John Roush

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President
Work Old Centre 625 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422
Work Phone: 859.238.5220
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EXPERT: Leadership — Civic engagement — College and university administration — Katrina recovery efforts — Collegiate athletics — Civility (public and otherwise) — Higher education finance

President of Centre College since 1998. A veteran of administrative work at Centre, the University of Richmond, and Miami University. Former Academic All-America football player at Ohio University.
Interested in themes of student leadership, community service, and the scholar-athlete.

Cindy Arnold

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Executive Administrative Assistant to the President
Work Old Centre 625 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422
Work Phone: 859.238.5220
Biography

Jamey Leahey

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Vice President for Legal Affairs and Gift Planning • Instructor of Politics
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Work Phone: 859.238.5224
Biography

Jamey works with donors and their advisors to design deferred and estate gifts that best suit their personal and financial goals.  He also serves as the College’s general counsel and teaches the occasional class during the College’s three-week CentreTerm.  Jamey earned his law degree from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington in 1995. He and his wife, Beth Braswell Leahey ’92, have two children, Patrick ’19 and Kate.

Email: jamey.leahey@centre.edu

File last updated: 5/1/13

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EXPERT:
Higher education law — Judicial politics — Hawaiian separatist movement — Long-term philanthropy — Charitable-giving legislation — Congressional charitable-giving reforms — Law school admission

Pre-law advisor for students contemplating and preparing for law school and legal careers. Teaches classes related to law, jurisprudence, and the judicial system. Works with donors and financial advisors to design deferred and estate gifts. In-house attorney for Centre College.

Yvonne Morley

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Executive Assistant to the President
Work Old Centre 625 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422
Work Phone: 859.238.5217
Biography

Brian Cusato

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Special Assistant to the President and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Work Old Centre 625 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422
Work Phone: 859.238.5218
Biography

Brian Cusato transitioned to a new role as special assistant to the president and associate vice president for academic affairs after completing service as interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, a role he assumed on July 1, 2018. Having served the two previous years as Centre’s associate dean of the College, he was a logical fit for these greater responsibilities.

An earlier administrative role involved serving as director of the Brown Fellows Program, one of Centre’s three premier scholarship offerings, which offers 10 full-ride-plus scholarships annually to students who have achieved at the highest level academically and are likely to be role model scholars at Centre.

“Brian was a natural selection for this appointment,” said Centre President John Roush, “given the breadth of his experience both in the classroom and at the senior administrative level, not to mention his deep institutional knowledge.”

As special assistant to the president, Cusato’s primary responsibilities will be to serve as the College’s chief planning and institutional research officer, as well as continue his role as a key member of the senior administration. He will also staff the Planning Committee of the Centre College Board of Trustees.

In addition, he will focus a portion of his attention to matters related to creativity and innovation in the academic program area in his role as associate vice president of academic affairs.

“I am both thrilled and honored for the opportunity to continue working with President Roush and my senior colleagues,” Cusato said. “And I look forward as well to supporting Dean Goldey on the important work of the College. This is an exciting time at Centre, and it’s a privilege to be a part of it and serve the College.”

Cusato came to Centre in 2006 as a member of the psychology and behavioral neuroscience faculty and was promoted to associate professor in 2009, followed by promotion to full professor in 2018.

His work in the classroom was recognized with two prestigious campus faculty awards over the years. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2009, which recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and contributions to the College community. Four years later, in 2013, he received the Kirk Teaching Award, which has been awarded annually since 1996 to honor excellence in the classroom.

A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Cusato completed his graduate work at Bucknell University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his M.A. and Ph.D., respectively.

His interest in the behavioral mechanisms of learning in animals focuses on adaptive specializations in learning and the integration of biological, comparative and evolutionary approaches to studying learned behavior.

 

Andrea Abrams

 

Associate Vice President for Diversity Affairs & Special Assistant to the President • Associate Professor of Anthropology, African and African American Studies, and Gender Studies 
Work Old Centre 625 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422
Work Phone: 859.238.5267
Biography

Andrea Abrams came to Centre in 2007 as Centre’s first Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges Postdoctoral Fellow, and became assistant professor of anthropology in 2009. She was promoted to associate professor in 2014. In 2018, she was named associate vice president for diversity affairs & special assistant to the president

She is the author of God and Blackness: Race, Gender and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church (NYU Press, 2014). She led a study-abroad trip to Ghana during CentreTerm 2013, and co-taught Spring Term in London, England in 2015. Before coming to Centre, Abrams taught at the University of Southern Mississippi, Emory University, Agnes Scott College, and Spelman College. Her research focuses on racial and gender issues in the South.

Abrams has a B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Agnes Scott College. She earned a M.A. in anthropology, a graduate certificate in women’s studies, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Emory University.