Board of Trustees | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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.

    Executive Committee

    Andre T. Porter ('02)
    Carmel, IN 
    Vice President & General Counsel, Miso Energy

    Martha 'Marti' Taylor ('86) 
    Vice Chair
    Dublin, OH
    President and CEO, OneFifteen

    Bernie Ostrowski 
    Immediate Past Chair
    Dublin, OH 
    Partner, Tax Services, Central Ohio, Plante Moran, PLLC

    Paul Chodak
    Chair, Governance Committee
    Granville, OH
    EVP, American Electric Power

    Belinda M. Jones ('86, L'94)
    Chair, Institutional Mission & Identity Committee
    Hilliard, OH
    Legislative Counsel, Capitol Consulting Group, Inc.

    Dave Kaufman
    Columbus, OH 
    Interim President, Capital University

    Jean M. Kohler ('70)
    Chair, Organizational Sustainability Committee
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Lt. Colonel, USAF (Retired), and Technology Management Consultant

    Michael Lancaster ('80)
    Magnolia, OH
    Owner and President, NewMarket Financial Advisors

    E.J. Thomas 
    Chair, Integrity and Compliance Committee
    New Albany, OH
    President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity - MidOhio

    Rev. Stephen D. Wachtman ('85, S'92) 
    Chair, Educational Excellence Committee
    Columbus, OH
    Pastor, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

    Board of Trustees

    Pam Bauser ('76)
    Kettering, OH
    Language Arts Consultant

    Dan Creekmur (L'06)
    Columbus, OH
    President Gas Utilities, NiSource

    Luke A. Fedlam
    Columbus, OH
    Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP

    Rev. June M. Fryman ('88, S'93)
    Fairborn, OH
    Pastor, Abiding Christ Lutheran Church

    Rev. Dr. William O. Gafkjen
    Fishers, IN
    Bishop, ELCA Indiana - Kentucky Synod

    Richard Lombardi
    Dublin, OH
    President, Construction Consulting, LLC

    Stephen J.H. Lyons (L'07)
    Columbus, OH
    EVP and CBO, Columbus Crew

    Brian H. Prince ('95)
    Westerville, OH
    Executive Director, Head of Asset Management Technology, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

    Harry D. Raduege, Jr. (’70)
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Lt. General, USAF (Retired), and Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group

    Tyler D. Schleich (’04, M’05)
    Columbus, OH 
    Ernst & Young LLP

    Rev. William S. Wiecher (‘85)
    Cutler Bay, FL
    Pastor, Christ the King Lutheran Church

    Kathy Wolfgram
    Columbus, OH 
    Chemical Industry Executive, Retired

    Dr. Moritz Ziegler ('64)
    Cincinnati, OH
    Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief, Retired