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Board of Directors

The Senior College Board of Directors is a panel of 15 Senior College members elected by the Membership of Senior College at the Annual Meeting each November. Each Board Member is elected to a three-year term.

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Meet our Board

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Stan Dart
Senior College Board of Directors
Chair
234-1616

Stan Dart, Chair

Phone: 234-1616
Senior College Board of Directors

Stan received his BS in Geography from Eastern Illinois Univ. in 1966 and an MA in Geography from Rutgers University in1968. In 2007 he retired as an Emeritus Faculty after nearly 40 years teaching in the Department of Geography (University of Nebraska – Kearney). His teaching areas include Physical Geography, Geology, Environmental Issues, and the Southwestern US. Carol and Stan have two children and three grandchildren. In retirement Stan enjoys, among other things, the five G’s – Golf, Gardening, Great friends, Gin-and-tonics and “Gee ---being part of Senior College.”

Dick Jussel
Senior College Board of Directors
Vice Chair
236-5744

Dick Jussel, Vice Chair

Phone: 236-5744
Senior College Board of Directors

Dick Jussel is a graduate of McCook High School, Nebraska Wesleyan and the University of Northern Colorado. He has served several terms on the Board of Directors. Like many others he has served in several roles in Senior College: teacher, Curriculum Chair, travel guide, and others. An English Professor, he retired from UNK in 2001. His loves are: reading, writing, music, traveling, Senior College and golf (not necessarily in that order!)

Kari Anderson
Senior College Board of Directors
Secretary
237-7637

Kari Anderson, Secretary

Phone: 237-7637
Senior College Board of Directors

Bio coming soon!

Bob Hobbs
Senior College Board of Directors
Treasurer
237-5198

Bob Hobbs, Treasurer

Phone: 237-5198
Senior College Board of Directors

Born in Hiawatha, KS, Bob graduated from York High School, then UNL (BS Business Law), and University of Indiana (MBA). He completed UNL ROTC, and continued on to the US Army Ranger School and became a Captain in the US Army Reserve. Bob’s professional career has focused on finance, real estate, banking with managerial positions in Lexington, Kearney and Fremont. Most recently he has been the Director of Business Development for Community Action Services in Kearney. Bob and Artie have three children, eight grand children and four great grand children. He is a member of First United Methodist Church, Masons, Shrine, and Elks. His hobbies include bicycling, skiing, fishing and time at their cabin in Plum Creek Canyon.

Joan Smith
Senior College Board of Directors
Registrar
237-7013

Joan Smith, Registrar

Phone: 237-7013
Senior College Board of Directors

Joan is a graduate of Dana College and UNK. She taught high school English and was a counselor at Kearney High. She has three sons - Al, Ev, and Dave Tarrell as well as 10 grandchildren. Joan loves to read and reread “old” stuff. She is dedicated to positive change and enjoying the search for just what “positive” means. And, she loves Senior College!

Elaine Batenhorst
Senior College Board of Directors
237-3431

Elaine Batenhorst

Phone: 237-3431
Senior College Board of Directors

Elaine is an emeritus faculty of the UNK Education Department. Since her retirement she has been involved with the Kearney Literacy Council, serving as their president for over six years. Another passion of hers is genealogy and preserving the historical documents of the county through the Buffalo County Trails and Rails Museum. She has volunteered for many years in the Archives, copying records and assisting those that are researching their family history. She and her husband Mike have three grown children living in Nebraska, Florida and Virginia and six grandchildren; thus they travel that route often.

Jeanne Bogner
Senior College Board of Directors
234-1392

Jeanne Bogner

Phone: 234-1392
Senior College Board of Directors

Bio coming soon!

Pat Candy
Senior College Board of Directors
440-1757

Pat Candy

Phone: 440-1757
Senior College Board of Directors

Pat has been a resident of Nebraska since moving from Colorado while in high school. She retired after 16 years from the Kearney Visitors Bureau and is now working part-time for Brookdale Kearney Nothridge Community as a Concierge/Receptionist - loves the job!!! She currently serves as chair of the Peterson Senior Activity Center Advisory Board; vice-chair of the Kearney Womens Club; secretary/treasurer of Noon Kiwanis. She is a member of the United Methodist Women, D.O.E.S. and Eastern Star. In her "spare" time, Pat volunteers with many organizations.

David Clark
Senior College Board of Directors
627-1497

David Clark

Phone: 627-1497
Senior College Board of Directors

David Clark is retired from UNK where he served variously as Dean of Natural and Social Sciences, Director of Health Science Programs and faculty member in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics. David has a bachelor' s degree in chemistry and a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Leeds in England. He did research for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and taught chemistry for eight years at Jamestown College in North Dakota. Dave has a long-standing avocational interest in astronomy and cosmology and what makes our universe "tick".

Sharon Hoffman
Senior College Board of Directors
240-4481

Sharon Hoffman

Phone: 240-4481
Senior College Board of Directors
Sharon and her husband have lived in Kearney since 2005.  They have six children, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  They grew up in the Roseland area, raised their family in Blue Hill and spent 15 years in Cambridge before retiring to Kearney.  Sharon graduated from Hastings College in 1987 with a BA in Social Science/Education.  She was mostly a stay at home mom and has been a strong community volunteer all her life.  She is a life long learner and looks forward to working with Senior College.
Sharon Ingram
Senior College Board of Directors
233-1124

Sharon Ingram

Phone: 233-1124
Senior College Board of Directors

Bio coming soon!

Mary Kulhanek
Senior College Board of Directors
234-4305

Mary Kulhanek

Phone: 234-4305
Senior College Board of Directors
Mary graduated from Nelson High School and moved to Kearney in 1970 to attend college. Except for one summer in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, she has lived in Kearney since that time. Mary received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Kearney State College. She has graduate degrees in SPED and Elementary School Counseling. Her 34 year teaching career included 3 years at the Youth Development Center and 31 years at Shelton Public Schools.
Mary’s interests include reading, taking Senior College classes, listening to music, and doing volunteer work.
Mary lives in Kearney with her two cats Millie and Myoshi.
Ken Mumm
Senior College Board of Directors
440-2105

Ken Mumm

Phone: 440-2105
Senior College Board of Directors

Bio coming soon!

Karen Park
Senior College Board of Directors
224-1270

Karen Park

Phone: 224-1270
Senior College Board of Directors

Karen Park has been a member of the Senior College Board of Directors for several years and currently serves as the Curriculum Chair. She has also taken numerous Senior College classes in the past 5 years. She is a retired Registered Nurse; most of that career was spent in the operating room over the course of 20 years. Her interests in retirement are gardening, reading, travel, and volunteering at the Museum of Nebraska Art as a Docent and Library Research Committee member. She is the mother of 3 adult children and grandmother to 4 perfect children.

Bill Ross
Senior College Board of Directors
237-3980

Bill Ross

Phone: 237-3980
Senior College Board of Directors

Bill graduated from Gibbon High School in1953 and received a B.A from the University Nebraska in1957. He received his J. D. degree from Creighton University 1961. Bill served two years in the US Army receiving an Honorable Discharge in1963. As an Attorney with Ross Schroeder and George LLC he has practiced law in Kearney for 54 years. Bill and his wife of 55 years (Jeanne) I have three children and six grandchildren.

Ron Scott
Senior College Board of Directors
234-1168

Ron Scott

Phone: 234-1168
Senior College Board of Directors

Ron is a retired (from Kearney Clinic) family practice doctor originally from Hastings. He and his wife Mary are now enjoying travel and Senior College. He has many interests including music, history, politics, science....”I guess I'm just a perpetual student of about anything!”

Christy Walsh
Senior College Board of Directors
233-3283

Christy Walsh

Phone: 233-3283
Senior College Board of Directors

Bio coming soon!

Bill Wozniak
Senior College Board of Directors
293-4342

Bill Wozniak

Phone: 293-4342
Senior College Board of Directors

Bill Wozniak is a psychologist who has taught at UNK for 41 years. He graduated from Notre Dame and has advanced degrees from Miami University. He is currently semi-retired and will be fully retired in May 2020. He has been active in a variety of service groups, but is especially fond of his hospital visits with his therapy dog, Jackson. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he follows the Browns and the Indians, but is really a fan of the Fighting Irish. 

The Board Committees are:

Curriculum – This Committee is composed of 8-10 Board members and Member volunteers. The Committee is responsible for developing the classes for each of the semesters.

Governance – This Committee is composed or 2-3 Board Members whose primary responsibilities are to insure that the organization meets its obligations as established in its By-Laws as well as statutory and fiscal responsibilities as a 501(c)(3) corporation.

Marketing Committee – This Committee is composed of 2-3 Board members and Member volunteers whose responsibilities are to develop marketing strategies and plans to reach the senior citizen demographics in south-central Nebraska as well as inform the communities about the opportunities available through Senior College.

Membership Committee – This Committee is responsible for providing support services to classes and events. Members meet the first sessions of all classes to represent Senior College and assist with the enrollment process. Members also contact class registrants prior to the first class meetings to make sure that the registrants know when and where their class (es) meet. This Committee is composed of 5-7 Board members and Member volunteers.

Newsletter Committee – Senior College publishes three Newsletters a year. This small (1-3 members) committee is responsible for collecting information about Senior College and producing the Newsletter and well as the printed class schedules.

Registrar – The Registrar is the person specifically charged with accepting and organizing registrations for classes as well as maintaining membership records.

Special Events Committee – This committee is, as the title suggests, responsible for Senior College events outside of the normal class /semester schedules. The membership is flexible and includes Board Members and Members. 

 
Contact Us

P.O. Box 1556, Kearney, NE 68848
308-234-1616  •  
seniorcollege2011@gmail.com

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