Staff Directory

Our faculty and staff are committed to serving the students and community. All faculty members hold master degrees in nursing. Over one third of our faculty hold an earned doctorate and an additional one third are enrolled in doctoral studies. Longevity of service to the college is a hallmark of both faculty and staff.

Faculty members promote scholarship through active participation in professional organizations, by conducting and presenting research, presenting at national conferences and meetings, and authoring chapters for textbooks.

Faculty members are involved in research activities. They maintain expertise appropriate to their teaching responsibilities in a variety of ways including clinical practice (not private practice) and/or by maintaining national nursing certifications. Professional staff are involved in their respective professional organizations as a way to maintain expertise and improve services for students.

Strengths of the faculty members include the diversity in teaching experience, community service, clinical background and educational preparation. All faculty and staff are committed to continuing the tradition of excellence in nursing education.


  Name Title Contact
Soldwisch_Sandie.png Sandie Soldwisch, PhD, APN, ANP-BC President of OSF College of Health Sciences Email
Shannon Lizer Shannon Lizer, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC FAANP Interim Provost Email
Becker_Colleen.png Colleen Becker, PhD(c), MSN, RN,
Vice President of Academic Operations Email
Mirtchell_Kim.jpg Kimberly Mitchell, RN, PhD, CNE Dean of Graduate Program Email
Brown_Suzanne.jpg Suzanne Brown, RN, DNP, PhD Dean of Undergraduate Program Email
stephens.jpg Kevin Stephens, BS Assistant Dean, Support Services  Email


Name Title Role

Margaret Swanson, PhD

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Illinois Central College, Retired

Linda Frary, RN, BSN Nurse Auditor, OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center, Retired Co-Chair

Sister Agnes Joseph Williams, O.S.F.

OSF HealthCare Board of Directors, The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis

Governing Board Member

Robert Anderson, MS, MT, FACHE

President, OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center Member

Sue Brown, RN, DNP, PhD

Dean of Undergraduate Program, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing


Wendee Guth

Dean, Department of Health Careers Illinois Central College Member
Kristen Largent Senior Vice President, Financial Operations, OSF HealthCare System Member

Curt LeRoy

Ministry Major Gifts Officer, OSF HealthCare Systems Foundation Member
Kristen Manning, MSN, APRN, CRNA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Associated Anesthesiologists Member
Kate Mauschbaugh Student Representative, College of Nursing Member
Kimberly Mitchell, RN, PhD Dean of Graduate Program, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Member
John Pompe, PsyD., SPHR Manager, Integrated Health Programs, Caterpillar Human Services Division, Caterpillar, Inc. Member
Sandie Soldwisch, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC

President, OSF College of Health Sciences

President, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing


David Stenerson

Vice President Finance, Central Region, OSF Healthcare Systems Member

Kevin Stephens

Assistant Dean, Student Services, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Jeffrey Thomas Vice President of Accounting Citizens Equity First Credit Union, CEFCU Member