Board of Trustees
The government of the university is vested in a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees, whose regular members serve a four-year term and are eligible for re-election. One additional member represents the alumni council and serves a four-year term and is also eligible for re-election. The Board meets three times a year--in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Administration of the university is by the president, the cabinet, and by the faculty.
Officers of the Board
Jill Smith, J.D. '74, 1997-, Chair, Senior Counsel (Retired), Mayo Clinic, Eden Prairie, MN
Daniel Jackman '89, 2006-, Vice-Chair, Director, BDA International Pte LTD, Singapore
Allison Petersen, 2004-, Secretary, Walton, NE
Kerry S. Beezley, 2008-, Assistant Secretary, Executive Assistant to the President, Doane University, Crete, NE
Julie Schmidt, 2006-, Treasurer, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Doane University, Crete, NE
Jacque Carter, 2011-, President, Doane University, Crete, NE
Drew Bagley, 2016-, Principal Consultant Flywheel Education, Orlando, FL
Richard Bartlett '88, 2007-, Principal & Co Chairman, Lone Peak Capital, Overland Park, KS
Patrick Beans '79, 2007-, Chief Financial Officer, Mead Lumber Company, Lincoln, NE
C. Donald Brodie, 2000-, Member, Doan(e) Family Association of America, Inc., Ontario, Canada
Ann Songster Cahill '72, 2011-, Educator & Community Philanthropist, St. Louis, MO
Donald M. Campbell '61, 2011-, Principal, Partners for Growth Managers, San Francisco, CA
Barbara R. Cole M.D. '63, 2008-, Director of Pediatric Nephrology (Retired), Washington University, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Donn H. Crilly, M.D. '50, 1980-, Vascular Surgeon (Retired), Superior, NE
Vernon R. Daniels, J.D. '78, 2006-, Judge, Douglas County Court, Omaha, NE
Kenneth E. Fridrich '59, 1969-, Managing Director-Marketing/Pension Services (Retired), The Principal Financial Group, Omaha, NE
Susan Fritz, Ph.D., 2017-, Executive Vice President & Provost, Dean of the Graduate College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Crete, NE
Judi Gaiashkibos '00L, '07L, 2012-, Executive Director, Nebraska Commission of Indian Affairs
Toni M. Ganzel, M.D., 2005-, Dean, School of Medicine, Professor of Surgery and Otolaryngology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
Richard C. "Rick" Gibson '57, 1998-, CEO, AGRO International, Inc., Council Bluffs, IA
Richard Held '70, 2007-, Real Estate Investor, Los Angeles, CA
Jane Renner Hood '66, 2011-, Ph.D. (Retired) Executive Director of the Nebraska Humanities Council, Lincoln, NE
Ken E. James '69, 1989-, Consultant (Retired), Hewitt & Associates, Sunset, SC
Troy Kanter '90, 2005-2008, 2009-, Private Investor, Former CEO & President, Kenexa, Inc., Lincoln, NE
Reverend Jim Keck, 2011-, Sr. Minister, 1st Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC), Lincoln, NE
Allen J. Moore '73, 2016-, Past President/Investment Consultant, Smith Hayes Financial Services Corporation, Lincoln, NE
Enrique E. Sanchez '74, 2005-, Executive Manager Purchasing Warehouses, and Inventories (Retired), Republic of Panama
Paul M. Schelstraete, J.D. '70, 2007-, President, City Bank & Trust Co., Crete, NE
Charles "Chuck" Shoemaker, J.D., '73, 2014-, Of Counsel, Sullivan, Shoemaker, P.C., Hastings, NE
Tony Sorrentino J.D, 2016-, General Counsel, Silverstone Group, Omaha, NE
Amy E. Vertin, M.D. '95, 2016-, Emergency Medical Director, Crete Area Medical Center, Crete, NE
Michael A. Weston '93, 2010-, Advisor, State Farm Insurance, Lincoln, NE
Ed Wimes '96L, 2016-, Owner E & S Consulting; Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Retired), Lincoln, NE
Marian Andersen, 1979-2010, Omaha, NE
Jack E. Barker, J.D. '61, 1996-2012, President (Retired), Mountain States Employers Council, Littleton, CO
Jacob H. Dering, 1982-2008, (Retired) Pharmacist, Crete, NE
Donald F. Dillon, 1988-2007, Chairman Fiserv, Lincoln, NE
George A. Drake, Ph.D., 1995-2014, Emeritus President/Professor, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Melvin E. Emeigh '58, 1977-2001, Allstate Insurance, Sierra Vista, AZ
Robert R. Haack '51, 1976-2006, Former Vice President of Finance and Comptroller, Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., Rio Verde, AZ
George F. Haddix, Ph.D. '62, 1999-2014, Member/Manager Riverton Management Resources, LLC, Ralston, NE
Edward G. Heilman, J.D. '67,1989-2012, Attorney at Law, Palm Desert, CA
Eugene A. Klingler, Jr. M.D. '57,1976-2016, Surgeon; Medical Director, Manhattan Ambulatory Surgical Hospital, Manhattan, KS
Linda Mann, Ph.D., 2001-2007, Dean (Retired), College of Communication and Fine Arts, Grossmont College, Hillsboro, OR
Kenneth J. McCumber '68, 1999-, Sr. Vice President- Sales (Retired), Airborne Express, Bend, OR
Arleen Michael, 1975-1995, Professor of Education (Retired), University of Nebraska at Omaha, Carmichael, CA
John Nelson, 1992-2015, Chairman, SilverStone Group, Inc., Council Bluffs, IA
Kim M. Robak, J.D., 1995-2012, Partner, Ruth Mueller and Robak, LLC, Lincoln, NE
Eleanor M. "Mac" Sack '48, 1993-2007, Crete, NE
William E. Shoemaker '68, 1975-2004, Private Investor, Cambridge, NE
Peter Sura '66, 1979-1996, Senior Management ABN AMRO Bank of Amsterdam (Retired), Konstanz, Germany
John M. Vasak, Ph.D. '67, 1997-2013, Director, (Retired) Division Operations, the MITRE Corp., Vienna, VA
Earl L. Wright, 1987-2010, President & CEO, AMG National Trust Bank, NA, Englewood, CO
Doane University President
Jacque Carter, 2011-, B.S, M.S., Ph.D.
Frederic D. Brown, 1987-2005, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Philip R. Heckman, 1967-1987, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Paul Savory, 2017-, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Dean, College of Professional Studies
Lorie Cook-Benjamin, 2017-, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Master of Arts in Counseling
Dean, College of Education
Lyn C. Forester, 1992-, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Dean, Master of Education in Educational Leadership
Jed Johnston, 2002-, B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Master of Arts in Counseling
Courtney East, 2017-, Assistant Professor of Practice in Counseling
University of South Alabama, B.S., M.S.; Auburn University, Ph.D.
Jean Kilnoski, 2006-, University of Georgia, M.Ed.; Doane University, M.A.
Kyle Wockenfuss, 2018-, Assistant Professor of Practice in Counseling
Doane University, B.A.; University of South Dakota-Vermillion, M.A., A.B.D.
Burke Brown, 2012-, University of Nebraska, M.Ed.
Kathryn Speck, 1999-, Doane University, B.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A., Ph.D.
Catherine Steinhauer, 2011-, College of St. Mary, B.A.; Doane University, M.A.
Ray Zeisset, 1998-, Westmar College, B.A.; University of Illinois, M.A., Ph.D.
Master of Arts in Management & Master of Business Administration
Debora Sepich, 2017-, Director of Graduate Business Programs
George Fox University, M.B.A.; Creighton University, Ed.D.
Mary Sue Carter, 2002-, Southwest Missouri State University, B.S.; University of Missouri-Columbia, M.A.; Texas A&M University, Ph.D.
Kathie Court, 2015-, Director of Research and Scholarship
University of Maryland, B.S., M.A.; Washburn University, M.B.A.; Fielding Graduate University, M.A., Ph.D.
Dana L. Miller, 1994-, Director Developing Leader Coaches
Vancouver Bible College, B.A.; Talbot Seminary, M.A.; Azusa Pacific University, M.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D.
Randy Blair, 2004-, Texas Tech, B.A.; Doane University, M.A.M.
Mike Britten, 2006 -, Central Michigan University, B.S.; Western Michigan University, M.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D.
Karla Cooper, 2005-, Southeast Missouri State University, B.A., M.S., M.Div.
Cathy Dillon, 2009-, Doane University, M.A.M.
Rebecca J. Duncan, 1992-, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A.; Boston College, M.A.; Saint Louis University, Ph.D.
Donald R. Earl, 2013-, Doane University, M.A.M.
Lee Elliott, 2005-, Kearney State College, B.A.; Fort Hays State University, M.S.
Kathleen A. Engel, 2013-, Doane University, M.A.M.
Terese Frances, 2000-, Southern Illinois University, B.S., M.A.
Donald Fritz, 2007-, Kearney State College, B.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.Ed, Ph.D.
Stacie Goding, 2006-, Hastings College, B.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, J.D.
Ted Hill, 2006-, University of Maryland, B.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A.; Northwestern University, M.B.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D.
Shannon Hinrichs, 2009-, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A.; Bellevue University, M.B.A
Steve Joel, 2001-, Doane University, B.A.; Kansas State, Ph.D.
Bill Kostner, 1997-, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.B.A.
Steve Lamken, 2009-, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A.
Gina Larson, 1999-, Doane University, B.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A.
Leslie D. Manns, 1992-, University of North Dakota, B.A., M.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D.
Steve Rathman, 2011-, Doane University, M.A.
Jaye E. Stentz, 2013-, University of Nebraska-Omaha, B.S.; Doane University, M.A.M.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D. ABD
Graduate Studies in Education
Lyn C. Forester, 1992-, Professor of Education and Dean of the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Program
University of South Carolina, B.A.; University of Oklahoma, M.Ed.; Oklahoma State University, Ed.D.
Jed Johnston, 2002-, Associate Professor of Education and Dean of Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S; University of Nebraska-Omaha, M.S; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ed.D.
Jodie Greene, 2018 -, Director of the Master of Education School Counseling Program with rank of Assistant Professor of Practice in School Counseling
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., M.A.
Susan Alford, 2018-, Associate Professor of Special Education
Wheaton College, B.S.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.S., Ph.D.
Doug Christensen, 2009-, Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership
Midland Lutheran College, B.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A., Ph.D.
Rodney Diercks, 1997-, Professor of Education
Chadron State College, B.S.; Doane University, M.Ed.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D.
Timothy Frey, 2013-, Professor of Education
Doane University, B.A., M.Ed.; Indiana University-Bloomington, Ph.D.
Emily Griesch, 2005-, Lecturer in Education
Doane University, M.Ed.
Marilyn A. Johnson-Farr, 1993-, Dwight E. Porter Professor of Education
Nebraska Wesleyan University, B.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Linda Kalbach, 2004-, Professor of Education
University of Northern Colorado, B.A.; Fort Hays State University, M.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D.
Julie A. Kozisek, 1980-, Professor of Education
Doane University, B.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.S., Ph.D.
Mary Ritzdorf, 2016-, Assistant Professor of Education
College of Saint Mary, B.S; Doane University, MED; College of Saint Mary, Ed.D.
Elizabeth Sullivan Scott, 2016 -, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Northwest Missouri State University, B.S.; Kansas State University, M.S.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D.
Catherine Sommervold, 2015-, Associate Professor of Practice in Education, Director of the Ed.D. Program
University of South Dakota, B.A., M.A.; University of St. Thomas (MN), Ed.D.
Deb Stuto, 2006-, Director, Curriculum and Instruction and Initial Program at the Advanced Level for Certification
Doane University, M.Ed.
Denee L. Wehrs, 1996-, Assistant Professor of Practice in Education
Doane University, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Administration and Staff
Jacque Carter, 2011-, President
Paul Savory, 2017-, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Michael Carpenter, 2007-, Vice President for information Technology Services/CIO
Marty Fye, 2016-, Vice President Advancement and Alumni Affairs
Carrie Petr, 2009-, Vice President for Student Leadership
Julie Schmidt, 2006-, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Joel Weyand, 2009-, Vice President for Enrollment Services and Marketing
Andrea Butler, 2016-, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for Online Operations
Lorie Cook-Benjamin, 2017-, Dean, College of Professional Studies
Lyn Forester, 1992-, Dean College of Education - Curriculum and Instruction Program
Jed Johnston, 2002-, Dean of Graduate Studies in Education - Educational Leadership Program
Dennis Amoateng, 2016-, Title IX Coordinator
Greg Baker, 2006-, Bookstore Assistant
Elizabeth Bentle, 2018-, Financial Aid Counselor
Cole Beyke, 2016-, Maintenance Associate
Chris Brady, 2016-, Campus Services Coordinator & Academic Advisor, Omaha
Lindsey Carter, 2017-, DoaneX Instructional Technologist
Jeremy Cech, 2018-, Helpdesk Support Desktop Technician
Mike Cooley, 2017-, Campus Services Coordinator & Academic Advisor, Grand Island
Kathie Court, 2015-, Director of Research and Scholarship
Megan Cunningham, 2015-, Enrollment Specialist
Cathy Dillon, 2016-, Master of Arts in Management Advisor
Denise Ellis, 2004-, Registrar
Lauren Erickson, 2016-, Enrollment Specialist
Tere Francis, 1994-, Director of Academic Support, College of Professional Studies
Ann Greiman, 2017-, Omaha Campus and Outreach Director
Emily Heathcock, 2009-, Enrollment Manager
Sandy Janssen, 2017-, Lincoln Campus Administrative Assistant
Audrey Jensen, 2015-, Grand Island Campus and Outreach Director
Jean Kilnoski, 2006-, Assistant Dean, Master of Arts in Counseling
Dan Kohler, 2015-, Marketing Manager
Logan Livers, 2018-, Digital Marketing Manager
Sarah McNeel, 2018-, Director of Veteran/Military Student Services
Deb Meier, 2017-, DoaneX Program Manager
Kelsee Meissner, 2012-, Associate Registrar
Dana L. Miller, 1994-, Director of Developing Leader Coaches, Master of Arts in Management
Cindy Nitzel, 2009-, Bursar
Laura Northup, 2006-, Director of Human Resources
Jessica Polt, 2016-, Enrollment Specialist, Master of Education
Susan Rocker, 2011-, Director of Career Development
Leah Schaber, 2016, Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies in Education
Raquel Schmidt, 2013-, Student Accounts Associate
Debora Sepich, 2017-, Director of Graduate Business Programs
Catherine Sommervold, 2015 -, Director of the Ed.D. Program
Hannah Tehee, 2016-, Enrollment Specialist
Georgia Thomas, 2018-, Administrative Assistant College of Professional Studies Graduate Programs
Peggy Tvrdy, 2008-, Director of Financial Aid
Olivia Wallroff, 2017-, Program Assistant - Graduate Studies in Education
George Wieczorek, 2016-, Technology Coordinator, Grand Island
TBA, Assistant Dean, Master of Arts in Counseling
TBA, Assistant Director of Academic Support