Caldwell University President relies on a nine-member cabinet of campus leaders to achieve the University’s mission-driven goals.
Matthew Whelan, Ed.D.
Assistant to the President
Mark Corino, M.A.
Assistant Vice President/Director for Athletics
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
M.A., Caldwell University
B.A., Kean University
Mark Corino joined Caldwell University as Director of Athletics & Head Men’s Basketball Coach in August 1988. He was subsequently named Assistant Vice President in 2017. He oversaw the university’s transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II, a process that began in 1998 and was completed in 2002. Under Mr. Corino’s leadership, Caldwell’s athletic offerings have grown to 17 intercollegiate athletic programs. In 2010, Mr. Corino was named the Jostens ECAC Administrator of the Year and was inducted into the Caldwell Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016. He was honored by his CACC colleagues as he was selected as the 2016-17 and 2020-21 CACC Athletic Director of the Year. Mr. Corino also received the prestigious Garden State Award from the Collegiate Athletic Administrators of New Jersey in 2018. He remains actively involved in the intercollegiate athletics community as the current President of the CACC Directors Council and a member of the NCAA Division II Management Council since 2020.
Ketan Gandhi, M.B.A.
Vice President for Finance
M.B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Diploma in postgraduate Business Management, K.C. College, Mumbai, India
B.C., Bombay University, Accounting
Ketan Gandhi joined Caldwell University in 2022, bringing 35 years of private and public experience. As VP of finance he will be a strategic fiscal partner to the CU’s leadership team, and will oversee the day to day finance operation that includes Bursar, Accounts Payable, monthly financial reporting, grant accounting, and preparation annual long term financial planning. Ketan’s career has grown from positions in Accounting to leading institutions in Higher Education and Publishing. He has helped community colleges, state universities, and private institutions like Brown University transform their financial planning to a decentralized structure. He has been involved in bringing innovation and entrepreneurial approach to processes which has resulted in new programs and products.
Scott A. Koskoski, M.S.
Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs
B.A. Mercyhurst University
M.S. Robert Morris University
Scott A. Koskoski, CFRE was most recently Vice President for University Advancement at Felician University, where his leadership resulted in a 53% increase in philanthropic revenue as well as year-over-year gains in unrestricted giving and alumni participation. He has also served as Vice President for Advancement & Philanthropy at Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Dean of Advancement at Trinity School for Ministry, Director of Philanthropy at Morris Animal Foundation, and in frontline fundraising roles at the University of Denver, Temple, James Madison and the University of Tennessee system. He has led, consulted on or fundraised for capital campaigns ranging from $4 million to $1 billion. In addition to his work as a practitioner, from 2015-19 Scott was a founding partner at BrightDot, working with local, national and international organizations to increase fundraising and engagement production, engage their boards in the strategy and advancement process, and strengthen their value propositions and sustainability.
Sheila N. O’Rourke, M.S.
Vice President for Administration and Operations
M.S., Manhattanville College
B.A., Manhattanville College
Sheila O’Rourke joined Caldwell College in 1991 working in financial aid and student employment. She was subsequently named Director and then Executive Director, Human Resources. In 2009, Ms. O’Rourke was appointed to the cabinet and charged with leading the strategic planning process. As Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and subsequently Vice President for Administration and Operations for Caldwell University, her role grew to include responsibility for information technology (IT), campus safety and security, risk management and compliance, and facilities management while continuing to oversee human resources and payroll functions. Most recently, she has chaired the COVID response team for the university. Ms. O’Rourke serves on the Board of Directors for the Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ) and is a member of multiple professional organizations.
Jorge Rodriguez, M.A.
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Communications
M.A., St. John’s University, Government and Politics
B.S., St. John’s University, Finance
Jorge joined Caldwell University in 2021 with over 30 years of experience in higher education. He is responsible for assisting with new projects and initiatives to increase enrollment, net revenues and retention. He previously served as Chief Enrollment Officer at St. John’s University, NY, a private University with over 20,000 students where he held various leadership positions involving undergraduate, graduate and international enrollment, financial aid and net revenue analysis, retention, student success, registration and bursars. He was instrumental in transforming the University from a commuter to a residential campus, and in implementing a financial aid and enrollment strategy to increase enrollment and net revenues while maintaining its mission of access.
Jose Rodriguez, Ed.D.
Interim Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Ed.D., M.A., Columbia University
B.S., Manhattan College
Dr. Rodriguez has over 30 years of experience in student life, having previously served as Vice President and Dean of Students at St. Francis College, Albany School of Pharmacy and St. John’s University. At Caldwell University, he is be responsible for leading and managing Student Engagement and Activities, Residential Life, Campus Ministry, Student Advocacy and Prevention, Health Services and Counseling Services.
Ellina Chernobilsky, Ph.D.
Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ph.D., Rutgers University, Education
M.A.T., The University of Memphis, Foreign Language Education
B.S., Upsala College, Business Administration and Computer Science
Dr. Chernobilsky is an experienced higher education professional with 10+ years of exemplary servant leadership in a private Liberal Arts university setting. She has a proven track record of academic program development, leading faculty development initiatives, generating faculty resources, and aligning success outcomes to MSCHE accreditation standards. Dr. Chernobilsky possesses a blend of academic research-based knowledge, business acumen, and shared governance leadership that has provided opportunities to attract and develop top talent faculty and manage cross-campus relationships.