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Student-Run Business Board of Directors

Student-Run Business Board of Directors


Student-Run Business Board of Directors

Lakeland has announced its inaugural Board of Directors that will help guide the institution’s new student-run business operation.

The board includes leaders from a variety of Midwest businesses and organizations to help guide the student leadership team in its work. The board will work directly with the student executives, overseeing high-level direction, policy and strategy of the student-run business ventures.

Lakeland student-run business operation allows students to create, develop, manage and lead business both on-campus and off-campus business ventures while assisting in developing the next generation of emerging leaders who will be positioned for post-graduation employment.

The inaugural board includes:

  • Nona Beining, customer insights consultant, Securian Financial
  • Monique Brickham, assistant professor of graphic design, Lakeland University
  • Michael Jaber, coordinator of instructional technology, Sheboygan Area School District
  • Jennifer Krugel, HR business partner, Rockline Industries
  • Thomas Nye, general manager & winemaker, The Blind Horse
  • Nick O'Brien, director of innovation & engagement, FreshTech Innovation/Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation
  • Dave Sachse, owner, Midwest Perks
  • Kristin Stearns, CEO, Lakeshore Community Health Care
  • Donna Wendlandt, CEO, Sheboygan County YMCA
  • Dante Williams, 2020 Lakeland University graduate

“We’re grateful to this group of professionals who are willing to share their expertise with our students as we get this new operation off the ground,” said Scott Niederjohn, LU’s senior VP for Cooperative Education and Economic Development. “This group has a wide background of experiences in a number of areas, and our students are going to benefit immensely from their guidance.”

The student executives making up the leadership team will begin their work this month, with one of the first orders of business is to create a name and branding for the operation.