Board of Directors

Board of Directors and Committees

The board of directors consists of volunteers who meet three times a year to oversee the business affairs and property of the foundation. The chairman of the University of Nebraska board of regents and the president of the University of Nebraska serve as ex officio, non-voting members. The president and CEO of the University of Nebraska Foundation is an ex officio, voting member.

Board of Directors

Don Voelte, Board Chair, Executive Committee Chair
Co-owner, VoKee Group of Companies
Omaha, Nebraska

Angie Muhleisen, Board Chair-Elect, Finance Committee Chair
President and CEO, Union Bank & Trust
Lincoln, Nebraska

William D. Jackman, Immediate Past Chair, Governance Committee Chair
Senior Vice President of Investments, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Dallas, Texas

Paul M. Mendlik, Audit Committee Chair
Retired, CFO and Treasurer, West Corporation
Waterloo, Nebraska

J. Scott Nelson, Trustee Engagement Committee Chair
Retired, President and Board Chair, UNICO Group
Lincoln, Nebraska

Steve Seline, Investment Committee Chair
President and CEO, Walnut Private Equity Partners
Omaha, Nebraska

Ted Carter, Ex Officio
President, University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska

Charles D. Fritch, M.D.
Founder, Fritch Eye Care Medical Center
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Carey Hamilton
President, Beardmore Chevrolet
Omaha, Nebraska

Brian F. Hastings, Ex Officio
President and CEO, University of Nebraska Foundation
Lincoln, Nebraska

Anne Hubbard
Retired Physician, Pediatric Radiology
Omaha, Nebraska

Julie Jacobson
Director, M.B. Jacobson Farms
North Platte, Nebraska

Paul Kenney, Ex Officio
Chairman, University of Nebraska Board of Regents
Amherst, Nebraska

William Lester
President and CEO, Ameritas Mutual Holding Company and Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation
Lincoln, Nebraska

Jane E. Miller
President and Chief Operating Officer, Gallup
Omaha, Nebraska

Holly Ostergard 
Vice Chair, Crete Carrier Corporation
Lincoln, Nebraska

Thomas H. Warren, Sr.
Chief of Staff, Mayor of Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Executive Committee

This committee is responsible for exercising the authority, as needed, of the board of directors at all times between meetings of the full board.

  • Don Voelte, Chair
  • Ted Carter, Ex Officio
  • Brian F. Hastings, Ex Officio
  • William D. Jackman
  • Paul Kenney, Ex Officio
  • Paul Mendlik
  • Angie L. Muhleisen
  • J. Scott Nelson
  • Steve Seline

Governance Committee

The purpose of the committee is to support the board of directors by providing effective volunteer leadership, continued volunteer development, and by evaluating and assessing governance policies and processes.

  • William D. Jackman, Chair
  • Diana Carlin
  • Ivan Gilreath
  • Carey Hamilton
  • Brian F. Hastings, Ex Officio
  • Mary Henning
  • Margaret Holman
  • Anne Hubbard
  • Julie Jacobson
  • Kris Malkoski
  • Jane E. Miller
  • Angie Muhleisen, Ex Officio
  • J. Scott Nelson
  • Holly Ostergard
  • Thomas W. Tye II
  • Don Voelte, Ex Officio
  • Thomas H. Warren Sr.

Finance Committee

The primary responsibilities of the finance committee include recommending financial policies, goals and budgets that support the mission, values and strategic goals of the foundation.

  • Angie L. Muhleisen, Chair
  • Charles D. Fritch, M.D.
  • Chris Hove
  • Eartha Johnson
  • Kirk Kellner
  • Del Lienemann Jr.
  • Sandy Massey
  • Jane E. Miller
  • Will Scott
  • Dan Shundoff
  • Don Voelte, ex officio
  • Sue Wilkinson
  • Patricia J. Winter

Trustee Engagement Committee

The committee is responsible for enhancing the engagement, cultivation and philanthropic support of University of Nebraska Foundation Trustees.

  • J. Scott Nelson, Chair
  • Gwinneth Berea 
  • Shawn Buchanan
  • Gregory Daake 
  • Kristine Gale
  • Carey Hamilton
  • Anne Hubbard
  • Julie Jacobson
  • Meg Lauerman
  • Mary López
  • Gerald Luckey
  • Angie Muhleisen, Ex Officio
  • Kevin Munro
  • Holly Ostergard
  • Sue Thaden
  • Don Voelte, Ex Officio
  • Thomas H. Warren Sr.

Audit Committee

This committee is responsible for auditing the foundation’s financial books and records annually or otherwise and employs an external auditor for assistance.

  • Paul Mendlik, Chair
  • Lori Druse
  • Brian Kaiser
  • James Krieger
  • Janet Labenz
  • William Lester
  • Rodrigo López
  • Larry L. Miller
  • Angke Muhleisen, Ex Offico
  • Steve Seline
  • Don Voelte, Ex Officio

Investment Committee

The responsibilities of this committee are to maintain the prudent and effective investment of the endowment, formulate investment policies and oversee management of the endowment.

  • Steve Seline, Chair
  • Paul F. Engler
  • Charles D. Fritch, M.D.
  • David Gale
  • Ted Harris
  • Norman R. Hedgecock
  • William Lester
  • Paul Mendlik
  • Vincent F. Miscia, M.D.
  • Brad Moline
  • Angie Muhleisen, Ex Officio
  • Michael J. Tavlin
  • Lisa R. Thayer
  • Don Voelte, Ex Officio
  • Douglas B. Waggoner

Compensation Subcommittee

The purpose of this subcommittee is to approve a compensation strategy that enables the foundation to recruit and retain qualified, experienced executive leadership, professional staff and support staff.

  • Don Voelte, Chair, Ex Officio
  • William D. Jackman, Ex Officio
  • Angie Muhleisen, Ex Officio

Tax Review Subcommittee

The purpose of this subcommittee is to assist the audit committee and foundation staff in the review of the foundation’s annual tax information return required by the Internal Revenue Service and other such duties related to tax reporting and compliance.

  • Paul Mendlik, Chair, Ex Officio
  • Angie Muhleisen, Ex Officio
  • Don Voelte, Ex Officio