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
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; Interim Chair of the Board
Andrew S. Duff
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Piper Jaffray
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
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
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
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. - Interim Vice Chair of the Board
The Honorable Diana E. Murphy
U.S. Circuit Judge, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Stephen P. NachtsheimNon-Executive Chairman, Deluxe Corporation
Aimée K. Petra
CEO, Professional Services Consultants, LLC
William S. Reiling
Chairman, Sunrise Community Banks
Patrick G. Ryan
President, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Julie H. Sullivan
President, University of St. Thomas
Robert J. Ulrich
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 & 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
Board Affairs Committee
Institutional Advancement Committee
Physical Facilities Planning Committee
Student Affairs Committee