Leadership Leadership

Led by President Richard Plumb and supported by a talented and engaged community of senior staff, the leadership of Saint Mary's College of California is charged with guiding the College and working alongside its talented and dedicated faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of the university to deliver an exceptional education experience to students.

President Plumb knows that college presidents—and indeed all leaders—are only as good as the people around them. This page offers information on the President’s exemplary leadership team.


Pres. Plumb

President Richard Plumb

An engineer by training, a collegiate rower, and a devoted family man, President Richard Plumb oversees all aspects of Saint Mary's College of California and does so with student success and achievement as his underlying goal. Learn more about President Plumb, including his background, inauguration, and messages he's delivered to the Saint Mary's campus community.

Cory Cook

Corey Cook, PhD, Executive Vice President and Provost

In addition to providing leadership for the faculty at Saint Mary's, Provost Cook spearheads efforts around strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, sustainability, and academic alignment. Other areas of responsibility include workload policies, core curriculum revision, and prioritization and innovation for academic programs. Visit the "Meet the Provost" website and learn all about Saint Mary's College's Provost, Corey Cook!

Saint Mary's College Campus in the Spring

Senior Staff

The President’s Senior Staff is charged with addressing tactical matters facing the College and advising the President with regard to decisions about campus issues and initiatives, policies and procedures, and other items of importance to the College.


Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the College's governing body whose fiduciary duties and responsibilities are determined by the College's bylaws and other governing documents.