Lake Lambert

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.

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 two hound-mix dogs named Patti and Fred.

President’s Cabinet Members

Carey Adams, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Carey Adams

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Peter Ashley, vice president of enrollment and marketing
Peter Ashley

Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

Lynn Hall, Vice President for Athletics
Lynn Hall ’82

Vice President for Athletics

Vincent Morris Vice President for Business Affairs
Vincent Morris

Vice President for Business Affairs

Shelley Preocanin Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the President
Shelley Preocanin

Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the President, Board Liaison

Melba Rodriguez Vice President for Advancement
Melba Rodriguez

Vice President for Advancement

Kay Stokes, Special Assistant to the President for Accreditation and External Relations
Kay Stokes

Special Assistant to the President for Accreditation and External Relations

Board of Trustees – Executive Committee

Elaine Kops-Bedel ’74

Indianapolis, IN

  • Chair
  • Secretary and CEO of Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC)
  • CEO and President, Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc.
Chris Welker '97
Chris Welker ’97

Denver, Colo.

  • Vice-Chair
  • Chief Operating Officer, 1888 Management, LLC
Michael Zeddies '77
Michael B. Zeddies ’77

Chicago, IL

  • Secretary
  • President and Owner (retired), Midland Marketing Inc.
Jeffrey Blair '70
Jeffrey A. Blair ’70

Leesburg, Ind.

  • At-Large
  • Chairman/CEO of North American Science Associates, Inc. (retired)
  • Chairman of ICHOR Vascular, Inc.
Portrait of Lisa L. Fleming class of 1982 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
Lisa L. Fleming ’82

Prospect, Ky.

  • At-Large
  • Owner/Attorney, Fleming Law, PLLC

Board of Trustees

Daniel Abrell ’86

Valparaiso, Ind.

  • Vice President, Signode Industrial Group
  • President and CEO of Clifton Hills Press, Inc.
James “Jamie” Anderson ’93

Batesville, Ind.

  • Chief Financial Officer, First Financial Bankcorp
Linda Baron '73
Linda C. Baron ’73

Osprey, Fla.

  • Director of Corporate Sourcing & Information Technology (retired), Lockheed Martin
Beth Baylor

Lawrenceburg, Ind.

  • Baylor Trucking
Amanda Black ’00

Zionsville, Ind.

  • Chief Executive Officer & Partner, Capital Cities, L.L.C.
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David A. Chroback ’78

Midland, Texas

  • Owner, Blackhawk Oil and Gas Corporation
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D. Wade Clapp ’77

Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Physician In Chief, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Alice Clark '72
Alice Clark ’72

Redlands, Calif.

  • Chief Operating Officer (retired)
  • J.P. Morgan Chase, Moscow Office
Nelson E. Clemmens '72
Nelson E. Clemmens ’72

Goshen, Ky.

  • CEO & Owner
  • AmWest Entertainment LLC
James P. Fadely '75
James P. Fadely ’75

Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Director of College Counseling (retired), Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
  • President, Fadely College Counseling LLC
  • Executive Director, Russell and Penny Fortune Foundation, Inc.
Glen L. Flaningham M.D. ’91

Fishers, Ind.

  • Physician Anesthesiologist, Hancock Regional Hospital
Portrait of Andrew Gigante class of 1991 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
Andrew Gigante ’91

Noblesville, Ind.

  • President & CEO, Orthodynamics Company, Inc.
Brian Haag ’74

Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Renal & Trauma Specialist
  • Assistant Professor at Marian University
Eric Haas '78
Eric A. Haas ’78

Newport, Ky.

  • Hofbrahaus Newport, Pittsburgh, Columbus
  • National Band & Tag Company
Patricia Stockton Hagenah ’66

Kenilworth, Ill.

  • Board Member, Chicago Foundation for Education
Portrait of Betsy Johnson class of 1970 who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
Betsy Johnson ’70

West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Associate Dean of Students (retired), Purdue University
WIley Kite '90
Wiley Kite ’90

Chicago, Ill.

  • Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments
Rev. Dr. Felipe N. Martinez
Rev. Dr. Felipe N. Martinez

Columbus, Ind.

  • Pastor of First Presbyterian Church
Tim McGeath '84
Tim McGeath ’84

Carmel, Ind.

  • Senior Vice President & General Counsel, TriMedix
Edwin Nartey '15
Edwin Nartey ’15

Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • Engineering Manager, Google
Mark Nichols '74
Mark Nichols ’74

Little Rock, Ark.

  • Attorney (retired), Campbell Law Firm PLLC
Scott Pearson ’77

Jackson, Ga.

  • President, Peterbilt of Atlanta
Mary Burch Ratliff ’78

Bloomington, Ind.

  • Teacher (retired), Hillsborough County Schools
Bryan Ruder
Bryan A. Ruder ’13

Evansville, Ind.

  • Associate Vice President, Investments at Stifel
Philippe “Phil” Salsbery ’85

Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Co-founder & CFO, 316 Investments
Richard Shearer
Richard A. Shearer ’70

New York, N.Y.

  • Executive Vice President (retired), Bank of New York Mellon
John C. Trimble ’77

Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Attorney, Lewis Wagner, LLP
Riki White ’17

Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Brand Champion
  • Lexmark at Essendant
Mark Whittenburg ’89

Chesterfield, Mo.

  • General Counsel and Secretary, Core & Main
Sue Seifert Williams
Sue Seifert Williams ’65

Clearwater Beach, Fla.

  • President, WJDR Enterprises, Inc.
  • Avid Volunteer


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William G. Enright                                                                                                                      
Rev. L. John Gable ’78
Mark B. Gabriel ’70
Kenneth L. Gladish ’74
Kristine S. Gleason ’73
Suellen F. Goddard ’67
Joe Hale ’71
Richard L. Hall ’67
Ross Hubbard ’74
Mark A. Levett ’71
Geoffrey R. Lorenz ’65
L. Robert Lowe, Jr.
Gary Montgomery ’60
Robert F. Muhlhauser, Jr. ’67
Michael S. Needler, Sr. ’64
James (Chip) L. Pease ’68
Sallie W. Rowland
Michael F. Ryan
Phillip D. Scott ’64
John C. Shoemaker ’64
William Shrewsberry, Jr.
Stephen K. Smith ’64
Brenda I. Townes ’67
Samuel H. Washburn ’56