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. 

2017 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
 
	Dr. William J. Cahoy Dr. William J. Cahoy
Cold Spring, MN
Saint John's University - Dean Emeritus & Director, Lily Leadership for Community Projects
 
	 Sister Mary Carole Curran Sister Mary Carole Curran, O.S.B.
(C '65)
Yankton, SD
Avera Medical Group Behavioral Health - Yankton
 
Sister Joyce Feterl, O.S.B

Sister Joyce Feterl, O.S.B 
(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 
 
Mr. Denis Fokken Mr. Denis Fokken, Treasurer
(C '73)
Yankton, SD
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
 
Sister Clarice Korger, O.S.B., Secretary Sister Clarice Korger, O.S.B., Secretary
Yankton, SD
Vocation Director, Sacred Heart Monastery
 
Dr. Al Kurtenbach Dr. Al Kurtenbach 
Brookings, SD 
Daktronics, Inc.
 
	Ms. Gerry Likness Ms. Gerry Likness
Watertown, SD
Scott Munger Agency, Inc.
 
 May.jpg Mr. Jeff May
Yankton, SD 
Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.
 
Deacon John Osnes, Ph.D. Deacon John Osnes, Ph.D., Vice Chair 
Rapid City, SD 
Permanent Deacon Catholic Diocese of Rapid City
 
Mr. Dan Specht, Chair Mr. Dan Specht, Chair
(C '88)
Yankton, SD
Vision Real Estate / New Harvest Land Brokers
 
Dr. Allan Tramp Dr. Allan Tramp
(C '80)
Falls City, NE 
Physician
 
 Vlach.jpg Dr. Victoria Vlach
Hartington, NE 
Yankton Anesthesiology, P.C.
 
Sister Maribeth Wentzlaff, O.S.B., Prioress
Yankton, SD
Sacred Heart Monastery
 
Ms. Nancy Werner, Vice Chair Ms. Nancy Werner
(C '83)
St. Louis, MO
Chancellor, Archdiocese of St. Louis