Jewell Leadership


William Jewell College is led by the president and vice presidents of the College, commonly referred to as the President’s Cabinet. Under direction of the president, the Cabinet leads and manages the day-to-day operations of Jewell and plans for its future. Cabinet members work closely with the Board of Trustees to establish strategic initiatives and goals consistent with the College’s mission and fulfillment of its strategic plan, which calls for the College to act intentionally to fulfill our promise to transform students and to achieve our mission.

Cabinet members

Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls
President
(816) 415-5026 | macleodwallse@william.jewell.edu
Bachelor of Arts degree from Hiram College and doctorate from TCU. (hired 2016)

Mr. Brian Clemons
Vice President for Finance and Operations and Treasurer
(816) 415-7802 | clemonsb@william.jewell.edu
Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas-Austin. (hired 2010)

Dr. Anne C. Dema
Provost and Professor of Chemistry
(816) 415-7653 | demaa@william.jewell.edu
Bachelor of Science degree from Pittsburg State University and doctorate from Vanderbilt University. (hired 1993)

Mr. Clark Morris
Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Executive and Artistic Director of the Harriman-Jewell Series
(816) 415-5997 | morrisc@william.jewell.edu
Bachelor of Arts degree from William Jewell College, Master of Business Administration degree from Mid-America Nazarene University, graduate of the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders in the Arts at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. (hired 1990)
 

Board of Trustees​

  • Gary D. Barnes, ’75, Liberty
  • Earl B. Benner, Jr., ’59, Weston
  • Brian G. Carney, ’96, Bixby, Okla.
  • M. Susan Chambers, ’90, Bella Vista, Ark.
  • W. Russ Cline, Jr., ’71, Lee’s Summit
  • Robert B. Gengelbach, ’69, Dallas
  • Jason L. Houseworth, ’96, Olathe, Kan.
  • Steven M. Karbank, Kansas City
  • Jason O. Klumb, ’90, Kansas City
  • Karen R. Mathes, ’80, Liberty
  • Patrick J. McCown, Overland Park, Kan.
  • David F. Oliver, Kansas City
  • W. Keith Pence, Leawood, Kan.
  • Sarah Fidler Rowland, Kansas City
  • Margo A. Shepard, Kansas City
  • Angela Andresen Smart, Fairway, Kan.
  • Bradley N. Sprong, ’86, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Dawn Akers Stout, ’93, Dallas
  • Qiana F. Thomason, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Todd E. White, ’85, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Richard M. Wright, Jr., ’78, Mission Hills, Kan.
  • Craig C. Zahnd, ’89, Overland Park, Kan.
     

Advisory Trustee

  • Jonathan M. Kemper, Kansas City
     

Emeritus Trustees

  • David D. Burhans, ’61, Richmond, Va.
  • Edward D. Douglas, Chillicothe
  • William E. Dreyer, ’60, San Antonio, Texas
  • Eileen L. Houston-Stewart, ’79, Atlanta
  • Burnell Landers, ’60, Kearney
  • Ollie Malone, Jr., ’75, Coppell, Texas
  • James W. McCrossen, Overland Park, Kan.
  • James K. Pierce, ’66, Lake Jackson, Texas
  • W. Edward Place, ’82, Kansas City
  • Fred H. Pryor, ’56, Kansas City
  • Linda J. Roos, ’68, St. Louis
  • Doyle M. Sager, Jefferson City
  • Joy L. Steincross, Kansas City
  • William E. Turnage, ’47, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • John F. White, ’67, Jupiter, Fla.
  • Thomas R. Willard, ’76, Mission Hills, Kan.