Steven Stangl appointed to university Board of
Excerpted from The Carroll Daily Times Herald
August 15, 2006
Native Stangl Named to BVU Board of Trustees
STORM LAKE - The Buena Vista
University Board of Trustees has announced that Carroll native
Steven M. Stangl, president of the communications services segment
of West Corp, in Omaha, Neb., has been appointed as a new member
of the board.
Stangel, son of Don and Myra Stangl [and second
great grandson of Gerhard and Maria Anna (Nieland) Boes 1843-1919],
will serve on the Audit and Trusteeship committees of the Board.
Trustees' terms are three years
"As a Buena Vista alumnus with a highly
successful career in one of the world's leading business services
industries, Steve will add another exciting dimension to the wide-ranging
expertise of our board of trustees," says Buena Vista president
Fred Moore. "He has been a member of the President's Advisory
Council and we look forward to his continued commitment to the
future of BVU as we begin implementation of a new strategic plan
later this year."
Stangl, who majored in accounting at Buena Vista,
was one of very few BVU students to have ever received the Elijah
Watt Sell Award, which is granted to the top one-half of 1 percent
of those who take the entire four sections of the CPA exam. Stangel
is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts
and has been involved in his church and in the Omaha Little League.
He and his wife, Lori, are co-chairs for the annual
development dinner for St. James Seton Catholic School. Lori is
a member of the St. James Seton School Board, the fundraising
arm of the Omaha Performing Arts and the Girl Scouts of Omaha.
He and Lori have two children: Nick, who is married and lives
in San Ramon, Calif., and Kara, a sixth-grader at St. James Seton
Stangl, 48, took a non-traditional route to his
college degree, and he believes that experience along with his
career experience will be valuable in his service on the board.
After graduating from Kuemper Catholic High School in 1976, Stangl
attended the University of Northern Iowa for two years but then
dropped out of school four or five years to work construction
jobs and at Farmland Foods. He then returned to school at Buena
Vista and graduated with honors.
"I think having been a non-traditional student
helps me to understand there are different kinds of students,
especially in this day and age when people do change careers more
frequently, which may require more education later in life than
the traditional college degree right out of high school."
As a Buena Vista graduate, Stangl says, he
knows the school well. "BVU is an excellent place to get
a college education
And I want to make sure that others
know about it and can have the same opportunities I had."
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