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Alumni Association Board Welcomes New Members and Leadership 

By Clarke News  |  June 21, 2023


The Clarke University Alumni Office is delighted to introduce the new executive leadership team for the Alumni Association Board. Please join us in congratulating:  

President – Andy Schroeder ’02, ’10M
Area of Study: Communication,  Master of Business Administration
Current City: Dubuque, IA 


Vice President – Dede Hall ’97
Area of Study: English
Current City: Saint Paul, MN 


Recording Secretary – Eric Jones ’19
Area of Study: Social Work and Psychology
Current City: Lincoln, NE 


“I am blessed to represent the 11,000+ alums that have graduated from Clarke over the past 180 years,” Andy said. “In my role as president, I hope to find new ways to engage my fellow Clarkies and keep all of us informed as Clarke looks to implement a new strategic plan that will shape the future of our alma mater. Our diverse board represents alums from various decades and academic disciplines in an effort to allow ALL the opportunity to be heard. I encourage you to share with us what you would like your board to do. Go Pride!”

In addition, we are thrilled to announce the appointment of five new general members to the Alumni Association Board with board terms beginning in fall 2023: 

Monica (Ryan) Kurtz ’88
Area of Study: Social Work
Current City: Cedar Rapids, IA 


Carolyn Merrill ’84
Area of Study: Business Administration
Current City: Ankeny, IA


Wendy (Schultz) Mitsuyama ’98
Area of Study: Nursing
Current City: Bellevue, WA 


Christie (McGreevey) Moon ’00
Area of Study: History
Current City: Rochester, MN


Josh Sanchez ’20
Area of Study: Business Administration and Sport Management
Current City: Yorkville, IL


We are eager to see the positive impact the 2022/2023 Alumni Association Board will bring to the Clarke alumni community. To view the complete listing of board members, visit If you are interested in volunteer leadership opportunities, visit or contact Kaley Rigdon Burgmeier at