President's Cabinet

Vice Provost Kerry Fulcher Head Shot

Kerry Fulcher, Ph.D.

Provost and Chief Academic Officer
(619) 849-2217

Dr. Kerry Fulcher is provost and chief academic officer at PLNU, responsible for all undergraduate and graduate operations in the area of curriculum, instructional programs, educational policy, academic planning, academic resources, and accreditation. He is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

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Joe Watkins, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President
(619) 849-2631

Dr. Joe Watkins was appointed executive vice president in August 2015. He oversees University Advancement, Undergraduate Admissions, Marketing & Creative Services, Alumni Relations, Office of Public Affairs, and Liberty Station Conference Center. He is a member of the PLNU Foundation Board and is chairman of the board for the Point Loma Trust. When time permits, he enjoys teaching in the Fermanian School of Business and the College of Extended Learning. He is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

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George Latter, MBA

Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services
(619) 849-2501

George Latter, Jr. is an alumnus of PLNU and serves as vice president for Finance & Administrative Services. As the university’s chief financial officer, he leads strategic financial efforts and oversees key operational functions including accounting and budgeting, human resources and payroll, student financial services, risk management, information technology, and facilities. He is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

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Caye Barton Smith, Psy.D.

Vice President, Student Development
(619) 849-2479

Dr. Caye Barton Smith, an alumnus of PLNU, serves as the vice president for student development and Title IX coordinator. She oversees the offices of Student Life, Residential Life & Student Conduct, Student Success & Wellness, Athletics, and Public Safety. She is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

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Mary Paul, D.Min.

Vice President, Spiritual Development
(619) 849-2259

Mary Rearick Paul serves as vice president for spiritual development at PLNU.  She leads and provides oversight for Spiritual Development programming serving the undergraduate population. This includes chaplain ministries, Chapel programming, discipleship ministries, international ministries, and community ministries. She also provides oversight for spiritual care programs offered to PLNU’s graduate programs. She is a member of the President’s Cabinet.