Departmental Subject Matter Experts


Questions about a specific business process in Catalyst? Below is a listing of the subject matter experts (SMEs) by department for all things Catalyst.


Academic Advising
Name Title Area of Expertise Phone Email
William "Chad" Wells Director Degree Audit (513) 556-9916
Scott Steger Director Credit Evaluation (513) 556-1080
Kristan Metz Assistant Director Student Affairs Allied Health Sciences Advising -
Matt Pickett Sr Academic Adviser Arts and Sciences - Center for Exploratory Studies Advising -
Kevin Ploeger Associate Director Arts and Sciences - Declared Advising -
Alison Wright Associate Director Carl H. Lindner College of Business Advising -
Kaci Kortis Assistant Director, Advising Center for Pathways Advising & Student Success - Advising -
Denise Ellis Assistant Director, Starfish Program Manager Center for Pathways Advising & Student Success - Starfish -
Lacey Tomlinson Assistant Director, Training Center for Pathways Advising & Student Success - Training -
Cassi Frank Program Retention Specialist
Cincinnati Online -
Samantha Dutle Sr Academic Advisor Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Advising -
Nat Lambing Program Coordinator Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Advising -
Gretchen Hart Director, Academic Student Advising Engineering and Applied Science Advising -
Deborah Gray Assistant Director, Office of Student Affairs Nursing Advising -
Chris Stone
Associate Director Student-Athlete Support Services -
Kevin Kingman Sr Academic Advisor UC Blue Ash Advising -
Craig Beesten Academic Advisor UC Clermont Advising -
Ashley Webber Assistant Director & Academic Advisor University Honors Program Advising -


Name Title Area of Expertise Phone Email
Nicole Morgan
Associate Bursar
Operations (513) 556-4275
Bill Mullane Assistant Director - Reconciliation Refunding, Return of Title IV Aid (513) 556-0132
Debora Jones Associate Bursar Collections, Enrollment Cancellation, Late Fees (513) 556-1620
Teresa Schmidt Associate Director Collections, Enrollment Cancellation (513) 556-5032
Financial Aid
Name Title Area of Expertise Phone Email
David Peterson Assistant Vice Provost for Student Financial Aid Financial Aid Operations (513) 556-9939
Leigh Jackson
Director - Compliance and Processing Federal aid, Compliance, Aid Processing (513) 556-3076
Randy J. Ulses
Director - Scholarships and Enrollment Institutional Aid, Student Service, Scholarship Coordination, Athletic Aid (513) 556-3511
Brad Egelston Academic Researcher Data Issues (513) 556-6993
Clark Beck Assistant Director - Systems Federal Aid Systems and Processing (513) 556-1597
Elina Fonseca Assistant Director - Federal and State Programs Regulations, Federal Programs, State Programs, Loan Processing (513) 556-6986
Lisa Burke Assistant Director - Scholarships Cincinnatus, University Scholarships, College Award Processing (513) 556-3514
Viola (Kitty) Heard Associate Director - Non-Traditional Programs Online Programs, Study Abroad, Federal Work-Study, Consortium Agreements (513) 556-6985
Erica Henry Associate Director - Enrollment Relations Student Issues, Presentations, Academic Progress, Cincinnati Pride Grant, Special Circumstances (513) 556-6988
Assistant Director - Federal and State Programs
Assistant Director - Federal and State Programs
Name Title Area of Expertise Phone Email
Douglas Burgess
Assistant Vice President and University Registrar Class Schedule Builder (513) 556-9930
Frances Meyer
Senior Associate Registrar HEI Reporting (513) 556-5194
Ann Latham Associate Registrar Ohio Residency, Registration, Enrollment/Degree Verification, Prerequisites/Class Permissions (513) 556-6817
Molly McDermott Associate Registrar Student Program Plan, Academic Standing, Grading, Degree Certification (513) 556-2191
Matt Barrett Assistant Registrar Classroom Scheduling, Class Ordering, Schedule of Classes (513) 556-8460
Heather Wischer Assistant Registrar Registration, GC3 (Consortium), Enrollment/Degree Verification (513) 556-9925
DeeAnne Frederick Assistant Registrar Student Program Maintenance, Graduation, Diplomas, Grading, Basic Data Forms (513) 556-9328
Lauren Martin Assistant Registrar Athletic Certification, Transcripts, Solomon Report, Grade Replacements
(513) 556-6514
Undergraduate Admissions
Name Title Area of Expertise Phone Email
Tamara Byland Associate Vice Provost for Admissions
  (513) 556-1100
David McGinnis Director - Admissions Operations Application Structure, Technology (513) 556-1097
Elaine Gatch Coordinator - Service Center Application Processing (513) 556-1088
Ashleigh Sallee Assistant Director Application Processing, Decision Release (513) 556-2049
Melissa Baer Associate Director for Recruitment Large Campus Events (513) 556-2306
Abby Retallick Assistant Director Application Review (513) 556-1095
Charles Schwartz Associate Director for International Admissions International Freshmen (513) 556-0007
Jason Chambers Assistant Director International Transfers (513) 556-1086