Our faculty and staff are actively involved in, and often leading, organizations, boards and committees connected with our community and their industries.

Jim Collins (‘84), President
Treasurer and Executive Committee, ACCU
Chair of Tax Policy and Executive Committee, NAICU
Chair, IAICU
Executive Committee, ICF
Healthiest State Initiative Commission
Regent, Seton Hall University

Board of Regents

Valerie Bell, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Board Member, Substance Abuse Service Center (1+ years)
Tricia Borelli, Counselor, Student Life
Committee Member, Children’s Liturgy, St. Anthony Parish
Committee Member, MOMS Group, St. Anthony Parish
Committee Member, Emmaus Weekend, St. Anthony Parish
David Cochran, Ph.D., Professor of Politics
Organizing Committee Member, Dubuque UN International Day of Peace
Doug Colin, Head Coach of Swimming and Diving, Director of the San Jose Pool
Head Coach and Team Director of the Dubuque Area Swimmin’ Hurricanes (22 years)
Bobbi Earles, Executive Director Alumni and Communications
Board Member, RSVP for (3 years)
Board Member and Philanthropy Committee Chair, Red Cross of the Tri-States (9 years)
Board Member and Development and Marketing Committee Member, Opening Doors (10 years)
Communications and Social Media Committee Member, Resurrection Church
Nancy Zachar Fett, Associate Professor Social Work, Field Director
Board Member of Catholic Charities
Grant Making Board Member, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque    
Matt Garrett, Chair Division of Sport Studies
Board Member and Past President, Dubuque Little League (7 years)
Michael Gibson, Director, Center for Dubuque History and Loras College Archives
Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board, State Historical Society of Iowa (24 years, Governor Appointed)
Archives Panel Member, Historical Resource Development Program, State Historical Society of Iowa (24 years)
Board Member, Friends of the Mines of Spain (8 years)
President, Fly-by-Night Productions (14 years)
Charter Member, American Association of Community Theater
Emily Goetz, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach
Co-Founder, Dubuque Bulldog Lacrosse League
Sue Hafkemeyer, Director of Marketing and Communications
City of Dubuque Spokesperson for Passenger Rail
Justin Heinzen, Women’s Basketball Coach
Regional Advisory Committee Member,  NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship (2 years)  
Member, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (9 years)
Member,  WBCA Convention Advisory Group (2 years)
Janine Idziak, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy
Director of Bioethics Resource Center at Loras
Director of Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Dubuque
Chair, Medical-Moral Commission of the Archdiocese of Dubuque
Cheryl Jacobsen, Ph.D., Provost
Higher Learning Commission Institutional Actions Council
Mary Johnson, Ph.D.
President, State of Iowa Psychological Association

Robert Keller, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Regional Director, Keystone Area Education Agency
Member, Executive Board of the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Paul Kohl, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Media Studies
Secretary, Dubuque County Fine Arts Society (6 years)
Luke Lammer, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Treasurer, Institute of Management Accountants Dubuque Chapter (3 years)
Board of Directors, Iowa Society of CPAs (1 year)
Dana Livingston, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern Language and Culture
Vice President, Board of Directors, Multicultural Family Center
Board of Directors, Friends of the Mines of Spain

Tammy Marti, Director of Health and Wellness
Member, Cuba City High School Health Advisory Council
Member, Cuba City High School Booster Club
Chair, Holy Ghost Catholic Church Fish Fry
Chair, Holy Ghost Catholic Church Picnic (8 years)
Member, Holy Ghost-Immaculate Conception Education Commission (3 years)
Nathan Newman, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
First Aid and CPR Instructor, American Red Cross of the Tri-States (7 years)
Team Member, American Cancer Society Relay for Life (7 years)
Amanda Osheim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
Advisory Board Member, Shalom Spirituality Center (2+ years)
Matt Rissler, PhD., Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Data Committee Member, Every Child/Every Promise (3 years)
Sue Ross, Campus Nurse
Member, American College Health Association (8 years)
Member, North Central College Health Association (8 years)
Member, Iowa Nurses for College Health (8 years)
Jeff Roberts, Assistant Coordinator for Career Services
Board Member, Iowa College Recruiting Network
Dan Rothert (‘96), Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach
Chair, NCAA Soccer Committee

Matthew A. Shadle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Theology
Faith Formation Commission Member, St. Anthony Parish
David Speckhard, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Founding Member and Advisory Board Financial Secretary, Almost (1+ years)
Carl Tebon, Head Baseball Coach, Physical Education Instructor
Member, The Buddy Program
Denise Udelhofen, Assistant Director of Athletics
Chair, NCAA Golf Committee

Sandy Vaske, Senior Accountant
Lifetime Member and Past Secretary/Treasurer, Noon Optimist Club of Dubuque (9 years)
Treasurer, Farley Elementary School (2 years)
Anne Vaassen, Webmaster/Web Director      
Member, HighEdWeb Association for Higher Education Web Professionalsr
Member, International Webmasters Association
Member, UWebd, University Web Developers

Bev Wagner, Solid Waste Education Coordinator       
Member, Sustainable Dubuque Task Force and Collaboration (6 years)
Secretary, Dubuque County Conservation Board Member (2 years)
Vice Chair, Keep Dubuque County Clean & Green (8 years)
Member, Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations
Member, Iowa Recycling Association
Member and Past Chair, Iowa Recycling Association Education Committee
Hilarie Welsh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education
Appointed Honors and Awards Committee Member, Association of Teacher Educators
Ashley Winter, Head Softball Coach
Regional Ranking Committee Member, NCAA Division III Softball (3 years)
Troy M. Wright, Director of Human Resources
Board Member, Hospice of Dubuque
Wish Grantor and Previous Chapter Chair, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa
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