Contact Information

Tara Quass, Executive Assistant
President’s Office
Dahl Centennial Union
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

presidentsoffice@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1527

Board of Regents

PositionName
ChairpersonJ. Robert Paulson '78, Wayzata, Minn.
Vice ChairpersonShannon Duval '95, Denver, Colo.
SecretaryAnn Leon '75, Madison, Wisc.
TreasurerAndrew Bailey, Luther College vice president for finance and administration
President of the CollegeJenifer K. Ward

Members

Jeffrey Anderson '84 (2027)Anesthesiologist, Associated Anesthesiologists, Des Moines, Iowa
Brent Asplin '90 (2027)CEO and co-founder at Gather Health
Kelly Woods Birkenholz '03 (2027)Director of the EY Center for Executive Leadership Chief Tax Executive Program
Willie Davismckennie '84 (2024)Owner and Founder of 22 Wood Works, Mundelein, Ill.
Shannon (Miller) Duval '95 (2026)System Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, Deputy Chief Philanthropy Officer, CommonSpirit Health
Peter Espinosa '81 (2025)Founder/Owner Chairman, Pulpit Rock Brewing Company, BottleTree Properties, LLC, Edina, Minn., and Decorah, Iowa
Chris Gade '86 (2026)Vice President, Marketing & Engagement, RUSH, Chicago, Illinois
Allen Green '76 (2024)Retired, Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Katherine Johnson-Becklin (2025)Educational consultant, gifted and talented specialist, Monona, Wis.
Sandee Joppa '87 (2027)Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant, Joppa Consulting, LLC, Plymouth, Minn.
Dr. Mark V. Larson '78 (2024)Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, and Mayo Clinic Enterprise Medical Director of Provider Relations and Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Ann Leon ’75 (2027)Retired, Manager, Sales & Industry Learning, IBM, Madison, WI
Felix J. Malpica ’09 (2025)Bishop, LaCrosse Area Synod of Wisconsin (ELCA), LaCrosse, WI
Brad Miller '86 (2027)Founder and President of Runestone Academy LTD
Michael T. Osterholm '75 (2024)Regents Professor and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
J. Robert Paulson, Jr. '78 (2025)President and CEO, Sonex Health, Eagan, Minn.
Connie Plaehn '75 (2026)Retired, Managing Director, JPMorgan Asset Management, New York, NY
Alessandro (Sandro) Raniolo '88 (2026)Former president of global commercial real estate, Ralph Lauren, Singapore
Corey Schmidt ’98 (2027)Founding Partner of IntentGen Financial Partners and Wealth Advisor, Thrivent Financial, Naperville, IL
Anjela Shutts '93 (2026)Partner/attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, PLC, Des Moines, Iowa
James A. Thomsen '86 (2025)Financial Services Executive, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Chinyere Ukabiala (2024)College Ombudsperson, Grinnell College, Urbandale, Iowa
Lance Vander Linden '79 (2024)Retired, Chairman, National Bankruptcy Services; Of Counsel, Brice, Vander Linden & Wernick, P.C., Dallas, Texas
Leah Vriesman '88 (2026)Professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management and Associate Dean of Academic & Faculty Affairs at UCLA Extension
James Young '81 (2027)Retired, Chief Financial Officer and Board Member, Ally Financial, Bloomington, Minn.

The year in parentheses after each name indicates the expiration year of that Regent’s current four-year term.

Contact Information

Tara Quass, Executive Assistant
President’s Office
Dahl Centennial Union
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

presidentsoffice@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1527