WSU Foundation Board members Vivian Fusillo and George Bolon

Foundation Committees

The WSU Foundation Committees provide an organized structure to ensure that initiatives are performed effectively and efficiently benefitting students, faculty, and the community. Each Trustee is expected to serve on one of the standing committees of the Board, which meet periodically throughout the year.

 

The Audit Committee will work in alignment with the Foundation auditor to fulfill new audit requirements and avoid overlap of responsibilities/tasks. This will serve to streamline functions and save money on the yearly audit.

Mike Arnold - CHAIR
Robert Befidi
Dan Mortensen
Bob Neis
Roscoe Young
Dr. Hughes – Liaison

The Finance Committee oversees and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee or Board in matters of finances, budget, investments, and reviews actions of the Treasurer. The Finance Committee also serves as the Board of Directors for the subsidiary corporations, WSUF Aviation Resources and WSUF Housing LLC.

Bob Strauss – CHAIR (as Treasurer)
Mike Arnold
Howard Bicker
George Bolon
Chops Hancock
Thom Kieffer
John McShea
Ken Mogren
Dan Mortensen
Mark Nichols
Scott Opfer
Jolene Vaselaar
Dr. Hughes – Liaison

The HOST Committee (Hospitality/Orientation/Stewardship/Thankathon) shall ensure that each new trustee is properly mentored. They shall identify opportunities for the trustees to interact on a social basis with other members of the WSU community and/or potential donors. They will also identify and coordinate the program for each Board of Trustee meeting to further enrich trustee awareness of the many programs underway at the university and how the foundation can be of more help to those programs.

David Rubenstein - CHAIR
Bob Brewer
Mike Ericson
Karen Fawcett
Dr. Hughes – Liaison

The Scholarship Committee recommends the recipients of the scholarship funds administered by the Foundation where no other entity or body exists to select such recipients. The committee is charged with authorizing new, or making amendments to existing, endowed and annual scholarships for the Foundation.

Bob Neis - Chair
Greg Evans
Donna Helble
Scott Johnson
Jim Meyer
Tom Taylor
Thom Kieffer
Deb Sing - Liaison 

The Special Projects Committee is responsible for initiating, encouraging, reviewing, and recommending programs and projects to be undertaken, supported or financed by the Foundation. The committee is responsible for developing general guidelines and criteria for individuals or groups seeking special project funding.

Ted Fredrickson – CHAIR
Robert Befidi
George Bolon
Karen Fawcett
Steve Heuslein
Tim Missling
Dick Record
Dr. John N. Weis
Phil Sonnenberg - Liaison

The Trusteeship Committee shall be responsible for identifying, cultivating, and nominating potential members of the Board of Trustees and its officers. The committee shall seek input from the entire Board when seeking candidates and the composition of the committee should reflect the different perspectives of the full board.

Dan Mortensen – CHAIR
Greg Evans
Thom Kieffer
Jim Meyer
Mike Russell
Marc Spieler
Dr. Hughes – Liaison

The Board of Directors is responsible for all policy and financial decision making of this corporation. The Board meets as business matters require and also holds an annual meeting. The committee regularly submits reports to the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of the Winona State University Foundation.

Chops Hancock – PRESIDENT
Mike Arnold - SECRETARY
Howard Bicker
George Bolon
John McShea
Ken Mogren
Dan Mortensen
Mark Nichols
Scott Opfer
Bob Strauss
Jolene Vaselaar
Dr. Hughes - Liaison

 

The WSUF Housing organization exists to both enhance housing options for students as well as provide an investment opportunity for the foundation. WSUF Housing owns and was responsible for funding the construction of the East Lake Apartment Complex located just off campus.

Bob Strauss - PRESIDENT
Ken Mogren - VICE PRESIDENT
Mike Arnold - SECRETARY
Chops Hancock - TREASURER
Howard Bicker
George Bolon
John McShea
Ken Mogren
Dan Mortensen
Mark Nichols
Scott Opfer
Jolene Vaselaar
Dr. Hughes - Liaison