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President’s Cabinet

President's Office

Cindy Babington Cindy Babington Vice President of Strategic Initatives

cbabington@depauw.edu (765) 658-4088 Administration Building

Born in Minnesota, but raised in Indiana, Cindy Babington has been around liberal arts colleges nearly her whole life. Raised by a faculty member who taught at Wabash College, attending Knox College and working at DePauw for the more than 20 years has given her a unique perspective on the value of the liberal arts.

Renee Madison Renee Madison Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity and Compliance

reneemadison@depauw.edu (765) 658-4914 Administration Building

Renee Madison joined DePauw University in the fall of 2014 and serves as Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator.

Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Demmings Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Demmings Executive Assistant to the President

betsydemmings@depauw.edu (765) 658-4221 Administration Building

Betsy Koenig Demmings ’75, who majored in psychology, is the Executive Assistant to the President, a position she has held since 2000 during terms of three chief executives. She oversees the daily business of the President’s office, which requires extensive liaising with DePauw’s many constituencies, both internal and external.

Academic Affairs

Anne Harris Anne Harris Vice President for Academic Affairs and Johnson Family University Professor of Art and Art History

aharris@depauw.edu (765) 658-4359 Julian

Anne F. Harris received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Classical Languages from Agnes Scott College in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Chicago in 1999. She started teaching at DePauw in the Art and Art History department, and the Women's Studies and Honor Scholar programs, working through ideas and issues such as "Gender and Medieval Art," "Stolen! Art Theft and Western Culture," and "Race and Difference in Medieval Art" with students.

Communications and Marketing

Deedie Dowdle Deedie Dowdle Vice President for Communications and Marketing

deediedowdle@depauw.edu 765-658-4416 101 E. Seminary

Dowdle previously worked at Auburn University as well as Kennesaw State University and has more than 30 years experience in marketing and communications in higher education, agencies, and private and public sector organizations.

Development and Alumni Engagement

Steven J. Setchell Steven J. Setchell Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement

ssetchell@depauw.edu (765) 658-4215 Bottoms Center

Steve was appointed in April 2013 to lead an expansion of alumni involvement in the life and mission of DePauw.

Enrollment Management

Bobby Andrews Bobby Andrews Vice President for Enrollment Management

robertandrews@depauw.edu (765) 658-4102 Admission Building

Bio coming soon.

Finance and Administration

Bob Leonard Bob Leonard Vice President for Finance and Administration

bobleonard@depauw.edu (765) 658-4161 Administration Building

Robert R. (Bob) Leonard serves as Interim Vice President of Finance and Administration. He has more than 30 years of diverse business experience including strategy, business development, finance and operations.

School of Music

Mellasenah Morris Mellasenah Morris DEAN, DEPAUW UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC

mellasenahmorris@depauw.edu (765) 658-4437 GCPA 1130

Mellasenah Morris earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. She completed a Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. She studied with Julio Esteban and performed in master classes with such artists as Leon Fleisher, Irvin Freundlich, Fernando Laires, and David Burge. Also, she has received coachings from Ann Schein and William Bolcom. 

Student Academic Life

Alan Hill Alan Hill Vice President for Student Academic Life and Dean of Experiential Learning

alanhill@depauw.edu (765) 658-4199 Student Union

Alan P. Hill, a 1981 graduate of DePauw serves as Vice President for Student Academic Life and Dean of Experiential Learning, and re-joined the DePauw administration in August 2016.