Don Ulrich joined the board in October, 2010. He received his bachelor's degree in English from Loras College in 1958, then attended Drake University to earn his master's degree and became a high school English teacher. He eventually left teaching to work for The Coca-Cola Company as a route driver and over twenty years he worked his way up to the position of the company's vice president.
Ulrich has served as chairman of Arizona State University Foundation and chairman of the 1999 Capital Campaign Committee, where he raised over $600 million for the program. He partnered in the development of Waste Not, a program to help feed the hungry in metropolitan Phoenix, worked on a documentary in Africa titled, Food for the Hungry, and volunteered a year reorganizing the Arizona government through the Office for Excellence in Government, which he originated.
Ulrich also served as a board member for a variety of organizations including: Brophy College Preparatory, Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C., National Arts Stabilization Fund, Boys Hope Girls Hope, U.S. Olympic Committee in Arizona and the Arizona State University Foundation. He also served as a board member and board president for the Arizona Board of Regents.