College Leadership & Governance

The members of Northwestern College’s leadership and administration are passionate about higher education and helping our students achieve their educational and career goals. They are committed to providing our students the support and academic resources they need to be successful at Northwestern College and in the future.

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Lawrence Schumacher


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Gail Schumacher

Executive Vice President of Operations

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Tonya Troka

Chief Academic Officer

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Ryan Lewis

Executive Director of Enrollment & Student Services

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Lauren Schumacher

Executive Director of Project Management

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Cindy Berryman


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Sara Gettinger

Director of Student Finance

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Laura Pollastrini

Government & Public Relations Director

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Lidia Stanina

HR Manager

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Omar Bernal

Executive Director of IT