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2019 - 2020 Academic Catalog 
2019 - 2020 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.


David Maxwell ‘66, Chair; Michael B. Kahn74, Vice-Chair; Sheryl Walter ‘78, Vice-Chair; Raynard S. Kington, President; Susan M. Schoen (Secretary of the College), Secretary; Jainen Thayer, (Chief Investment Officer) Chief Investment Officer, and Keith A. Archer, (Vice-President for Finance and Treasurer of the College), Treasurer

Ex Officio Member

Ryann Haines Cheung ‘93, Alumni Council President (2019)


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, MN (2006)

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

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

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

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

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

Charles E. Gottdiener ‘86, B.A., M.B.A., President and CEO, Neustar, Inc., Sterling, VA, Tenafly, NJ (2016)

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

Michael B. Kahn ‘74, B.A., Senior Managing Director, TIAA, (retired), New York, NY, Dix Hills, NY (2015)

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

Kimberly A. Kuncl, ‘87, BA., M.D., Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist, WellStar Medical-Cobb Gynecologists, Atlanta, GA (2018)

Sylvia Kwan, B.S., Ph.D., Chief Investment Officer, SimplySmart Asset Management, Palo Alto; CA, and Ellevest, New York, NY; San Francisco, CA (2010)

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

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

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, MD (2016)

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

Stephen G. Moyer ‘79, B.A., M.B.A., J.D., President, Distressed Debt Alpha; Los Angeles, CA (2018)

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

Angela Onwuachi-Willig ‘94, B.A., J.D., Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA (2018).

Saumil Parikh ‘99, B.A., Managing Director, Pacific Management Investment Company, (retired), Newport Beach, CA (2018)

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

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

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

Barrett W. Thomas ‘97, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Professor, University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business, Iowa City, IA, (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., President, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Foundation, San Francisco, CA (2013)

Eric E. Whitaker ‘87, B.A., M.D., M.P.H., TWG Partners, LLC, Chicago, IL (2008)

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