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
(816) 415-5026 |
Bachelor of Arts degree from Hiram College and doctorate from TCU. (hired 2016)

Mr. Eric Blair
Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing
(816) 415-5217 |
Bachelor of Arts degree from William Jewell College and Master's of Public Administration from Park University (hired 2019)

Dr. Anne C. Dema
Provost and Professor of Chemistry
(816) 415-7653 |
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 |
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 V. Ainsworth, '82, Lexington, Mass.
  • 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
  • Aimée G. Larrabee, Kansas City
  • 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 Trustees

  • Jonathan M. Kemper, Kansas City
  • William D. Snyder, Manhattan, Kan.

Emeritus Trustees

  • Julius J. Anderson, Jr., ’71, Naples, Fla.
  • David D. Burhans, ’61, Richmond, Va.
  • Edward D. Douglas, Chillicothe
  • William E. Dreyer, ’60, San Antonio, Texas
  • John R. Gill, ’79, Kansas City
  • 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
  • Dianne C. Shumaker, ’66, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Joy L. Steincross, Kansas City
  • William E. Turnage, ’47, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • John F. White, ’67, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
  • Thomas R. Willard, ’76, Mission Hills, Kan.