Nominees for 2017 Board of Directors
Amelious Whyte, Ph.D., is the Director of Public Engagement for the College of Liberal Arts. He has worked at the University since 1991 in various offices, including the Office for Student Affairs, the Office of the Board of Regents, Boynton Health Service, the Aurora Center, and Student Judicial Affairs. He currently serves on the boards of the University YMCA, the Friends of the University Libraries, the Weisman Art Museum and as a member of the Governor’s Residence Council. Previous board service includes serving as a member and Vice Chair of Outfront Minnesota's board, serving as a member and the founding chair of the Students Today Leaders Forever board, and serving on the Humphrey School’s Alumni Advisory Board. Amelious volunteered with the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery for several years and has served as the academic advisor for Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity for more than 13 years.
Anise M. Mazone is the program director for Multicultural Student Engagement in the Office for Student Affairs and an instructor in the Leadership Minor. She has extensive experience working to increase the aspirations of underrepresented students to seek and persist in higher education. Her work is framed in social justice and multicultural education. She has written about the university working in partnership with student organizations to redesign student cultural centers at a PWI and social change. Anise also serves on the Campus Climate Engagement Team. She has served on the Board of Directors for Parents in Community Action Head Start for the past the past seven years.
Ann Hill Duin
Ann Hill Duin, Ph.D., is a Professor of Writing Studies (CLA) at the University of Minnesota where her research and teaching focus on change agent leadership, international professional communication, and wearable technologies. Together with members of the University’s Wearables Research Collaboratory, she is investigating the impact of current and proposed wearables on personal lives, professional futures, and pedagogical innovation. Having served in senior administrative roles including Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for Information Technology, her ongoing goal is to serve as a catalyst for creating the future of the academy. In addition to academic service (e.g., Director of Graduate Studies, journal editorial boards), Ann serves as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. She has greatly appreciated her return to service as a professor as indicated in this photo showcasing one of the interdisciplinary collaborative projects.
Gwendolyn H. Freed is Chief Development Officer at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She has served previously as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Cornish College of the Arts, Vice President for Marketing and Communication at Gustavus Adolphus College, and Executive Director of the college scholarship organization Wallin Education Partners. She currently teaches in a graduate certificate program at University of Minnesota’s College of Continuing Education and has taught graduate students at the University of Washington’s College of Education. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Handbook of Higher Education Theory and Research. She holds two degrees from the University of Minnesota: a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration and a master’s degree in Public Affairs. A musician, she holds degrees as well from The Juilliard School and Oberlin Conservatory.
Lincoln has held a variety of roles at the University since 1997 as well as being a graduate of the University. Currently, he serves as the Director of Institutional Analysis, overseeing a variety of units and initiatives broadly looking at the application of data and analytic techniques to University and higher education issues. Lincoln also works closely with the Office of Budget and Finance on tuition modeling, financial aid policy and strategies, and enrollment forecasting. He has served on the Campus Club Board from 2006-2011, and from 2014–present.
Uwe Kortshagen is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Department Head of Mechanical Engineering. He joined the University of Minnesota in 1996 and has been a committed member of the Campus Club ever since. Uwe values the Club's culture and strongly believes in its benefits to the campus community. He is a regular for lunch and has used the Club's facilities for numerous departmental and private events. Uwe has been engaged in a wide range of volunteer work. He has served as Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Department Heads Executive Committee, and has been engaged in a wide spectrum of community outreach for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). As a former nationally ranked amateur ballroom dance competitor, he served on the Board of the Minnesota Chapter of the US Amateur Ballroom Dance Association (USABDA, now USA Dance), and volunteered as an instructor for the University of Minnesota Ballroom Dance Team.