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Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees is comprised of 21 board members who are deeply committed to University of Northwestern, its mission, and its initiatives. The Board of Trustees oversee all corporate duties for the institution. This governing board is responsible for fiduciary responsibilities, academic quality, strategic goal guidance, and appointment and evaluation of the President.

Paul Bierhaus

Retired US Colonel/Military Police
Former sales manager for 3M and...
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Alan S. Cureton, Ph.D.

President of University of Northwestern & Northwestern Media
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Dr. Margaret A. Diddams

Editor, Christian Scholar’s Review
Former provost and Professor of...
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Mary Edwards, MPH

Executive Vice President
Fairview Health Services
Minneapolis, MN
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Stan Erickson

President & Chief Executive Officer
Liberty Capital,...
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Ginger Ewing, J.D.

Secretary of the UNW Board of Trustees
Sr. Managing Partner &...
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John Fuller, M.A.

Vice President, Audio
Focus on the Family
Colorado Springs, CO
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Leigh Harrison

Vice President/Principal, Hammel Green and Abrahamson, Minneapolis,...

Deborah Hedlund, J.D.

Retired Hennepin County State District Court Judge
Board Member,...
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Mark L. Johnson

Managing Director, Wealth Advisor, Merrill Lynch, Bloomington,...
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George Kenworthy, D.Min.

Chair of the UNW Board of Trustees
President & CEO, 2Restore,...
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Bud Lindstrand, MBA

Former President & CEO, Moda Health, Portland, OR
Adjunct...
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Ramón Pastrano IV, D.Min, MSM, MATS

CEO-President ImpactLives, Inc
Founder, Third Sphere,...
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Rev. Dr. Neal Rich, MBA

Lead Pastor, Cedar Valley Church, Bloomington, MN
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Robert Richert, J.D.

Sr. Vice President, Sr. Trust Officer, Risk and Trust Operations...
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Grover Sayre III, J.D.

Vice Chair of the UNW Board of Trustees
Attorney/Shareholder,...
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Tom Thompson, M.S.

President, Thompson Family Enterprises, Forest City, IA
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Stewart Van Duzer

1st Vice President - Director of Field Operations - Marketing,...
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Philip Vierling, M.B.A.

President, Plumb Line Vision Inc., Hastings, MN
CEO of...
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Teresa Williams

President & CEO, Mains’l Services, Inc. Minneapolis, MN
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Sue Wilson

CFO, Driessen Water, Inc., Owatonna, MN
Director of Women’s...

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