**Chairperson of the board

Bernadette Allen '78

Bernadette Allen '78
Retired U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Niger
Fort Washington, Md.

Kenneth Braskamp ’65

Kenneth Braskamp ’65
Retired personal investments manager
Los Angeles, Calif.

Peter Cartwright '82

Peter Cartwright '82
First Vice President - Wealth Management
Senior Investment Management Consultant
Financial Planning Specialist
Smith Barney
Des Moines, Iowa

Vernon Den Herder ’71

Vernon Den Herder ’71
Farmer
Retired Defensive End
Miami Dolphins
Sioux Center, Iowa

Tej Dhawan ’91

Tej Dhawan ’91
Principal
StartupCity Des Moines
Grimes, Iowa

Betsy Farver-Smith

Betsy Farver-Smith
National Development Officer
Betty Ford Center Foundation
Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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Julie Fisher '90
Corporate Counsel
Musco Sports Lighting
Naples, Fla.

Shayla From

Shayla From
Corporate Secretary
Community volunteer & leader of non-profit sector
West Des Moines, Iowa

Terry Garvin ’72

Terry Garvin ’72
President
GFA Financial Group
Largo, Fla.

James Israel

James Israel
President
Worldwide Financial Services Division
Deere & Company
Johnston, Iowa

Barbara Kniff-McCulla

Barbara Kniff-McCulla
CEO
KLK Construction
Pella, Iowa

Tom Koos '86

Thomas Koos '86
Chief Executive Officer
Weber-Stephen Products LLC
Coto de Caza, Calif.

Rev. Kevin Korver ’77

Rev. Kevin Korver ’77
Pastor
Third Reformed Church
Pella, Iowa

J. Lanier Little ’74

** J. Lanier Little ’74
Chairperson of the Board
Retired Executive Vice President
First Niagara Financial Group
Bonita Springs, Florida

Rev. Sophie Mathonnet-VanderWell

Rev. Sophie Mathonnet-VanderWell
Pastor
Second Reformed Church
Pella, Iowa

Rev. Charles Morris ’70

Rev. Charles Morris ’70
Retired Pastor
Ft. Washington Collegiate Church
President, The Collegiate Church Corp.
New York, N.Y.

Jeff Oliver '79

Dr. Jeff Oliver '79
Pathologist
Pathology Associates, Ltd.
Phoenix, Ariz.

Michael Orr ’69

Michael Orr ’69
Retired President
Financial Services Division
Deere & Company
Monona, Wisc.

Karin Peterson

Karin Peterson
Vice President of Human Resources
Pella Corporation
Pella, Iowa

Dr. Barbara Pettitt ’72

Dr. Barbara Pettitt ’72
Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Grady Health System
Director of Medical Student Education
Emory University Department of Surgery
Stone Mountain, Ga.

Stan Poortinga

Stan Poortinga
Chairman of the Board
Precision Pulley & Idler
Pella, Iowa

Dr. Rick Ryan ’70

Rick Ryan ’70
CEO
Apertus Pharmaceutical
Ballwin, Mo.

Rev. John Schmidt

Rev. John Schmidt
Retired Pastor
Second Reformed Church
Zeeland, Mich.

Kathy Sikkema '84

Kathy Sikkema '84
Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University
Durham, N.C.

Steve Sikkink '83

Steve Sikkink '83
President
Alliance Technologies LLC
Des Moines, Iowa

Donna Smith ’81

Donna Smith ’81
Community volunteer
Pella, Iowa

Harry Smith ’73

Harry Smith ’73
News reporter for NBC
New York, New York

Clay Thompson '90

Clay Thompson '90
President
Caterpillar Insurance Services
Brentwood, Tenn.

Robert Vermeer ’66

Robert Vermeer ’66
Chairman of the Board
Vermeer Corporation
Pella, Iowa

Deanna Ver Steeg, '94

Deanna Ver Steeg, '94
Director
IT Business Relationship Management
Finance
S.C. Johnson & Son
Chicago, Ill.

Judith Vogel ’82

Judith Vogel ’82
Analyst
Principal Global Investors
Johnston, Iowa

Mary Worstell ’73

Mary Worstell ’73
Director, Partner Relations Group
Office of External Affairs
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Dept. of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Mark Putnam

Ex Officio
Mark Putnam
President
Central College
Pella, Iowa

Thomas DeVries

Honorary
Rev. Thomas DeVries
General Secretary
Reformed Church in America
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Emeriti Trustees

Mary Andringa
President/CEO
Vermeer Corporation
Pella, Iowa

Stephen Bell’59
Retired Professor
Department of Telecommunications, Ball State
Muncie, Ind.

Sue Brandl ’65
Community volunteer
Pella, Iowa

Rev. Dr. George Brown, Jr. '65
G.W. and Eddie Haworth Professor Emeritus of Christian Education
Western Theological Seminary
Holland, Michigan

Mark De Cook ’64
President & Co-CEO, retired
Heritage Lace, Inc.
Pella, Iowa

M. Joan Farver ’88 Honorary Degree
Chairman Emerita
Pella Corporation
Pella, Iowa

J. Barry Griswell ’04 Honorary Alumni
President, Des Moines Community Foundation of
Greater Des Moines Board of Directors;
Former Chairman & CEO of Principal
Financial Group
West Des Moines, Iowa

Judith Grooters ’60
Group Controller, retired
Carreker Corporation
Dallas, Texas

Helen Hislop ’50 & ’78 Honorary Degree
Retired Professor & Chair of the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
University of Southern California
High Point, N.C.

Marlyn Klimstra ’50
Retired Vice President of Sales
Pella Corporation
Pella, Iowa

Harold Kolenbrander ’60 & ’96 Honorary Degree
Senior Consultant
Academic Search Consultation Service
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jean Rozenboom
Retired Managing Director—Investments
Piper Jaffray
New Sharon, Iowa

John Sikkink ’62
Mission Advancement Coordinator
Synod of the Heartland
Reformed Church in America
Apple Valley, Minn.

Robert Vanderlinden ’55
Retired President
Seiferts
Pella, Iowa

Donald Vogel ’61
Retired Senior Vice President
Spear, Leeds and Kellogg
St. Augustine, Fla.

David Wesselink ’64
Retired Chairman & CEO
Metris Companies, Inc.
Northbrook, Ill.

Faculty Representatives

Josh Dolezal

Josh Dolezal
Associate Professor of English

Robert Franks

Robert Franks
Professor of Computer Science

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Jessica Schuring

Jessica Schuring
Instructor of Economics

Elena Vishnevskaya

Elena Vishnevskaya
Associate Professor of Religion

Student Representatives

Libby Elmitt
Elementary Education major
Sr., Johnston, Iowa

Kyle Freischlag
History and Biology major
Sr., Pella, Iowa

Hillary Hotz
Economics and Communication Studies major
Jr., Fort Dodge, Iowa

Paden Kleinhesselink
Athletic Training major
Sr., Sioux Center, Iowa

Miranda Wehde
Political Science and History major
Global Sustainability minor
Sr., Tipton, Iowa