About the board
Under the direction of Alumni Board President, James Biffert, M.A. ’95, the North Central University Alumni Board was restructured four years ago to align with North Central’s four undergraduate colleges (College of Church Leadership, College of Fine Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Business and Technology). The board structure includes representation from all academic areas and better reflects the diverse disciplines of NCU alumni.
Part of the restructure included the addition of term limits, and we have transitioned into the tenure of our Alumni Board President for the 2020–2022 term: Rick Santiago ’99.
- Support the efforts of the school by volunteering and attending events such as Homecoming, Partners for Progress, commencement, alumni athletic events, and regional alumni events.
- Connect people to the school by referring potential students, faulty, staff, and donors, suggesting guest speakers for classes and chapel, networking with students and alumni for jobs and internships, serving as regional alumni representatives, and reaching out to disconnected alumni.
- Raise money for the school by supporting the NCU Fund, becoming a member or encouraging membership in the 1930 Society, opening doors to conversations with churches about NCU Church Partners, or participating in or referring people to Legacy Planning events and activities.
Meet the 2020-21 Alumni Board
Alumni Board Executive Council
Full board, by college
Josh Chitwood ’15
Owner, Chitwood Media
Julie (Dop ’98) Roche
Therapist, New Life Counseling Center
Whitney Thulin ’07
Senior Manager, Product Development John Wiley & Sons
Janette (Fulks ’11) Bach
Drama Director, New Life Academy
Dave Collins ’79
Retired NCU Professor
Saint Paul, MN
Todd Marshall ’83
President, Worship is Life
Kristina (Fulks ’00) Sieh
Ministry Assistant, Evangel Church
Lee’s Summit, MO
Tiffany (Larson ’16) Briggs
Mike Cross ’03
Senior Deliver Manager, CIBER, INC
Janessa (Cruz ’14) Miller
Data Analyst/Law, Cargill Corp.
Paul Hurckman ’96
Executive Director, Venture
Steph Peterson ’89
WSU Director, Chi Alpha
Heidi (Steffan ’06) Rausch
Associate Youth Pastor, Cedar Valley Church
Steve Royalty ’99
Lead Pastor, Bridgeview Assemblies of God
Big Lake, MN