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Board of Directors

Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board of Directors

The volunteer Foundation Board of Directors includes many Southeast alumni, regional business leaders, and supporters of the University. Board members come from not only the southeast Missouri region and the St. Louis area but also from across the country. In addition, the Board includes University administrators, faculty representatives and two student representatives. Last year, the Board also welcomed its first international alumnus.

The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing a continuous development operation to support scholarships and other strategic initiatives of Southeast; to encourage voluntary contributions regularly from alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, and other organizations; and to oversee and recommend procedures relating to the investment of foundation assets.

C. Michael Dambach 

Chairman

Plan Corp, LLC
St. Louis, MO

Clint Karnes

Vice Chairman

Bank President, Wood & Huston Bank
Cape Girardeau, MO

Members

Lewis Bock 

Retired
Cape Girardeau, MO

Roberta Broeker 

Retired
Jefferson City, MO


Michelle Brune 

Professor, SEMO
Cape Girardeau, MO

Nanci Burchell 

Radiation Safety Officer, Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO


Glenn Campbell 

Self-Employed
Cape Girardeau, MO

Maureen Clancy-May

Area Supervisor, Office of Quality Schools, MO DESE
St. Louis, MO


Stan Crader 

President, Crader Distributing
Marble Hill, MO

Dawn Dauer 

Bank of Missouri
Cape Girardeau, MO


Keith Dickens 

President, Pepsi Mid America
Marion, IL

William Diepenbrock, Jr. 

Self-Employed
St. Louis, MO


Molly Eggleston

Nurse, Mercy Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Josh Fonseca 

Self-Employed
Naples, FL


John Freeze

Retired
Cape Girardeau, MO

Brian Gerau

Executive Director, Jackson Chamber of Commerce
Jackson, MO


Scott D. Giles

President & CEO, Trellis Company
Round Rock, TX

Timothy Goodman 

President, Benton Hill Investment Co.
Cape Girardeau, MO


Dwain Hahs

Retired
Jackson, MO

T. Ronald Hahs 

Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
Cape Girardeau, MO


Michael K. Harris 

Retired
Sikeston, MO

Richard Hartmann

Retired
Jackson, MO


George T. Hartsfield

Retired
Jefferson City, MO

Dane Huxel 

Agent, Dane Huxel Agency
St. Louis, MO


Charles Daniel Jennings

President, Jennings Brothers Inc.
Sikeston, MO

Adam Kidd 

Chief Information Officer, Kidds Inc.
Cape Girardeau, MO


Jerry Kinder

Retired
Cape Girardeau, MO

Michael Kohlfeld

President, Kohlfeld Distributing
Cape Girardeau, MO


Dori Lage 

Cape Girardeau, MO

Jason LeGrand

Sr. Director of Principal Gifts & Strategic Initiatives, University of California, Berkeley
Concord, CA


Eric Levin 

Retired, Boeing Company
Edwardsville, IL

James D. Maurer 

Owner/CEO, Rhodes 101
Cape Girardeau, MO


Ross McFerron 

Attorney, Osburn, Hine & Yates, LLC
Cape Girardeau, MO

John Mehner 

President/CEO, Cape Area Chamber of Commerce
Cape Girardeau, MO


Kevin Montgomery 

Manager, Training Sytems/Financial Operations, The Boeing Company
St. Louis, MO

Willie Redmond 

Professor, SEMO
Cape Girardeau, MO


Patricia Reinhart 

St. Louis, MO

Jill Young Rickard 

Retired
Cape Girardeau, MO


Jim Riley 

Founder/CEO, Red Letter Communications
Cape Girardeau, MO

Jon Rust 

Co-President, Rust Communications
Cape Girardeau, MO


Steve Schneider 

Retired
Jackson, MO

Cynthia Schulte 

Tax Principal, Anders, Minkler, Huber, & Helm LLP
St. Louis, MO


Cynthia Silvey 

RN-Emergency Dept, St. Luke's Hospital
Chesterfield, MO

Charles R. Stamp, Jr. 

Retired-VP Public Affairs Worldwide, Deere & Company
McLean, VA


Stephen Taylor 

CEO, First Missouri State Bank
Cape Girardeau, MO

Jeanette Montgomery Wachter 

A+ Program Coordinator/Website & Mobile App Administrator, Chaffee R-II School District
Chaffee, MO


Ronald Wagner 

President & CEO, Relearnit Inc.
Florissant, MO

Pernell Witherspoon 

Associate Professor, Lindenwood University
Lake St. Louis, MO

 

University Members

Carlos Vargas

President, 
Southeast Missouri State University

Edward P. Gargas

President of the Board of Regents,
Southeast Missouri State University


Trudy G. Lee

Vice President for University Advancement/Executive Director,
Southeast Missouri University Foundation

Kathy Mangels

Vice President for Finance & Administration/Treasurer
Southeast Missouri State University


Michael P. Godard

Provost, 
Southeast Missouri State University

Walt Wildman

President, Southeast Alumni Association


Ray Bess

Physician/Chairman, BEC Advisory Committee
Malden, MO

Susan Burton

Executive Assistant/Secretary, Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board of Directors


Morgan Kaplan

Student Representative

Justin Tuschhoff

Student Representative

 

Honorary Director

Hon. Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.

Senior Counsel, The Limbaugh Law Firm
Cape Girardeau, MO

 

Emeritus Directors

Donald C. Bedell

Chairman of the Board, Castle Partners
Sikeston, MO

Steven C. Bjelich

Retired, Saint Francis Medical Center
Cape Girardeau, MO


Hon. Ellen Brandom

Sikeston, MO

Rebecca Cook

Retired Attorney
Santa Fe, NM


Paul Copeland

Retired
Washington, MO

Harry L. Crisp, II

Owner/Chairman/CEO, Pepsi Mid America
Marion, IL


Richard Davidson

CEO, Davidson Insurance Agency
West Plains, MO

G. Keith Deimund

Retired
Cape Girardeau, MO


Reginald D. Dickson

Chairman of the Board/CEO, BYW Investment Advisors
St. Louis, MO

S. Cordell Dombrowski

President, Hawthorne Group, Ltd.
Cape Girardeau, MO


Richard Eichhorst

Retired
St. Louis, MO

Robert W. Erlbacher, II

President, Missouri Dry Dock & Repair Co.
Cape Girardeau, MO


Janet Esicar

Retired
Cape Girardeau, MO

Robert W. Foster

Retired
Maryland Heights, MO


Gene Greable

Village President, Village of Winnetka, IL
Winnetka, IL

Douglas C. Greene

Chairman, Aqua Smart, Inc.
Vancouver, WA


Thomas B. Harte

Part-time Announcer, KRCU Radio
Cape Girardeau, MO

Jerry R. Jenkins

Retired
Grayslake, IL


Gerald W. Jones

Retired
Jackson, MO

Han Mu Kang

Retired Professor Emeritus
Edwards, CO


Richard Kennard

Dealer Principal, Coad Chevrolet, Inc.
Cape Girardeau, MO

Donald LaFerla

Retired, Leggett & Platt
Joplin, MO


James P. Limbaugh

Executive VP/Regional President, Cape Girardeau Montgomery Bank
Cape Girardeau, MO

J. Dale Meier

Retired
Des Peres, MO


Robert D. Meyer

Self-Employed
Cypress, TX

Dennis M. Payne

Retired-President/CEO, AT&T Yellow Pages
Port St. Lucie, FL


Claudine Pinckley

Retired
Cape Girardeau, MO

Harry E. Rediger

Retired
Cape Girardeau, MO


Ann Westcoat Ritter

Retired
Cape Girardeau, MO

Marvin Rosengarten

Retired
St. Louis, MO


Gary Rust, Sr.

Owner, Rust Communications
Cape Girardeau, MO

Moe Sandfort

Retired
Cape Girardeau, MO


William W. Shaffer, Jr.

Retired
Flower Mound, TX

Robert F. Shuck, III

Retired, Raymond James
St. Pete Beach, FL


Georganne Syler

Retired
Cape Girardeau, MO

William P. Thorpe

Retired
Bluffton, SC


Melvin Van de Ven

Van de Ven LLC Certified Public Accountants & Advisors
Cape Girardeau, MO

Lt. Gen. Clyde A. Vaughn

Dir. of the Army National Guard of the U.S. - Retired
Winchester, VA


Gary Welker

Retired VP Logistics, Anheuser Busch Companies
St. Louis, MO

Fred (Rock) Wilferth

Cape Girardeau, MO


Judy Wilferth

Cape Girardeau, MO

Thomas Wood

Retired
Chesterfield, MO


Jerry Zimmer

President, Great Plains Media, Inc.
Cookeville, TN

Contact

573.651.2332
foundation@semo.edu
Wehking Alumni Center
Southeast Missouri University Foundation
One University Plaza, MS 7300
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701