The Search for NWU’s 17th President

On April 5, 2018, Dr. Fred Ohles announced plans to retire as the university’s 16th president, effective July 1, 2019.

Board of Governors chair Susan Gourley appointed Board Secretary Kim Moore (’90) to chair the Presidential Search Committee. The search committee, composed of governors, faculty, staff, alumni and student members, will conduct the national search. Each member of the Presidential Search Committee has signed a Code of Ethics that, among other things, pledges to respect the confidentiality of all candidates.

Julie Tea and Susan VanGilder of the executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, will support the search committee in its work.

The Presidential Search Committee has produced a detailed PDF iconprospectus for the position of president of Nebraska Wesleyan University. The document provides an overview of NWU’s history, programs and operations, along with details about the opportunities and challenges of the position and the desired qualifications and characteristics of our next leader. 

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Presidential Search Committee

  • Kim Moore ’90, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee and Secretary of the Board of Governors
  • Eduardo Boussón, University Ministries
  • Kevin Cook ’86, Governor
  • Nathanael Fackler, Professor of Chemistry
  • John Gerrard ’76, L.H.D. ’13, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors
  • Susan Gourley, Chair of the Board of Governors
  • Daphne Hall ’92, Governor
  • Brad Hurrell ’73, Governor
  • Karen Linder ’82, President and CEO, Tethon 3D; Principal, Linseed Capital
  • Angie Muhleisen ’81, LL.D. 12, Governor Emerita
  • Kendra Mullins, student
  • L. G. Searcey, Treasurer of the Board of Governors
  • Cori Vokoun, Governor
  • Meghan Winchell, Professor of History
  • Ira Zeff, Director of Athletics