Joel joined the Doane University community in August 2009. Prior to Doane, Joel served as Assistant Vice President for Advancement in Constituent Development at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.
A Wahoo native, Weyand was an athletic and academic student leader for Morningside College before joining its staff, playing point guard for the Chiefs and graduating summa cum laude in 1997. He then spent eight years in the Admissions Office, including seven as its director. In that time period, enrollment of first-year students increased 90 percent in five years and the number of first-year student applications doubled.
He has earned numerous awards in higher education, including Iowa Admissions Professional of the Year in 2007. His professional affiliations include past president of the Iowa Association for College Admissions Counselors. In 2005, he earned a master of science in administrative studies from the University of South Dakota.