PRESIDENT 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.
- Lambert’s inaugural address: “Education for a Tough Mind and a Tender Heart”
- Lambert’s curriculum vitae
- Watch Lambert as part of a community discussion on inclusion
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
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing
Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the President, Board Liaison
Board of Trustees – Executive Team
Elaine Kops-Bedel ’74
- Secretary and CEO of Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC)
- CEO and President, Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc.
Chris Welker ’97
- Chief Operating Officer, 1888 Investments, LLC
Michael B. Zeddies ’77
- President and Owner, Midland Marketing Inc.
Jeffrey A. Blair ’70
- Chairman/CEO of North American Science Associates, Inc. (retired)
- Chairman of ICHOR Vascular, Inc.
Lisa L. Fleming ’82
- Owner/Attorney, Fleming Law PLLC
Board of Trustees
Daniel Abrell ’86
- Vice President, Signode Industrial Group
- President and CEO of Clifton Hills Press, Inc.
James “Jamie” Anderson ’93
- Chief Financial Officer, First Financial Bankcorp
Linda C. Baron ’73
- Director of Corporate Sourcing & Information Technology (retired), Lockheed Martin
- Baylor Trucking
Amanda Black ’00
- Chief Executive Officer & Partner, Capital Cities, L.L.C.
Desa Bubnovich ’74
San Jose, Calif.
- Owner & CEO, Amigo Environmental
David A. Chroback ’78
- Owner, Blackhawk Oil and Gas Corporation
D. Wade Clapp ’77
- Physician In Chief, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Alice Clark ’72
- Chief Operating Officer (retired)
- J.P. Morgan Chase, Moscow Office
Riki Crowe ’17
- Brand Advocate
- Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
James P. Fadely ’75
- President, Fadely College Counseling LLC
- Executive Director, Russell and Penny Fortune Foundation, Inc.
Glen L. Flaningham M.D. ’91
- Physician Anesthesiologist, Hancock Regional Hospital
Isaac Kwaku Fokuo Jr. ’98
Dubai, UAE/Nairobi, Kenya
- Principal and Founder, Botho Emerging Markets Group
- Co-Founder, The Amahoro Coalition
- Founder, Sino-Africa Center of Excellence
Andrew Gigante ’91
- President & CEO, Orthodynamics Company, Inc.
Brian Haag ’74
- Renal & Trauma Specialist
- Assistant Professor at Marian University
Eric A. Haas ’78
- Hofbrahaus Newport, Pittsburgh, Columbus
- National Band & Tag Company
Patricia Stockton Hagenah ’66
- Chicago Foundation for Education
Betsy Johnson ’70
West Lafayette, Ind.
- Associate Dean of Students (retired), Purdue University
Wiley Kite ’90
- Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments
Rev. Dr. Felipe N. Martinez
- Pastor of First Presbyterian Church
- Chair Board of Directors of the Synod of Lincoln Trails
Tim McGeath ’84
- Senior Vice President & General Counsel, TriMedix
Edwin Nartey ’15
- Engineering Manager, Google
Mark Nichols ’74
Little Rock, Ark.
- Attorney (retired), Campbell Law Firm PLLC
Scott Pearson ’77
- President, Peterbilt of Atlanta
Mary Burch Ratliff ’78
- Teacher (retired), Hillsborough County Schools
Bryan A. Ruder ’13
- Associate Vice President -Investments, Stifel
Philippe “Phil” Salsbery ’85
- Co-founder & CFO, 316 Investments
Richard A. Shearer ’70
New York, N.Y.
- Executive Vice President (retired), Bank of New York Mellon
John C. Trimble ’77
- Attorney, Lewis Wagner, LLP
Mark Whittenburg ’89
- General Counsel and Secretary
Core & Main
Sue Seifert Williams ’65
Clearwater Beach, Fla.
- President, WJDR Enterprises, Inc.
- Avid Volunteer
BOARD OF TRUSTEES BY-LAWS
- 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