Board of Regents


  • Wendy (Jaycox) Davidson ‘92, Chicago, Ill.

Vice Chairperson

  • J. Robert Paulson '78, Wayzata, Minn.


  • Susan Sorlien '73, Bonita Springs, Fla.


  • Andrew Bailey, Luther College vice president for finance and administration

President of the College

  • Jenifer K. Ward


Jeffrey Anderson '84 (2023)
Anesthesiologist, Associated Anesthesiologists, Des Moines, Iowa  

Wendy (Jaycox) Davidson '92 (2023)
President - Americas, Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Downers Grove, Ill.

Willie DavismcKennie '84 (2024)
Owner and Founder of 22 Wood Works, Mundelein, Ill.

Shannon (Miller) Duval '95 (2022)
System Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, Deputy Chief Philanthropy Officer, CommonSpirit Health

Peter Espinosa '81 (2021)
Founder/Owner Chairman, Pulpit Rock Brewing Company, BottleTree Properties, LLC, Edina, Minn., and Decorah, Iowa

Vanessa Frazier '90 (2024)
Permanent Representative of Malta to United Nations

Chris Gade '86 (2022)
Chief Public Affairs Officer, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Allen Green '76 (2024)
Retired, Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Katherine Johnson-Becklin (2021)
Educational consultant, gifted and talented specialist, Monona, Wis.

Sandee Joppa '87 (2023)
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 (2023)
Retired, Manager, Sales & Industry Learning, IBM, Madison, WI

Felix J. Malpica ’09 (2025)
Bishop, LaCrosse Area Synod of Wisconsin (ELCA), LaCrosse, WI

David "Chip" Norris '82 (2022)
Retired, Group president, Alerus Financial Corporation, Champlin, Minn.

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  (2021)
President and CEO, VentureMed Group, Inc., Wayzata, Minn.

Connie Plaehn '75  (2022)
Retired, Managing Director, JPMorgan Asset Management, New York, NY

Corey Schmidt ’98 (2023)
Founding Partner of IntentGen Financial Partners and Wealth Advisor, Thrivent Financial, Naperville, IL

Anjela Shutts '93  (2022)
Partner/attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, PLC, Des Moines, Iowa

Susan K. Sorlien '73  (2022)
Retired, President, Dealer Store Division, Sears Corporation, Bonita Springs, Fla.

James A. Thomsen '86  (2021)
Financial Services Executive, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Diane Thormodsgard '72 (2022)
Retired, Vice Chairman, Wealth Management & Securities Services, U.S. Bancorp, Bonita Springs, Fla.

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

James Young '81 (2023)
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.