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 works as the Director of Membership for the Minnesota Medical Association 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.
 

Louis S. Cornelius '68

Louis S. Cornelius '68

Awards Committee

Louis S. Cornelius '68 is a Policy Director for the State of Wisconsin.  He majored in Government at Lawrence.

Robert Currie '74

Robert Currie '74

Connecting Alumni Committee

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

Anneliese M. DeDiemar '03

Anneliese M. DeDiemar '03

Connecting Alumni Commitee, Co-Chair

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.

 

Teresa K. Dunleavy '00

Teresa K. Dunleavy '00

Development Committee

Teresa K. Dunleavy '00 is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics Education at Vanderbilt University and was a Physics major at Lawrence.
Major:  Physics
 

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

Nathan S. Heffel '02 is the Station Manager for Western Slope Communications and 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.
 

Taylor M. Hoffman '99

Taylor M. Hoffman '99

Connecting to Campus Committee, Co-Chair

Taylor M. Hoffman '99 is the Senior Vice President and Head of eDiscovery for Swiss Re.  He was a Government major at Lawrence.
 

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/Newsroom Strategist, Social Media Coach & Content Creator of ABC10/JCat Group.  She majored in Philosophy at Lawrence.
Major:  Philosophy
 

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.
Major:  Psychology
 

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

Board President-Elect

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

Hillary K. Nordwell '03

Hillary K. Nordwell '03

Connecting Alumni Committee

Hillary K. Nordwell '03 is a Pianist at One Art Ensemble and CMASH and was a Piano Performance major at Lawrence.
 

Elise H. Azuma Opel '94

Elise H. Azuma Opel '94

Connecting to Campus Committee

Elise H. Azuma Opel '94 is a Pediatrician with the Aurora Health Care Medical Group.  She majored in Biology at Lawrence. 
 

Jismy Raju ’11

Jismy Raju ’11

Connecting to Campus Committee

Jismy Raju ’11 is a Customer Success Manager for monday.com and was a Spanish major at Lawrence.
Major: Spanish
 

Andrea Powers Robertson '94

Andrea Powers Robertson '94

Awards Committee

Andrea Powers Robertson '94 is the Director of Development for Jewish Family Services and majored in English at Lawrence.
Major:  English
 

Margaret H. Schmidt '12

Margaret H. Schmidt '12

Awards Committee, Co-Chair

Margaret H. Schmidt '12 is a Staff Attorney at the Victim Rights Law Center.  She majored in Government at Lawrence.

 

Irene Ang Strohbeen '78

Irene Ang Strohbeen '78

Board President

Irene Ang Strohbeen '78 is the Owner of Irene Strohbeen & Associates.  She majored in Chemistry and Mathematics at Lawrence.
Major:  Chemistry; Mathematics
 

Schuyler T. Thornton '14

Schuyler T. Thornton '14

Awards Committee

Schuyler T. Thornton '14 is a Flutist & Teacher with Rutgers University, Ohio Light Opera.  She majored in Flute Performance and Government at Lawrence.
 

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.

Irene Ang Strohbeen '78 President
Molly Bradshaw Boed '87, Co-Chair, Development
Peter B. Welch '09, Co-Chair, Development
David H. Curle '81 P'18, Co-Chair, Connecting to Campus
Ann Kaiser '11, Co-Chair, Connecting to Campus
Gina Perri Jaeckel '94, Co-Chair Connecting Alumni
Matthew A. Murphy '06, Co-Chair Connecting Alumni
Louis Cornelius '68, Co-Chair Awards
Maggie Schmidt '12, Co-Chair Awards
Mark Breseman '78, Associate VP of Alumni & Constituency Engagement, Ex-officio
Matthew Baumler, Executive Director of Alumni & Constituency Engagement, Ex-officio
Shana Shallue, Associate Director of Alumni & Constituency Engagement, 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
Joan Reahard Bennison M-D'66
Molly Bradshaw Boed '87, Co-Chair
Teresa Dunleavy '00
Bradley Grimmer '06
David A. Heller '81
William Lavelle '93
James C. Munsell '91 P'22
Peter Welch '09, Co-Chair
 


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.

David Curle '81 P'18, Co-Chair
Maurine Spillman Dennis '86
Tod Gimbel, '81
Kim Kimberly Holland '90
Ann E. Kaiser '11, Co-Chair
Michael M. Kumbalek '13
Taylor Hoffman '99
Elise Azuma Opel '94
Christopher Skinner '13
 


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.

Robert Currie '74
Nathan Heffel '02
Gina Perri Jaeckel '94, Co-Chair
Jill A. Manuel '84
Kenneth H. Melchert '73 P'15
Matthew A. Murphy '06, President-Elect
Hillary K. Nordwell '03
Anneliese DeDiemar '03, Co-Chair
Matthew Baumler, Executive Director of Alumni & Constituency 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.

Joseph B. Berger '86, P'18
Timothy Anne Burnside '02
Louis S. Cornelius '68, Co-Chair
Stephanie Kliethermes '07
Kristen Olson Lahner '73
Todd Mahr '79 P'09
Andrea Powers Robertson '94
Margaret H. Schmidt '12, Co-Chair
Schuyler Thornton '14
Shana Shallue, Associate Director of Alumni & Constituency Engagement, Ex-officio