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

Schoenecker Foundation.

Michael V. Ciresi

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 CEO, Dougherty Financial Group LLC and Dougherty Holdings LLC

Andrew S. Duff

Chairman and CEO, Piper Jaffray

Timothy P. Flynn

Former Chairman Retired), KPMG International

Eugene U. Frey

Chairman, Wabash Management Inc.

Geoffrey C. Gage

Owner and President, Geoffrey Carlson Gage

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

President, Centera Corporation

Virginia A. Hubbard Morris

Chair and CEO, Hubbard Radio

Paul L. Karon

Vice Chairman, TigerRisk Partners

Thomas F. Madison

President and CEO, MLM Partners

Reverend Edward A. 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

The Honorable Diana E. Murphy

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

Stephen P. Nachtsheim

Director and Past Chairman, Deluxe Corporation

Aimée K. Petra

CEO, Professional Services Consultants, LLC

Patrick G. Ryan

President and CEO, Ryan Companies US, Inc., Board Chair

Julie H. Sullivan

President, University of St. Thomas

Robert J. Ulrich

Chairman, Musical Instrument Museum

Brian D. Wenger

EVP and Chief Legal Officer, Optum

Penny A. Wheeler

President and CEO, Allina Health

Frank B. 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
Athletics Committee
Audit/Finance Committee
Governance Committee
Institutional Advancement Committee
Investment Committee
Physical Facilities Planning Committee
Student Affairs Committee