The Coalition for the Common Good: Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Coalition for the Common Good is comprised of nine members in total, four from each of the two founding institutions and a ninth member who is not affiliated with either university.

Board Leadership

Holiday Hart McKiernan, J.D.​

Holiday Hart McKiernan, J.D., is the recently retired executive vice president, chief operating officer, and general counsel of the Lumina Foundation, where she oversaw operations, legal affairs, and board governance.
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Daniel C. Gifford​
Vice Chair

Daniel C. Gifford is is the chief financial officer of Bold Penguin where he serves on the senior leadership team and is responsible for accounting, finance and M&A due diligence.
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Board Members

Teri Cannon, J.D.

Teri Cannon is the Founding President of Minerva University, serving until April 2022 and continuing as a senior advisor. She is a lawyer and higher education professional with more than 40 years of experience in various academic, leadership, and consulting roles.
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Rev. April Casperson

Rev. April Casperson is the Director of Enrollment Management at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She is an ordained deacon passionate about diversity and inclusion, vocational discernment, and organizations that recruit, educate and equip leaders for thoughtful, intentional ministry.
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Charlene Moore Hayes, J.D.

Charlene is the Owner and Principal Consultant of CM Hayes LLC, a national human capital consulting practice focused on providing a wide range of human resource services primarily to mission-driven, nonprofit organizations.
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Theresa Harris

Theresa Harris, President and Founder of TMH Solutions, a certified women and minority owned and managed company. She has more than 30 years of progressively responsible experience in Management and Information Technology.
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Paul Mutty, J.D.

Paul Mutty retired from Starbucks Coffee Company in 2018. While at Starbucks, Paul served in several capacities, including senior vice president and interim general counsel.
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Lynn Pasquerella, Ph.D,

Lynn Pasquerella was appointed president of the American Association of Colleges and Universities in 2016, after serving as the eighteenth president of Mount Holyoke College.
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Peggy Ruhlin, CPA, CFP®

Peggy Ruhlin has been recognized as one of America’s most distinguished women in wealth management, and was the recipient of the 2017 Alexandra Armstrong Award for lifetime achievement.
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