About Us


John Ottosson, President

President's Cabinet

Mike Foster, Director of Information Services    

Greg Hafner, Vice President for Operations, Athletic Director

Marsha Riordan, Vice President for Advancement

Linda Parker, Vice President for College for Working Adults

Dr. Noel Stahle, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Academic Dean

Kerra Strong, Vice President for Enrollment Management

Jared Pearce, Faculty Representative, Associate Professor of English

Bonnie Johnson, Vice President for Financial Operations  


Board of Trustees 

Composed of 20 members, including five representatives of the Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends and the president of the WPU Alumni Association, the Board meets three times a year (in February, May, and September). Trustees are responsible for the election of the President and to establish policies for the governance of the university. Members of the Board dedicate their expertise and resources to the advancement of WPU and play an integral role in the implementation of the mission and strategic plan of the University. Questions concerning the WPU Board of Trustees may be directed to the Office of the President. 

David Ahmad, Edward Jones, Financial Advisor

Joe Crookham, Musco Corporation, President and CEO

Rita Davis, Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends
rEEGeneration, LLC., Mental Health and Alternative Therapies

Kaye DeLange, Cargill, Inc., Facility Manager

Jerry Ellis (‘60), Arthur Anderson, Director and Chair Audit Committee (Retired)

General Tommy Franks, U.S. Military, Commander US Central Command (Retired)

Greg Harris (‘72), General Reinsurance Corp, Vice President (Retired)

Christopher Hyland, Musco Corporation, Chief Financial Officer

Berry Johnson ('61), Hampton-Dumont Community Schools, High School Principal (Retired) 

Irving Jones ('75), ICJ & Associates, LTD., President

Reginald Martin (‘72), Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends

Ruth Neubert (‘04), WPU Alumni Association President Interim, People's State Bank

Dr. Eric Nichols (80), Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends
Indiana University, University Division Advisor

David Ridgley (69), Harris Corporation, Executive Staffing (Retired)

Samuel Ritchie ('65), Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends
Pekin Elementary School, Principal (Retired)

Rob Schultze (
80), Private Consultant, various Chicago- and Michigan-based banks

Tom Showalter, Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends, General Superintendent

Margaret Stoltzfus
, Active in Quaker Leadership & Mission
Oskaloosa School District, Teacher (Retired) 

Rob Talbot, Quakerdale dba White's Iowa Institute, Executive Director and CEO

General Guy Vander Linden
, Member of the Iowa House of Representatives, U.S. Marine Corp Brigadier General (Retired)