Leadership Matters.

University President

Dr. Joseph M. Stowell is Cornerstone University's 11th president. He began his presidential duties on Feb. 1, 2008. He is a nationally known speaker and author of more than 20 books. He was president at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for 18 years. He received a Doctor of Divinity degree from The Master's College.

"This is where my heart is," Stowell said of Cornerstone. "I'm most excited about being around students in this generation. I want to continue the tradition of this university being a community where students are encouraged and nurtured by the environment and culture. I want students to thrive here. It excites me that God’s hand is in it."

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is vested with the responsibility of setting broad policies that govern the university and seminary.

Steve Hawks

Steve Hawks (CU'81), Chairman

Senior Vice President
Fifth Third Bank
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Carol Bos

Dr. Carole Bos, Vice Chairman

Senior Partner
Bos & Clazier, PLC
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Don Denyes

Dr. Don Denyes, Secretary

Senior Pastor
South Church
Lansing, Mich.

Joe Slaughter

Joe Slaughter (CU '69), Treasurer

Chairman (Retired)
Herff Jones, Inc.
Indianapolis, Ind.

Mark Cambell

Dr. Mark Campbell

Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Mich., P.C.
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Steve Cochlan

Steve Cochlan

President and CEO
The Cochlan Group, Inc./Bank Consulting Group, Inc.
Chicago, Ill.

Lori Cook

Lori Cook

Wood TV
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Jennie Dimkoff

Jennie Afman Dimkoff

Storyline Ministries Inc.
Fremont, Mich.

Harvey Gainey

Harvey Gainey

Gainey Realty & Investment Corp.
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Rick Koole

Dr. Rick Koole (CU '70)

Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church of Fallbrooke
Temecula, Calif.

Drew Martin (CU '05)

Miller Energy Company
Kalamazoo,  Mich.

Al Meredith

Dr. Al Meredith (CU '68)

Senior Pastor (Retired)
Wedgwood Baptist Church
Fort Worth, Texas

David Pray

David Pray (CU '08)

Decker Construction Inc.
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Brian Sikma

Brian Sikma

Highpoint Real Estate
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Joe Stowell

Dr. Joseph Stowell

Cornerstone University
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Larry Thompson

Dr. Larry Thompson

Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Dan Wielhouwer

Daniel R. Wielhouwer (CU '68)

Club & Community Corporation
Boca Raton, Fla.

Lee Zuidema

Dr. Lee Zuidema

Kentwood Family Dentistry
Kentwood, Mich.

Honorary Trustees

  • Rev. Charles Alber (CU '62) | Wyoming, Mich.
  • Rev. Roy J. Clark | Grand Rapids, Mich.