Alumni Board of Directors

Looking for a chance to get back on "the Hill?" Do you want to reconnect with your alma mater and enjoy the excitement of being part of Graceland….again? If yes, then please consider joining the Graceland University Alumni Board of Directors.

The mission of the Alumni Board is to promote the welfare of Graceland University and to foster a close, mutually beneficial relationship between GU and its alumni and friends. The board also 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. The summer meeting is conducted via a conference call or Skype. There are various working committees which also have their own meetings. Each board member serves on at least one committee.

Board member terms are 4 years beginning in January. To express your interest or 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 Director as a new chapter in your own "Graceland Experience."

Alumni Board of Directors

Michele Black '81
Lees Summit, MO

Joseph Booz '86
Scottsdale, AZ

Kevin Brunner '86 - Faculty Representative
Lamoni, IA  

Cal Closson '82
Blue Springs, MO

Lara Guscott '08
Kansas City, MO

Dan Hanton '65
Lamoni, IA

Jenny Jackson '10
Kansas City, MO

Kasey Johnson Steen '08
West Des Moines, IA

Rosa La Puente-Flowers '97
Omaha, NE 

Joseph Postnikoff '83
Fort Worth, TX 

Brian Shantz '69
Ontario, Canada

Stacey Powell Slifka '96
Des Moines, IA 

Sam Smalldon '78
Calgary, Alberta Canada

James Varvaro '81 - Communications Volunteer
Columbia, MO

Chris Voggesser '93
West Des Moines, IA

Jeannine Andersen Ward '84
West Des Moines, IA 

Dr. Mike Wiley '83
Zionsville, IN 

Brent Wouters '88
Atlanta, GA

David Yost '67
Sonoma, CA