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

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

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

    Michael J. Lancaster ('80)
    Committee Chair, Organizational Sustainability
    Magnolia, OH
    Owner and President, NewMarket Financial Advisors

    Susan F. Jablonski
    Committee Chair, Institutional Mission & Identity
    Columbus, OH
    Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, OhioHealth

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

    Stephen J.H. Lyons
    Committee Chair, Governance
    Columbus, OH
    EVP and CBO, Columbus Crew

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

    Paul Chodak
    At Large Member 
    Granville, OH
    EVP, American Electric Power

    Dr. Elizabeth L. Paul
    Columbus, OH 
    President, Capital University

    Board of Trustees

    Dan Creekmur (L'06)
    Columbus, OH
    President, Columbia Gas of Ohio

    Suzanne D. Dillahunt
    Marysville, OH
    Bishop, Southern Ohio Synod, ELCA

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

    James R. Havens ('78, L'81)
    Granville, OH
    President, Havens Limited 

    Belinda M. Jones
    ('86, L'94)
    Hilliard, OH
    Legislative Counsel, Capitol Consulting Group, Inc.

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

    Ann Leak ('78)
    Pickerington, OH
    Banking Executive, Retired

    Judy Leidy
    Littleton, CO
    Principal, The Zoelby Group

    Richard Lombardi
    Dublin, OH
    President, Construction Consulting, LLC

    Dr. Theodore E. Long ('65) 
    Rockland, ME
    President Emeritus, Elizabethtown College

    Neil Mortine
    Columbus, OH
    President & CEO, Fahlgren Mortine, Inc.

    Dr. Elizabeth L. Paul
    Columbus, OH 
    President, Capital University

    John E. Phillips ('80, M'86)
    Paradise Valley, AZ
    President and CEO, The Fishel Company

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

    Martha 'Marti' Taylor ('86) 
    Dublin, OH
    CEO, Ohio Initiative, Verily Life Sciences

    Rev. John R. Walker ('74)
    Richmond, IN
    Pastor, First English Lutheran Church

    William S. Wiecher (‘85)
    Pinecrest, 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