clear, consistent and engaging strategies that enhance public understanding and support of Albright College, its people and its value to the world. Stoudt earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from the University of Delaware. She serves on the board of Pennsylvania Americana Region and as a member of the organization’s Governance Committee. She is an active member of College and University Public Relations and Associated Professionals (CUPRAP), and has served for several years as the Awards Chair. She was the 2015 recipient of Albright College’s Edward R. Gilbert Annual Pride Award. 

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Operational Effectiveness

Jason U. Hoerr ’08
Director of Operational and System Effectiveness

Office: Computer and Mathematics Building
Email: jhoerr@albright.edu
Phone: 610-921-7221
Digital Strategy and Infrastructure

For more than 25 years, Jason has served the college in the information technology division in multiple roles, including the lead role of digital strategy and infrastructure & chief information officer. He has knowledge and professional experience in networks, information security, storage, programming, user services, academic technology, and data centers. While technology has played a role in his life from a very early age, helping others achieve their goals drives his passion. Creating solutions and solving problems through technology is his mechanism to apply that passion. An alumnus of Albright College, Hoerr has served on Albright’s Alumni Association Board. Along with the other Alumni Board members, they established an Advancing Lives scholarship for Albright students. He also proudly serves on the United Way of Berks County and Ready Set Read boards. 

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Enrollment Management

Caryn E. Stopper
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Office: Selwyn Hall
Email: cstopper@albright.edu
Phone: 610-921-7700
Admission Financial Aid

Caryn Stopper joined Albright College as vice president for enrollment management in August 2023. Through a higher education career that spans 20 years in the areas of recruitment, admissions, enrollment and student life, Stopper’s expertise lies in mission-driven enrollment and yield strategies, and new academic program development and launch. She has been a leader in the use of holistic admissions to identify the many ways an applicant will uniquely contribute in an educational setting.    

Prior to Albright, Stopper served for 10 years as director of admissions, student engagement and academic development at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa. In 2020, she was the recipient of the Steven and Sharon Baron Leadership Award, which recognizes Penn State faculty, staff, and healthcare providers for their exceptional professional achievement, cooperation and teamwork.  

Prior to Penn State College of Medicine, she worked at DeSales University for nine years, where she held a series of admission positions with increasing responsibility. She began her tenure at DeSales as a transfer admissions and financial aid counselor and last served as director of graduate admissions.   

A Berks County native and graduate of Conrad Weiser High School, she holds a master of education in higher education administration from Kutztown University and has presented nationally on the use of holistic admissions.  

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President’s Office

Bethany L. Kirkner 
Executive Assistant to the President 
Office: Teel Hall 
Email: bkirkner@albright.edu 
Phone: 610-921-7600 
President’s Office 

Bethany Kirkner joined Albright College as executive assistant to President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow in early 2022. For 20 years, Kirkner worked in various capacities for Music Festivals and Tours in Reading, Pa., last serving as director of operations. During her time with the organization she oversaw planning and onsite logistics for the 250-member Macy’s Great American Marching Band, served as liaison with Macy’s Annual Events, Publicity Department and NBCUniversal, and designed promotional and registration materials. She coordinated winning vocalists’ prize packages with members of Broadway Theatre District for “Broadway Rising Star” and of the Country Music Association for Nashville “Music City Rising Star,” and she coordinated all aspects of student music competitions in six cities across North America. She last served as director of strategic operations for Immanuel United Church of Christ in Shillington, Pa., and prior to that, as director of events and sponsorships with the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance in Reading. Kirkner earned a bachelor of arts in English professional writing with a minor in visual arts from Elizabethtown College. She received the 2013 Rollie Award for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Women in Communications Award, Lancaster Chapter.  

Strategic Partnerships

Adelle L. Schade
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Chief Strategy Officer
Founder | Total Experience Learning® (TExpL®)
Office: TExpL Center
Email: aschade@albright.edu
Phone: 610-929-6776

Total Experience Learning®

Adelle Schade, Ph.D., is a highly accomplished leader in the field of education and an innovative entrepreneur. With a bachelor of science degree from West Chester University, a master of education degree in biology education from Kutztown University, a second master of science in clinical microbiology from the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Science and most recently, a doctorate in cell and molecular biology from St. Joseph’s University, Schade has established herself as a trailblazer in the education industry.

Schade’s most recent position is that of vice president of strategic partnerships and chief strategy officer at Albright College. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing the college’s strategic plan and building strong partnerships with organizations across Berks and beyond. Schade has a proven track record of using her skills to help organizations diversify and move forward, and her new role at Albright College is no exception.

Schade is also the founder of Total Experience Learning (TExpL), an innovative and groundbreaking approach to education that emphasizes experiential learning and real-world problem-solving. TExpL has received national and international recognition through the United Nations. The approach has been widely adopted by schools across Berks and beyond, and has helped countless students, educators, and administrators achieve personal and professional success. Schade is a Reading native and has been involved in numerous revitalization initiatives for the city. In 2023, she was named a Berks County Take the Lead winner by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) and the ATHENA Leadership Award winner by the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance’s Women2Women program. She is passionate about building strong communities and empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.