Board of Trustees

DWU Life Trustees

Dr. John “Jack” Billion
Retired
Orthopedic Surgeon and former State Legislator
Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Paul Christen ‘50
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Christen Group, LLC.
Huron, SD

Dr. John Clarke
President
County Fair Foods Stores
Mitchell, SD

Bill Farris ‘69
Retired
CFO, Financial Services Sector
Pointe Vedra, FL

Dr. Ronald D. Gates, Sr.
Retired
Healthcare CEO, Firesteel Heath Care Center
Mitchell, SD

Dr. M. Kent Millard ‘63
President
United Theological Seminary
Zionsville, IN

Wayne Puetz
President
Puetz Corporation
Mitchell, SD

Douglas Powers

Douglas Powers ’78, Chair
Business Development Director
Innovative Systems
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Rita Johnson

Rita Johnson ’70, Vice Chair
Technology Business Management
Retired
Webster, S.D


 

Ben KjeldenBob Kjelden ’71, Secretary
Entrepreneur
Retired
North Oaks, Minn.


 

Dr. Phillip BeckerDr. Phillip Becker
Anesthesiologist
Mitchell Anesthesia, PC
Mitchell, S.D.


 

John GrinagerJohn Grinager ’75
CEO
Approve-IT, Inc.
Bloomington, Minn.


 

James GritznerJames Gritzner ’69 
Senior United States District Judge 
Southern District of Iowa 
Des Moines, Iowa


 

Jeff JaresJeff Jares
President and CEO
Claims Associates Inc.
Sioux Falls, S.D.


 

Jacquelyn JohnsonJacquelyn Johnson
CEO/Financial Advisor
Dice Financial Services Group
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Kenneth KetelKenneth Ketel ’62
Teacher
Retired
Rapid City, S.D.


 

Cindy KrallCindy Krall
Speaker, Writer
Treasured Possessions, LLC
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Beth KrogerBeth Kroger '91
JILA Chief of Operations
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colo.


 

Dr. Linda KropenskeDr. Linda Kropenske '72
Nursing
Retired
Sioux Falls, S. D.



Kristy MartinKristy Martin
President KRM-IT Inc, Partner SoDak Smart Tech LLC
Mitchell, S.D.




Ron Martin '74Ron Martin
Principal and Residential Mortgage Loan Originator
Avenue Mortgage, LLC
Tyler, Texas


 

Carey MillerCarey Miller
Attorney
Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith P.C.
Sioux Falls, S.D.


 

Jerry MillerJerry Miller '63
Athletic Education
Retired
Sioux Falls, S.D.


 

Dr. Paul MiskiminsDr. Paul Miskimins
Dentist
Dental Care Center
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Roger MusickRoger Musick HD'07
CEO
Innovative Systems
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Terry NebelsickTerry Nebelsick '78
Education Administration
Retired
Huron, S.D.


 

Jeff NelsonJeff Nelson
Realtor
605 Real Estate
Sioux Falls, S.D.


 

Bishop Bruce Ough '16Bishop Bruch Ough
Executive Secretary
Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church
Minneapolis, Minn.

 


Nancy QuanNancy Quan '72
Attorney
Quan & Associates
Apex, NC

 


Peter Peter "Kip" Roozen '80
Lead Pastor
Asbury United Methodist Church
Sioux Falls, S.D.
 

 

Dr. Alison TendlerDr. Alison Tendler '97
Ophthalmologist / CEO
ART Vision / ARTisan Skin and Laser
Sioux Falls, S.D.


 

Larry ThompsonLarry Thompson
CEO
Vantage Point Solutions
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Dr. Myles TieszenDr. Myles Tieszen '84
General Surgeon
Sanford Health
Utica, S.D.


 

Rebecca TrefzRebecca Trefz
Director of Ministries / Southeast District Superintendent
Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Lesta TurchenLesta Turchen
Education
Retired
Hill City, S.D.


 

Leon WashingtonLeon Washington '72
Dean of Enrollment Management
Villanova University
Villanova, Pa.