Board of Regents

The St. Olaf Board of Regents manages and directs the business and affairs of the college. Among its many responsibilities, the board ultimately oversees the academic integrity of the college by appointing the president, awarding tenure to the faculty upon the president’s nomination, and adopting policies that establish the rights and obligations of faculty members.

Officers

Chair, B. Kristine Olson Johnson, 2001-
President
Affinity Capital Management
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Vice Chair, Larry Stranghoener, 2005-
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mosaic Company
Plymouth, Minnesota

Past Chair, Addison Piper, 1999-
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Piper Jaffray, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Secretary, David R. Anderson
President
St. Olaf College

Treasurer, Alan Norton
Vice President, Treasurer
St. Olaf College

Senior Regents

Dean L. Buntrock
Elected to the Board, 1972
Chairman of the Board, 1986-95
Senior Regent, 1995-

Martin E. Marty
Elected to the Board, 1988
Chairman of the Board, 1994-2001
Senior Regent, 2002-

O. Jay Tomson
Elected to the Board, 1995
Chairman of the Board, 2006-10
Senior Regent, 2010-

Jerrol M. Tostrud
Elected to the Board, 1996
Chairman of the Board, 2001-06
Senior Regent, 2011-

Ex-Officio

David R. Anderson
President
St. Olaf College
Northfield, Minnesota

Rev. Elizabeth Eaton
Presiding Bishop
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Chicago, Illinois

Term Expires in 2014

David Hill, 2008-
Chairman of the Board
Freedom Financial Bank
West Des Moines, Iowa

Katherine Bollman Pearce, 2011-
Director of Marketing
Gateway Music Festivals and Tours
Monticello, Minnesota

Glenn Taylor, 2008-
Retired President
MEDCO Health Solutions, Inc.
Libertyville, Illinois

Term Expires in 2015

Peter Gotsch, 2009-
Managing Director
Svoboda Capital Partners
Chicago, Illinois

Elizabeth Guenthner Nabel, 2009- (on leave)
President
Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals
Boston, Massachusetts

Rev. Peter Rogness, 2002-
Bishop
St. Paul Area Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
St. Paul, Minnesota

Term Expires in 2016

Leon G. Clark, Jr., 2013-
Medical Student
Mayo Medical School
Rochester, Minnesota

John B. Grotting, 2010-
Operating Partner
Frazier Healthcare Ventures
Rancho Santa Fe, California

Jody Kleppe Horner, 2010-
President
Cargill Meat Solutions
Wichita, Kansas

Jon W. Salveson, 2010-
Vice Chairman of Investment Banking
Piper Jaffray, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alphonso Tindall, 2010-
Partner
Edwards, Angell, Palmer, Dodge
New York, New York

Term Expires in 2017

Nancy J. Anderson, 2003-
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation
Redmond, Washington

Gregory L. Buck, 2011-
President
Productivity, Inc.
Plymouth, Minnesota

Rev. William O. Gafkjen, 2011-
Bishop
Indiana-Kentucky Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Indianapolis, Indiana

Ronald E. Hunter, 2003-
Retired Assistant Vice President, Chief Trademark Counsel
Cargill, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Term Expires in 2018

Jay Lund, 2012-
President and CEO
Andersen Corporation
Oak Park Heights, Minnesota

Timothy Maudlin, 2012-
Retired Venture Capitalist
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Gretchen Morgenson, 2012-
Assistant Business and Financial Editor
The New York Times
New York, New York

Term Expires in 2019

Kevin P. Bethke, M.D., 2006-
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Kari Bjorhus, 2013-
Vice President, Global Communications
Ecolab, Inc.
St. Paul, Minnesota

Eric Hanson, 2007-
Senior Managing Director
Macquarie Group
New York, New York

Philip Milne, 2007-
Owner
Rapid Packaging
Champlin, Minnesota

Theresa Hull Wise, 2013-
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Delta Airlines
Bloomington, Minnesota