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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Developing great leaders is something we take pride in and is a major component of our curriculum. In order to achieve our goals we must have people to guide and lead the way for us. That is what the William Penn University Board of Trustees does. They 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

Kevin DeRonde, Mahaska Health Partnership, CEO

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

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

Michael Gates

Sylvia Graves (’71), Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends, Mooresville Schools-Indiana (Retired)

Christopher Hyland, Musco Corporation, Chief Financial Officer

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

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

Gordon Moore (’67), Woodglen Schol (Retired)

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

Ruth Neubert (‘04) People’s State Bank

John Ottosson (’84)WPU President

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

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

Alfio Tognocchi (’72), Blockowicz & Tognocchi, LLP


John Ottosson, President

President’s Cabinet

Billy Hughes, Director of Information Services

Bonnie Johnson
, Vice President for Financial Operations

Nik Rule, Athletics and Student Activities Director

Marsha Riordan, Vice President for Advancement

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

Madison Steinke, Director of Admissions

Heidi Scholes, Dean of Students, Director of Residence Life

Angella Durian-Gambell, Executive Assistant to the President, Human Resource Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator, Secretary to the WPU Board of Trustees