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Northwest Missouri State University


Committees

Executive Committee

Chair: Dan Runde, President
Vice Chair: 
Holly Murphy-Barstow, Vice President
Membership: 
Restricted per Foundation By-laws

Jim Blackford, Betty Bush, Mark Doll, Mike Faust, Jason Garst, Phil Patterson, Deb Tripp
Executive Committee
members at-large:
Ray Hischke, Gary Thompson
Lead Staffer: Mike Johnson, Vice President for Advancement

Focus and Initiatives 

  1. Manage the affairs of the corporation and is empowered to act on behalf of the board of directors in intervals between meetings of the board.
  2. As a general rule, meets semi-annually in person and as needed by teleconference.
  3. Monitors structure of the Board and By-laws, recommends changes.
  4. Oversees committees, ensure their clear roles/goals, holds accountable.
  5. Ensures strategic program planning.
  6. Facilitates leadership and provides effective management of Executive Director.
  7. Provides policies, guidance, and resources for Advancement staff to most effectively carry out strategic plans.

Finance Committee

Co-Chair: Mark Doll
Co-Chair: Jason Garst
Members: John Baker, Jeff Borchardt, Terry Day, Troy Greenfield, Ray Hischke, Arne Johnson, Holly Murphy-Barstow, Phil Patterson*, Ken Peterson, Dan Runde, Paul Schieber, Dick Thomson, Gary Thompson
Lead Staffer: Lori Steiner, Finance Officer

Focus and Initiatives

  1. Develop and oversee investment and spending policies and strategies.
  2. Recommend the selection of and oversee the Investment Consultant.
  3. Develop and oversee endowment policies and strategies
  4. Reviews, recommends, and monitors foundation budget.
  5. Receive and review auditor’s annual year-end report.

*Honorary Board member appointed to the committee by the President

Membership Committee

Chair: Holly Murphy-Barstow, Vice President
Co-Vice Chair: Deb Tripp
Co-Vice Chair: Betty Bush
Members: Mary Asbell, Jim Blackford*, Toni Espey, Amy Harlin, Bill Hedge, Juan Rangel, Jim Redd, Dan Runde, Owen Straub, Kay Thomas
Lead Staffer:
Mike Johnson, Vice President for Advancement

Focus and Initiatives

  1. Develop optimal processes for recruiting new Board members.
  2. Annually recommend number of board members, new Board members, second terms and slate of Officers.
  3. Coordinate orientation program for new Board members.
  4. Cultivate and develop future Board members.
  5. Monitor and enhance Board profile per model and demographic issues (board matrix).

*Honorary Board member appointed to the committee by the President

Advancement Committee

Chair: Mike Faust
Vice Chair: Arne Johnson
Members: Virgil Albertini, Rick Carter, Holly Murphy-Barstow, Jennifer Nicholson, Bill Price, Dan Runde, Owen Straub
Lead Staffer: Mike Johnson, Vice President for Advancement

Focus and Initiatives

  1. Develop and implement board related activities to meet fundraising goals and objectives for University and Foundation strategic initiatives. The funds could be raised for either or both restricted and unrestricted purposes to meet annual and/or capital campaigns as set forth in the strategic initiatives.

Past President’s Council

Chair: Mike Faust
Vice Chair: Phil Patterson*
Members: Jim Blackford
All past President’s of the Foundation/Alumni Loyalty Fund are members 
Lead Staffer: Mike Johnson, Vice President of Advancement

Focus and Initiatives

  1. Maintain connection/involvement among the Foundation's past leaders and apply experiences, resources, and influence to accomplish special projects/needs for the Foundation and/or University.  This Council shall also have the responsibility to implement policies of the Board regarding compliance, governance and risk management.

 *Appointed by the President

Real Estate Assets Committee 

Chair: Jim Blackford*
Vice Chair: Bill Brown
Members: Rick Carter, Terry Day, Phil Patterson*, Ken Peterson, Dan Runde, Dick Thomson
Lead Staffer: Steve Sutton, Director of Alumni Relations

Focus and Initiatives

  1. Develop short and long term plans for use of existing and any acquired real estate based on University and Foundation strategic plans and initiatives.
  2. Recommend any repairs needed, any acquisition or sale or rental use of existing and any acquired real estate property.

*Honorary Board member appointed to the committee by the President