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 governors, the university president, two faculty-elected members, two student-elected members, the president of the Nebraska Wesleyan University Alumni Association, and the bishop of the United Methodist Church having jurisdiction over Lincoln, Neb., or the Bishop’s designated representative.

Hon. John M. Gerrard (’76) | L.H.D., B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University; J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law; M.P.A., University of Arizona | Chair of the Board and Chair, Executive Committee | Chief Judge, U.S. District Court-District of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

Cori Vokoun, B.A., Princeton University | Vice Chair and Chair, Committee on Board Affairs | Vice President, Sampson Construction, Lincoln, Nebraska

Kim S. Moore (’90) | M.S.N., Clarkson College; B.S.N., Nebraska Wesleyan University; R.N., Bryan School of Nursing | Secretary of the Board | President and CEO (retired), CHI Health St. Elizabeth, Lincoln, Nebraska

Kevin E. Cook (’86) |B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Treasurer of the Board and Chair, Finance and Audit Committee | Partner, BKD, LLP, Overland Park, Kansas

Julie M. Anderson (’97) | M.B.A., Duke University; M.P.P., University of Chicago; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Principal, AG Strategy Group, Bethesda, Maryland

Rev. Chad Anglemyer, M.Div., Iliff School of Theology; B.A., Southwestern College | Missouri River District Superintendent, Great Plains Conference United Methodist Church, Plattsmouth, Nebraska

Robert F. Bartle (’72) | J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Partner, Bartle & Geier, Lincoln, Nebraska

<Kevin Boatright (’74) | M.A., University of Iowa; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Director Emeritus, External Affairs (retired), University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Scott Brewer (’01) | B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Treasurer and Director of Administration, Great Plains United Methodist Conference, Topeka, Kansas

Steven K. Brugman (’89) | M.B.A., Duke University; B.S. Nebraska Wesleyan University | Account Executive, Oracle Corporation, Franklin, Tennessee

>D. Todd Duncan (’88) | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Chairman, Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, Nebraska

Richard W. Galyen, B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln | President, Galyen Petroleum Company, Atkinson, Nebraska

Darrin S. Good, Ph.D., M.A., University of Kansas; B.A., Augustana College (Illinois) |President, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Daphne Hall (’92) | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Senior Vice President, College Access Programs, EducationQuest Foundation, Henderson, Nebraska

David G. Hansen (’77) | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Partner/CEO (semi-retired), Swanson Russell, Lincoln, Nebraska

Patricia Hawk, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.A., Doane University; B.A., Chadron State College | Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Stephanie Howland-Moline (’82) | Executive Degree, University of Virginia Darden School of Business; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Executive Vice President, First National Bank of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

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

Tamra Llewellyn (’06) |, Nebraska Wesleyan University | Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska

Samantha Mosser (’98) | M.B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Regional President-Omaha, Union Bank & Trust, Omaha, Nebraska

Sean Peed (’04) | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Chief Operating Officer, Sandhills Global, Lincoln, Nebraska

Sheryl Rinkol (’99) | M.A., Northern Arizona University; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Founder, Titanically Speaking, Half Moon Bay, California

Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr., D.Min., M.Th., Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University; B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University | Bishop, Great Plains Area United Methodist Church, Topeka, Kansas

Mark A. Schulze (’88) | M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Vice President, Safety, Training and Operations Support, BNSF Railway, Argyle, Texas

Jeff Schumacher, J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law; B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln | President and CEO, Capitol Casualty Company, Lincoln, Nebraska

Hunter N. Smith, Student, Class of 2021 ]| Nebraska Wesleyan University]

Suzanne Sughroue (’02) | M.B.A., B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University; A.A.S., Southeast Community College | Director of Development, Madonna Foundation, Lincoln, Nebraska

Frank M. Svoboda (’84) | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Torchmark Corporation, Grapevine, Texas

Samuel H. Trofholz, Student, Class of 2020 | Nebraska Wesleyan University

Mark Walz (’88) | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Chairman, President and CEO, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

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

Governors Emeriti

J. Robert Duncan, LL.D., Nebraska Wesleyan University; B.S., Northwestern University | Chairman Emeritus, Duncan Aviation, 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

James R. Kruse (’67) | J.D., George Washington University; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich, Salt Lake City, Utah

Angie Muhleisen (’81) | LL.D., Nebraska Wesleyan University; B.S., Avila University | Chairman, Union Bank & Trust Company, Lincoln, Nebraska

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

Richard A. Peterson (’59) | J.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Senior Counsel (retired), Crete Carrier Corporation, Lincoln, Nebraska

Larry L. Ruth (’67) | LL.D., B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University; J.D., George Washington University | Attorney (retired), Walton, Nebraska

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