NWHSU names two to Board of Trustees

Northwestern Health Sciences University announced today that Lori Lauber and Desiree Whitney have been appointed to its Board of Trustees.

Lauber is a senior director in the Twin Cities offices of Broadridge Financial Solutions, a global financial services technology business. Whitney owns a yoga studio and school in Boerne, Texas, and works as a consultant after serving in philanthropic fundraising positions in Minnesota and Texas.

The Board of Trustees is the university’s governing body and is committed to advancing the vision of NWHSU as the university of choice for natural and integrative health care.

“We are excited to have both of these accomplished professionals joining us,” said Dr. Christopher Jo, chair of the Board of Trustees. “Lori and Desiree bring extensive experience, knowledge and connections that will help us take important steps to ensure that we remain at the forefront of modern health and wellness.”

Lauber works with corporate boards and governance officers as part of her role at Broadridge. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from Itasca Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

“I like the direction of the university, with alternative health care and an integrative approach,” she said. “In my work, I am very familiar with boards of directors. I’m excited to serve on this board and help with my background in technology and financial services.”

In addition to her experience as an entrepreneur, Whitney recently started a nonprofit organization focused on health and healing. Her experience includes work at the Minneapolis Foundation, where she helped nonprofits with fundraising and governance. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

“It is a real privilege to join this board,” Whitney said. “I am excited to be part of the university, to promote the health services and education it offers and to help it achieve its goals.”

For more than 75 years, Northwestern Health Sciences University, based in Bloomington, Minn., has provided world-class professional education and research as well as comprehensive health and wellness services. Its more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 6,500 students pursuing degrees and continuing education in accredited programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, Chinese medicine, nutrition,  allied health and other disciplines. Northwestern has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. For more information, please visit nwhealth.edu.