Four Members Appointed to Board of Trustees
Doane University has announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees. Drew Bagley, Dr. Susan Fritz, Tony Sorrentino and Ed Wimes will now serve Doane in this capacity.
Drew Bagley – Bagley is a Principal Consultant at Flywheel Education helping institutions of higher education to grow sustainably and in line with their missions. He has worked with universities and higher education service providers on four continents to plan and launch new programs and evaluate potential vendors and partners. He was a key member of the management team at Compass Knowledge Group (now part of Pearson Education), which pioneered the online program management services industry. He holds a B.A. in linguistics from Rice University and an MBA from Duke University.
Dr. Susan M. Fritz – Dr. Fritz is the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska, having served as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs in the Provost’s Office at the University of Nebraska since August 2011. Before joining the Provost’s Office, Dr. Fritz served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Interim Dean of the Agricultural Research Division. She also directed IANR’s international agricultural programs and is a former Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and department head of the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) program. She is a 1979 graduate of UNL and received her master’s degree in 1989 and her Ph.D. in 1993, both from UNL. In 2009, Dr. Fritz was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement and is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching excellence.
Tony Sorrentino – Sorrentino is a Principal with SilverStone Group in Omaha. He has over 25 years of experience with Group Health and Welfare Plan compliance under IRS, DOL and HHS regulations. He frequently lectures on healthcare reform legislation, section 125 plan compliance, wellness initiatives, consumer-driven health plans, HIPAA privacy and security, COBRA interpretation, ERISA fiduciary responsibilities and the healthcare reform Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). He is a member of several professional associations including the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Nebraska State Society of CPAs and serves as a member of the adjunct faculty of the Creighton University School of Law. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Juris Doctorate, both from Creighton.
Ed Wimes ’96L – Wimes has served in many roles as a lifelong Lincoln resident. He spent three years on active duty in the U.S. Army and was a Chief Warrant Officer Four in the Nebraska National Guard. Following his time in the military, he was Employment Manager for the City of Lincoln, HR Manager for the State Highway Department and was the Senior Aide to Mayor Mike Johanns for six years as well as the State Affirmative Action Administrator under Governor Bob Kerrey. In 2001, Wimes became Assistant VP of HR including being Chief Negotiator for Labor Relations for the Board of Regents at the University of Nebraska. He also served as Interim Associate to the President/Assistant VP of Affirmative Action for Diversity, Assistant VPBF/Director of HR and Associate to the President/Assistant VP HR/Director of Equity & Diversity before retiring in July 2015. He has received the Lincoln Interfaith Council Torch of Understanding Award, the Bud Cuca Servant Leader of the Year Award, the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award and the NAACP Community/Human Rights Award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources from Doane University’s Lincoln campus.
Regular members of the 36-member Board of Trustees serve four-year terms and are eligible for re-election. At least six (6) members shall be alumni of the college. The Board of Trustees meets three times a year, during the fall, winter and spring.