Leadership Works

At CampusWorks, we believe in bringing humanity back to the workplace, and that means investing in relationships that last.

Great Leaders Lift Others Up

Confidence Inspires Your Best Work

We seek root causes and systemic challenges. We meet clients where they are, not only solving their problems, but guiding them to the next level. We don’t want students, staff, and faculty to just get through their day, month or year — we want them to flourish. At CampusWorks, we know that takes leadership. Are you in?

More than 97 percent of our employees report our executives fully embody the best characteristics of our company.

Meet Our Team

CampusWorks Thought — and Action — Leaders
CampusWorks Executive Leadership

Liz Murphy

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board

In higher education since 1985

Educated by Jesuits at the University of Scranton, Liz learned that no question is insignificant and that always asking “why” would expand not only her knowledge, but the impact she could have on the world. Her passion for higher education is inspired by the uplifting effect it has had on her life — like so many of us — and by the desire to empower everyone to reach their full potential by having the tools, environment, and support they need to do so. The impact she has made spans three decades and her work has touched countless lives.

Liz joined CampusWorks as CEO in 2011, after 22 years at Datatel (now Ellucian), and immediately saw and embraced a larger vision for how the company could support colleges and universities in their mission to change lives through education. Under Liz’s leadership, the CampusWorks team has grown from a few dozen employees to several hundred innovative thinkers and leaders able to solve the toughest of challenges. Liz leads by example. Calm, determined, and always thoughtfully intentional, Liz builds meaningful and lasting relationships that spell client and organizational achievement. Perhaps the greatest testament to her leadership are her team members who work hard to serve our clients and are inspired to make the impossible possible — and to make everyone around them happier and more fulfilled.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/murphyliz/
liz.murphy@campusworksinc.com

Natalya Boock

Chief Operating Officer

In higher education since 2005

Natalya joined CampusWorks in 2005, when we could still count our employees on two hands. Her strategic mindset and analytical prowess have been instrumental in expanding our services, attracting new clients, and growing our team to several hundred people.

Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania—and educated at the University of Scranton—Natalya began her career as a marketing associate at Sanofi-Pasteur in the Pocono Mountains. A leap of faith and a cross-country road trip led her to CampusWorks, where she discovered her passion for higher education (and her preference for Florida sunshine).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalya-boock-7322484/
nboock@campusworksinc.com

Keith Myers

SVP, Client Engagement

In Higher Education since 1996

Born on a college campus, Keith hails from a long line of educators, dating back to his grandfather, Clovis Myers, who was the Dean of the Chemistry Department at a small Midwest private college. While seemingly destined to follow in his family’s footsteps, a job at his secondary school’s first ever computer lab introduced Keith to the exciting new world of information technology and set him on a path where his proud history and newfound interest would converge.

Keith has spent his entire career at the intersection of education and technology—from his freshman year at Bowling Green State University, where he worked in IT helping people access the internet via the original browser, Mosaic, to client engagement roles at organizations like N2N Services, Graduation Alliance, Socle Education, and Ellucian. Since joining CampusWorks in 2017, Keith has helped countless colleges and universities leverage the latest technological advances to prepare today’s students for the workforce of tomorrow.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithamyers/
kmyers@campusworksinc.com

Dan Silverburg

SVP, Service Development & Delivery

In Higher Education since 1995

Education runs in Dan’s veins. Raised by two teachers (his dad was a Political Science professor, and his mom taught special education), Dan grew up watching his parents go the extra mile to help their students succeed. He knows firsthand that educators are some of the most purpose-driven professionals on the planet. Their example inspired him to dedicate his career to making a difference in higher education.

Dan spent nearly three decades leading teams focused on improving education in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia at companies like Burning Glass Technologies, Cengage Learning, IBM, and McGraw-Hill Education among others. Since joining CampusWorks in 2018, Dan has fostered a supportive culture in which our service delivery team feels comfortable turning to each other for help and is empowered to go the extra mile for our clients. It’s no wonder so many higher ed leaders tell us the CampusWorks team feels like an extension of their own.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dansilverburg/
dsilverburg@campusworksinc.com

Peter Xeinis

Chief Financial Officer

In Higher Education since 2016

Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Peter went abroad when he was just 23 to pursue his education at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. An explorer at heart, Peter’s career has allowed him to explore cultures and practices from all around the globe. He learned about German professionalism and efficiency as a finance director at Mercedes-Benz, Belgian work-life balance as a senior financial analyst at Colgate Palmolive EU, and Japanese loyalty as an auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers serving Toyota. His role as vice president of finance and administration at Lavipharm is what finally brought him to New Jersey. Peter credits traveling and working with different cultures to opening his eyes and mind to new ideas, experiences, and ways of life.

Peter joined CampusWorks as CFO in 2016. While our strong financial performance and growth potential initially attracted him, it was our culture of belonging, which honors, values, and respects individuals and the richness of their differences, that sealed the deal.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterxeinis/
pxeinis@campusworksinc.com
Executive Advisory Board

Mary Fifield, Ph.D.

Dr. Mary Fifield served as president of Bunker Hill Community College, MA and Harrisburg Area Community College, PA. During her tenure at each institution, each college was selected as the national recipient for achievement of equity and opportunity for persons of color and women by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). Her 45-year community college service includes experience as academic vice president, dean of instruction, department chair, and faculty member. Currently, Dr. Fifield works with other colleges aspiring to increase student success and completion as an Achieving the Dream Leadership Coach. She holds a BA from Clarke College, an MFA from Pratt Institute, and a PhD from Saint Louis University.

Christine Hammond, Ph.D.

Dr. Christine M. Hammond served as President of Mid Michigan College. Prior to that, she was Chief Academic Officer for North Central Michigan College. Dr. Hammond’s career has encompassed numerous leadership experiences in student and academic affairs across a variety of institutional settings with significant expertise in institutional research, curriculum alignment and development, and strategic planning. President Hammond holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Thiel College, a Master of Arts degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University.

Cary Israel, J.D.

Dr. Cary Israel is the district president emeritus of Collin College, TX, a multi-campus operation serving more than 52,000 students annually. Cary served as president of Collin College from 1999 through 2015. He previously served as president of Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey, president of the Illinois Community College System, and president of Front Range Community College in Colorado. Cary earned a BA with highest honors from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School.

Frederick V. Moore, J.D.

Fred Moore served as president of Buena Vista University for twenty-two years and was named president emeritus in 2017. He is currently a search consultant with AGB Search. Prior to his service at BVU, Fred was vice president for development and general counsel at North Carolina Wesleyan College. He has served on the boards of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. He holds a Juris Doctor with Honors, an MBA, and a BA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dale K. Nesbary, Ph.D.

Dale K. Nesbary, Ph.D. has served as President of Muskegon Community College since 2009. Since then, MCC has been named best community college in Michigan, in 2017 by BestColleges.com and in 2021 by Intellegent.com. The College raised record amounts of grants, gifts, and community funding in support of $55 million infrastructure investment, the largest since opening its main campus in 1967. These include our $14.1 million Health and Wellness Center, built from the ground up as a working emergency hospital and housing a community facing health clinic, both of which were placed in service during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The College also boasts many accomplished academic programs including perennially nationally ranked nursing programs, and two performance groups (West Michigan Concert Winds and the MCC Collegiate Singers) having recently performed in the Isaac Stern Auditorium of New York’s famed Carnegie Hall.

George Pernsteiner

George Pernsteiner was the president of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) association from 2013-2017. Prior to that, he was chancellor of the Oregon University System from 2004-2013. Previously in his career, he served as vice chancellor for administrative services at the University of California, Santa Barbara; vice president for finance and administration at Portland State University; and vice provost and chief financial officer at the University of Oregon. He holds degrees from Seattle University and the University of Washington.
Executive Advisory Board Emeritus

David Buettner, Ph.D.

Dr. David Buettner has 40 years of higher education experience. Most recently, he served as interim president of North Iowa Area Community College in 2013, where he was president from 1981-2001. He also served as president of Fox Valley Technical College from 2001-2008. Dr. Buettner earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

Del Anderson Handy

Del Anderson Handy has 27 years of higher education experience in California. Early in her career, Del served as vice president of Skyline College and later became president of San Jose City College. In 1995, Anderson became the first woman president of the 77,000-student City College of San Francisco (CCSF), from which she retired in 1998. Del earned both her BS in early childhood education and teaching and her MSW in social work and community organizing from San Diego State University.

Norm Nielsen, Ph.D.

Dr. Norm Nielsen was the president of Kirkwood Community College for 20 years before retiring in 2005. In 2013, Dr. Nielsen served as interim president of Mount Mercy University. He received his bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Buena Vista University, his master’s degree in educational administration from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Iowa.

David Rutledge

David Rutledge most recently served as state representative of Michigan’s 54th House District, a position to which he was first elected in 2010. Prior to this, David served three 6-year terms on the Board of Trustees at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2003, he was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). David received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Tennessee State University and completed graduate work at both Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan Law School. David is also a military veteran. He served in the United States Air Force as a Personnel and Administrative Officer and achieved the rank of Captain.
Board of Directors

Liz Murphy

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board

In higher education since 1985

Educated by Jesuits at the University of Scranton, Liz learned that no question is insignificant and that always asking “why” would expand not only her knowledge, but the impact she could have on the world. Her passion for higher education is inspired by the uplifting effect it has had on her life — like so many of us — and by the desire to empower everyone to reach their full potential by having the tools, environment, and support they need to do so. The impact she has made spans three decades and her work has touched countless lives.

Liz joined CampusWorks as CEO in 2011, after 22 years at Datatel (now Ellucian), and immediately saw and embraced a larger vision for how the company could support colleges and universities in their mission to change lives through education. Under Liz’s leadership, the CampusWorks team has grown from a few dozen employees to several hundred innovative thinkers and leaders able to solve the toughest of challenges. Liz leads by example. Calm, determined, and always thoughtfully intentional, Liz builds meaningful and lasting relationships that spell client and organizational achievement. Perhaps the greatest testament to her leadership are her team members who work hard to serve our clients and are inspired make the impossible possible — and everyone around them a happier and more fulfilled.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/murphyliz/
liz.murphy@campusworksinc.com

David Cohen

Director
President, Athena Capital Management

David Cohen is the president of Minerva Advisors. Minerva is exclusively focused on investing in small and micro-cap value stocks using a rigorous value discipline across a wide range of industries. David earned his bachelor’s degree from Haverford College.

Douglas Schoenberg

Director
CEO, Softerware, Inc.

Douglas Schoenberg is the CEO of SofterWare and sits on the board of several nonprofits. In the 1990s, he pioneered the use of electronic payment processing in the childcare industry and has been championing its efficiency and cost-saving uses for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Doug earned his BS in Finance from Lehigh University.

Eric Schoenberg, Ph.D.

Director
Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University

Dr. Eric Schoenberg conducts research on the psychology of money and asset market bubbles and has taught behavioral economics, decision making, and leadership at Columbia Business School, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU’s Stern School of Business, and the Haas Business School of the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Schoenberg holds a PhD in Psychology from Columbia University, an MBA from the Wharton School, where he was a Palmer Scholar, an MSE in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and an AB in Biology from Harvard.

Leading By Example

We Help You Explore Your Full Potential

The CampusWorks staff is friendly, insightful, and perceptive. We know how to ask questions and facilitate the meaningful conversations that lead to the answers that make a campus work better.