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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The governing body of the GTU is its Board of Trustees, responsible for the academic graduate programs offered by the GTU as an accredited institution. The Board of Trustees includes representation from the community, GTU member schools, and faculty. The decisions of the Board of Trustees are implemented by the President of the GTU as it Chief Executive Officer.

Board Chair and Vice Chair

William Glenn is chair of the board of trustees of the GTU. He has served as Director of Development for the San Francisco Foundation, Executive Director of Continuum, and President of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. He has a BA from Creighton University, an MA from Saint Louis University, an MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and an MDiv from the Pacific School of Religion where he was awarded the Paul Wesley Yinger Award for Distinguished Preaching. Throughout his career, Glenn has provided leadership to a variety of non-profit organizations, both as head and a senior manager. He has served on many community boards, from arts organizations and a mutual fund to a variety of social services providers, often in the capacity of chair or in other positions of executive leadership, with a particular focus on development and internal operations. Glenn is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in San Francisco and Santa Rosa.

Read William Glenn's interview about his background as a psychotherapist, activist, and community leader; his new book; and what excites him about the GTU's future.

Read the announcement about William Glenn's tenure as chair of the board of trustees.

Mary Jo Potter, is Vice Chair of the board of trustees of the GTU. She has been director of 16 companies over the last 20 years, and is currently CEO and Managing Partner of Healthcare Angels. Previously, she was with BDC, Highperlink, Sibson, Corporate Alliance, and Oxicon. Mary Jo has been actively involved in the healthcare sector for 25 years. She is currently a GP with Keiretsu Capital, where she heads up their global healthcare committee. She is also an LP in Purple Arch Ventures and Portfolia, and a member of the Band of Angels. Mary Jo has also been active in the non-profit sector, with Hanna Center as a board member for 28 years, and Hope Unlimited in Brazil for 21 years. She is a member of NACD, Women Corporate Directors, International Women’s Forum, and an advisor to six organizations including Skydeck and ExPat Women.

GTU Board of Trustees, FY 2020-2021



Vice Chair




William Glenn

Mary Jo Potter

LaRae Quy

David O'Neill


Rosemary Bray McNatt, SKSM 
James Brenneman, ABSW 
William D. Glenn 
Heidi Hadsell 
Shawna M. Hamilton 
Susan Cook Hoganson 
Douglas Kahn 
Uriah Kim, GTU 
Ralph Kuncl, SFTS/Redlands 
Judith K. Larsen
Dale W. Lum 
Joseph Mueller, JST/SCU


Updated: May 31, 2020


John O'Connor
David D. O'Neill
Raymond Pickett (PLTS-CLU)
Mary Jo Potter
LaRue Quy
W. Mark Richardson (CDSP)
Peter Rogers (DSPT)
Rita Semel (trustee emerita)
Peter Teague
Robert V. Thompson
David Vásquez-Levy (PSR)
Dale Walker

Faculty Representative
Rita Sherma

Board of Trustees Committees List, FY 2020-2021

Meeting Dates and Sample Agenda

FY 2020-2021

  • October 16, 2020
  • December 10, 2020
  • February 11, 2021
  • May 6, 2021

FY 2021-2022

  • October 15, 2021
  • December 9, 2021
  • February 10, 2022
  • May 5, 2022

Sample Agenda

GTU Whistleblower Policy

The Graduate Theological Union seeks to operate with highest standards of personal, professional, and business conduct. The attached policy contains guidelines describing how a staff person, faculty member, or adminstrator can report a violation confidentially, and also includes a link to EthicsPoint, an external reporting site.