Board of Directors


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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.

Mrs. Jodi A. Bacon

Mrs. Jodi A. Bacon ’91

Berkshire Hathaway Energy
Des Moines, IA

Renee Beaulieu

Ms. Renee Beaulieu

Thompson Solutions Group
Sioux City, IA

Michael Bennett

Mr. Michael L. Bennett

Albaton Enterprises, LLC
Jefferson, SD

Chad Benson

Mr. Chad W. Benson ’90

Cedar Falls, IA

Chris Bogenrief

Mr. Chris Bogenrief ’94

NAI United
North Sioux City, SD

Robert Burkhart

Dr. J. Robert Burkhart ’70

United Methodist Church (Retired)
Indianola, IA

Ron Carlson

Rev. Ron Carlson

United Methodist Church
Des Moines, IA

Cy Chesterman Jr.

Mr. Cy W. Chesterman Jr. ’91

Chesterman Company
Sioux City, IA

Dan Cox

Dr. Dan Cox

Northwest AEA
Sioux City, IA

Rosa Diaz

Ms. Rosa E. Diaz

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Washington, DCA

Cleo Franklin

Mr. Cleophus P. Franklin, Jr. ’81

Franklin Strategic Solutions
Cypress, TX

Dan Henderson

Dan Henderson ’71

Zimco Supply Company
Sioux City, IA

Scott Kerkhoff

Mr. Scott M. Kerkhoff ’93

Midwest Surplus, Inc.
Coralville, IA

Deborah Kiesey

Bishop Deborah L. Kiesey ’73

Episcopal Office (Retired)
Iowa City, IA

Meredith Lang

Ms. Meredith L. Lang ’02

Endeavor Air
Minneapolis, MN

Nolan Lubarski

Mr. Nolan Lubarski

North Sioux City, SD

Esther Mackintosh

Dr. Esther M. Mackintosh ’69

Federation of State Humanities Council (Retired)
Washington, DC

Tim McCabe

Mr. Tim J. McCabe ’88

Sterling Computers
North Sioux City, SD

Thomas Narak

Dr. Thomas C. Narak ’70

School Administrators of Iowa (Retired)
West Des Moines, IA

Tarah Nolan

Mrs. Tarah A. Nolan ’09

Parker, SD

Martin Palmer

Mr. Martin B. Palmer

Palmer Candy Company
Sioux City, IA

Mark Porter

Mr. Mark C. Porter

Schweid & Sons
Saint Jacob, IL

Khalid Rasheed

Mr. Khalid Rasheed

Sioux City, IA

Cory Roberts

Cory A. Roberts, M.D., M.B.A. ’90

Sonic Healthcare USA Anatomic
Dallas, TX

Roberta Rohlena

Mrs. Roberta J. Rohlena

Koated Kernels
Sioux City, IA

Thomas Rosen

Mr. Thomas J. Rosen ’70

Rosen’s Diversified, Inc.
Fairmont, MN

Ray Scott

Mr. Ray A. Scott ’91

RAAS Holdings & Real Estate Development
Jacksonville, FL

Mia Sudo

Ms. Mia Sudo

Sudo Corporation
Fujisawa City, Japan

Erica Thein

Ms. Erica R. Thein ’02

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

James Walker

Mr. James A. Walker ’70

Heim & Walker
Wayzata, MN

Richard Waller

Mr. Richard A. Waller

Security National Bank (Retired)
Dakota Dunes, SD

Carol Werner

Ms. Carol A. Werner ’69

Environmental & Energy Study Institute (Retired)
Washington DC

Curtis White

Mr. Curtis N. White ’76

Mattel Corporation (Retired)
Westfield, IN


Kennetha Bigham-Tsai

Bishop Kennetha Bigham-Tsai

Bishop, Iowa Episcopal Area
United Methodist Church
Des Moines, IA

Kimberly Christopherson

Dr. Kimberly M. Christopherson

Faculty Representative
Morningside University
Sioux City, IA

Brian Johnson

Mr. Brian A. Johnson ’83

Alumni Representative
Security National Bank
Sergeant Bluff, IA

Caleb Lubbers

Mr. Caleb Lubbers ’24

Student Representative
Morningside University
Sioux City, IA

Albert Mosley

Dr. Albert Mosley

Morningside University
Sioux City, IA