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Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees is comprised of 17 board members who are deeply committed to University of Northwestern, its mission, and its initiatives. The Board of Trustees oversee all corporate duties for the institution. This governing board is responsible for fiduciary responsibilities, academic quality, strategic goal guidance, and appointment and evaluation of the President.

Thor Becken

President, Cemstone, St. Paul, MN

Paul Bierhaus

Former LockerMate Corporation
Plymouth MN

Dr. Alan S. Cureton, Ph.D.

President of University of Northwestern & Northwestern Media

Mary Edwards, MPH

VP for Public Policy Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, MN

Stan Erickson

President & CEO Liberty Capital, Inc. Minneapolis, MN

Ginger Ewing, J.D.

Financial Advisor, Kaleo Advisor Group, (Ameriprise Financial...

John Fuller, M.A.

Vice President of Audio at Focus on the Family

Leigh Harrison

Vice President/Principal, Hammel, Green and Abrahamson,...

Deborah Hedlund, J.D.

Deborah Hedlund, J.D. Retired Hennepin County District Court Judge...

George Kenworthy, D.Min.

Board Chair
President & CEO of Hope for the Hurting Home, Hamel,...

Bud Lindstrand, MBA

Former CEO & President of Moda Health, Portland, OR

Robert Richert, J.D.

Sr. Vice President, Sr. Trust Officer and Director of Trust...

Grover Sayre III, J.D.

Attorney at Leonard, O'Brien, Spencer, Gale & Sayre, Minneapolis, MN...

Tom Thompson, M.S.

Former General Manager of NuTech Seed

Stewart Van Duzer

1st Vice President and Director of Special Account Marketing, Federal...

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