Board of Trustees

BVU’s trustees serve as the appointed governing body of the institution. They serve all stakeholders including university leaders, students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff in making decisions for the best and betterment of BVU. 

Victory Arch with fall leaves
Heath Bartness

Heath Bartness ’02

Founder & CEO
St. Croix Hospice

Marc Brinkmeyer ’68

Idaho Forest Group

Timothy Brown

Chairman & CEO
Central Bank

Douglas Clausen

Chairman & CEO
VT Industries, Inc.

Mike Degen ’67

Executive Chairman of the Board
Nortech Systems

Becki Drahota

Owner & CEO
Mills Financial Marketing

David Dvergsten

Chairman & CEO
Security Trust & Savings Bank

Amy Friedrich ’93

President, U.S. Insurance Solutions
Principal Financial Group

Dr. Hyun Kim

M.D., F.A.C.S.
Sono Bello

Ravi Kumar ’10

Team Lead - Data Use Literacy Program
World Bank

Mike Naig ’00

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Dr. Norm Nielsen ’61

President Emeritus
Kirkwood Community College

Daniel Phillips ’77

Senior Vice President for Investments
Robert W. Baird & Co

Michael Pierce

Retired Partner
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Julie Quirin ’87

Chief Operating Officer
Saint Luke’s Health System

Dr. Stephen Russell

President and Chief Executive Officer
Vyriad, Inc.

Brad Schroeder ’94

Co-Founder and Partner
Hartung & Schroeder, LLP

Quentin Wittrock ’81

Retired Principal
Gray Plant Mooty


Sir John Marks Templeton Life Trustees

Dr. Edward Bodaken ’62

Retired Owner
Bodaken Associates

Dr. Keith Briscoe

President Emeritus
Buena Vista University

Robert Cramer

President, Retired
Fareway Stores, Inc.

Dr. James Haahr ’62

Chairman Emeritus
Meta Financial Group

Dr. Donald Lamberti

Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Casey's General Stores, Inc.

Cordell Peterson ’63

President and CEO
Peterson Contractors, Inc.

Dr. Bernie Saggau ’49

Executive Director, Retired
Iowa High School Athletic Association

George Schaller

FNC, Inc.

Dr. Bernadine Sikorski

Human Resources Supervisor, Retired
Bechtel Corporation

Dennis Young

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Retired
Wells Fargo Financial, LLC