Hastings College Foundation Board names four trustees

Four alumni members have joined the Hastings College Foundation Board of Trustees, the Foundation announced today.

The Board, which meets on campus semi-annually, provides counsel on fundraising and college initiatives and awards Innovation Grants to creative campus projects.

New board members are:

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Dr. Tammy Heflebower

Dr. Tammy Heflebower, a 1990 Hastings College graduate, is president of Inspire Consulting, an education and business consulting firm in Castle Pines, Colorado. She is an award-winning classroom teacher, professional development director, national and international trainer, and leadership consultant. An award-winning and bestselling author, Heflebower has written more than a dozen books and articles on organizational and educational leadership and teambuilding. Honored as Hastings College’s Outstanding Young Alumna in 2009, she earned a master of arts at the University of Nebraska–Omaha and a doctorate at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Heflebower’s husband, Mike, is also a 1990 Hastings College graduate. They are the parents of two sons, Nathan and Logan.


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Dr. Sara Kluver

Dr. Sara Kluver, a 2010 Hastings College graduate, is a dentist with Pediatric Dental Specialists of Greater Nebraska and works in both Hastings and Grand Island, Nebraska. Kluver earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at Hastings College and her doctor of dental surgery degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Prior to joining Pediatric Dental Specialists, she practiced at Corpuz Family Dentistry and Superior Dental Health in Omaha. As a graduating senior at Hastings College, Kluver was awarded the 2010 Bronco Award for exceptional student leadership. Her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Klug, is also a 2010 Hastings College graduate. They are the parents of two children, Matthew and Ava.


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Dr. John Nies

Dr. John Nies, a 1962 Hastings College graduate, is a retired professor and administrator living in Denver, Colorado. Nies served in numerous positions including provost at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa, and vice president for academic affairs and professor of history at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, and Yankton College in South Dakota. A consultant on enrollment management, he is former associate vice president for research and development at Noel Levitz. He earned his master’s degree and doctorate in history from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He and his wife Linda, a 1961 graduate of Mary Lanning School of Nursing, have four children.


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Alan Williams

Alan Williams, a 1973 Hastings College graduate, retired in 2021 from a position as executive vice president at Independent Bank Group, Inc. in Plano, Texas. Williams had more than 40 years of banking experience. He started his career as a bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. From there he moved into lending with four different banks. Prior to his position at Independent Bank, he worked for Legacy Bank, where his last position was senior lending officer. His career focused on customer relations and management of lending staff. Williams and his wife, Lynette, are the parents of Matthew and Amy.


Hastings College is a four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings’ student-centered initiatives include providing books, an iPad and a two-week study away experience at no additional cost. A block-style semester schedule allows professors and students to focus on fewer classes at a time and promotes hands-on experiences. Discover more at hastings.edu.

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