Our Approach

PC is committed to providing the best possible educational experience consistent with our mission for everyone in our community—from brand new students in the class of 2024 to longtime staff, faculty, and friends of PC.

A working group of PC faculty, administrators and student leaders was charged with assessing the necessary preparation to be successful in the 2020-2021 academic year in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The work of that group continues as we adjust and re-develop operational plans, aligned with guidance from health officials, for our return to campus in January 2021.

Please contact any member of the working group to offer suggestions and feedback going forward.

PC COVID-19 Working Group Members

Dr. Don Raber, Provost and Acting President
Rob Acunto, Athletic Director
Daniel Adams, Director of Student Involvement
Dr. Alicia Askew, Dean of Academic Programs
Jon Baker, Interim Director of Campus Police
Jacki Berkshire, Vice President for Advancement
Noah Burkett, Student Government President 2021
Dr. Sarah Burns, Associate Professor of Psychology
Mickey Crisp, Executive Director of Facilities
Dr. Amy Davis, Director of Academic Success and Retention
Sandy Dowdle, Director of Human Resources Operations & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Dawn Durham, Controller
Stacy Dyer, Media Relations Director
Kendall Givens-Little, Executive Director Marketing & Communications
Viet Ha, Director of International Programs
Dr. Ben Herz, Associate/Founding Director of Occupational Therapy
Booker Ingram, Professor of Political Science & Dir of Diversity & Inclusion
Nelson Jones, Assoc. Athletic Director of Sports Medicine
Dr. Sharon Knight, Professor of Spanish & Dir of Quality Enhancement Plan
Jason Koenig, Director of Auxiliary Services
Jason Lackey, Director of Facilities
Robert Musgrave, Dining Services Director
Dr. Michael Nelson, Professor of History
Dee Nichols, Sr. Assoc Athletic Dir for Compliance and Sr. Women’s Administrator
Reagan Osbon, Student Government President 2020
Drew Peterson, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life
Suzanne Petrusch, Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing
Dr. Tim Pysell, Asst. Prof./Director of Admissions Physicians Asst. Studies
Bill Roach, Director of Information Technology
Jeff Scaccia, Vice President of Finance and Administration
Adriana Smith, Assistant Director International Programs
Dr. Joy Smith, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students
Dr. Suzie Smith, Robert Vance Professor of Economics and Business Administration
Dr. Evelyn Swain, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Jim Thompson, Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Joseph Weber, Founding Director/Assoc. Prof. of Physician Asst. Studies
Dr. Kurt Wargo, Dean of Pharmacy