Board of Directors

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is governed by a volunteer board of directors that elects our officers and appoints our leadership.

Learn more about our newest members, Victor M. Alvarez and Jeffrey A. Chapman.

* An asterisk denotes Executive Committee members
Victor M. Alvarez
Coral Gables, Florida
Dale E. Baker
Golden, Colorado
* P. Sue Beckwith, MD
(80BS, 84MD, 15MBA)
Waukee, Iowa
Stephen H. Belyn
Chicago, Illinois
James W. Carney
Des Moines, Iowa
Jeffrey A. Chapman
Dallas, Texas
* Andrew W. Code (Chair)
(80BBA, 81MBA)
Hinsdale, Illinois
Frederick J. Crawford
Columbus, Georgia
Chris D. DeWolf
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Lois A. Eichacker
Chicago, Illinois
* Janice Ellig (Vice Chair)
New York, New York
* Cassandra S. Foens, MD
(83BS, 87MD, 92R)
Waterloo, Iowa
Perry A. Glassgow
Eldridge, Iowa
Kevin R. Gruneich
Park City, Utah
Thomas R. Hanson
Hinsdale, Illinois
Miekeleen Hart
Akron, Ohio
* Carol Havemann-Lynch
(69BBA, 72JD)
Houston, Texas
Mark A. Kaufman
Oak Brook, Illinois
Casey D. Mahon
(73BA, 76JD)
Iowa City, Iowa
* Barbara A. McKenzie
Des Moines, Iowa
Bruce E. Ringdahl
(89DDS, 94MS)
Columbia, Missouri
John Ruan IV
Des Moines, Iowa
Soumyo Sarkar
New York, New York
Dyan Smith
(72BA, 76MA)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mary Joy Stead
Scottsdale, Arizona
Carl W. Stuart
Austin, Texas
* Gregs G. Thomopulos
Iowa City, Iowa
Nathan R. Tross
Highland Park, Illinois
* Thomas J. Veale
Palos Verdes Estates, California
* Barbara J. Wilson, PhD
Ex officio
Iowa City, Iowa
Suzanne S. Yoon
Chicago, Illinois
Catherine Zaharis
Iowa City, Iowa

Lifetime Honorary Directors

Dennis L. Boatman, MD
(62BA, 64MS, 66MD)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Susan K. Boyd
Iowa City, Iowa
Sue W. Cannon
Marana, Arizona
Ralph H. Congdon, MD
(61BA, 65MD, 72R)
Davenport, Iowa
Kathleen A. Dore
(72BA, 84MBA)
Dana Point, California
Nolden Gentry
(60BA, 64JD)
Des Moines, Iowa
Leonard A. Hadley
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Donald W. Heineking
Iowa City, Iowa
Curtis K. Lane
Omaha, Nebraska
Katherine A. (KAP) Petersen Linder
Manson, Iowa
Jill N. McLaughlin
Moline, Illinois
Mary Louise Petersen
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Mark W. Putney
(51BA, 57JD)
Carefree, Arizona
Carroll J. Reasoner
(73BA, 76JD)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dan C. Roberts
(76BBA, 83PhD)
Cordillera, Colorado
Gary F. Seamans
Tucson, Arizona
Wallace J. Sulentic
Waterloo, Iowa
John E. Tyrrell, MD
(47BA, 50MD)
Manchester, Iowa
Nancy B. Willis
(77BA, 80JD)
Iowa City, Iowa


Andrew W. Code
Janice Ellig
Vice Chair
Lynette L. Marshall
Sheila J. F. Baldwin
Vice President and Assistant Secretary
Sherri P. Furman
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Diane K. Brownlee

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