Iowa State University Alumni Association

Board Slate 2017

The ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors recommends the following candidates for membership on the board. Each of these individuals has agreed to serve a four-year term. As a member of the ISU Alumni Association, you are invited to cast your vote before April 28 for the slate of new ISUAA board nominees or write in the name(s) of others you would like to see serve on the ISUAA board. To request a printed copy of the ballot, please call (877) ISU-ALUM and request that one be sent to you by mail. Each member may complete only one ballot. Final results will be announced at the Association’s Annual Reception on May 19. Thanks in advance for your participation.

Heather L. Reid Duncan *
’06 public service and admin in ag
Kansas City, Mo.

Heather Duncan is a Tribal water quality program liaison and the Nebraska watershed program liaison for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a student, Heather was involved in residence hall government and also served as an equipment manager for the Iowa State football team. She and her husband Jason (A)(’08 industrial engineering) have three children. Heather says, “If chosen to serve my alma mater, I would build on the board’s success to enhance the ways young alumni interact and connect – not only with their alma mater and among themselves, but also with the rest of the alumni base.” 

Donald A. Hoy **
’63 ag business
Weatherby Lake, Mo.

Donald Hoy is an associate professor at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., and serves as management program chair in the college’s School of Business and the academic director at the Cray Center for Entrepreneurial Services. Prior to his academic career, he was a lawyer and a banker in Iowa. His academic interests focus on rural economic development and rural entrepreneurship.  As a student at Iowa State, he was involved in student government, Alpha Zeta, and Cardinal Key. Donald says, “I believe I can bring professional and academic perspectives to the board. I want to continue the growth for ISU nationally and enhance the quality of education through alumni engagement.”

Timothy R. Quick **
’01 marketing, international business & Spanish
Clive, Iowa

Tim Quick is a vice president for commercial lending at Two Rivers Bank & Trust in West Des Moines, Iowa. In this role, he serves companies in central Iowa with a variety of commercial banking and financial needs. He is currently a board liaison to the ISUAA Finance Committee, and he was named in 2010 as a “Forty Under 40” by the Des Moines Business Record. Tim says, “I welcome the opportunity to serve on such a wonderful board as the ISU Alumni Association. I bring a plethora of useful qualities such as leadership, financial expertise, and many years of experience working on a non-profit board.”

Dana Willig Wilkinson **
’78 interior design
Bettendorf, Iowa

Dana Wilkinson is the founder, CEO, and an interior designer for Paragon Commercial Interiors, Inc. in Davenport, Iowa. Started in 1983, Paragon has more than $6 million in annual sales and is one of the top design firms in the state. Dana currently serves on the ISU College of Design’s Advancement Council. She is a past chair of the Downtown Davenport Partnership Board and currently serves on boards for the RDA (Regional Development Authority), John Deere Classic, Scott County Family Y, Unity Point Trinity Medical Center, and Figge Art Museum and was named Philanthropist of the Year in 2015. She is also an Athena award recipient. Dana says, “I am concerned about the continued ‘brain drain’ in the state of Iowa and hope in some way that the efforts of the Alumni Association can help keep graduates in our state and encourage others to return.”

Suzanne J. Wyckoff **
’70 English
Kansas City, Mo.

Suzanne Wyckoff is a retired executive vice president and compliance officer for the National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a global not-for-profit organization at which she served for 30 years. Her experience includes fundraising, governance, board development, and leadership in organizational effectiveness. She has served in volunteer roles with two women’s leadership/advocacy organizations and with a domestic violence intervention program and shelter. Suzanne says, “With my unique blend of nonprofit management and volunteer leadership experience, I believe I have a skill set that will contribute to the advancement of our purpose.”

* Annual member of the ISU Alumni Association
** Life member of the ISU Alumni Association
Note: Only ISU degrees are listed

Vote online now for the board slate

Members of the ISU Alumni Association are invited to attend the Inspiration Awards and Annual Reception on May 19, 2017 (reception at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m.) in the ISU Alumni Center. To register, please do so online by April 28 at For more information, or to register by phone, call toll-free 1-877-ISU-ALUM. Locally, call 294-6525.


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