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

Board Members

Mr. Michael E. Abbott '70
Clive, Iowa

Mr. Larry P. Arnold '65
Scottsdale, Arizona

Mr. Adam J. Baumgartner '97
Le Mars, Iowa

Mr. Michael L. Bennett '75
Jefferson, South Dakota

Dr. Zeddie P. Bowen
Savannah, Georgia

Rev. Dr. Thomas Carver
Storm Lake, Iowa

Mrs. Arlene T. Curry, J.D.
Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

Dr. Stephen F. Davis
Hideaway, Texas

Mr. Carter R. Dennis
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. John W. Gleeson
Sioux City, Iowa

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

Mr. Dan E. Henderson '71
Sioux City, Iowa

Mrs. Linda L. Jennings '86
Des Moines, Iowa

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

Bishop Deborah L. Kiesey '73
Iowa City, Iowa

Dr. Esther M. Mackintosh '69
Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Nancy R. Metz
Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

Mrs. Cynthia C. Moser
Sioux City, Iowa

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

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

Mr. Douglas E. Palmer
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. Martin B. Palmer
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. Khalid A. Rasheed
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. Thomas J. Rosen '70
Fairmont, Minnesota

Ms. Regina S. Roth
Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

Mr. Ronald L. Shurts '83
Scottsdale, Arizona

Mr. John J. Steele '79
Omaha, Nebraska

Mr. Craig I. Struve '70
Spirit Lake, Iowa

Ms. Mia Sudo
Fujisawa City, Japan

Mr. Clifford E. Tufty '70
Sioux City, Iowa

Mr. Norman W. Waitt, Jr. '86
Omaha, Nebraska

Mr. James A. Walker '70
Wayzata, Minnesota

Dr. Craig S. Wansink ‘84
Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Mr. Curtis N. White '76
Westfield, Indiana

Mrs. Martha E. Wikert '62
Omaha, Nebraska

Ms. Connie P. Horton Wimer '54
Des Moines, Iowa

Mr. Ronald C. Yockey '70
Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

Ex Officio Members

Mr. Brian A. Johnson ‘83 (Alumni Representative)
Sergeant Bluff, Iowa 

Mr. Anthony Patton '19 (Student Representative)
Lincoln, Nebraska

Dr. Leslie A. Werden (Faculty Representative)
Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

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

Bishop Laurie Haller, Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church
Des Moines, Iowa