Administration

Dr. Robert A. Cushman Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Robert A. Cushman Jr., Ph.D.

President
bcushman@puc.edu

Dr. Robert A. Cushman Jr. is the twenty-third president of Pacific Union College. Most recently, Dr. Cushman held the position of vice president for academic administration at Walla Walla University in Walla Walla, Wash., after serving as professor of paleobiology and department chair in the department of biological sciences at the university for four years. Previously, he served as vice principal at El Dorado Adventist School for two years while teaching grades 7-12 and coaching the men’s varsity basketball team. He also taught for 12 years at...

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Kellie Lind, B.S.

Kellie Lind, B.S.

Vice President for Alumni and Advancement
klind@puc.edu

Kellie Jensiene Lind has a long history with Pacific Union College. Before returning to serve as PUC’s chief advancement officer in 2017, previously she worked as the college’s public relations director, the alumni and development director, the associate director of student enrollment, and graduated from PUC with degrees in public relations and journalism. As a PUC alumna and longtime resident and businesswoman in the Napa Valley, Lind offers a unique perspective on building relationships with alumni, community members, and business owners. Com...

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Milbert Mariano, M.F.A.

Milbert Mariano, M.F.A.

Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Administration
mmariano@puc.edu

After graduating from PUC with a B.S. in advertising design and one in studio art, Milbert Mariano acquired his M.F.A. from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In summer 2019, he shifted into his new role as vice president for academic administration and academic dean. With four years as a student, nearly 25 years of teaching graphic design, and 12 of those as department chair, Mariano’s intimate knowledge of and love for the college goes back nearly three decades.

Taking a deep interest in every area of campus, Mariano has ...

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Brandon Parker, M.B.A.

Brandon Parker, M.B.A.

Vice President for Financial Administration
bparker@puc.edu

A former vice president and chief financial officer for St. Helena Hospital, Napa Valley, Parker is a certified public accountant with over 20 years of experience in finance and operations in healthcare, secondary education, and in the private sector. Earlier leadership appointments have included Mendocino regional vice president and chief financial officer at Adventist Health, vice president and chief financial officer at Ukiah Valley Medical Center, finance manager for Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and vice principal of operations and ch...

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Jennifer Tyner, M.A.

Jennifer Tyner, M.A.

Vice President for Student Life
jtyner@puc.edu

Jennifer Tyner joined PUC in November 2012. She oversees recruiting and enrollment efforts, manages the college’s marketing, communication, and publications, and heads all areas of student life, as well. Tyner has extensive history in Adventist higher education, administration, and communications, and she understands what it’s like to be on the other side of the table. "Making college affordable has never been more important,” she says. “As a parent of two college-student daughters, I personally understand the challenges families are facing. PU...

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