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Leland C. Launer, Jr. '77, MBA; Chair of the Board of Trustees; Retired Insurance Executive

Larry E. Burgess '67, Ph.D.; Trustee; Committee Chair; Director Emeritus, A.K. Smiley Public Library

Jamison J. Ashby '82, MBA; Trustee; Committee Vice Chair; Chief Executive Officer, Nova Health

Carole L. Beswick; Trustee; Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees; CEO, Inland Action, Inc.

Brian D. Murphy '04; Trustee; President and Managing Director, Meridian Capital

Darren S. Rose '91, B.S.; Trustee; President, Rose & Tuck LLC

Candice L. Unruh, B.S.; Trustee

Mary K. Vivanco, B.S.; Trustee; Vice President, Plancom, Inc.


Kevin Dyerly '00, '04, MBA; Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Horan, Ph.D.; H. Jess and Donna Senecal Endowed Dean of the School of Business

Tamara Michel Josserand, Ed.M., MBA; Vice President for Advancement

Mario C. Martinez, Ph.D.; Dean, School of Education & Robert A. and Mildred Peronia Naslund Endowed Chair


Bradley N. Adams '93, MBA; Alumni/Community Representative; former Trustee of the Board; Institutional Real Estate

Luann Bangsund '74, '79, MBA, Ph.D.; Alumni Representative; former Trustee of the Board; Retired Professor of Finance and Accounting, Keck Graduate Institute


Laurie Garrett-Cobbina, Ph.D.; Shaw Chair of Clinical Pastoral Education; Director, Shaw Chaplaincy Institute; Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Education; ACPE Certified Educator, Graduate School of Theology

Gerald Groshek, Ph.D.; Professor, School of Business

Nicol R. Howard, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor; Coordinator of the MALT Program; Co-Director of the REAL Lab, School of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning

Catherine Salmon, Ph.D.; Professor, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Suzette Soboti, M.A.; President of Faculty Senate; Chair Academic Assembly; Professor Athletics and Physical Education, and Head Coach, Women's Lacrosse and Women's Soccer


Brooke McBay '21; Undergraduate Student, College of Arts & Sciences


Julie Byers, B.A.; Administrative Assistant, Community Service Learning


Jennifer Thompson, J.D.; Chief of Staff & General Secretary

Lauri Grier '21; Executive Assistant to the President; undergraduate student, School of Business (scheduling, logistics, minutes, etc.)