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St. John’s College Leadership

College Leadership Team

The St. John’s leadership team includes presidents, deans, and senior administrators from the Annapolis and Santa Fe campuses, working together to serve the interests of the college as a whole. The college cabinet, led by President Mark Roosevelt, oversees college-wide administrative affairs, complementing the work of the faculty Instructional Committees and several campus-specific management committees.

Both Mark Roosevelt, as college-wide president and president of the Santa Fe campus, and Chris Nelson, longtime president of the Annapolis campus, report to the Board of Visitors and Governors, as do the deans. College-wide officers report to Roosevelt while also serving campus-specific needs.

College-wide Officers

Joseph W. Smolskis

Treasurer, Annapolis, and College-wide Financial Officer

410-626-2514 | joe.smolskis@sjc.edu | View Business Office page

Joe Smolskis oversees college-wide finances and budget as well as Annapolis personnel, buildings and grounds, and auxiliary operations. He is a CPA and MBA with over 30 years experience managing finances and operations for colleges, religious institutions, think tanks, and trade associations. He joined the college in 2014.

Edward A. Walpin

Executive Director of Enrollment Management

505-984-6906 | ewalpin@sjc.edu | View Admissions & Aid page

Ned Walpin oversees St. John’s Admissions and Financial Aid offices. He was previously interim dean and assistant dean of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, where he is a member of the faculty. He holds degrees from Duke University and Middlebury College.

Jim Reische

Chief Communications Officer

410-972-4511 | jim.reische@sjc.edu | View Communications Office page

Jim Reische oversees St. John’s admission marketing, development communications, PR, and brand identity work. He was previously vice president for communications at Grinnell College, assistant campaign director at the University of Michigan, and executive editor of the University of Michigan Press. He holds degrees from Michigan and Harvard.

Laurie Reinhardt

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Campaign Director

443-482-6575 | laurie.reinhardt@sjc.edu

Laurie Reinhardt oversees fundraising and stewardship college-wide and also serves as campaign director. She has held similar roles at North Carolina State University, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and the University of Miami. Prior to working in higher education, she worked in arts administration. She holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Miami, the Eastman School of Music, and Houghton College. 

Phelosha Collaros

Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

505-984-6109 | pcollaros@sjc.edu

Phelosha Collaros (SF00) oversees alumni relations, annual giving and advancement services college-wide, and community events and outreach for the Santa Fe campus. She was previously foundation director for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. A Certified Quality Improvement Associate, she holds degrees in business and public administration from Walden University.