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
Lisa S. Anderson
Michael V. Ciresi
Founding Partner, Ciresi Conlin, LLP
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 Founder, Dougherty Financial Group LLC and Dougherty Holdings LLC
Andrew S. Duff
Chairman and CEO, Piper Jaffray
Timothy P. Flynn
Retired Chairman, KPMG International
Eugene U. Frey
Chairman, Wabash Management Inc.
Geoffrey C. Gage
Owner and President, Geoffrey Carlson Gage Branding and Communications
Antoine M. Garibaldi
President, University of Detroit Mercy
James P. Gearen
President, Gearen Holdings Inc.
Amy R. Goldman
Chairman and Executive Director, GHR Foundation, Board Vice Chair
Mark W. Gregg
Managing Partner and President, The Penrose Group
Kathleen J. Higgins Victor
Founder and President, Centera Corporation
Virginia A. Hubbard Morris
Chair and CEO, Hubbard Radio
President and CEO, MLM Partners
Reverend Edward Malloy, CSC
President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
Reverend John M. Malone
Pastor, Church of the Assumption
Mary G. Marso
CEO, Jeane Thorne, Inc.
Harry G. McNeely, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus, Meritex Enterprises and McNeely Foundation
Alvin E. McQuinn
Chairman and CEO, QuinStar Investment Partners, LLC
John M. Morrison
Chairman, Midwest One Financial Group, Board Chair
The Honorable Diana E. Murphy
U.S. Circuit Judge, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Stephen P. NachtsheimDirector and Past Chairman, Deluxe Corporation
Aimée K. Petra
CEO, Professional Services Consultants, LLC
William S. Reiling
Chairman, Sunrise Community Banks
Patrick G. Ryan
President and CEO, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Julie H. Sullivan
President, University of St. Thomas
Robert J. Ulrich
Chairman, Musical Instrument Museum
Brian D. Wenger
EVP and Chief Legal Officer, Optum
Frank Wilderson, Jr.
President, Wilderson and Associates, Inc.
Ann L. Winblad
Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Mark A. Zesbaugh
President and 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
Institutional Advancement Committee
Physical Facilities Planning Committee
Student Affairs Committee