Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors
Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs,
University of Minnesota
Founder and CEO, Fahren LLC
Owner, Sage & Bristlecone Consulting
Joyce Ester, Ph.D.
President, Normandale Community College
Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance
Director, Morning Foundation
Attorney, Best & Flanagan
Vice President, Human Resources and Student Success Programs, Scholarship America
Senior Vice President; Group President, North American Retail, General Mills
Superintendent, North Saint Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Schools
Kent Pekel, Ed.D.
President and CEO, Search Institute
Co-founder, ShiftIt Institute, LLC
Ann Curme Shaw*
Former SVP, Ethics Officer, Ceridian Corporation
Former Member of MNSCU Board of Trustees
Keisha Varma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota
Hedy Lemar Walls, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
*Member of Executive Committee