The IUPUC Board of Advisors (BoA) consists of 25 community members who participate in quarterly meetings with campus leaders and collaboratively assist the campus in its continued growth to be a regional leader providing a best-in-class university experience.


Bryan Rushton, ChairPresidentIUPUC Alumni Association Board
Reinhold Hill, PhDVice Chancellor and DeanIUPUC

Local & Regional Representatives

Dave BarkerRetiredSIHO Insurance Services
Kathy OrenPresident and CEOCommunity Education Coalition
David Elwood, PhDChairman of the BoardElwood Staffing
Clayton ForceVice PresidentForce Construction Co., Inc.
Jacquie Franz, MSRetiredIUPUC
Cindy Frey (ex officio)PresidentColumbus Area Chamber
of Commerce
Staci Glick, MSNVP, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing OfficerColumbus Regional Health
Tom Harmon, MBACEO/CEO/PresidentHarmon Steel/Taylor Bros./ Harmon Construction
Edgar HernandezFinancial AnalystCummins Inc.
Jason Hester, MBA (ex officio)PresidentGreater Columbus Economic Development Corporation
Aaron HunterCEOFuGreen
Rick JohnsonOwner, President, & CEOJohnson Ventures, Inc.
James Lienhoop (ex officio)MayorCity of Columbus
Lora Mount, JDAttorneyVoelz, Reed, & Mount, LLC
Karen Niverson (ex officio)Executive DirectorColumbus Area Visitors Center
Daniel Noel, BSN, RNDirector, Clinical TalentColumbus Regional Health
Srikanth Padmanabhan, PhDVice President, Cummins Inc.; President, Engine BusinessCummins Inc.
Gil PalmerAgentState Farm Insurance
Greg Pence, MBAU.S. Representative, 6th District; OwnerPence Group, LLC
Amy Pettit, DNPVP, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing OfficerSchneck Medical Center
Jim PlumpExecutive DirectorJackson County Industrial Development Corporation
Jim Roberts, Ed.D (ex officio)SuperintendentBartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
Gregg Summerville, MBAPresidentTecumseh Capital Partners, LLC
Tom Vujovich, MPARetiredPentzer Printing, Inc.

Faculty & Staff Representatives

Audra McNearStudent Government PresidentIUPUC
Melissa Fairbanks, MADirectorCenter for Business & Economic Development
Denise ValkyrieExecutive AssistantOffice of the Vice Chancellor and Dean
Jay Lesandrini, MA, MFADirectorCommunications & Marketing
Scott McIntyreDirectorEnrollment Management
Lori Montalbano, PhDAssistant Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs; Dean of StudentsOffice of Academic Affairs
Joan Poulsen, PhDAssociate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs; Deputy Title IX CoordinatorOffice of Academic Affairs
Brenda Vogel, MBADirectorOffice of Development and External Affairs

Meeting Dates

The Board of Advisors (BOA) meet quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month on the IU Columbus campus.