Board of Trustees

The men and women who serve as our Mount Marty College Board of Trustees work selflessly behind the scenes, and their service is vitally important to our school’s success.

Trustees are nominated by the board and approved by the Council of Sacred Heart Monastery, our sponsoring institution. Trustee terms are four years, and trustees are eligible to serve two four-year terms.

The board meets three times per year. Trustees also serve on committees, including Academic Affairs, Finance and Audit, Trusteeship, Institutional Advancement, Building and Grounds, and Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

The Board of Trustees is the ultimate fiduciary of Mount Marty College and is charged with the general oversight of our institutional affairs in accord with our charter, bylaws, evolving statements of mission and purpose, and institutional plans. 

2018 Mount Marty Board of Trustees  

 	Father James Bream

Father James Bream
Sioux Falls, SD
Diocese of Sioux Falls - Retired Priest

 	Sister Mildred Busch Sister Mildred Busch, O.S.B.
(C '67)
Yankton, SD
Sacred Heart Monastery
 	 Sister Mary Carole Curran 
Sister Mary Carole Curran, O.S.B.
(C '65)
Yankton, SD
Sacred Heart Monastery
 Sister Joyce Feterl, O.S.B Sister Joyce Feterl, O.S.B, Secretary 
(C '74)
Mitchell, SD
Outreach Ministry, Holy Family Parish
 Deb Fischer-Clemens

Ms. Deb Fischer-Clemens
(C '77)
Sioux Falls, SD
Senior Vice President, Avera Center for Public Policy 



Dr. Jim Fitzgerald
Yankton, SD
First Chiropractic Centers, P.C.

 Mr. Denis Fokken Mr. Denis Fokken, Treasurer
(C '73)
Yankton, SD
Retired Chief Financial Officer, First Dakota National Bank  
 Dr. Richard Foster Dr. Richard Foster
New Castle, IN
Retired Physician
 Gerstner.jpg Ms. Kathie Gerstner
(C '87)
Yankton, SD
 	Sister Louise Marie Goettertz, O.S.B. Sister Louise Marie Goettertz, O.S.B. 
(C '67)
Yankton, SD 
Sacred Heart Monastery
  Mr. David Johnson
Watertown, SD

Fr. James Keiter
Fordyce, NE
Pastor-Fordyce, NE; Menominee, NE; and Constance, NE



 Dr. Al Kurtenbach Dr. Al Kurtenbach 
Brookings, SD 
Daktronics, Inc.
 May.jpg Mr. Jeff May
Yankton, SD 
Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.
 Deacon John Osnes, Ph.D. Deacon John Osnes, Ph.D., Chair 
Rapid City, SD 
Permanent Deacon Catholic Diocese of Rapid City
  Mr. Donald Roby
Watertown, SD 
R & R Investments, LLC.
 Mr. Dan Specht, Chair Mr. Dan Specht
(C '88)
Yankton, SD
Vision Real Estate / New Harvest Land Brokers
   Mr. Daryl Thuringer
Sioux Falls, SD 
Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls
 Dr. Allan Tramp Dr. Allan Tramp
(C '80)
Falls City, NE 
 Vlach.jpg Dr. Victoria Vlach
Hartington, NE 
Yankton Anesthesiology, P.C.

Sister Carol Jean VanDenHemel, O.S.B.
Omaha, NE 
Mount Michael Benedictine High School


  Sister Maribeth Wentzlaff, O.S.B., Prioress
Yankton, SD
Sacred Heart Monastery
 Ms. Nancy Werner, Vice Chair Ms. Nancy Werner, Vice Chair
(C '83)
St. Louis, MO
Chancellor, Archdiocese of St. Louis