The Board of Trustees is responsible for

  • Appointing the president and evaluating his/her performance with reference to the policies and priorities set by the trustees.
  • Adopting policies and priorities for the advancement of the university.
  • Providing the financial and other resources necessary to achieve trustee policies, including participation in fundraising.
  • Defending the university from influences which interfere with the achievement of its mission.
  • Safeguarding the principles of moral and academic freedom for the community of scholars.
  • Establishing sound financial policies, which includes preservation of capital assets as well as stewardship of current funds.
  • Serving as advocates for the entire university without losing sight of special school-based opportunities.
  • Exercising final authority in a manner to ensure the future of the university.

Meeting Schedule For the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Sunday, September 7, 2014Board Orientation9:30 a.m.LSU
Monday, September 8, 2014Board Retreat9:00 a.m.LSU (AD 223)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014Board Committees6:00 p.m.Various
Thursday, November 20, 2014Board Committees8:00 a.m.Various
Thursday, November 20, 2014Board Meeting1:00 p.m.LSU (AD 223)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015Board Committees6:00 p.m.Various
Thursday, February 26, 2015Board Committees8:00 a.m.Various
Thursday, February 26, 2015Board Meeting1:00 p.m.LSU (AD 223)
Wednesday, May 20, 2015Board Committees6:00 p.m.Various
Thursday, May 21, 2015Board Committees8:00 a.m.Various
Thursday, May 21, 2015Board Meeting8:00 a.m.LSU (AD 223)
Wednesday, November 18, 2015Board Committees6:00 p.m.Various
Thursday, November 19, 2015Board Committees8:00 a.m.Various
Thursday, November 19, 2015Board Meeting1:00 p.m.LSU (AD 223)

Board Listing

Officers

  • RICARDO GRAHAM, Chair (President, Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)
  • JUDY ST. JOHN, Vice Chair (Certified Public Accountant)
  • RANDAL R. WISBEY, Secretary (President, La Sierra University)

Members At Large

  • MARLA OSBORNE-ANDERSON (Superior Court Judge)
  • TONY ANOBILE (President of the Arizona Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)
  • THEODORE BENSON (Treasurer, Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)
  • ED BOYATT (Educational Consultant)
  • LARRY L. CAVINESS (President, Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)
  • ERNIE HWANG (Bank President)
  • MEREDITH JOBE (Attorney)
  • ALVIN KWIRAM (Academic Administrator)
  • GEORGE MELARA (Principal, Architecture Firm)
  • BRAD NEWTON (Secretary, Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)
  • CHRIS OBERG (Pastor senior)
  • SANDY ROBERTS (President of the Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)
  • ALINA SANCHEZ (Businesswoman)
  • JUSTIN SANDEFUR (Research Fellow)
  • ZAREH SARRAFIAN (Higher Education Administrator)
  • ALINA TOLAN (Clinical Pharmacist)
  • ARNOLD TRUJILLO (Vice President, Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)
  • BERIT VON POHLE (Director of Education, Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)
  • LISA WALCKER (Assistant Regional Manager, Youth & Family Services Organization)
  • MARILENE WANG (Physician)

Committees of the Board

Academic Programs and Personnel Committee
BERIT VON POHLE, chair

Advancement and Marketing Committee

ALINA SANCHEZ, chair

Finance, Budget, and Audit Committee
MEREDITH JOBE, chair

Student Life Committee
CHRIS OBERG, chair

Trusteeship Committee
JUDY ST. JOHN, chair