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

Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Equities, LLP

Lisa S. Anderson

Schoenecker Foundation

Archie Black

President & Chief Executive Officer, SPS Commerce

Jeff Buelt

Director of Information Technology, Code42

Andrew J. Cecere

Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Bancorp

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 & Community Relations Consultant, Dorn Communications

Michael E. Dougherty

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Dougherty Financial Group LLC & Dougherty Holdings LLC

Andrew S. Duff

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Piper Jaffray

Timothy P. Flynn

Former Chairman (Retired), KPMG International

Geoffrey C. Gage

Owner & President, Geoffrey Carlson Gage

James P. Gearen

President, Gearen Holdings Inc.

Amy R. Goldman

Chairman & Executive Director, GHR Foundation, Board Vice Chair

Mark W. Gregg

Managing Partner & President, The Penrose Group

Kathleen J. Higgins Victor

President, Centera Corporation

Virginia A. Hubbard Morris

Chair & Chief Executive Officer, Hubbard Radio

Paul L. Karon

Vice Chairman, TigerRisk Partners

Ashish K. Khandpur

Executive Vice President, Electronic & Energy Business Group, 3M Research & Development

Jodeen A. Kozlak

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Kozlak Capital Partners, LLC

Reverend Edward A. Malloy, CSC

President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

Reverend John M. Malone

Church of the Assumption

Mary G. Marso

Chief Executive Officer, Jeane Thorne, Inc.

Alvin E. McQuinn

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, QuinStar Investment Partners, LLC

John M. Morrison

Chairman, Midwest One Financial Group

Stephen P. Nachtsheim

Director & Past Chairman, Deluxe Corporation

Patrick G. Ryan

President & Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Companies US, Inc., Board Chair

Philip E. Soran

Executive Chairman FlipGrid, Past Chief Executive Officer Compellent Technologies

Julie H. Sullivan

President, University of St. Thomas

Robert J. Ulrich

Chairman, Musical Instrument Museum

Brian D. Wenger

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Optum

Penny A. Wheeler

President & Chief Executive Officer, Allina Health

Frank B. Wilderson, Jr.

President, Wilderson & Associates, Inc.

Ann L. Winblad

Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

The Honorable Wilhelmina Wright

U.S. District Judge, District of Minnesota

Mark A. Zesbaugh

President, Entrepreneurial 180


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
Governance Committee
Institutional Advancement Committee
Investment Committee
Physical Facilities Planning Committee
Student Affairs Committee