Board of Trustees (BOTs)
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, with Division operations performed by members of the Executive Council.
Trustee Executive Board
Paul M. Schelstraete, J.D. (‘70), 2007-, Chair, President, City Bank and Trust Co., Crete, NE
Daniel Jackman (‘89), 2006-, Vice-Chair, Chair, BOT Audit and Business Committee, Director, BDA International Pte LTD, Singapore
Allison Petersen, 2004-, Secretary, Walton, NE
Drew Bagley, 2016-, Chair, BOT Technology and Innovation Committee, Principal Consultant Flywheel Education, Orlando, FL
Vernon R. Daniels, J.D. (‘78), 2006-, Chair, BOT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Judge, Douglas County Court, Omaha, NE
Susan Fritz, Ph.D., 2020-, Chair, BOT Building and Grounds Committee, Executive Vice President and Provost, Dean of the Graduate College
Toni M. Ganzel, M.D., 2005-, Chair, BOT Academic Committee, Dean, School of Medicine, Professor of Surgery and Otolaryngology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
Richard C. “Rick” Gibson (‘57), 1998-, Chair, BOT Advancement Committee, CEO, AGRO International, Inc., Council Bluffs, IA
Troy Kanter (‘90), 2005-2008, 2009-, Chair, BOT Enrollment Services Committee, Private Investor, Former CEO & President, Kenexa, Inc., Lincoln, NE
Allen J. Moore (‘73), 2016-, Chair, BOT Investment Committee, Past President/Investment Consultant, Smith Hayes Financial Services Corporation (Retired), Lincoln, NE
Charles “Chuck” Shoemaker, J.D. (‘73), 2014-, Chair, BOT Governance and Nominations Committee, Of Counsel, Sullivan, Shoemaker, P.C., Hastings, NE
Michael A. Weston (‘93), 2010-, Chair, BOT Student Affairs Committee, Alumni Council Representative, Agency Field Specialist, State Farm Insurance, Lincoln, NE
Roger Hughes, Ph.D. (‘82), 2021-, BOT ex-officio, President, Doane University, Crete, NE
Jenei Skillet (‘19), 2011-, Assistant Secretary, Executive Assistant to the President, Doane University, Crete, NE
Ned Tucker, 2021-, Treasurer, Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, Doane University, Crete, NE
John Allbery, (‘80), 2018-, Independent Corporate Director, Denver, CO
Richard Bartlett (‘88), 2007-, Principal & Co Chairman, Lone Peak Capital; Chairman, CD2 Learning, LLC., Overland Park, KS
Patrick Beans (‘79), 2007-, Manager of Amandla, LLC., Lincoln, NE
Bruce Berglund, (‘88), 2019-, Founder and President, Donor By Design (DBD Group), Palatine, IL
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
John R. Cox, (‘83), 2018-, Chief Credit Officer, Omaha, NE
Kenneth E. Fridrich (‘59), 1969-, Senior Vice President, INVISTA Capital Management (Retired); Managing Director-Marketing/Pension Services (Retired), The Principal Financial Group, Omaha, NE
Kim Heier (‘82, ‘05A), 2017 -, Philanthropist, Former Vice President for Student Leadership, Doane College, Sedona, AZ
Richard Held (‘70), 2007-, Real Estate Investor, Los Angeles, CA
Jane Renner Hood, Ph.D. (‘66), 2011-, Ph.D. (Retired) Executive Director of the Nebraska Humanities Council (Retired), Lincoln, NE
James Keck, Reverend, 2011-, Senior. Minister, 1st Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC), Lincoln, NE
Jody King, (‘85), 2020-, Vice President and Director of Financial Planning, Fiduciary Trust Company, Beverly, MA
Lonnie Mahrt, (‘86), 2018-, Senior Vice President, Head of Customer Communications Management, CSG, Fremont, NE
Carrie Morton, (‘98), 2019-, Actuary, Principal Financial Group, Waukee, IA
Mark Mulkey, M.D. (‘82), 2017- , Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Mason City Clinic, Mason City, IA
Bill Pallett, Ph.D.(‘71), 2018-, President, The Individual Development and Educational Assessment Center (IDEA) (Retired), Manhattan, KS
Enrique E. Sanchez (‘74), 2005-, Executive Manager, Purchasing Warehouses, and Inventories (Retired), Republic of Panama
Jill Smith, J.D. (‘74), 1997-, Senior and General Counsel (Retired), Mayo Clinic, Eden Prairie, MN
Tony Sorrentino, J.D., 2016-, Shareholder/General Counsel, Silverstone Group, Omaha, NE
Amy E. Vertin, M.D. (‘95), 2016-, Emergency Department Medical Director, Crete Area Medical Center/Physician Leader-Organizational Quality, Bryan Health, Crete, NE
Marian Andersen, 1979-2010, Omaha, NE
Jack E. Barker, J.D. (‘61), 1996-2012, President (Retired), Mountain States Employers Council (Retired), Littleton, CO
C. Donald Brodie, 2000-2017, Member, Doane Family Association, Markham, ON Canada
Donn H. Crilly, M.D. (‘50), 1980-2020, Vascular Surgeon, Physician, (Retired), Superior, NE
Jacob H. Dering, 1982-2008, Pharmacist, (Retired), 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
Ken E. James (‘69), 1989-2017, Consultant, Hewitt Associates (Retired), Sunset, SC
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-, Senior. Vice President-Sales (Retired), Airborne Express, Bend, OR
Dennis E, Nelson (‘67), 1992-2015, DENCO Group, Marblehead, MA
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.,(Retired) Vienna, VA
Lois Weyers (‘67), 2004-2017, Educator, Green Bay Public Schools (Retired), DePere, WI
Earl L. Wright, 1987-2010, President and CEO, AMG National Trust Bank, NA, Englewood, CO
Roger Hughes (‘82), 2021-, B.S, M.S., Ph.D., Doane University President
Derek Bierman, 2020-, B.S., Chief Information Officer
Lorie Cook-Benjamin, 2017-, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Interim Chief Academic Officer
Marty Fye (‘83), 2016-, B.S., Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Linda Scholting, 2021-, B.S., M.B.A., Vice President of Business and Finance, Chief Financial Officer
Jenei Skillet (‘19), 2011-, A.S., B.A., Executive Assistant to the President
Luis Sotelo, 2017-, B.S., Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Mark Wateska, 2021-, B.S., M.S., Director, Athletics
Anne Ziola (‘04, ‘09A), 2009-, B.A., M.A.M., Director, Human Resources
Frederic D. Brown, 1987-2005, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Jennifer Bossard, 2007-, B.S., B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Dean, College of Business
Timothy Frey, 2013-, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Dean, College of Education
Pedro Maligo, 2018-, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
April Minster, 2021-, B.S.N, M.S.N., M.P.H., Ed.D., Dean, School of Innovative Learning
Master of Arts in Counseling
Courtney East, 2017-, Assistant Professor; MAC Program Director
University of South Alabama, B.S., M.S.; Auburn University, Ph.D.
Andrea McGrath, 2020-, Assistant Professor
Creighton University, B.A.; University of Denver, M.A.; University of Wyoming, Ph.D.
Arden Szepe, 2019-, Assistant Professor
Auburn University, B.S.; University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, M.A.; University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Ph.D.
Jean Kilnoski, 2006-, Assistant Professor of Practice; MAC Student Advisor; Clinical Placement Director
Doane College, B.A.; University of Georgia, M.Ed.; Doane College, M.A.
Burke Brown, 2012-, University of Nebraska, M.Ed.
Alison Downs, 2020-, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., Doane University, M.A.
Coral Frazell, 2014-, Carleton College, B.A.; Doane College, M.A.; University of Minnesota, Ph.D.
Nicole Trevena-Flores, 2015-, Doane College, B.A., M.A.; University of Minnesota, Ph.D.
Master of Arts in Management & Master of Business Administration
Amit Jain (AJ) Chauradia, 2021-, Assistant Professor of Business
University of Miami, B.B.A.; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Debora Sepich, 2017-, Director of Graduate Business Programs
George Fox University, M.B.A.; Creighton University, Ed.D.
Mary Sue Carter, 2002-, Associate Professor of Practice
Southwest Missouri State University, B.S.; University of Missouri-Columbia, M.A.; Texas A&M University, 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.
Graduate Studies in Education
Doug Christensen, 2009-, Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership,Director of the Education Specialist Program
Midland Lutheran College, B.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A., Ph.D.
Karla Cooper, 2004-, Assistant Professor of Practice
Southeast Missouri State University, B.A.; Eden Theological Seminary, M.Div.; Doane University, Ed.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-, Dean of the College of Education, Professor of Education
Doane University, B.A., M.Ed.; Indiana University-Bloomington, Ph.D.
Jodie Green, 2018-, Assistant Professor of Practice in Education, Director of the Master of Education School Counseling Program
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., M.A.
Emily Griesch, 2005-, Assistant Professor of Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S.; Doane University, M.Ed., Ed.D.
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, Chair Undergraduate Education Programs
University of Northern Colorado, B.A.; Fort Hays State University, M.A.; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D.
Teresa Perkins, 2021-, Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Educational Leadership Program
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A. Ed.D.; Doane University, M.Ed.
Nikki Piper, 2013-, Instructor of Practice in Education
Doane University, B.A., M.Ed. Ed.S.
Carrie Rath, 2021 -, Assistant Professor of Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A.; University of Nebraska-Omaha, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Elizabeth Sullivan Scott, 2016 -, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,Co-Director of the Educational Leadership Program
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-, Assistant Professor of Practice in Education; Director of the Curriculum and Instruction and Initial Program at the Advanced Level for Certification
Doane University, M.Ed.
Denee L. Wehrs, 1996-, Associate Professor in Education
Doane University, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Tiffany Young, 2021-, Assistant Professor in Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.