Kate Herrnstein

Sr. Manager GICS




Kate has worked for Chancellor University for more than three years and has a master’s degree in public administration. She is originally from Bath, OH. When Kate is not working, she enjoys running and Netflix marathons.

Rhea Isla

Manager, Faculty Training & Development




Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Rhea Isla has worked for Chancellor University for more than four years. Rhea holds a BA in sociology and English and a MS in business and leadership. She currently resides in southern Germany where she enjoys crafting, website design and cooking.

Chris Burges

Chief Compliance/Regulatory Affairs Officer




Originally from Prescott, AZ, Chris Burges holds a BA in theater, a BS in finance and an MeD in adult education and training. When Chris isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his macaws, Tango and Luna; reading; and social activism.

Information Technology

Vasil Hadji Jordanov

Vice President / IT




Vasil has worked for Chancellor for more than a year and holds MBAs in information technology and international business. Originally from the Republic of Macedonia, he now resides in Florida, where he enjoys going to the beach and listening to music. “Carpe diem!”

Kevin Koberna

System Administrator




Kevin Koberna, originally from North Olmsted, OH, has worked for Chancellor University for more than two years. He holds a degree in pre-med.

Libby Brandt

Social Media & Communications Manager




Libby Brandt has worked for Chancellor University since September, 2012 and holds a bachelor of science in journalism from Ohio University. Currently, Libby resides in Lakewood, OH, where she enjoys playing with her pets, sewing, reading, dancing and anything art-related.


Brian McElyea, Ph.D.

Chief Financial Officer




Dr. McElyea served 23 years in the U.S. Navy, functioning in a multitude of logistics and finance roles, including CFO of hospitals, financial controller of a dental research and development facility, and manager of financial operations. Dr. McElyea has held Chief Officer positions in both public and non-profit organizations. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Widener University, a master’s degree in public administration from Troy State University, and a Ph.D. in applied management and decision sciences from Walden University.

Marcia L. Brazil





Marcia began working at Chancellor University in May, 2008. She holds a master of business administration and a BSBA from John Carroll University. Originally from Ecuador, Marcia currently lives in Brunswick, OH, where she enjoys playing basketball.

Human Resources

Linda Goodwin

Manager, Human Resources




Originally from Cleveland, Linda has worked for Chancellor University since 2010. She is currently working toward her bachelor’s degree from Chancellor University. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family in North Royalton, OH where she currently lives, reading, and bicycling.

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