The Alumni Association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, whose mission is to support, perpetuate and enhance Lawrence by providing opportunities for alumni to maintain connections and serve as stewards of the university.

The vision of the LUAA Board of Directors is a Lawrence community with a lifetime commitment to the university, the liberal arts, and service to others.


Lawrence University Alumni Association

The LUAA Board of Directors is a group of alumni elected to serve one four-year term as a result of their high-level of volunteer leadership on Lawrence’s behalf. The board meets twice a year on campus to plan and review programs that involve alumni in support of the university.

Board members are the leadership body of the Lawrence University Alumni Association—they represent the alumni constituency and work with the Lawrence faculty and administration to advance the mission and purposes of the university.

Elizabeth Nerland Anderson '10

Elizabeth Nerland Anderson '10

Development Committee

Elizabeth Nerland Anderson '10 is the Associate Executive Director of JDRF Minnesota & Dakotas Chapter and majored in History at Lawrence.

Molly Bradshaw Boed '87

Molly Bradshaw Boed '87

Development Committee, Co-Chair

Molly Bradshaw Boed '87 majored in French and Government at Lawrence.

Timothy Anne Burnside '02

Timothy Anne Burnside '02

Awards Committee

Timothy Anne Burnside '02 is a Museum Specialist, Curatorial Affairs at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture who majored in English.
 

Susan Chadwick '09

Susan Chadwick '09

Development Committee

Susan Chadwick '09 majored in Psychology and Religious Studies.  She is now the Dean of Financial Aid at Bryn Mawr College.

Brienne Colston ’15

Brienne Colston ’15

Connecting Alumni Committee

Brienne Colston ’15 majored in Gender Studies at Lawrence and now serves as the Co-Executive Director of Community Healing & Transformation at the U.S. Department of Arts & Culture.

 

Robert Currie '74

Robert Currie '74

Connecting Alumni Committee, Co-Chair

Robert Currie '74 served as the President of the Community Care Alliance of Illinois and is now retired.  He majored in Urban Planning at Lawrence.

Anneliese M. DeDiemar '03

Anneliese M. DeDiemar '03

Connecting Alumni Commitee

Anneliese M. DeDiemar '03 is the Associate Director, Development and Alumni Relations Communications at Vanderbilt University.  She majored in Theatre and Drama at Lawrence.
 

Tracy Donald '95

Tracy Donald '95

Awards Committee

Tracy Donald '95 majored in Economics at Lawrence and is now a District Business Leader for Alkermes.

 

Rebecca Vande Hei Frostenson ’04

Rebecca Vande Hei Frostenson ’04

Awards Committee

Rebecca Vande Hei Frostenson ’04 is a Senior Business Program Manager for Microsoft Corporation.  She majored in Classics and English at Lawrence.

Tod Gimbel '81

Tod Gimbel '81

Connecting to Campus Committee

Tod Gimbel '81 is the Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs for Herbalife Nutrition.  He majored in Government at Lawrence.
 

Brad Grimmer '06

Brad Grimmer '06

Development Committee, Co-Chair

Brad Grimmer '06 is the Senior Associate Director of Major Gifts for the Kellogg School of Management.  He majored in Music Education. 

Mohit Gupta '11

Mohit Gupta '11

Development Committee

Mohit Gupta '11 is an Internal Medicine Physician for the Dupage Medical Group.  He was a Biochemistry major at Lawrence.
 

Nathan S. Heffel '02

Nathan S. Heffel '02

Connecting Alumni Committee, Co-Chair

Nathan S. Heffel '02 is Senior Local Host at All Things Considered/Colorado Public Radioand was a Government major at Lawrence.

Dr. Linda Berger Hellmich ’82

Dr. Linda Berger Hellmich ’82

Development Committee

Dr. Linda Berger Hellmich ’82 is a Psychologist at KSB Hospital who majored in Psychology at Lawrence.
 

Mary Jo Johnson '79

Mary Jo Johnson ’79

Awards Committee

Mary Jo Johnson ’79 majored in Psychology at Lawrence.  She is the CEO and owner at EO Johnson Business Technologies.

Taylor M. Hoffman '99

Taylor M. Hoffman '99

Connecting to Campus Committee, Co-Chair

Taylor M. Hoffman '99 is Senior Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel at Swiss Re.  He was a Government major at Lawrence.

Poonam Kumar ’04

Poonam Kumar ’04

Connecting to Campus Committee

Poonam Kumar ’04 majored in Economics and Government and is now a partner at DLA Piper.

Aaron Lindberg '96

Aaron Lindberg '96

Development Committee

Aaron Lindberg '96 majored in Music at Lawrence and is now the Director of Admissions at California State University-Northridge.

Todd A. Mahr, MD '79 P'09

Todd A. Mahr, MD '79 P'09

Awards Committee, Co-Chair

Todd A. Mahr, MD '79 P'09 is the Director of Pediatric Allergy/ Asthma/ Immunology at the Gundersen Clinic.  He majored in Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Lawrence.
 

Jill Manuel '84

Jill Manuel '84

Connecting Alumni Committee

Jill Manuel '84 is the Director of Content, KX TV Tenga.  She majored in Philosophy at Lawrence.

Kenneth H. Melchert '73 P'15

Kenneth H. Melchert '73 P'15

Connecting Alumni Committee

Kenneth H. Melchert '73 P'15 is the Owner of Harp Gallery Antiques & Furniture and was a Psychology major at Lawrence.
 

James C. Munsell '91 P'22

James C. Munsell '91 P'22

Development Committee

James C. Munsell '91 P'22 is an Attorney/Partner/Pooled Investment Entities with Sidley Austin LLP and majored in History at Lawrence

Matthew A. Murphy '06

Matthew A. Murphy '06

President

Matthew A. Murphy '06 is the Operations Group Senior Manager for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.  He majored in Theatre Arts and Voice Performance at Lawrence.

Jismy Raju ’11

Jismy Raju ’11

Connecting to Campus Committee

Jismy Raju ’11 is a Senior Customer Success Manager, LinkedIn and was a Spanish major at Lawrence.
 

Andrea Powers Robertson '94

Andrea Powers Robertson '94

Awards Committee

Andrea Powers Robertson '94 is the Director of Major Gifts, Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC and majored in English at Lawrence.
 

Eddie Elizondo Rueda ’16

Eddie Elizondo Rueda ’16

Connecting Alumni Commitee

Eddie Elizondo Rueda ’16 was a Math and Computer Science Major at Lawrence, who is now a software engineer for Instagram.

Margaret H. Schmidt '12

Margaret H. Schmidt '12

Awards Committee

Margaret H. Schmidt '12 is the Supervising Attorney-Healthy Together Program, Children’s Law Centerr.  She majored in Government at Lawrence.
 

Schuyler T. Thornton '14

Schuyler T. Thornton '14

Awards Committee, Co-Chair

Schuyler T. Thornton '14 is a Lecturer of Flute and Director of the Flute Ensemble, Muhlenberg College.  She majored in Flute Performance and Government at Lawrence.

Eric Simonson ’82

Eric Simonson ’82

Awards Committee

Eric Simonson ’82 was a Theatre and Drama major at Lawrence, who is now a director for theatre and film.

Wesley S. Varughese '16

Wesley S. Varughese '16

Connecting Alumni Committee

Wesley S. Varughese '16 is a Global Sales Manager for BCD International.  He majored in Government and Spanish at Lawrence.
 

Jiayi Ling Young '94

Jiayi Ling Young '94

Connecting Alumni Committee

Jiayi Ling Young '94 is an Associate Professor in the Design Department at the University of California-Davis.  She majored in Art and Physics at Lawrence.

LUAA Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the LUAA Board of Directors consists of the President, President-Elect/Vice-President, Secretary, committee chairs, task-force members as appointed by the President, and Alumni & Constituency Engagement staff.

Matthew A. Murphy '06, President
Schuyler Thornton '14, Co-Chair, Awards
Todd Mahr ’79 P’09, Co-Chair, Awards
Robert Currie '74, Co-Chair, Connecting Alumni
Nathan Heffel '02 , Co-Chair, Connecting Alumni
Ann E. Kaiser '11, Co-Chair, Connecting to Campus
Taylor Hoffman ’99, Co-Chair, Connecting to Campus
Molly Bradshaw Boed '87, Co-Chair, Development
Bradley Grimmer ’06, Co-Chair, Development
Matthew Baumler, Associate Vice President for Alumni and Community Engagement, Ex-officio
Mark Breseman ’78, Associate Vice President for Alumni and Constituency Engagement, Ex-officio
Kevin LeBeau, Director of Annual Giving, Ex-officio
Amy Tesch, Executive Assistant Alumni Development, Ex-officio secretary to the alumni board
Jenny Ziegler, Executive Director of Development Analytics and Operations, Ex-officio


Development Committee

The Development Committee collaborates with the Development Office to meet the general fundraising goals of the university.  The committee partners in developing strategy and educating the university’s constituency about philanthropy, as well as supports development events, campaigns, and other fundraising efforts.

Elizabeth Nerland Anderson '10
Molly Bradshaw Boed '87, Co-Chair
Susan Chadwick ’09
Bradley Grimmer '06
Mohit Gupta '06, Co-Chair
Linda Hellmich '82
Aaron Lindberg ’96
James C. Munsell '91 P'22
Kevin LeBeau, Director of Annual Giving, Ex-officio


Connecting to Campus Committee

The Connecting to Campus Committee fosters a sense of community between students, faculty, staff, prospective students, and families through alumni stories and personal relationships. The committee supports, develops, and promotes meaningful opportunities for alumni to speak to the value of a Lawrence education and engage with current and future Lawrentians.

Tod Gimbel '81
Alison Guthrie '86
Taylor Hoffman ’99, Co-Chair
Ann E. Kaiser '11, Co-Chair
Poonam Kumar '04
Michael M. Kumbalek '13
Jismy Raju '11
Michael Stein '80
Mark Breseman, Associate Vice President of Alumni and Constituency Engagement, Ex-officio


Connecting Alumni

The Connecting Alumni Committee forges connections between alumni where they live.  The committee seeks to broaden and deepen alumni relationships by enabling connections between alumni and alumni and their alma mater in life after Lawrence through off-campus events, programs, and opportunities.

Brienne Colston ’15
Robert Currie '74, Co-Chair
Anneliese DeDiemar '03
Eddie Rueda '16
Nathan Heffel '02, Co-Chair
Jill A. Manuel '84
Kenneth H. Melchert '73 P'15
Wesley Varughese '16
Jiayi Young '94
Matt Baumler, Associate Vice President of Alumni and Community Engagement, Ex-officio


Awards Committee

The Awards Committee recognizes and celebrates alumni achievements through researching the achievement and service records of candidates and recommending them for alumni awards.

Timothy Anne Burnside '02
Tracy Donald '95
Rebecca Frostenson '04
Mary Jo Johnson ’79
Todd Mahr '79 P'09
Andrea Powers Robertson '94
Margaret H. Schmidt '12
Eric Simonson ’82
Schuyler Thornton '14, Co-Chair
Jenny Ziegler, Executive Director of Development Analytics and Operations, Ex-officio