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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, Nebraska, or the Bishop’s designated representative.

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

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 | Secretary of the Board | Director Emeritus, External Affairs (retired), University of Kansas, Lawrence, 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

Charles F. Colón ’91 | M.B.A., University of Nebraska; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University, Owner, Chick-fil-A SouthPointe Pavillions

Kevin E. Cook ’86 | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Chair of the Board and Chair, Executive Committee| Partner (retired), Forvis, LLP, Overland Park, Kansas

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

Alex Eischeid | Student, Class of 2023, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Bill Ellerbee | B.S., University of Nebraska | President, Lincoln Industries, Lincoln, 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

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

Douglas Johnson ’89 | Graduate School of Banking, B.S. Nebraska Wesleyan University | President and CEO, Midwest Bank, Norfolk, Nebraska

Susan Keisler-Munro ’85 | M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Vice Chair and Chair, Committee on Board Affairs | President and Chief Executive Officer, Assurity Life Insurance Company, Lincoln, Nebraska

Jo Kinberg ’82 | M.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center, B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Pediatrics PC (retired), Walton, Nebraska

L. Jay Lemons '83 | Ph.D, University of Virginia; M.Ed., University of Nebraska; B.S., B.A. | Nebraska Wesleyan University; President, Academic Search

Timothy W. Lineberry ’87 | M.D., Vanderbilt University; E.M.H.A., University of Providence, B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Chief Medical Officer, Advocate Health Midwest Medical Group, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jill Moline ’90 | B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Owner, Imperial Super Foods, Canopy Street Market, Wray Market, Imperial, Nebraska

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

Adrianne Prokupek-Pickett ’01 | Ph.D, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Professor of Biology, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska

Sheryl Rinkol ’99 | M.A., Northern Arizona University; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Director, Titanic Education and Engagement, Experiential Media, 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

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

Justin Skirry | Ph.D., Purdue University; M.A., B.A., San Francisco University; Professor of Philosophy, Nebraska Wesleyan University

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

Frank M. Svoboda ’84 | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Treasurer of the Board| Co-Chairman and CEO, Globe Life, Inc., Grapevine, Texas

Rev. Nancy Tomlinson | D. Min., Iliff School of Theology, M. Div., Perkins School of Theology, B.S., University of Texas-San Antonio | Blue River District and Elkhorn Valley District, District Superintendent, Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Anna Castner Wightman ’89 | B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Senior Director, Corporate Affairs, First National Bank of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

Emalie Wightman | Student, Class of 2024, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Rev. Dr. David M. Wilson | M.Div., Phillips Theological Seminary; B.A., Oklahoma City University; Bishop, Great Plains Conference of The United Methodist Church, Topeka, Kansas.

Michaela Young ’04 ’16 | M.B.A., B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University | Vice President, MOJ Consulting LLC, Ponce Inlet, Florida

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 (deceased) | 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

Judith R. Maurer '69 | M.S., University of Nebraska-Omaha; B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University; Founder, (retired).

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

Lindy Mullin ’67 (deceased) | 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

Sheryl Snyder | M.A., B.S., University of Nebraska; Co-founder, Snyder Industries, Inc. (retired)

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