Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the governing body of Nebraska Wesleyan University. It establishes general, academic and financial policies and appoints and oversees the university president.

Members include Board-elected directors, the university president, two student-elected members, two faculty-elected members, the bishop of the United Methodist Church having jurisdiction over Lincoln, Neb., and the president of the Nebraska Wesleyan University Alumni Association.

Judith R. Maurer ’69 | M.S., University of Nebraska-Omaha; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Chair of the Board and Chair, Executive Committee | Founder, Low Load Insurance Services, Tampa, Florida

Susan Keisler-Munro ’85 | M.S., University of Nebraska; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Vice Chair and Chair, Committee on Board Affairs | Senior Vice President, Chief of Operations, Assurity Life Insurance Company, Lincoln, Nebraska

Richard A. Peterson ’59 | J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Secretary of the Board | Senior Counsel, Crete Carrier Corporation, Lincoln, Nebraska

Matt Harris ’93 | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Treasurer of the Board and Chair, Finance and Audit Committee | CEO, Arbor Day Foundation, Lincoln, Nebraska

D. Todd Duncan ’88 | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Chair, Advancement Committee | Chairman, Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, Nebraska

Hon. John M. Gerrard ’76 | L.H.D., Nebraska Wesleyan University; J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law; M.P.A., University of Arizona; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Chair, Student Affairs Committee | U.S. District Court Judge, U.S. District Court-District of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

E. Susan Gourley, Ph.D., University of Oregon; M.Ed., B.S., Oregon State University | Chair, Academic Affairs Committee | Superintendent (retired), Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, Nebraska

Kent Seacrest, J.D., M.A., University of Iowa; B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz | Chair, Enrollment and Marketing Committee | Attorney, Seacrest & Kalkowski, Lincoln, Nebraska

Charlotte A. Abram, D.D., Nebraska Wesleyan University; M. Div., St. Paul School of Theology; B.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha | Senior Pastor (retired), TRI Community United Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska

Jeffrey J. Butterfield ’98 | M.B.A., Creighton University; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Assistant Vice President-Institutional Middle Markets, RBC Capital Markets, Lincoln, Nebraska

Dan L. Flanagan, Ed.D., University of Massachusetts; M.Th., Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University; B.A., Morningside College | District Superintendent, Great Plains Conference, United Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska

David G. Hansen ’77 | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Partner/CEO, Swanson Russell, Lincoln, Nebraska

Ben Hormel Harris, J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law; B.A., Washington University | Principal and General Counsel, Nebraska Heavy Industries, Lincoln, Nebraska

Harry Huge ’59 | LL.D., Nebraska Wesleyan University; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Attorney, The Huge Law Firm PLLC, Charleston, South Carolina

L. Bradley Hurrell ’73 | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Partner (retired), KPMG, Charlotte, North Carolina

Thomas Jackman ’84 | Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.B.A., DePaul University; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Associate Professor of Business Administration, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Mary Sanders Jones, M.B.A., Columbia University; B.A., Carleton College | Vice President and Treasurer, Union Pacific Corporation, Omaha, Nebraska

Bishop Scott Jones, Ph.D., M.Th., Southern Methodist University; B.A., University of Kansas | Great Plains Area United Methodist Church, Wichita, Kansas

Richard Legge ’82 | M.D., University of Nebraska-College of Medicine; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Neuro-ophthalmologist, Omaha, Nebraska

Karen Linder ’82 | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | President & CEO, Tethon 3D, Omaha, Nebraska

Larry McClain, Ph.D., M.A., B.A., University of Texas at Austin | Associate Professor of English, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Ann Miller Watkins ’65 | M.A., University of Cambridge; M.A., Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Economist (retired), U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

Lawrence Mohr, Sc.D., Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.D., A. B., University of North Carolina | Professor of Medicine and Director, Environmental Biosciences Program, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Kim S. Moore ’90 | M.S.N., Clarkson College; B.S.N., Nebraska Wesleyan University; R.N., Bryan School of Nursing | President and CEO, Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

Frederik Ohles, Ph.D., M.A., Brandeis University; B.A., Carleton College | President, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Bernard A. Olsen ’75 | Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Senior Research Fellow (retired), Eli Lilly & Company, West Lafayette, Indiana

John E. Sampson ’63 | M.B.A., Indiana University; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | President, Sampson Associates Inc., Edina, Minnesota

Robert Scott, B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Co-manager/Principal, WRK LLC, Lincoln, Nebraska

L. G. Searcey, M.B.A., B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Senior Vice President, Commercial Loans, Union Bank & Trust Company, Lincoln, Nebraska

Evan Sheaff, Student, Class of 2015, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Sheryl Snyder, M.A., B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Co-founder (retired), Snyder Industries, Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska

Cori Vokoun, B.A., Princeton University | Vice President, Sampson Construction, Lincoln, Nebraska

Bill White, M.S., B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln| President, The Austin Company, Inc., Milford, Nebraska

Governors Emeriti
Duane W. Acklie, LL.D., Nebraska Wesleyan University; J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law; B.S., LL.B., University of Nebraska-Lincoln | President, Crete Carrier Corporation, Lincoln, Nebraska

B. Keith Heuermann, Sc.D., Nebraska Wesleyan University; B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Founder (retired), BKH Popcorn, Phillips, Nebraska

Gordon M. Hull ’59 | J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | President and CEO, Tasty-Toppings, Inc., Columbus, Nebraska

Lindy Mullin ’67 | Ed.D., M.Ed., University of Nebraska; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Coordinator (retired), Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, Nebraska

Warren K. Urbom ’50 | LL.D., B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University; J.D., University of Michigan Law School | U.S. District Court Judge (retired), U.S. District Court-District of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

F. Thomas Waring 53 | M.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Physician (retired), Fremont, Nebraska