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. While the Council of Presidents guides the daily operation of the consortium, the Board of Trustees provides important support through oversight of cooperative activities and services. The decisions of the Board of Trustees and Council of Presidents are implemented by the President of the GTU as their Chief Executive Officer.

Board Chair and Vice Chair

Susan Cook Hoganson is chair of the board of trustees of the GTU. She is president and founder of SCH Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in governance and strategic problem solving. She started the firm after 13 years as a senior bank officer in private wealth management and 10 years as CEO for Enterprise for High School Students, a nonprofit assisting students’ transition from school to the job market. She was founding CEO for Laguna Honda Hospital Foundation, representing the largest long-term care facility in the United States. Hoganson has served on many boards, including United Way of the Bay Area and Northern California Presbyterian Homes & Services. She has chaired several boards, including Junior League of San Francisco, Modern Art Council, The Legacy Foundation, International Women’s Forum-Northern California, and 640 Heritage Preservation Foundation. In addition to being chair of the board of trustees of the GTU she is treasurer of Niantic Charitable Fund. She has a BA from Hollins College, an MEd from Boston University, and an Executive Nonprofit Leadership Certificate from Stanford University, where she was a fellow at the Center for Social Innovation. She has received several regional and national awards for her innovative leadership.

William Glenn is vice 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.

GTU Board of Trustees, FY 2019–2020



Vice Chair




Susan Cook Hoganson

William D. Glenn

David O'Neill

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Alison Benders (JST-SCU)
Rosemary Bray McNatt (SKSM)
James Brennemann (ABSW)
Josefina J. Card
Abid Farooq
William D. Glenn
Shawna Hamilton
Susan Cook Hoganson
Munir Jiwa
Douglas Kahn
Ralph Kuncl (SFTS/University of Redlands)
Judith K. Larsen
Dale Lum


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

Updated: February 12, 2020


Meeting Dates and Sample Agenda

FY 2019-2020

  • Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Friday, May 8, 2020

FY 2020-2021 (Proposed)

  • October 15 – 16, 2020
  • December 11, 2020
  • February 19, 2021
  • May 14, 2021

FY 2021-2022 (Proposed)

  • October 1, 2021
  • December 10, 2021
  • February 11, 2022
  • May 13, 2022