Josh D. Boots
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Donna Heald PhD
Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Communication
Arthur Sunleaf PhD
Vice President for Student Development
Dean of Students
Chief Operating Officer
Board of Regents
The Loras College Board of Regents is a legislative body responsible for determining the broad policies the College operates under. The board, the legal entity of the College, serves as the custodian of all assets determines the college’s educational aims, vision, and mission, and ensures that the institution fulfills its educational purpose.
James E. Collins (’84) Dubuque, IA
James (Jim) Collins (’84) obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Loras College in 1984 and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of Iowa in 2004. After graduating from Loras, Jim returned to campus as an admissions representative and has continued to serve in a variety of positions at Loras College. In 1999, he was appointed the College’s senior vice president. Jim was then elected as the twenty-sixth president of Loras College in 2004.
During his presidential tenure, Jim has served as a leader on the national, state and local fronts to include: chair, treasurer, and board member of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; board of regents and board of trustees, Seton Hall University; chair, Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; executive committee, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; chair, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation and Archdiocese of Dubuque Board of Education.
A Crystal Lake, IL, native and the oldest of six children, Jim has been twice recognized as one America’s Top 100 Irish Educators. In 2007, he was also recognized by his high school, Marian Central Catholic High School, with the Alumni Excellence Award. President Collins and his wife, Lisa, reside in Dubuque, Iowa.
Archbishop Thomas R. Zinkula
Archbishop Zinkula was born April 19, 1957 and grew up on a farm outside of Mt. Vernon, Iowa. He graduated from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, economics, and business. He received his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1983.
He attended Catholic University in Washington, DC, where he earned a master’s degree in theology in 1990 and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque the same year. In 1998, he received a licentiate in Canon Law from St. Paul’s University, Ottawa, Canada. Pope Francis appointed him Bishop of Davenport on April 19, 2017.
Archbishop Zinkula’s past archdiocesan assignments saw him serving faith communities in Dubuque, Rickardsville, Balltown, Sherrill, Holy Cross, Luxemburg, and Cedar Rapids. He also served as judge and judicial vicar for the Archdiocesan Metropolitan Tribunal, and rector for St. Pius X Seminary in Dubuque.
Rich Scalise (’76) Naperville, IL
As chairman, Scalise oversees all board functions and is responsible for the recruitment and on-boarding of new board members.
Luis Acosta Hererra (’13) Phoenix, AZ
Luis Acosta Herrera is the chief strategist at Element Public Affairs and the executive director at Unite Arizona. He previously worked with Mike Bloomberg in the 2020 election and was the senior government affairs representative at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.
Rich Clayton (’87) Bend, OR
Rich Clayton received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Loras College in 1987.
Mark Cloghessy (’80) Western Springs, IL
Mark Cloghessy came to Loras College in 1976 and graduated in May 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree.
Rev. Msgr. John Enzler (’69) Bethesda, MD
Rev. Msgr. John Enzler (’69) earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Loras College in 1969. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Washington, DC in 1973.
William C. Glynn (’68) Boise, ID
William C. Glynn was born and raised in the Monticello, Iowa, area and came to Loras College in the fall of 1964. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting in the spring of 1968. Glynn went on to earn his MBA from Boise State University in 1979. He also earned a degree in advance management from Stanford University in 1985.
On October 12, 1968, Glynn married the former Constance “Connie” Stolinski in Omaha, Nebraska. They have three children: Daniel, Jeffrey, and Nancy. Following his graduation from Loras College, Glynn obtained a job in the accounting department of the Northern Natural Gas Company in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1973, he moved to Boise, Idaho, to take a job as vice president and assistant treasurer at the Intermountain Gas Company. In 1976, he was promoted to the title of chief financial officer at Intermountain Gas. In 1979, Glynn left Intermountain to join MDU Resources Group in Bismarck, North Dakota, as that company’s vice president and chief financial officer, a position he held for the next eight years, before returning to the now private company, Intermountain as president and part of the ownership. He retired in 2018.
Natalie Hoffmann (’84) East Dubuque, IL
Natalie Hoffmann currently serves as senior vice president of business services at iSolved HCM and is a partner at Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C., where she has been employed for more than 30 years, including as president of its workforce management affiliate company, HK Payroll Services, Inc.
Theresa Hoffman (’81) Waterloo, IA
Theresa (Obermann) Hoffman rejoined the Board of Regents in October 2023. She currently is an attorney at Beecher, Field, Walker, Morris, Hoffman & Johnson, P.C. Prior to her current position, she was Vice President and Trust Officer at the Waterloo Savings Bank. She also worked as Trust Officer for the First National Bank of Waverly. She is a graduate of the Loras class of 1981, and a former member of the National Alumni Board.
Dr. Mary J Meehan, Maplewood, NJ
Mary Meehan, PhD, was appointed interim president of Seton Hall University on March 23, 2017. She is a nationally respected higher education and healthcare leader.
Dr. David Meyers (’72) Leawood, KS
David Meyers, PhD, received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1972. Following Loras, Meyers entered the University Of Iowa Medical School where he received his M.D. in 1976. He completed his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at Creighton University (1979) and Cardiology at the Medical College of Virginia (1981).
Mark Molo (’85) Dubuque, IA
Mark Molo came to Loras College in August 1981. While at Loras, he was a member of the ETZ fraternity and he played Duhawk football under the leadership of Coach Bob Bierie.
Gene Murphy (’84) Evanston, IL
Eugene “Gene” Murphy, Jr. (’84) graduated from Loras College magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science. He received his J.D. from ITT Chicago-Kent College School of Law in 1987.
Siobhan O’Connor Hartsell (’84) Hinsdale, IL
Siobhan came to Loras College in the fall of 1980 and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in radiation technology. Hartsell is a Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD), supporting physicians who are radiation oncologists. She currently works at the ProCure CDH Proton Center in Chicago.
Michael Rice II, Evergreen, CO
Michael Rice II attended Boston College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Finance. Immediately after graduation, Rice began working for Aon Corporation. He currently serves as Chairman for the Aon Risk Services Chicago and Chief Executive Officer of Aon Financial Service Group (FSG) in Denver, Colorado.
Joseph P Schiesl (’74) Minneapolis, MN
Joe Schiesl retired in January 2015 as Managing Director and Partner of Triple Tree, LCC, an independent Minneapolis investment bank, focused on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring and principal investment services in the healthcare industry. As a leader of the firm’s advisory practice, he brought more than 30 years of executive leadership in large public and private companies as well as smaller emerging companies serving the healthcare market.
Stephen Schlegel (’85) Zionsville, IN
Steve Schlegel retired as head of corporate development from Anthem, Inc. earlier this year. He was previously vice president of corporate development and strategy at Sprint and director of business development at General Instruments.
Wendy Schrunk (’07) Chicago, IL
Wendy Schrunk has been employed at the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. on the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Global Shareholder Services Team since 2007. She is currently a vice president and is the manager of the US Liquidity Business.
Dr Steven Sloan, OD (’78) Dubuque, IA
Steven “Steve” Sloan, OD (’78), received his bachelor of science in biology from Loras College. Following Loras, Sloan attended Illinois College of Optometry from which he earned his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1982.
Dr. Sloan began his career in private practice in Galena, IL. In 1985, Sloan joined a group practice with offices in East Dubuque, IL, Galena, IL, and Bellevue, IA. In 1996, Sloan formed Vision Health Center, PC, of which he is president with offices in Dubuque and Bellevue, IA.Dr. Sloan has served as president of the Iowa Optometric Association Board of Directors. He served as the Iowa representative on the Board of Directors of the Heart of America Eye Care Congress. He has also been active on many community and church boards and committees. Early in his career, Dr. Sloan was selected by the Optometric Management Journal as one of the 21 outstanding young Optometrists in the United States.
Sarah Squiers (’89) Greenbrae, CA
Sarah Squiers joined the Board of Regents in October 2020. She is Senior Vice President of Business Development for Univision Communications Inc., the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S.
Tim Suther (’82) Winnetka, IL
Tim Suther is Senior Vice President at Change Healthcare. Previously, he served JP Morgan Chase and an eight-year career at Acxiom, where he was responsible for the company’s global marketing, strategy and business development activities. Previously, he led the company’s worldwide digital, agency and multichannel marketing services business. He has more than 35 years of experience at the intersection of data, marketing and technology.
Thomas J. Tauke (’72) Fort Mill, SC
Thomas J. Tauke retired as executive vice president at Verizon Communications Inc. in July 2013. In this role, Tauke served as the company’s senior policy executive and oversaw media relations, employee communications, reputation management, philanthropy, corporate responsibility and external relations. He served as a member of Verizon’s Leadership Council.
Milan Vuckovic (’09) Washington, DC
Milan Vuckovic is the current business value services director at Salesforce, Inc., a customer relationship management platform. He previously worked for the US Congress, Verizon Communications, and Deloitte Consulting.
Rev. Msgr. James Barta, Ph.D. (’52) ✝
James W. Bear (’67)
Paul Breitbach (’60)
Thomas J. Cashman (’60)
Troy L. Cicero (’84)
J. Michael Colloton (’63)
John W. Colloton (’53)
Jack B. Crahan ✝
James M. Davis (’67)
Donald P. Dupont (’51) ✝
The Rev. Msgr. Francis P. Friedl, Ph.D. (’39) ✝
Paul Frommelt (’56) ✝
John C. Gavin (’65)
The Rev. Patrick G. Geary (’51) ✝
Bernard T. Gillis, Ph.D. (’52)
Thomas P. Giovingo (’78)
Greg G. Gumbel (’67)
Ramon J. Green (’51) ✝
The Most Rev. Jerome Hanus, OSB
Mary E. Hendry
Sister Helen Huewe, O.S.F. ✝
Theresa E. Hoffman (’81)
Dennis J. Houlihan (’72)
Kathy (Stuermer) Jirak (’81)
Joan Healy Joyce
Richard J. Kenney (’63)
John R. Kromer (’67)
The Most Rev. Daniel W. Kucera, O.S.B. ✝
Jeffrey R. Ladd (’63)
Allan J. Ludwig (’60)
William T. Lynch (’64)
Kevin Malone (’69)
Tom McCarty (’63)
Mark McCarville (’68)
John J. Mulherin (’73)
James P. Murphy (’67)
Sister Colman O’Connell, O.S.B. ✝
Dr. Fred Pilcher (’69)
Tony J. Reardon (’72)
Michael D. Rice (’64)
Al Ruffalo (’69)
John V. Saeman (’58)
Rev. John Schlegel (’66) ✝
John K Schmidt
Nicholas J. Schrup, III (’77)
David W. Spahn (’71)
Michael J. Starshak (’63)
Richard T. Sulentic (’52)
Thomas J. Tauke (’72)
Jim Theisen (’56)
Thomas J. Tropp (’69)
James J. Virtel (’66)
David J. Vogel (’65)
David J. Walsh (’71)
David J. Wertzberger (’65)
Sister Margaret Wick, O.S.F.
Barbara Sullivan Woodward, Ph.D. (’72)