New BVU Trustee Chair, Members

New BVU Trustee Chair, Members


Dr. Norm Nielsen SL'61

Dr. Norm Nielsen, Cedar Rapids, has been elected as new chair of the Buena Vista University Board of Trustees.

Nielsen, a 1961 graduate of Buena Vista, was appointed to the Board in 2005.  He fills the position previously held by James S. Haahr, Storm Lake, a 1962 BVU graduate who had been chair for the past nine years and continues to serve on the Board.

Nielsen was president of Kirkwood Community College from 1985 until retiring on Jan. 1, 2005.  Read more...






Trustees Mark L. McManigal and Mark R. Peterson

The Buena Vista University Board of Trustees has announced that two new trustees have been elected to the Board.

They are:

Mark L. McManigal, Newport Beach, Calif., a partner with Claritas Capital, a private equity firm focused on growth equity investments and mezzanine debt investments.

Mark R. Peterson, Dakota Dunes, S.D., president of Peterson Management Co., a holding company for several family businesses including a 20,000-acre farming operation and several private equity investments. He is also principal and board member of Liberty National Bank of Dakota Dunes.

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