Schoolcraft College Leadership
Meet Our Cabinet Members
Dr. Conway A. Jeffress, President
Dr. Conway Jeffress has been the President of Schoolcraft College since July of 2001. During his tenure as president, Schoolcraft has grown in physical size and enrollment. Jeffress has overseen the development of several new buildings and programs, including the Bradner Library, VisTaTech Center, Biomedical Technology building and the recent purchase of the former American Community Mutual Insurance building at the corner of Seven Mile and Haggerty Roads. Jeffress has been with the College for the majority of his career and also has served as the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services.
Dr. Glenn Cerny, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Glenn Cerny has spent nearly his entire career in higher education in the business services area. Before coming to Schoolcraft College in 2010, Cerny had worked for North Central Michigan College, Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Lansing Community College and the University of Michigan. Cerny and his team are responsible for Schoolcraft College’s $75 million budget.
Dr. Cheryl Hagen, Vice President Chief Student Services Officer
Dr. Cheryl Hagen has been Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, Dean of Student Services and Vice President of Student Services during her 12 year tenure at Schoolcraft College. She spent the majority of her career in similar positions at Central Michigan University and Cleary University.
Richard Weinkauf, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
Rich Weinkauf came to Schoolcraft College from private industry in 2005. Over the years Weinkauf has worn many hats at Schoolcraft, including a chef’s hat as a sous chef and culinary instructor. Most of Weinkauf’s career was spent in the pharmaceutical industry for Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis, which became Pfizer in 2000. While in the business world, he held clinical positions as well as information technology and web services jobs.
Patrick Turner, Chief Information Officer
Patrick Turner joined Schoolcraft College in January of 2014 and was the Executive Director for Data Center Operations prior to his current position. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering fields, including positions with Mechanical Dynamics, Inc. as the Vice President of Engineering, Schlumberger, the Pontiac Motor Division of GM and a group of privately held companies in the software development and computer hosting industries, where he served as Chief Technology Officer.
Laura Sensing, Executive Director of Human Resources
Laura Sensing joined Schoolcraft College in 2010 after more than 20 years in human resources administration in healthcare with the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeast Michigan and the financial field at H&R Block. She has specific expertise in employee recruitment and selection, compensation administration, labor relations and benefits.