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.

Cori Vokoun, B.A., Princeton University | Chair of the Board and Chair, Executive Committee| Vice President, Sampson Construction, Lincoln, Nebraska

Kevin E. Cook ’86 | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Vice Chair and Chair, Committee on Board Affairs| Partner (retired), BKD, LLP, Overland Park, Kansas

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

Frank M. Svoboda ’84 | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Treasurer of the Board| Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Globe Life, Inc., Grapevine, Texas

Julie M. Anderson ’97 | M.B.A., Duke University; M.P.P., University of Chicago; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Partner, IBM Global Business Services, Bethesda, Maryland

Rev. Chad Anglemyer, D. Min., Wesley Theological Seminary; 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

Vidette Bullock Mixon ’74 | B.S. Nebraska Wesleyan University| Corporate Secretary (retired), United Methodist Women, Bronx, New York

Nicholas J. Cusick| M.B.A., B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln| CEO, Bison, Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska

Josie Fails| Student, Class of 2022| Nebraska Wesleyan University

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

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

Timothy R. Hull ’81 | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | President and CEO, Bank of Estes Park, Estes Park, Colorado

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

Susan Keisler-Munro ’85 | M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | President, Chief Operating Officer, Assurity Life Insurance Company, Lincoln, Nebraska

Timothy W. Lineberry, M.D., CPE ’87 | M.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Chief Medical Officer, Aurora Health Care Medical Group, De Pere, Wisconsin

Marty Martinez ’99 | M.A., Tufts University; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Chief Executive Officer, Reach Out and Read, Boston, Massachusetts

Jacob Mason| Student, Class of 2023| Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lee Newcomer ‘74| M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.D., University of Nebraska College of Medicine, B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Senior Vice President, Oncology and Genetics, UnitedHealth Group (retired), Wayzata, Minnesota

Sheryl Rinkol ’99 | M.A., Northern Arizona University; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Founder, Titanically Speaking, Springfield, Missouri

Doris Robertson| M.B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., Kearney State College,| Executive Vice President of Credit Administration, Union Bank & Trust, Lincoln, Nebraska

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

Suzanne Sughroue ’02 | M.B.A., B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University; A.A.S., Southeast Community College | Associate Vice President of Development, Madonna Foundation, Lincoln, Nebraska

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

Lisa Wilkinson, Ph.D., M.A., B.A, University of South Florida| Professor of Philosophy, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Susan L. Wortmann, Ph.D., M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; B.A., Wayne State College | Professor of Sociology, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Governors Emeriti

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

Robert B. Harris, LL.D., Nebraska Wesleyan University; B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Principal, R.B. Harris Company, Denver, Colorado

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