Board and Staff

Revised 9/2/21

Bylaw 5.2: Board Membership is limited to a maximum of sixteen and a minimum of twelve.
Bylaw 5.7: Officers serve one-year term. (Term shown below is term on Board.)
Bylaw 5.9: Board members shall be elected for three-year staggered terms. Normally they are limited to two successive terms.

NameTermPhoneEmail
Executive OfficersCurrent term on Board shown, with
term number. Term in office is 1 year
Art Higinbotham
Chair
9/19-5/22 (1) 612-226-3025 arthur@higinbotham.com
Susan Evans
Vice Chair
9/19-5/22 (1) 507-254-2797 susancevans@charter.net
Colleen Vitek
Treasurer
6/20-5/23 (1) 919-848-4844 cvitek@gmail.com
Robert Nyvall
Secretary
6/20-5/23 (1) 507-664-1064 rfnyvall@gmail.com

Executive Staff

Beginning date is shown
Carol Rutz
Executive Director
7/1/19507-645-7316crutz@carleton.edu
Daniel Sullivan
Curriculum Director
7/1/21315-323-1528dsullivan@stlawu.edu
Nicole Barnette
Registration & Finance Dir
7/1/21507-210-4347nbarnette@cvec.org

Board Members

Current term on Board,
with term number
Barbara Crouter6/20-5/23 (2)507-645-6592bcrouter@charter.net
Jill Ballard6/20-5/23 (1)612-868-2088jill.ballard@midco.net
Steve Kelly6/20-5/23 (2)507-645-7915skelly@carleton.edu
David Norman9/19-5/22 (1)785-317-1477dnorman@ksu.edu
Karolyn Bertelsen
6/21-5/24 (2) 651-304-7486 kkaybert@gmail.com
David Peterson6/20-5/23 (1)815-341-1548dpetersonj@gmail.com
Peggy Sheldon6/20-5/23 (1)952-200-4549plsheldon118@gmail.com
David Sauer6/21-5/24 (1)507-400-5574SauerCM66@gmail.com

Affiliates

Beginning date is shown
Milosha Malecha9/1/11507-664-3472mmalecha@northfieldretirement.org
Lynne Pederson6/2008507-664-3701lynnepederson@nscmn.org
Bruce Roberts6/2014507-645-9784bruroberts@gmail.com
Mark Anderson4/7/17507-664-8815mark.anderson@threelinks.org

Standing Committees

Revised 9/2/21

NameTermPhoneEmail
Curriculum                                    
Daniel Sullivan (Chair)
Curriculum Dir – ex officio
315-323-1528 dsullivan@stlawu.edu
Carol Rutz
Executive Dir – ex officio
507-645-7316crutz@carleton.edu
Jill Ballard9/20-5/23 (1)612-868-2088jill.ballard@midco.net
Susan Evans9/19-5/22 (1)507-254-2797susancevans@charter.net
Ed Langerak9/21-5/24 (2)507-645-8321langerak@stolaf.edu
Barbara Crouter 6/20-5/23 (2) 507-645-6592 bcrouter@charter.net
Perry Mason9/21-5/24 (1)507-645-9251pmason@carleton.edu

Finance
Colleen Vitek (Chair)
Treasurer – ex officio
919-848-4844 cvitek@gmail.com
Nicole Barnette
Finance Dir – ex officio
507-210-4347nbarnette@cvec.org
Mike Harper9/19-5/22 (2)507-645-2316mike@harp3r.com
Art Higinbotham9/19-5/22 (1)612-226-3025arthur@higinbotham.com
Steve Kelly9/19-5/22 (2)507-645-7915skelly@carleton.edu
David Peterson9/20-5/23 (1)815-341-1548dpetersonj@gmail.com

Nominating
Peggy Sheldon (Chair)
Board representative
952-200-4549 plsheldon118@gmail.com
Tim Madigan9/21-5/22507-339-2605tmadigan55@hotmail.com
Gordon Olson9/21-5/22507-301-3130gbolson5@msn.com
Becky Boling9/21-5/22507-581-0858bboling@carleton.edu

Publicity
David Norman (Chair)9/19-5/22 (1)785-317-1477dnorman@ksu.edu
Robert Nyvall9/20-5/23 (1)507-664-1064rfnyvall@gmail.com
Karolyn Bertelsen6/21-5/24 (2) 651-304-7486 kkaybert@gmail.com

Select Other Committees

Revised 9/2/21

NameTermPhoneEmail
Faribault Program
Daniel Sullivan (ex officio)315-323-1528 dsullivan@stlawu.edu
Carol Rutz (ex officio)507-645-7316crutz@carleton.edu
David Sauer9/21-5/24 (1)507-400-5574 sauerdm66@gmail.com

Film Festival
Eric Nelson (Chair)507-645-5171nelsoner@stolaf.edu
Rich Noer507-645-9222rnoer@carleton.edu
Nicole Barnette507-210-4347nbarnette@cvec.org
Phil Peterson507-645-8183philip.peterson3@gmail.com

Newsletter
Carol Rutz (Editor)507-645-7316crutz@carleton.edu
Linda Seebach (Producer)507-213-8656linsee@plethora.net
Annie Kramer (Mail liaison)507-261-7859anniekramer@charter.net

Founders
Keith and Bev Anderson715-822-5295andersk@stolaf.edu
Ron and Bettye Ronning507-650-2311brron@charter.net