The Lawrence University Board of Trustees is the governing body of the college. As of the winter 2013 meeting the board includes 30 members. The current board chair is Terry Franke '68.

The Lawrence University Board of Trustees meets three times during the academic year in the fall, winter and spring. 

Officers of the Corporation

  • J. Terrence Franke, chair
  • Susan Stillman Kane, vice chair
  • David N. Knapp, secretary
  • Christopher Lee, treasurer
  • Jeffrey D. Riester, assistant secretary, emeritus

Committees of the Board of Trustees


Kurt H. Albertine '75
Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine

Edith G. Andrew

Robert A. Anker '64

Peter R. Betzer '64
CEO Business Development Group
St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, Inc.

Retired Professor of Marine Science
University of South Florida

David C. Blowers '82
President and CEO, Personal Financial Services - East Region, The Northern Trust Company

Renee Goral Boldt '85
Community Volunteer

Robert C. Buchanan '62

Mark Burstein (ex-officio)

Louis B. Butler, Jr. '73
Partner, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP

Michael P. Cisler '78

Joanna L. de Plas '94
Supervisory Manager (foreign financial institution), Federal Reserve Bank of New York

John H. Ellerman '58

Susan Feith
Vice Chair, Mead Witter Foundation, Inc.

J. Terrence Franke '68
Senior Consultant, Productive Strategies, Inc.

William O. Hochkammer '66
Attorney/Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, LLP

Susan Stillman Kane '72
Community Volunteer

David N. Knapp '89
Managing Director, Wealth Management, The Northern Trust Company

Laura Kohler
Senior Vice President Human Resources, Kohler Company

Ron McCoy
University Architect, Princeton University

Terry Moran '82
Anchor/Reporter, American Broadcasting Co.

Peter M. Musser '78
Manager, Angeline Properties, LLC

Scott D. Myers '79

Garth K. Neustadter '10
Freelance Composer

Martha J. Olson '77
Former Corporate Officer and Group President, The Warnaco Group, Inc.

Overton B. Parrish, Jr. '55
President and Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Health Care, Inc.

Charles D. Saunders '84
Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager, NorthRoad Capital Management LLC

Sarah E. Schott '97
Executive Officer, Vice Pres. and Chief Compliance Officer, Northwestern Mutual

Dale R. Schuh '70
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sentry Insurance

Abir Sen '97
CEO and Co-Founder, Gravie

Charlot Nelson Singleton '67
Educator, Menlo Park City School District

KK Tse '81
CEO, Tradelink Electronic Commerce LTD

Stephanie H. Vrabec '80
Associate Instructor Environmental Science, University of Wisconsin Colleges-Fox Valley

Emeriti Trustees

Oscar C. Boldt
Chairman/Contractor, The Boldt Group, Inc.

Margaret Carroll '61

James D. Ericson
Chairman, Northwestern Mutual

James L. Fetterly '58
Of Counsel, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP

Richard L. Gunderson

Catheryn E. Hoehn '64
Counseling Consultant, Troy High School

Margaret Banta Humleker '41
Former Director, Banta Company
Former Board Member, Banta Coporation Foundation

J. Thomas Hurvis '60
President/CEO, Old World Industries, Inc.

Harold E. Jordan '72

Kim Hiett Jordan '58

Thomas C. Kayser '58
Attorney/Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.

Marjorie Harkins Kiewit '43

Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.
Executive Chairman, Kohler Company

Donald S. Koskinen '50

Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. '77
Executive Partner, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

John A. Luke, Jr. '71
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MeadWestvaco Corporation

George W. Mead II
Chairman, Mead Witter Foundation, Inc.

Dwight A. Peterson '55
Retired Vice President and Treasurer, 3M Company

Jeffrey D. Riester '70
Attorney, Manager Appleton Office, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Nancy Scarff
Trustee, Stephen Edward Scarff Memorial Foundation

Mary B. Sensenbrenner

Cynthia Stiehl '89

Priscilla Peterson Weaver '69
Attorney, Shepherdess, Mayer Brown

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