Lakeland University Leadership

Lakeland University Leadership Team

Key Administrators

  • Beth Borgen, D.B.A., President of the University
  • Bonnie Ziegler, Assistant to the President; Liaision to the Board of Trustees
  • Brian Frink, Ph.D., Vice President for Analytics
  • Joshua Kutney, Ph.D.Executive Vice President, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Karl Kuhn, Ph.D., Dean of School of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Paul Pickhardt, Ph.D., Dean J. Garland Schilcutt School Business, Science & Technology
  • Stephen Sim, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the President for International Affairs
  • James Jones, J.D., Vice President for Human Resources
  • April Arvan, Ph.D., Director of Athletics
  • Jonathan Feld, Senior Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
  • Greg Rutzen, J.D., Vice President for Advancement & University Relations

Board of Trustees


  • Jeff Spence '83, Milwaukee, WI - Senior Fellow/DEI Officer, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (Retired)


  • Beth Borgen, D.B.A.. President of the University

Vice Chairperson

  • Paul F. Bartelt, Sheboygan, WI - CEO/President, Vollrath Co. (Retired)

Treasurer & Secretary

  • Bonita L. Graff '84, Oshkosh, WI - CEO, Provident Financial Consultants, LLC

Board Members

  • Debra A. Ansay '78, Grafton, WI - Community Volunteer
  • Brian Badura '01, Brookfield, WI - Director, Current Events and Executive Communications, Indeed
  • Cory Bouck, Sheboygan, WI - Regional Business Director for the Asia-Pacific Region, Johnsonville Sausage
  • Stuart W. Brotz '80, Sheboygan, WI - Vice President of Marketing, Sales & Technical Services, Plastics Engineering Co.
  • Caitlin Brotz '05, Sheboygan, WI - Owner - Olivu426
  • Benjamin Duke '08 MBA '10, Beaver Dam, WI - President, Polaris Marine
  • Richard K. Gaumer '74, Minocqua, WI - Founding Principal, Academic Innovators
  • Paul Griffin, Sheboygan, WI - Associate Manager of Outreach and Training, MilliporeSigma
  • Tryg Jacobson, Sheboygan, WI - Retired President, Jake's Café
    • Keona S. Jones, Milwaukee, WI - Assistant State Superintendent, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
    • Irvin Kaage '73, Park Ridge, IL - President, Transor Filter
    • Michael J. Klein, Sheboygan, WI - Vice President - Human Resources, Bemis Manufacturing Company
    • Julia Klimkovich, Mequon, WI - Vice President – Financial Planning & Analysis, Sargento Foods
    • Barbara A. LaMue ’95, Green Bay, WI -  President & CEO, New North, Inc.
    • Robert L. Loffredo '70, Gansevoort, NY - Vice President - Business Growth Worldwide, Snap-On Tools
    • Barbara M. Logan Smith '96, Chicago, IL – Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness and Regional Executive Director, Teach for America
    • Lola Roeh '73, Kiel, WI
    • Laura Roenitz, Elkhart Lake, WI - Executive Director, Kohler Foundation
    • Rev. Stephen Savides, Appleton, WI - Senior Pastor, First Congregational UCC
    • David Senty, Aldie, VA - Major General, USAF (retired)
    • Hon. Kashoua Kristy Yang '03, Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge


    • David Black, Ph.D., Virginia Beach, VA - President Emeritus
    • Stephen A. Gould, Ph.D., Elkhart Lake, WI - President Emeritus and Emeritus Professor of German
    • Richard L. Ensweiler '63, Farmer's Branch, TX, Trustee Emeritus, President and CEO, Texas Credit Union League (retired)
    • Barbara Gannon, Plymouth, WI, Trustee Emeritus
    • Doron Green, Fond Du Lac, WI, Trustee Emeritus, 1st Vice President (retired) - Robert W. Baird
    • Harold Gries, M.D., Phoenix, AZ, Trustee Emeritus, Founder and Executive Vice President, The Plaza Companies
    • Rev. John McFadden, Appleton, WI, Trustee Emeritus, Pastor (retired)
    • Robert T. Melzer, Sheboygan, WI - Trustee Emeritus, Attorney, Rohde/Dales LLP
    • Richard D. Pauls, Sheboygan, WI - Trustee Emeritus and Financial Consultant (retired)
    • Peter Reddin '68 - Trustee Emeritus
    • William C. Sheldon '66, Winter Park, FL - Trustee Emeritus, President and COO (retired)
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