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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Board of Trustees

When Iowa College (1846) merged with Grinnell University (1856) in 1859, the merged college was continued at Grinnell under the charter of the older institution. The name of the corporation continued to be The Trustees of Iowa College, even though the institution has been known as Grinnell College since 1909. As of June 17, 1990, the corporate name was changed to conform with its public identity, and hence the institution is now officially Grinnell College.


Patricia J. Finkelman ‘80, Chair; George E. Moose ‘66, Vice-Chair; Barrett W. Thomas ‘97, Vice-Chair; Raynard S. Kington, President; Susan M. Schoen (Secretary of the College), Secretary; Scott L. Wilson (Chief Investment Officer) Chief Investment Officer, and Kate E. Walker (Vice-President for Finance and Treasurer of the College), Treasurer

Ex Officio Member

Peter S. Calvert ‘79, Alumni Council President (2017)


The date in parentheses at the end of each listing indicates the year of election to the board.

Trish Fitzgibbons Anderson ‘80, B.A., M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist, Long Lake, Minnesota (2006)

Robert F. Austin Jr. ‘54, B.A., M.D., Pediatrician, Houston, Texas (2003; Life Trustee 2015)

Elizabeth Ballantine, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., J.D., McLean, Virginia (1980; Life Trustee, 2003)

J. Robert “Bob” Barr ‘57, B.A., J.D., LL.B., Attorney, Sidley Austin (retired), Chicago, Illinois; Evanston, Illinois (1996; Life Trustee 2008)

David B. Braman ‘75, B.A., M.B.A., Senior Partner, Pantheon Ventures, Inc., (retired), San Francisco, CA (2006)

Nordahl L. Brue ‘67, B.A., J.D., Attorney and Entrepreneur, Burlington, Vermont (1996; Life Trustee 2008)

Carolyn Swartz Bucksbaum ‘51, B.A., Chicago, Illinois (1970; Life Trustee, 1998)

Odile Disch-Bhadkamkar, B.A., A.L.B., M.P.A., Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (Emerita), Stanford Management Company, Stanford University, Stanford, California, Palo Alto, California (2017)

John F. Egan ‘57, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Vice-President, Corporate Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation, (retired), Nashua, New Hampshire (2002; Life Trustee, 2014)

Laura M. Ferguson ‘90, B.A., M.D., Physician, Grinnell Family Medicine, Grinnell, Iowa (2003)

Patricia Jipp Finkelman ‘80, B.A., M.B.A., Granville, Ohio (1998; Life Trustee, 2014)

Shelley Floyd ‘72, B.A., M.S., M.B.A., Technical Assistant to the Chairman, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, California, Portola Valley, California (2011)

Harold “Hal” W. Fuson Jr. ‘67, B.A., M.S., J.D., Executive Vice-President, Copley Press, (retired), La Jolla, California; Encinitas, California (2004)

Julie Gosselink, B.A., M.A., President, CEO, and Chair, the Claude and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, Grinnell, Iowa (2017)

Charles E. Gottdiener ‘86, B.A., MBA., COO and Managing Director, Providence Equity Partners, New York, New York, Tenafly, New Jersey (2016)

Atul Gupta ‘88, B.A., Chairman/CEO Advanced Technologies Group, Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa, Grimes, Iowa (2012)

Steve Holtze ‘68, B.A., B.S., M.S., Chairman, Magnolia Hotel Company, Denver, Colorado (2002)

Michael B. Kahn ‘76, B.A., Senior Managing Director, TIAA-CREF, New York, New York, Huntington, New York (2015)

Kihwan Kim ‘57, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Distinguished Visiting Research Professor, Korea Development Institute, Seoul, Korea (2003; Life Trustee 2015)

John H. Kispert ‘85, B.A., MBA; Managing Partner, Black Diamond Ventures, Los Gatos, California; Atherton, California (2016)

Sylvia Kwan, B.S., Ph.D., Chief Investment Officer, SimplySmart Asset Management, Palo Alto; California, San Francisco, California (2010)

Todd C. Linden, B.S., M.A., President and CEO, Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell, Iowa; Brooklyn, Iowa (2000; Life Trustee 2012)

Caroline H. Little ‘81, B.A., J.D., President and CEO, Newspaper Association of America, Arlington, VA; Washington, D.C. (1996; Life Trustee 2012)

Fred A. Little ‘53, B.A., J.D., Attorney, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, and Pittman (retired), Washington, D.C., San Francisco, California (1976; Life Trustee, 1996)

Tobi Klein Marcus ‘87, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Management Consultant, Marcus Partners, LLC., Salinas, California; Carmel, California (2014)

David E. Maxwell ‘66, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Consultant and Senior Fellow, Association of Governing Boards, Washington, D.C.; Asheville, North Carolina (2015)

Susan Holden McCurry ‘71, B.A., Board Member, Holden Family Foundation, Naples, Florida and Coralville, Iowa (2003)

Kathryn J. Mohrman ‘67; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Professor, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University (retired), former President, Colorado College; Chevy Chase, Maryland (2016)

George Moose ‘66, B.A., Adjunct Professor, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Arlington, Virginia (2014)

Randall C. Morgan Jr., ‘65, B.A., M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon, University Park Orthopedics, Sarasota, Florida, University Park, Florida (1993; Life Trustee, 2005)

Robert C. Musser ‘62, B.A., M.S., Controller, Mobil Corporation, (retired), Alexandria, Virginia (1995; Life Trustee 2007)

Jeanne Myerson ‘75, B.A., M.S., CEO of the Americas, Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, California (2017)

Gregg Narber ‘68, B.A., M.A., J.D., Ph.D., Longmont, Colorado (2000; Life Trustee 2012)

Patricia Meyer Papper ‘50, B.A., Miami, Florida (1983; Life Trustee, 2003)

John Roy Price Jr. ‘60, B.A., M.A., J.D., President and CEO, (retired), Federal Home Loan Bank, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, (1970; Life Trustee, 1995)

Penny Bender Sebring ‘64, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Director, Consortium on Chicago School Research, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Evanston, Illinois (1993; Life Trustee, 2005)

W. Edward Senn ‘79; B.A.; Vice President, State Public Policy and Government Relations, Verizon Communications; Washington, D.C. (2016)

Karen E. Shaff, B.A., J.D., Executive Vice-President and General Counsel, Principal Financial Group, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa (2007)

Joel R. Spiegel ‘78, B.A., Vice-President, Amazon.com (retired), Woodinville, Washington (2007)

Barrett W. Thomas ‘97, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Professor, University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business, Iowa City, Iowa, (2005)

Sheryl Walter ‘78, B.A., J.D., M.P.A., General Counsel, Administrative Office of the US Courts, Washington, D.C. (2017)

Matthew E. Welch ‘96, B.A. M.P.A., Chief Operating Officer, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, San Francisco, California (2013)

Eric E. Whitaker ‘87, B.A., M.D., M.P.H., Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P., Chicago, Illinois (2008)

David P. White ‘90, B.A., J.D., National Executive Director, Screen Actors Guild & the National Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Los Angeles, California (1999; Life Trustee 2015)

Connie Wimer, Owner and Chair, Business Publications Corporation, Des Moines, IA (2014)

Henry T. Wingate ‘69, B.A., J.D., U.S. Chief District Judge, Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi (2000; Life Trustee 2016)