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Paul Erbes

Paul Erbes serves Morningside University as vice president for institutional advancement with responsibilities for overseeing all fundraising efforts, conducting research for future fundraising needs, and leading the advancement unit. He also serves MU as a member of the administrative cabinet. Erbes came to Morningside in 2023 following a five-year stint as the… Read More

Michael Freeman

It's very rewarding to see the impact of our work on students. Read More

Mark O’Connell

I love working at Morningside because I truly believe that Morningside makes a difference in our students' futures. Our donors are relentlessly devoted to our students and want today's students to have the same incredible experience that they did last year and 50 years ago. Traditions, pride and excellence, it's what we do here! Read More

Karen Dreessen

Karen is a native to Sioux City and joined Morningside College in 2006. Previously she was employed by Avnet Technology Solutions in Tempe, Arizona, as the Executive Assistant to the President. During her time at Morningside, Karen has held the positions of Administrative Assistant to the Director of Alumni Relations, Administrative Assistant to… Read More

Jennifer Marlow

JJ earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College in 2003. She decided to change career paths in 2006 and joined the Institutional Advancement team as a Regional Development Officer. She is now the Director of the Annual Scholarship Fund and her main responsibilities are to raise scholarship dollars and increase… Read More

Elizabeth Schlitter

Beth joined the Institutional Advancement team in May 2018. She came to Morningside in 2007 serving as the Administrative Assistant for Student Services and Residence Life, and then transitioned to Administrative Assistant for Project Proficient, a federally funded grant. Prior to working for Morningside, Beth was the District Administrative Secretary for the Sioux… Read More

Brooke Daane

I love the family atmosphere. People at Morningside care about each other and our students. I hope students learn about the importance of lifting everyone around them up and about giving back to their community. Read More