Board of Trustees

The legal body that governs the university is the board of trustees. It is the final authority on setting our important policies, on the definition of major goals, and on the preservation of the academic mission.

John N. Allen

CEO, Industrial Equities, LLP

Raymond L. Barton

Chairman and CEO, Great Clips, Inc.

Jennifer Cassidy

Principal, Annunciation School

Michael V. Ciresi

Partner and Chairman of the Exec. Board, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P.

Burton D. Cohen

Founding Publisher, MSP Communications

Reverend Dennis J. Dease

President Emeritus, University of St. Thomas

Gail J. Dorn

Communications and Community Relations Consultant, Dorn Communications

Michael E. Dougherty

Chairman and CEO, Dougherty Financial Group LLC

Andrew S. Duff

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Piper Jaffray

Maureen A. Fay, O.P.

President Emerita, University of Detroit Mercy

Timothy P. Flynn

Retired Chairman, KPMG LLP

Eugene U. Frey

Chairman, Wabash Management Inc.

Geoffrey C. Gage

President and Owner, Geoffrey Carlson Gage

Antoine M. Garibaldi

President, University of Detroit Mercy

James P. Gearen

President, Zeller Realty Group

Amy R. Goldman

Chairman and Executive Director, GHR Foundation; Vice Chair of the Board

Mark W. Gregg

Managing Partner and President, The Penrose Group

Daniel J. Haggerty

Retired CEO, Norwest Venture Capital

Stephen J. Hemsley

President and CEO, UnitedHealth Group

Kathleen J. Higgins Victor

President, Centera Corporation

Virginia A. Hubbard Morris

Chair and CEO, Hubbard Radio

Thomas Madison

President and CEO, MLM Partners

Reverend Edward Malloy, CSC

President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

Reverend John M. Malone

Vice President for Mission, University of St. Thomas

Father Timothy Manatt, S. J.

President, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Mary G. Marso

CEO, Jeane Thorne, Inc.

Harry G. McNeely, Jr.

Chairman Emeritus, Meritex Enterprises & McNeely Foundation

Alvin E. McQuinn

Chairman and CEO, QuinStar Investment Partners, LLC

John M. Morrison

Chairman, Central Financial Services, Inc. - Chair of the Board

The Honorable Diana E. Murphy

U.S. Circuit Judge, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

Stephen P. Nachtsheim

Non-Executive Chairman, Deluxe Corporation

John F. O'Shaughnessy, Jr.

Director, Trustwater USA

Ronald J. Peltier

Chairman and CEO, HomeServices of America, Inc.

The Most Reverend Lee A. Piché

Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

William S. Reiling

Chairman, Sunrise Community Banks

Patrick G. Ryan

President, Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Richard M. Schulze

Founder, Best Buy Co., Inc.

Hon. Marianne D. Short

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, UnitedHealth Group

Julie H. Sullivan

President, University of St. Thomas

Robert J. Ulrich

Chairman, MIM

Frank Wilderson, Jr.

President, Wilderson and Associates, Inc.

Ann L. Winblad

Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Mark A. Zesbaugh

President & CEO, Security Life Insurance Co.


The Board of Trustees holds meetings three times per year, in February, May and October. The Executive Committee of the Board meets bi-monthly.

Board Committees:

Executive Committee
Academic Affairs Committee
Audit/Finance Committee
Board Affairs Committee
Institutional Advancement Committee
Investment Committee
Physical Facilities Planning Committee
Student Affairs Committee


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