Carroll University appoints new board of trustees members

Author: Carroll University

Published Date: 7/30/2018

Categories: University News


Five new members have joined the Carroll University Board of Trustees as work continues on the creation and implementation of a new strategic plan for the university. A new Alumni Council representative to the Board has also been added. 

“As we continue on our path to create and implement a new strategic plan, we welcome the addition of these exceptional new board members,” said José Olivieri, 1978 alumnus and chair of the university’s board of trustees. “Their diverse experience will enhance Carroll University’s ability to further its mission to provide a superior education and prepare students to succeed in achieving their goals long after they graduate."

New Board of Trustees Members

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Sandy Cunningham ’78
Technology and Strategy Executive, Versiti

Throughout her career, Cunningham has maintained a strong focus on business applications, project portfolio management and technology/strategic consulting. Versiti is a fusion of donors, scientific curiosity and precision medicine that recognize the gifts of blood and life are precious. The company delivers unparalleled experience in transfusion medicine, transplantation, stem cells and cellular therapies, oncology and genomics, diagnostic lab services, medical and scientific expertise, and is home to the world-renowned Blood Research Institute. Cunningham served as chair of Carroll University’s Alumni Council from 2014-2018. 

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Laura Dexter ’76
Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Partner, Metropolitan Anesthesia Network 
(retired)

Dexter is board certified in anesthesiology and has spent her career providing care for patients around the country. Metropolitan Anesthesia Network is a medical group that serves the Minneapolis campus of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul and a suburban outpatient clinic.

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Doug Mueller ’80
CEO and President, Breakthrough® Fuel

Mueller has advanced all aspects of the business through his diverse background in energy management, supply chain and transportation since joining the organization in 2007. Breakthrough® Fuel is a leading transportation energy management and supply chain consulting company which has enjoyed rapid client growth and positioned itself as a trusted advisor to numerous leading and innovative companies during Mueller’s tenure.

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Mike Osenga ‘75
Publisher/Editor, Diesel Progress and Diesel Progress International


In his role, Osenga oversees the two trade magazines for the global engine and engine-powered-equipment markets. These publications cover products, technology and industry news for those markets. He was also president of Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications, with responsibility for all of the company’s global publishing operations, until the sale of the company to the KHL Group in February.

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Dr. Elfi Pahl ’79
Medical Director, Heart Transplant/Heart Failure Program, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Clinician Scientist and Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Pahl has more than 25 years of experience treating children with heart failure and post-transplant complications. Her current practice focuses on mentoring and teaching medical students and junior faculty, conducting research and presenting at conferences, and providing direct care to the patients she serves.

Alumni Council Representative

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Paul Christian ‘92
Senior Vice President, CFP®, The Christian Group—Baird


For over 20 years, Christian has been a leader in the financial services industry, offering a holistic approach to wealth management with an emphasis on risk management and retirement income. He has been recognized by Milwaukee Magazine as a Five Star Wealth Manager every year since 2012. Christian will serve as chair of Carroll University’s Alumni Council.

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