Katrina Stark, D.M.
Dr. Katrina Stark has served a number of leadership roles in her decade at the university, including chair of the faculty. She is an advocate for both faculty and students. She serves as coordinator of the MS in Organizational Leadership – Management program. She teaches courses in management and business administration, extending learning beyond the classroom through mentorship of student-run businesses.
Her students currently operate a food bank, an Argo spirit-wear shop, a professional clothing closet, and an annual Kids Night Out event with Whittier Elementary School, a school in an economically challenged neighborhood. The project-based approach has yielded rich dividends academically, and has even resulted in a course on entrepreneurship.
Before her academic career, Stark operated a calligraphy studio and served as a Girl Scout professional—director of membership and training—across the state. Dr. Stark volunteers for the AWANA program at her church. She grew up on the water in Florida, was a college athlete (fencing), and now plays and referees ice hockey.
BA, Scripps College
MS, Troy University
DM, University of Phoenix
“It seems to me a little thing to give money, even for a great purpose. But to give of ourselves—the work of our hands, the coinage of our brains, the sympathy of our hearts, the riches of our experiences in joy and sorrow, the beauty of our lives, in all good fellowship—ah, this is grand!”
-Ellen Browning Scripps, 1914, founder of Scripps College
James Lautenschlager, MBA
James Lautenschlager is a native to North-Central Montana and is passionate about everything Montana has to offer. Prior to joining the University of Providence faculty in 2019, James worked in the financial services industry for nearly two decades. As a loan officer, a registered financial advisor, and then as a branch manager, James has extensive practical experience in business administration, including management, human resources, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, and much more.
James is also active in the community working as Treasurer for his local church, refereeing high school basketball in the area, serving on the Board of Directors for the local official’s association and caring for his family, including his wife and three children.
AAS, Great Falls College MSU
BS, Capella University
MBA, Capella University
DBA, California Southern University (in progress)