President Lake Lambert

Portrait of President Dr. Lake Lambert and his wife Kelly Lambert.
President Lambert and his wife, Kelly

Dr. Lake Lambert III became the 16th President of Hanover College on July 1, 2015. His service follows Dr. Sue DeWine who was named President Emeritus upon her retirement.

Dr. Lambert’s leadership has been a catalyst for new program development at Hanover. During his tenure, the College has reestablished the Bachelor of Science degree, launched new academic majors in engineering, redesigned the core liberal arts curriculum, developed career pathways and institutional partnership serving students in nursing and accounting, and started an intercollegiate swimming team. The College is currently developing a new graduate professional program that will be Hanover’s first graduate degree offering in more than a century.

With the College’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Lambert and his leadership team are currently developing a new strategic plan: Hanover Stands Above – Preparations for a Third Century. The plan will guide the College through its bicentennial in 2027 and provide the foundation for a strong future. Hanover Stands Above will call for continued programmatic innovation, student success enhancements, as well as numerous facility and technology improvements.

Photo of Dr. Lake Lambert's family including his wife Kelly Lambert and their two children.

Prior to becoming president of Hanover College, Dr. Lambert served as the Dean of Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts in Macon, Georgia (2010-2015), and was a Professor of Religion and Board of Regents Chair in Ethics at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa (1996-2010).

He earned his Bachelor of Arts (History and Economics) and Master of Theological Studies degrees from Emory University and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Lambert is a thoughtful and respected theologian with research interests in professional ethics, the intersection of Christianity and American culture, as well as church-related higher education. His book Spirituality Inc.: Religion in the American Workplace was published by New York University Press in 2009.

Dr. Lambert is married to Kelly Duddles-Lambert. They met at church camp as high school students and have been married for more than 25 years. Kelly is an accountant and graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina. They have two children: Bailey, who is an alumna of Wartburg College and a post-baccalaureate nursing student, and Lake IV, who is an undergraduate history major and great books student at Mercer University. They have a dalmatian-mix dog named Patti.

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President's Cabinet Members

Trustees

Portrait of Mark A. Levett class of 1971 who is the Chair of the Board of Trustees.
  • Mark A. Levett '71
  • Chair
    CEO Cummins Foundation
    Vice President of Corporate Responsibility (retired)
    Cummins Inc.
    Columbus, Ind.
  • Elaine Kops-Bedel '74
  • Vice Chair
    President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for Indiana
    CEO and President
    Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc.
    Indianapolis, Ind.
Portrait of Chris Welker class of 1997 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Chris Welker '97
  • Secretary
    Treasury Operations Director
    Koch Industries
    Beachwood, Ohio

Portrait of Lake Lambert who is the President of the College, and a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Lake Lambert
  • President of the College
Portrait of Shelley Preocanin who is the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees.
  • Shelley Preocanin
  • Assistant Secretary of the Board
    Chief of Staff

Portrait of Daniel Abrell class of 1986 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Daniel Abrell '86
  • Vice President
    Signode Industrial Group
    President and CEO of Cliton Hills Press, Inc.
    Valparaiso, Ind.
Portrait of James "Jamie" Anderson class of 1993 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • James "Jamie" Anderson '93
  • CFO & Executive Vice President
    MainSource Bank
    Greensburg, Ind.
Portrait of Linda Baron class of 1973 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Linda C. Baron '73
  • Director of Corporate Sourcing & Information Technology (retired)
    Lockheed Martin
    Osprey, Fla.
Portrait of Beth Baylor who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Beth Baylor
  • Baylor Trucking
    Lawrenceburg, Ind.
Portrait of Jeffrey A. Blair class of 1970 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Jeffrey A. Blair '70
  • Chairman/CEO of North American Science Associates, Inc. (retired)
    Chairman of ICHOR Vascular, Inc.
    Leesburg, Ind.
Portrait of Desa Bubnovich.
  • Desa Bubnovich '74
  • Owner & CEO
    Amigo Environmental
    San Jose, Calif.
Portrait of David Chroback.
  • David A. Chroback '78
  • Owner
    Blackhawk Oil and Gas Corporation
    Midland, Texas
Portrait of D. Wade Clapp M.D. class of 1977 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • D. Wade Clapp M.D. '77
  • Physician In Chief
    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Indianapolis, Ind.
Portrait of Dima Elissa class of 1985 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Dima Elissa '85
  • President and CEO
    VisMed3D
    Chicago, Ill.
Portrait of James P Fadely.
  • James P. Fadely '75
  • Director of College (retired)
    University High School of Indiana
    Indianapolis, Ind.
Glen Flaningham portrait
  • Glen L. Flaningham M.D. '91
  • Physician Anesthesiologist
    Hancock Regional Hospital
    Fishers, Ind.
Portrait of Lisa L. Fleming.
  • Lisa L. Fleming '82
  • Owner/Attorney
    Fleming Law PLLC
    Prospect, Ky.
Portrait of Isaac Kwaku Fokuo Jr. class of 1998 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Isaac Kwaku Fokuo Jr. '98
  • Principal and Founder
    Botho Emerging Markets Group
    Co-Founder, The Amahoro Coalition
    Founder, Sino-Africa Center of Excellence
    Dubai, UAE/Nairobi, Kenya
Portrait of L. John Gable class of 1978 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • L. John Gable '78
  • Senior Pastor
    Tabernacle Presbyterian Church
    Indianapolis, Ind.
Portrait of Mark Gabriel class of 1970 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Mark Gabriel '70
  • Vice President Finance
    Mainstream Fiber Networks
    Nashville, Ind.
Portrait of Andrew Gigante
  • Andrew Gigante '91
  • President & CEO
    Orthodynamics Company, Inc.
Portrait of Kristine Rector Gleason class of 1973 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Kristine Rector Gleason '73
  • Senior Scientific Director, Oncology Global Medical Affairs
    AbbVie
    North Chicago, Ill.

Portrait of Eric A. Haas class of 1978 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Eric A. Haas '78
  • Hofbrahaus Newport, Pittsburgh, Columbus
  • National Band & Tag Company
  • Newport, Ky.
Portrait of Patricia Stockton Hagenah class of 1966 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Patricia Stockton Hagenah '66
  • Board Member
  • Chicago Foundation for Education
  • Kenilworth, Ill.
Portrait of Betsy Johnson
  • Betsy Johnson '70
  • Associate Dean of Students (retired)
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, Ind.

Portrait of Wiley Kite.
  • Wiley Kite '90
  • Senior Vice President
    Fidelity Investments
    Chicago, Ill.
Portrait of Tim Mceather
  • Tim McGeath '84
  • Senior Vice President & General Counsel
    TriMedix
    Carmel, Ind.
Portrait of Gary Montgomery class of 1960 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Gary Montgomery '60
  • Vice President & CFO (retired)
    Amsted Industries
    Chicago, Ill.
Portrait of Robert F. Muhlhauser Jr.
  • Robert F. Muhlhauser Jr. '67
  • CEO, Precision Temp Inc.
    Cincinnati, OH
Portrait of Mark Nichols class of 1974 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Mark Nichols '74
  • Attorney (retired)
    Campbell Law Firm PLLC
    Little Rock, Ark.
Portrait of James L. "Chip" Pease class of 1968 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • James L. "Chip" Pease '68
  • Chairman
    AAA Allied Group, Inc
    Cincinnati, Ohio
Portrait of Mary Ratliff who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Mary Burch Ratliff '78
  • Teacher (retired)
    Hillsborough County Schools
    Bloomington, Ind.
Portrait of Philippe "Phil" Salsbery class of 1985 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Philippe "Phil" Salsbery '85
  • Co-founder & CFO
    316 Investments
    Indianapolis, Ind.
Portrait of Richard A. Shearer class of 1970 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Richard A. Shearer '70
  • Executive Vice President (retired)
    Bank of New York Mellon
    New York, N.Y.
Portrait of John C. Trimble class of 1977 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • John C. Trimble '77
  • Attorney
    Lewis Wagner, LLP
    Indianapolis, Ind.
Portrait of Jamie Turner Wehmeyer class of 1984 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Jamie Turner Wehmeyer '84
  • Fishers, Ind.
  • Sue Seifert Williams '65
  • President WJDR Enterprises, Inc.
    Avid Volunteer
    Clearwater Beach, Fla.
Portrait of Gregory C. Willman class of 1985 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Gregory C. Willman '85
  • Co-founder and CEO
    316 Investments LLC
    Indianapolis, Ind.

Emeritus

William G. Enright
Matthew Forrester
Kenneth L. Gladish '74
Joe Hale '71
Richard L. Hall '67
Ross Hubbard '74
Geoffrey R. Lorenz '65
L. Robert Lowe, Jr.
Richard E. Neal '50
Michael S. Needler, Sr. '64
Suellen Kinder Reed '67
Evie H. Rhodehamel
Sallie W. Rowland
Michael F. Ryan
Phillip D. Scott '64
William Shrewsberry, Jr.
John C. Shoemaker '64
Stephen K. Smith '64
James B. Sturges '54
Samuel H. Washburn '56
William A. Welsheimer Sr. '51

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