Meet Dr. Roger Hughes

Roger Hughes first joined the Doane family in 1979. He returned to campus as our 13th president in June 2021 after 40 years of learning, leadership and love of the Tiger community.

Dr. Roger
Doane Tiger statue on campus

Board of Trustees

Doane University’s Board of Trustees is an independent elected body that oversees implementation and prioritization of the strategic plan. They meet three times each year.

John Allbery '80

John Allbery

 John Allbery '80

Elected 2018
Independent Corporate Director
Denver, CO

Drew Bagley

drew bagley

Drew Bagley

Elected 2016
Principal Consultant, Flywheel Education
Orlando, FL

Richard A. Bartlett ‘88

rich bartlett

Richard A. Bartlett ‘88

Elected 2007
Principal & Co-Chairman, Lone Peak Capital; Chairman, CD2 Learning LLC
Overland Park, KS

Patrick E. Beans ‘79

Patrick Beans

Patrick E. Beans '79

Elected 2007
Chief Financial Officer, Mead Lumber Company
Lincoln, NE

Bruce Berglund ‘88

Bruce

Bruce Berglund ‘88

Elected 2019 — Alumni Representative
Founder & President, Donor by Design (DBD Group)
Palatine, IL

Ann Songster Cahill ‘72

Ann Cahill

Ann Songster Cahill ‘72

Elected 2011
Educator & Community Philanthropist
St. Louis, MO

Donald M. Campbell ‘61

Donald Campbell

Donald M. Campbell ‘61

Elected 2011
Principal, Partners for Growth Managers
San Francisco, CA

Barbara R. Cole, M.D. ‘63

Barbara Cole

Barbara R. Cole, M.D. ‘63

Elected 2008
(Retired) Director of Pediatric Nephrology
Mount Pleasant, SC

John R. Cox ‘83

John Cox

John R. Cox ‘83

Elected 2018
Chief Credit Officer, Availa Bank
Omaha, NE

Vernon Daniels, J.D. ‘78

Vernon Daniels, J.D. ‘78

Elected 2006
Judge, Douglas County
Omaha, NE

Kenneth E. Fridrich ‘59

kenneth fridrich

Kenneth E. Fridrich ‘59

Elected 1969 
(Retired) Managing Director, Marketing-Pension Services, The Principal Financial Group
Omaha, NE

Susan Fritz, Ph.D

susan fritz

Susan Fritz, Ph.D

Elected 2017-19; 2020-present
Executive Vice President and Provost, Dean of the Graduate College
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Crete, NE

Toni Ganzel, M.D.

Toni Ganzel

Toni Ganzel, M.D.

Elected 2005
Dean, School of Medicine; Professor of Surgery and Otolaryngology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Richard C. “Rick” Gibson ‘57

Rick Gibson

Richard C. “Rick” Gibson ‘57

Elected 1998
CEO, Agro International Inc.
Council Bluffs, IA

Kim Heier ‘87, ‘05A

kim

Kim Heier ‘87, ‘05A

Elected 2017
Philanthropist
Former Vice President for Student Leadership, Doane College
Sedona, AZ

Dick Held ‘70

dick held

Dick Held ‘70

Elected 2007
Real Estate Investor
Los Angeles, CA

Jane Renner Hood, Ph.D. ‘66

jane hood

Jane Renner Hood, Ph.D. ‘66

Elected 2011
(Retired) Executive Director of the Nebraska Humanities Council

Daniel L. Jackman ‘89

daniel jackman

Daniel L. Jackman ‘89

Elected 2006 — Vice Chair
Director, BDA International Pte Ltd.
Singapore

Troy Kanter ‘90

troy kanter

Troy Kanter ‘90

Elected 2005-2008, 2009-present
Private Investor, Former President, Kenexa Inc.
Lincoln, NE

Reverend Jim Keck, Ph.D

jim keck

Reverend Jim Keck, Ph.D

Elected 2011
Sr. Minister, 1st Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC)
Lincoln, NE

Jody King ‘85

jody king

Jody King ‘85

Elected 2020 — Alumni Representative
Vice President and Director of Financial Planning, Fiduciary Trust Company
Beverly, MA

Lonnie Mahrt ‘86

Lonnie Mahrt

Lonnie Mahrt ‘86

Elected 2018
Senior Vice President, Head of Customer Communications Management, CSG
Fremont, NE

Allen Moore ‘73

allen moore

Allen Moore ‘73

Elected 2015
Past President/Investment Consultant, Smith Hayes Financial Services Corporation
Lincoln, NE

Carrie Morton ‘98

Carrie Morton

Carrie Morton ‘98

Elected 2019
Actuary, Principal Financial Group
Waukee, IA

Mark Mulkey, M.D. ‘82

mark mulkey

Mark Mulkey, M.D. ‘82

Elected 2017
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Mason City Clinic
Mason City, IA

Bill Pallett, Ph.D ‘71

bill pallett

Bill Pallett, Ph.D ‘71

Elected 2018
(Retired) President, The Individual Development and Educational Assessment Center (IDEA)
Manhattan, KS

Allison Petersen ‘78

allison petersen

Allison Petersen ‘78

Elected 1982-1994, 2004-present — Secretary
Walton, NE

Enrique E. Sanchez ‘74

enrique sanchez

Enrique E. Sanchez ‘74

Elected 2005
(Retired) Executive Manager, Purchasing, Warehousing and Inventories, Division of the Panama Canal Authority
Rep. de Panama

Paul Schelstraete, J.D. ‘70

paul schelstraete

Paul Schelstraete, J.D. ‘70

Elected 2007
President, City Bank and Trust Co.
Crete, NE

Charles “Chuck” Shoemaker, J.D. ‘73

chuck shoemaker

Charles “Chuck” Shoemaker, J.D. ‘73

Elected 2014
Of Counsel, Sullivan, Shoemaker, P.C., L.L.O.
Hastings, NE

Jill Smith, J.D. ‘74

Jill Smith

Jill Smith, J.D. ‘74

Elected 1997 — Chair
(Retired) General Counsel, Mayo Clinic
Eden Prairie, MN

Tony Sorrentino, J.D.

tony sorrentino

Tony Sorrentino, J.D.

Elected 2016
General Counsel, Silverstone Group
Omaha, NE

Amy Vertin, M.D. ‘95

amy vertin

Amy Vertin, M.D. ‘95

Elected 2015
Emergency Department Medical Director, Crete Area Medical Center
Crete, NE

Michael A. Weston ‘93

michael weston

Michael A. Weston ‘93

Elected 2010
Agency Field Specialist, State Farm Insurance
Lincoln, NE

Leadership Team

Made up of key administrators and university leaders, the leadership team provides collaboration across Doane’s residential and non-residential campuses and online platforms.

Derek Bierman

Chief Information Officer

derek.bierman@doane.edu

402.826.8333

Marty Fye

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

marty.fye@doane.edu

402.826.8261

Mark Wateska

Director of Athletics

mark.wateska@doane.edu

402.826.2161

Luis Sotelo

Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

luis.sotelo@doane.edu

402.826.8116

Anne Ziola

Director of Human Resources

anne.ziola@doane.edu

402.826.6795

Lorie Cook-Benjamin

Chief Academic Officer

lorie.cookbenjamin@doane.edu

402.826.8221

Jenei Skillet

Executive Assistant to the President

jenei.skillett@doane.edu

402.826.8253

Kristopher Williams

Director of Institutional Effectiveness

kristopher.williams@doane.edu

402.826.8255

Judy Kawamoto

Vice President of Student Experience

judy.kawamoto@doane.edu

402.826.2161

Meet our Deans

Doane University has four colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business, Education and the School of Innovative Learning

Pedro Maligo

Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

pedro.maligo@doane.edu

402.826.8221

Jennifer Bossard

Dean of the College of Business

jennifer.bossard@doane.edu

402.826.8275

Tim Frey

    Dean of the College of Education

    timothy.frey@doane.edu

    402.826.8646

      Lorie Cook-Benjamin

      Interim Contact, School of Innovative Learning

      lorie.cookbenjamin@doane.edu

      402.467.9005

       

      Megan Failor

      Dean of Students

      megan.failor@doane.edu

      402.826.6721