Iowa Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

Annette Jennings Scieszinski ’77, Chairperson
State of Iowa
Albia, IA

Christie Vilsack L.H.D. ’99
Vice Chair

U.S. Agency for International Development
Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Empowerment
Former Senior Advisor for International Education
Waukee, IA


Mary Elgar ’75, Secretary
Mount Pleasant, IA


Jason Bender, ’98
Chair of the Mission Group
Lomont Molding, L.L.C.
President / CEO
Mt Pleasant, IA


Elizabeth E. Davenport Garrels ’67, L.H.D. H’11
Past President
International Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood
Mount Pleasant, IA

Paul Dennison
Owner, KILJ Radio
Mt. Pleasant, IA

Charles W. Fluharty, L.H.D. ’16
Rural Policy Research Institute
President and CEO
Iowa City, IA

L. Nathan Gause, M.D., F.A.A.O.S
Great River Health Systems
Medical Director, Orthopaedics
Great River Physicians and Clinics
Vice President of Health System Informatics/CMIO
West Burlington, IA

Melinda Huisinga
National Travelers Life Company
Vice President, Human Resources (Retired)
Mt. Pleasant, IA


Byron F. Johnson ’62, D.B.A. H’86
Arthur Andersen LLP
Partner (Retired)
Barrington Hills, IL


Denise Keltner Johnson, ’82
Winegard Company
Director of Human Resources
Burlington, IA

Tony S. Kaska
Midwest Heritage Bank
CEO and President
West Des Moines IA

Maria Lofgren ’92
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics &
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
Director of Advanced Practice Providers
Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor
University of Iowa College of Nursing
Iowa City, IA


Wallace D. Loh ’65, L.H.D. H’10
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Robert G. Meyer
Wayland State Bank
Chief Executive Officer
Wayland, IA


Robert Miller, ’83, D.B.A. ’97
Mt. Pleasant, IA

Betty Barney Mullen ’75
Mary Kay
Independent Sales Director
Mt. Pleasant, IA

Cheyrl Newland Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Ex Officio
Iowa Wesleyan University


Randall K. Perry ’70
Calvary United Methodist Church
Senior Pastor (Retired)
Normal, IL


Theodore D. Roth ’73
Roth Capital Partners, LLC
Rancho Santa Fe, CA


J. D. Schimmelpfennig ’63
Lomont Molding, Inc.
President (Retired)
Mt. Pleasant, IA


Lillian Gallo Seagren
Southeast District of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
Conference Superintendent
Ex Officio
Mount Pleasant, IA


Gary N. Shaw ’60, LL.D. H’93
Morgan Stanley
Senior Vice President
Chesterfield, MO


Deborah Stowers
First United Methodist Church
Senior Pastor
Ex Officio
Mt. Pleasant, IA


Steven E. Titus, J.D., Ph.D.
Iowa Wesleyan University
Mt. Pleasant, IA


Christopher M. Van Gels ’93
The Boeing Company
Shared Services Group – Site Services and Facilities
Senior Manager – L,
Hazelwood, MO


Don Wiley ’70
Jean C. Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Mount Pleasant, IA

Trustee Emeritus

Thomas W. Anderson ’65, Cleveland Heights, Oh
Jerry L. Courtney ’60, Burlington, IA
Charles C. Espy, JR. ’63, Fairfield, IA
Waunita W. Hobbie ’46, L.H.D. H’92, Mt. Pleasant, IA
Vincent A. Naccarato ’60, Hinsdale, IL
Jodie Beck Wendel ’56, Oceanside, CA
Lori Wright ’64, LL.D. ’91, Naperville, IL