Board of Directors

Exemplary leadership

Our Board of Directors represents the ultimate decision-making authority for our institution, creating policies, expanding programs, and upholding the Morningside mission.

The Board’s members comprise many Morningside alumni and respected community and business leaders from across the region and the nation. An alumni and faculty representative also sit on the Board, as well as the current student body president.

Board of Directors Members:

Board Members

Mr. Michael E. Abbott '70
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
American Enterprise Group, Inc.
Des Moines, Iowa

Mr. Larry P. Arnold '65
Wayzata, Minnesota

Mrs. Sandra K. Bainbridge '70
Jefferson, South Dakota

Mr. Adam Baumgartner '97
General Manager, VP Marketing
Wells
Le Mars, Iowa

Mr. Michael L. Bennett '75
President
Albaton Enterprises, LLC
Sioux City, Iowa

Dr. Zeddie Bowen
Consultant
Association of Governing Boards
Savannah, Georgia

Ms. Lucy Y. Buhler '56
Edmonds, Washington

Dr. J. Robert Burkhart '70
Retired Assistant to the Bishop
Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church
Des Moines, Iowa

Mrs. Arlene T. Curry, J.D.
Commercial Broker Associate
NAI LeGrand & Company
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. W. Roger Curry '61
Saratoga, California

Dr. Stephen F. Davis
Hideaway, Texas

Mr. Carter R. Dennis
President
Dennis Supply Co.
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. Richard C. Engle
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. John W. Gleeson
President
Klinger Companies, Inc.
Sioux City, Iowa

Rev. James F. Hanke '69
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mr. Irving F. Jensen, Jr.           
Sioux City, Iowa

Dr. Esther M. Mackintosh '69
President
Federation of State Humanities Councils
Arlington, Virginia

Mrs. Nancy R. Metz
Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

Dr. Thomas C. Narak '70
West Des Moines, Iowa

Rev. Dr. Tony R. Nester
Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

Mr. Russell G. Olson '76
West Des Moines, Iowa

Mr. Douglas E. Palmer
President
Tegra Corporation
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. Martin B. Palmer
President
Palmer Candy Company
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. Khalid A. Rasheed
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. John C. Reynders
President
Morningside College
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. David M. Roederer
Johnston, Iowa

Mr. Thomas J. Rosen '70
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rosen’s Diversified, Inc.
Fairmont, Minnesota

Ms. Regina S. Roth
Executive Vice President
Beef Products, Inc.
Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

Mr. John J. Steele '79
Executive Vice President, Treasurer
and Chief Financial Officer
Werner Enterprises
Omaha, Nebraska

Mr. Craig I. Struve '70
Agribusiness Owner
Calumet, Iowa

Ms. Mia Sudo
Executive Vice President
Sudo Corporation
Sioux City, Iowa

Bishop Julius C. Trimble
Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church
Des Moines, Iowa

Mr. Clifford E. Tufty '70
President
Motor Parts Central, Inc.
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. Norman W. Waitt, Jr. '86
Chairman
Waitt Company, LLC
Omaha, Nebraska

Mr. James A. Walker '70
President and Chief Executive Officer
Heim & Walker
Wayzata, Minnesota

Mr. Richard A. Waller
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Security National Bank
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. Curtis N. White '76
Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Vice President, World Wide Logistics
and International Operations
Mattel Corporation
El Segundo, California

Mrs. Marty E. Wikert '62
RM Companies
Fremont, Nebraska

Ms. Connie P. Horton Wimer '54
Chairman
Business Publications Corporation
Des Moines, Iowa

Mr. Ronald C. Yockey '70
Project Engineer
Beef Products, Inc.
Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

Alumni Representative

Mrs. Julie R. Eickhoff '89
Voice Artist/Freelance Talent
Julie Eickhoff Audio Productions
McCook Lake, South Dakota
 

Faculty Representative

Dr. Patrick F. McKinlay
Professor, History and Political Science
Morningside College
Sioux City, Iowa

Student Representative

Mr. Jack O'Brien '15
Student Body President
Morningside College
Sioux City, Iowa

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