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Office of the President

Office of the President

The Office of the President includes the president, the vice president for administration and chief of staff, and the administrative assistant to the president. The purpose of the president's office is to support the president in the execution of his duties and responsibilities as CEO. It provides staff support to the executive committee of the Board of Trustees, communicates regularly with the chair of the board, maintains a regular communication flow with board members, and provides staff support to cabinet meetings.



Office of the President Personnel


Dr. Melissa Taverner

Office located in the Nichols Administration Building
870.307.7201 | president@lyon.edu




Matt Crisman
Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff

Office located in the Nichols Administration Building
870.307.7416 / matthew.crisman@lyon.edu



Carla Rutherford
House Manager of Bradley Manor 

Office located in Bradley Manor
870.793.2456 | carla.rutherford@lyon.edu