Andrew Foster Andrew Foster
Vice President for Student Services

Andrew A. Foster joined the Albertus Magnus College community in 2005 from Fairfield University, where he served as Sr. Associate Director of Financial Aid. Foster earned a B.A. in Psychology from Sacred Heart University and a M.A. in Leadership from Albertus Magnus College. Throughout his tenure at Albertus, he served as the Director of Financial Aid, Dean for Student Services, and in 2014 was appointed Vice President for Student Services. As Vice President for Student Services, Andrew is responsible for managing and providing strategic leadership for a variety of offices within the full-time day undergraduate student services division. He also serves as the College’s Title IX Coordinator.

Steven Gstalder Steven Gstalder, Ed.D.
Vice President for Library and Information Technology Services

Steven Gstalder leads the strategic and operational planning, direction, and management of the information technology services department (ITS). He oversees seven areas of service: technical support and the Help Desk; instructional technology; internet communications; administrative computing; the library; and institutional research and assessment. Before joining Albertus Magnus College, Steven worked for fifteen years for the Kraus Organization, a small private publishing and book distribution company, ultimately managing the company's technology and information resources. He holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.L.S. from Pratt Institute. In 2017, Steven received a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania.

William (Bill) Hawkins William (Bill) Hawkins
Vice President for Finance and Administration, Treasurer

William (Bill) Hawkins is responsible for the financial affairs of the College and oversees facilities operations, human resources and public safety.  Bill joined Albertus in 2017 and has over 20 years of higher education financial management.  Prior to joining Albertus, Bill served as the Associate Vice President for Finance and Controller at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut.  Bill earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware and M.B.A. from the University of Hartford.  

Andrea Kovacs Andrea E. Kovacs
Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management & Marketing

Andrea Kovacs is charged with developing and implementing a comprehensive communication and marketing strategy that enhances the College’s public image; strengthens the Albertus brand; and supports strategic initiatives. Andrea brings a diverse creative background in communications, brand management, marketing, and fundraising to her work. Prior to Albertus, Andrea directed the Annual Fund at Fairfield University; she was Sr. Vice President for Marketing and Community Relations for United Way of Eastern Fairfield County, also responsible for individual gift fundraising; she lived a previous life in the fashion industry. Andrea earned her B.S. in Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY) and her M.A. in Leadership from Albertus Magnus College.

Sean P. O’Connell, Ph.D. Sean P. O’Connell, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Sean P. O’Connell joined Albertus Magnus College in 1987 as a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and Religion. He became the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty in 2013. Sean received his B.A., summa cum laude, and M.S. degrees in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University, and attended the Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership (MLE). His research interests are in Contemporary Continental Philosophy, the Philosophy of Art, and Gender Studies. He has been the lead author on several successful grants to support faculty development and the use of high impact practices. Sean provides leadership and oversight of all aspects of academic life at the College, including faculty recruitment and development, undergraduate and graduate programs in the Undergraduate Division and the Division of Professional and Graduate Studies, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Library, Registrar’s Office, Career Services and Internship Office, and academic advising.

Mary Young Mary Young
Vice President for Advancement

Mary P. Young ‘91 is the Vice President for Advancement. The valedictorian of her class at Albertus, as Vice President for Advancement, Young is one of the most visible and influential administrators at the College, engaging Albertus alumni and friends in growing philanthropy to support the College’s Growth Mindset and its emerging strategic plan priorities. Young returns home to Albertus after an eight year tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross – Metro New York North Chapter, serving Greenwich, Westchester, and the Lower Hudson Valley. There, she raised $3M - $7M each year, all while leading a staff of 15 and more than 200 volunteers. Prior to her leadership role with the Red Cross, Young served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Connecticut’s Sacred Heart University, where she planned, implemented, and successfully completed the University’s first Capital Campaign during the University’s dramatic growth years.