Executive Team

Chris Call
Doug Jones

Irene Neller

Mark Sargent

Edee Schulze
Reed Sheard

Chris Call: Vice President for Administration and for Research, Planning and Implementation

Chris CallMr. Call has served as Westmont’s Vice President for Administration since 2001.  Previously, he served for over five years as Executive Assistant to then-President David Winter.  In his current position he serves as the President’s liaison with Auxiliary Services, Legal Affairs, Procurement and Contracts, Public Events, Risk Management/Institutional Resilience and supervises the directors of these areas.  He serves as Westmont’s Title IX Officer and assists the President with institutional research, strategic planning, and trustee meetings.  Mr. Call is a graduate of Whitworth College (B.A.) and Willamette University College of Law (J.D). After serving for four years as a staff assistant for U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield, he worked for 11 years in the President’s Office and Development Office at Willamette University.

Doug Jones: Vice President for Finance

Doug JonesMr. Jones joined Westmont in September 2007.  Prior to coming to Westmont, Mr. Jones served as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Spring Arbor University for seven years.  Mr. Jones has over 10 years of experience with budgeting and finance in higher education.  He is a CPA and earned an MBA from Indiana University.  He has also completed a certificate in Management and Leadership in Education at Harvard University.

Irene Neller: Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communications

Irene NellerIrene Neller became Westmont’s first vice president for enrollment, marketing and communications in December 2017 after serving 26 years at Biola University and four years at Fuller Theological Seminary, building and redefining new functions of strategic enrollment and marketing and earning numerous industry awards. She graduated from Bethany University with a degree in communications and earned a master’s in communications promotions management at CSU Fullerton. A recognized leader in Christian higher education, she chaired the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) national committee for communication officers and serves on the commission. She is committed to mentoring young women, started a national annual conference for advancing women in leadership, and is passionate about issues of diversity. She and her husband, have two sons, and one is a Westmont student.

Mark Sargent: Provost and Dean of the Faculty

A photo of Mark SargentDr. Sargent assumed the role of Provost at Westmont College during the spring of 2012. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, he earned his master's degree and doctorate in English at The Claremont Graduate University, specializing in American literature. He taught as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and has written widely on history, literature, film, and higher education. For his research on William Bradford, he was awarded the Whitehill Prize in early American history. After holding administrative roles at Biola University and Spring Arbor College, he became Gordon's Provost in 1996, and has been active in numerous national and international organizations. In 2008 the Council of Independent Colleges gave him the national Chief Academic Officers Award. His wife Arlyne, and two of his children, have been students at Westmont.

Edee Schulze: Vice President for Student Life

Edee SchulzeDr. Edee Schulze joined the Westmont team as Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students in July 2014 after 6 years as Vice President for Student Life at Bethel University in St Paul, MN and 21 years in various student development capacities at Wheaton College in Wheaton IL (Dean of Student Life, Director of Residence Life and Residence Director). With a masters degree in Educational Ministries from Wheaton College Graduate School and a Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago, Schulze is passionate about the development of college students, particularly in the areas of leadership, spirituality and emotional well being. Her research focus has been on gender dynamics at Christian liberal arts colleges. At Westmont, Schulze has oversight of Student Life, which includes many areas of the students' out-of-classroom experience, such as Residence Life, Campus Ministries, Campus Life, Career Development & Calling, Intercultural Student Programs and Counseling and Health Services. Schulze has been an active leader in several national organizations, including the Association for Christians in Student Development and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Reed Sheard: Vice President for College Advancement and Chief Information Officer

Reed Sheard Dr. Sheard joined Westmont in October 2008 and took over responsibility as Vice President for College Advancement in January 2010. He comes from Spring Arbor University in Michigan where he served as vice president and CIO for five years. At Spring Arbor, Sheard oversaw the development of a private, statewide network and was instrumental in developing and overseeing Spring Arbor University Online. Sheard graduated from University of Sioux Falls, earned a master’s of divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary and a doctorate in higher education leadership from Seattle University. Previously, Sheard worked at General Electric, Apple Inc., Consonus Inc. and George Fox University as an assistant professor of Leadership Studies.