Scripps College Senior Leadership Team

Lori Bettison-Varga
President
(909) 621-8148

Lori Bettison-Varga became Scripps College’s eighth president in July 2009. She is recognized as an advocate for undergraduate research and a proponent of the liberal arts.

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Michael Archibald
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(909) 621-8638

Michael joined Scripps in 2012, following 20 years at St. Lawrence University, where he directed two campaigns that raised more than $300 million. His primary responsibility areas center around relationship building and fundraising, and he is the administrative head of the $175-million Campaign for Scripps College, launched in 2013. He leads the teams responsible for alumnae and parent relations, annual giving and major gifts, and career planning.

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Binti Harvey
Chief Communication & Marketing Officer
(909) 607-9665

Binti joined Scripps in June 2014 from Caltech, where she served as director of institute marketing. Previously she held communications and management positions with the Pasadena and Los Angeles school districts, the cities of Southgate and LA. Her major responsibility areas include public relations, media relations, print and digital communications, and events, toward extending the college’s external reach and influence.

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Charlotte Johnson
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Previously the dean of Dartmouth College, Charlotte joined the Scripps community in August 2014. Prior to Dartmouth, she was vice president and dean at Colgate University. Her responsibility areas include all residential, campus life and student activities aspects of the college, in support of students’ health, safety and welfare as well as their pursuits of academic and co-curricular goals.

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Amy Marcus-Newhall
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Professor of Psychology
(909) 607-2822

Having joined Scripps in 1992 as a psychology professor, Amy served as associate dean of the faculty from 2000-2006 and was appointed to the vice president/dean position in 2010. Her responsibility areas cover all matters relating to the educational policies of the College, including the development and administration of the College’s academic and curricular programs, faculty, and academic services and resources.

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Denise Nelson Nash ’76
VP to the President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees
(909) 607-7180

A Scripps alumna and long-time college volunteer, Denise returned to her alma mater in 2013 following a 16-year career at Caltech. Her responsibility areas include planning, coordinating, and implementing Board of Trustees activities; chairing the College’s advisory council on diversity and inclusivity; and serving as a key advisor on institutional policy, procedures, and decision-making.

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Donna Ng
Vice President for Business Affairs/Treasurer
(909) 621-8211

Donna came to Scripps in January 2014 after serving at Wellesley College for more than 10 years, where she was most recently the senior associate provost for budget and planning. In addition to her primary role of directing the College’s annual and long-term strategic operating and capital budgets, her areas of responsibility also include human resources, campus facilities, grounds, dining services, the endowment, and risk and emergency management.

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Victoria Romero
Vice President for Enrollment
(909) 621-8149

Prior to joining Scripps in 2011, Victoria was associate dean and director of admission at Claremont McKenna College. Previously she served Grinnell College, the University of Nebraska and Whitman College. Her responsibility areas include all aspects of admission and financial aid services, as well as Scripps College Academy, a year-round college-readiness program for high-achieving, first-generation college-bound girls attending under-resourced high schools in the greater Los Angeles area.

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