University Officers

David L. Kaufman


Learn more about President Dave Kaufman

April Novotny

Vice President

Jody S. Fournier

Vice President

Tanya J. Poteet

Vice President
General Counsel

Tenzin Alexander

Executive Director

William Mea

Vice President
Business & Finance

Stephanie Sanders

Interim Vice President

Cameron Ruffer

Executive Assistant to the President

Board of Trustees

The Capital University Board of Trustees is the governing body for the institution, establishing its general policies, and is responsible for the University's financial health and welfare.

The Board also elects the University president. Its membership consists of community and business leaders, the University president and clergy affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Trustees are elected by the board and serve a three-year term, with a maximum of three consecutive terms. The Board meets three times annually.

Steven Bahls

Board Vice Chair
President Emeritus
Augustana College

Bishop Laura Barbins

ELCA Northeastern Synod

Paul Chodak III

Executive Vice President
American Electric Power

Domonic DeLuca

Independence Construction

Timothy Donovan (L’81)

Special Advisor to CEO

Luke Fedlam

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Christine Holt ('90)

University of Arkansas Community College

Erika Clark Jones ('12)

Chief Executive Office
ADAMH of Franklin County

David "Dave" L. Kaufman

Capital University

Jean Kohler ('70)

Lt. Colonel, USAF (Ret.) and Technology
Management Consultant

Michael J. Lancaster (’80)

Owner & President
NewMarket Financial Advisors

Marty McDonald ('00)

Fahlgren Mortine

Vincent Parisi (L '01)

Columbia Gas of Ohio

Andre T. Porter ('02)

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Miso Energy

Brian H. Prince ('95)

Executive Director, Head of Asset Management Technology
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Niklaus "Nik" Schillack

Reverend & Senior Pastor
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Tyler Schleich
('04, M'05)

Tax Business Development Leader | US - Central Region
Ernst & Young LLP

Kimberly Shumate

Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiative, Office of Human Resources
The Ohio State University

Martha "Marti" Taylor ('86)

Board Chair
President & CEO

Jeff Thiele ('95)

Founder & CEO
Thiele Consulting

William S. Wiecher ('85)

Christ the King Lutheran Church

Mataryan "Mo" Wright

President & CEO
RAMA Consulting, Inc.