Father Oliver Doyle
Father Oliver James Doyle, STL, is an accomplished and highly experienced leader in higher education. His successful career includes more than thirty years in educational administration. Fr. Doyle is committed to ensuring the growth and improvement of an educational institution by executing its strategic direction, guiding and securing the accreditation of its curriculum and degree programs, and optimizing its financial resources.
A native Irishman, Fr. Doyle served as the rector of St. Peter’s College Seminary, 1988-1994, and president, St. Peter’s College, 1994-1999, in Wexford, Ireland. He came to Montana in 1999, and was chaplain of the Central Catholic High School in Great Falls until 1999. He has also served as pastor of St. Ann’s Cathedral of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings since 2000.
Fr. Doyle has served as University of Providence’s vice president for Mission Integration since 2016. Prior to this appointment, he taught theology at the University starting in 2001. Fr. Doyle is also a noted composer of liturgical and spiritual music, and a distinguished educator, author and editor with a track record of scholarly achievement and distinction. In his spare time, Fr. Doyle enjoys reading, music, painting, and spiritual and human development.
Dave Gantt has over 35 years of experience as a coach and administrator. Prior to moving to Montana Dave was a collegiate student-athlete in Baseball and Volleyball, and following his competitive days he graduated from UP (what was then the College of Great Falls) in 1978 with degrees in Business Administration and Education. Dave then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Health and Physical Education at Montana State University where he was a student assistant with the women’s volleyball program working with former National Team Coach Bill Neville. Prior to being an administrator at the University of Providence he spent time as the Head Volleyball Coach at Gonzaga University, Montana State University, Oregon State University, and at Northern Montana College, as well as an assistant coach with USA Men’s Volleyball Team.
Dave has just been named the Vice President for Student Engagement at UP, where he will retain oversight for athletics as well as help enhance the overall student experience with a keen eye on Mission and Retention. Also, he has been an adjunct professor, teaching Life Skills, Health and Physical Education classes along with his coaching and administrative duties.
In addition to his position at UP, Dr. Hawat is a Principal at Catalyst Partners, and serves as Chairman of the National Visiting Committee for the National CyberWatch Center (NCC). Funded by the National Science Foundation, NCC’s mission is to support cyber security education and workforce development solutions for the nation.
Dr. Hawat was Senior VP for Operations and Global Initiatives at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Prior to FIT, he spent nearly three decades at Valencia College in Orlando. He held the position of Special Assistant to the President and Senior Executive for Strategic Initiatives and Economic Development. His previous positions at the college included Dean of Architecture, Engineering and Technology as well as Department Chair of Business, Computer Technology, Engineering and Public Services.
Dr. Hawat holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, a Doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Management Development program.
Jonas Nguh, Ph.D.
Dr. Jonas Nguh has served in various leadership roles from program chair, program director and Dean at both undergraduate and graduate level programs. He holds a PhD in Public Health, a Master of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executive, the National Academy of Practice, and board certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Dr. Nguh serves on several healthcare boards including the regional chapter of Nurse.com, board member and membership chair to the American Association of Men in Nursing, the American College of Healthcare Executives (National Capital Chapter), and the National Blood Clot Association. He is a peer reviewer for several editorial boards including the International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, the International Journal of Management in Education, the International Advisory Board for Nurse Education in Practice and the Journal of Transcultural Nursing.
Matthew Redinger, Ph.D.
Dr. Matthew Redinger is a Montana native, born and raised, and was educated at Carroll College (Helena) and the University of Montana (Missoula) before earning his PhD at the University of Washington. His areas of academic specialization are Modern Latin American History, the United States in the 20th Century, and US-Latin American Relations. He served as a full Professor of History from 1993-2012, when he assumed responsibilities as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Montana State University Billings. In 2018, he moved to Great Falls, Montana to assume responsibilities as Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History at the University of Providence.
Sarah Spangler, Ph.D.
Dr. Sarah Spangler teaches interdisciplinary courses in the humanities and is the director of the Lumen de Lumine Core. She taught at Rosemont College and Fordham University before joining the UP faculty in 2011. Her dissertation explored the intersection of faith and reason in the early church, focused on the scriptural commentaries by Origen, under Fr. Joseph Lienhard, SJ. Her research interests include the Greek foundations of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. She also serves on the advisory board for the diaconate for the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.
The lay leadership model pioneered by the Sisters of Providence in their hospitals and colleges has guided her work. Dr. Spangler serves on multiple committees to facilitate her core curriculum role. She is available for speaking engagements both within the university and in the larger community on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
A native Montanan, she grew up in Superior. She enjoys hiking and kayaking in the summers there.
BA, Seattle University
MA, Fordham University
PhD, Fordham University
“Above all trust in the slow work of God.”
-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, 20th c. French theologian
Kylie grew up in the Great Falls area and attended the University of Providence for her bachelor and master’s degrees. She has worked in a variety of areas including alumni relations and business operations. Kylie loves both Great Falls and UP, and sees the value of having a university in our community. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, hunting, camping and fishing with her husband, Luis (also a graduate of UGF) and their dog, Emmett. They are proud Montana residents and are passionate about supporting children and education.