Alumni Board of Directors

Desire an opportunity to get back on "the Hill" and reconnect with your alma mater? Enjoy the excitement of being part of Graceland again? Consider joining the Graceland University Alumni Board of Directors.

The Alumni Board’s mission is to promote the welfare of Graceland University and foster a close, mutually beneficial relationship between the University and its alumni and friends. The board supports the president, trustees, faculty and staff in the advancement of Graceland.  

The Alumni Board meets three times a year. October (Homecoming) and March meetings are held on the Lamoni campus, while the summer meeting is conducted via conference call or Skype.

Through a choice of various working committees, each board member is required to choose at least one to serve on. Each committee coordinates their own additional meetings throughout the year. Board member terms are four years, beginning in January.

If you are interested in serving on the Alumni Board of Directors, please complete the Candidate Profile Form either online or in a pdf form. To view a more detailed list of Alumni Board of Director Duties and Responsibilities, click here. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Paul J. Davis in the Alumni Programs office at 641.784.5422, or


Graceland University is still that special place you remember from your time here. Please consider adding Alumni Board of Directors as a new chapter in your own Graceland experience.

Alumni Board of Directors

Brittany Atwood Thomas `06
West Des Moines, IA

Michele Black `81
Lees Summit, MO

Joseph Booz `86
Scottsdale, AZ

Kevin Brunner `86 - Faculty Representative
Lamoni, IA

Holly Phillips Caskey `81
St. Paul, MN

Cal Closson `82
Blue Springs, MO

Mike Davis `10
Loveland, CO

Carmen Fisher `02
Belton, MO

Lara Guscott `08
Kansas City, MO

Dan Hanton `65
Lamoni, IA

V. Lynn Matthews `75
Kansas City, MO

Keith McMillan `87
Independence, MO

Brian Shantz `69
Ontario, Canada

Stacey Powell Slifka `96
Des Moines, IA

Sam Smalldon `78
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Jeannine Andersen Ward `84
West Des Moines, IA

Dr. Mike Wiley `83
Zionsville, IN

Brian Woodson `87
Hendersonville, TN