Alumni Board of Directors

Helping to foster the relationship between the university and its alumni and friends.

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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 virtually.

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.

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Alumni Board of Directors

Jenny Bogda, MSEd, ’12
Wheaton, IL

Caleb Brian, PhD, ’08
North St. Paul, MN

Kevin Brunner, PhD, ’86Faculty Representative
Lamoni, IA

Holly Phillips ’81 Caskey President
St. Paul, MN

Cal Closson ’82 Alumni Board of Directors Emeritus
Independence, MO

Jeremy Deemer, ’18
Westfield, IN

Dylan Fox, ’21
Lee’s Summit, MO

John Godfrey, MA, ’06 
San Diego, CA

Ric Hettrick ’74
Lee’s Summit, MO

Beth Higdon, MA, ’73
Lamoni, IA

Jen Ingram ’96 Imhoff
Kansas City, MO

Collin Isham ’11
Independence, MO

Allie Kaminski ’16
Bentonville, AR

Natalie Landers-Sherer ’16
Portland, OR

Cathy Wolfe ’88 Lysinger Secretary
Blue Springs, MO

Jeff Martin ’85
Blue Springs, MO

Chelsea McClain ’05 Pierce, JD 
Independence, MO

Doug Roberts, MA, ’01
Lee’s Summit, MO

Wilai Rojjanasrirat, PhD, RN, IBCLC Faculty Representative
Independence, MO

Jonathan Schrale ’11
Calgary, AB, Canada

Melissa Sherer ’18
Redwood City, CA

Blake Smith ’16
Nashville, TN

Lisa Sheehy ’80 Stobbe, MEd 
Eagleville, MO

Holly Inglehart ’12 Weaver, BSN, RN
Kansas City, KS

Peter Wilkinson ’93
Overland Park, KS

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Join the Alumni Board of Directors

Do you desire an opportunity to get back on “the Hill” and reconnect with your alma mater? Do you enjoy the excitement of being part of Graceland again? Consider joining the Graceland University Alumni Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving, complete the Candidate Profile Form linked below. You can also contact Rick Isham in Alumni Programs via email or by phone at 816.423.4702.