Concordia University Executive Leadership

Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, PhD

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Allen J. Prochnow

Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Dr. William R. Cario

Senior Vice President, Strategy & University Affairs
Ms. Gretchen M. Jameson

Vice President of Advancement
Rev. Dr. Roy R. Peterson

Vice President of Information Technology
Mr. Thomas G. Phillip

Vice President of Student Life
Mr. Steven P. Taylor

Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs
Dr. Leah M. Dvorak

Vice Provost of Enrollment and Engagement
Dr. Michael D. Uden

Assistant Vice President of Academics – Student Success
Ms. Elizabeth A. Polzin

Assistant Vice President, Strategic Communications
Ms. Lisa Liljegren

Assistant Vice President of University Marketing
Mr. Michael Sapiro

Assistant to the President
Mr. Kenneth K. Gaschk

Campus Leadership
Campus Chief Executive
Mr. Curt Gielow

Campus Pastor
Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson

Dean of Students
Rev. John Rathje

Dean – School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Robert McCormick

Dean – School of Education
Dr. Sandra Harris

Dean – Haab School of Business Administration
Dr. Suzanne Siegle

Dean – School of Nursing
Dr. Cindy Fenske

Director of Athletics
Mr. Lonnie Pries

Director of Enrollment
Mr. Chance Childers

Director, Institutional Research
Mr. Dan Brieschke

Director of Academic Operations
Dr. Georgia Kreiger
Board of Regents

The Concordia University Board of Regents serves as the primary governing entity of Concordia University, which is made up of two residential campuses in Ann Arbor and Wisconsin, as well as 10 satellite locations, and online offerings that reach students worldwide. Board of Regents members are dedicated to ensuring the university’s achievement of its mission within the Church.

Mr. Terry M. Donovan
Vice President (Retired) – E-Ventures (UPS)

Vice Chair
Ms. Ruth N. Koch
Mental Health Educator – Self-employed

Mr. Dwayne D. Jobst
Principal – Lake Country Lutheran High School

Rev. John M. Berg
Associate Pastor – Trinity Lutheran Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Hon. Kenneth B. Bowman
Attorney, Special Magistrate – Tucson City Court
Offensive Lineman/Center (Retired) – Green Bay Packers

Rev. Allan R. Buss
Senior Pastor – Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere, Illinois

Ms. Deborah J. Davidson
Vice President, Workforce & Economic Development – Gateway Technical College

Mr. Robert A. Denkert, CPA
Owner – Mighty Fortress Accounting, LLC

Rev. David C. Fleming
Senior Pastor – Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Deac. Lynnette Fredericksen
Deaconess – St. Paul Lutheran Church in Worden, Illinois

Dr. Timothy M. Jest
Physician – General Internal Medicine
Medical Director Primary Care, Milwaukee Area – Ascension Medical Group

Ms. Nancy K. Korom
Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Mr. Richard F. Laabs
President and CEO – Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative, Inc. (LUMIN Schools)

Ms. Harriet L. Pedersen
President and CEO – Commerce Industrial Chemicals

Mr. Dale A. Robertson
President and CEO – Grand Rapids Public Museum

Mr. Richard C. Robertson
President and CEO (Retired) – Lutheran Church Extension Fund

Ms. Christine A. Specht-Palmert
President and CEO – Cousins Subs

Rev. Dr. John C. Wille
District President – LCMS South Wisconsin District

Rev. Dwayne M. Lueck
District President – LCMS North Wisconsin District

Rev. Dr. David P.E. Maier
District President – LCMS Michigan District

Mr. Mark F. Polzin
President and CEO (Retired) – Moreland Management Co., Ohio

Michigan Committee of Overseers

The Michigan Committee of Overseers serves as an appointed advisory committee to the university’s Board of Regents. Its members are dedicated to supporting and enhancing the mission at the Ann Arbor campus.

Ms. Ruth Koch
Self-employed – Mental Health Educator

Mr. Terry Donovan
Vice President (Retired) – E-Ventures (UPS)

Rev. Timothy P. Halboth
Senior Pastor – Grace Lutheran Church in Redford Township, Michigan

Rev. Dr. Jamison Hardy
District President – LCMS English District

Mr. Adam L. Heinlein
President – Lutheran Financial Services, Inc.

Dr. Karl Kreft
CEO (Retired) – Bohle Manufacturing

Rev. Dr. David Maier
District President – LCMS Michigan District

Mr. Dale A. Robertson
President and CEO – Grand Rapids Public Museum

Ms. Judith Zehnder Keller
Founder, President, and Owner – Bavarian Inn Motor Lodge in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Brege
District President – LCMS Indiana District

Rev. Dr. Kevin Wilson
District President – LCMS Ohio District

Foundation Board

The CUW Foundation Board is an assembly of leaders who are committed to helping Concordia University advance its mission through faithful stewardship of the university endowments. Deeply committed to Concordia’s students, faculty, and university leadership, the Board generously supports CUW and CUAA’s mission through gifts of time, talent, and treasure, and by providing objective insights to the President and his senior leadership team.

Mr. Mark F. Polzin
President and CEO (Retired) – Moreland Management Co., Ohio

Ms. Christine A. Specht-Palmert
President and CEO, Cousins Subs

Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, Ph.D.
Concordia University President

Executive Secretary, Treasurer
Mr. Allen J. Prochnow
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Concordia University

Rev. Dr. Roy R. Peterson
Vice President of Advancement – Concordia University

Board Development Committee Chair
Mr. Jon R. Schumacher
Financial Industry Consultant, Executive Vice President (Retired) – Bank One Wisconsin


Mr. Frederick M. Anderson
President and CEO – Wenthe-Davidson Engineering

Mr. Ted Balistreri
President – Sendik’s Food Market

Mr. Theodore W. Batterman
President and CEO (Retired) – Spacesaver Corporation

Mr. Matthew Burow
President – Catalyst Construction

Mr. Terry M. Donovan
Vice President (Retired) – E-Ventures (UPS)

Ms. Laurie Fallucca
Chief Creative Officer – Palermos Pizza

Mr. William G. Feld
President – D&G Transportation, Inc.

Ms. Judith Fischer Wollack
CEO – Wolverine Human Services

Ms. Kristin E. Gies
Executive Director – Mequon Nature Preserve

Mr. James Kacmarcik
President – Kapco, Inc.

Mr. Bruce E. Leep
Chairman (Retired) – First Financial Bancorp, Cincinnati

Ms. Nancy K. Lewander
Senior Communication Consultant – Northwestern Mutual

Mr. Chezare Misko
COO/Partner – Wisconsin Athletic Club, LLC

Mr. C. Alan Peppers
President and CEO (Retired) – Westerra Credit Union

Mr. Bryan Seider
Owner – Seider Heating, Plumbing & Electrical

Mr. Randol R. Spaulding
CEO and Founder – Spaulding Clinical Research

Mr. John J. Stollenwerk
President and CEO (Retired) – Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corp.

Mr. Rich E. Twietmeyer
Executive Vice President of Sales – M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc.

Dr. Richard C. Vie
Chairman Emeritus – Kemper Corp.

Mr. Fred Watkins
CEO – National Telephone Supply

Mr. Michael H. White
Chairman (Retired) – Rite-Hite Holding Corp.