Mike Murphy, a 1989 graduate from Ankeny, was elected to a three-year term. After graduating from Wartburg with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Murphy earned an MBA from Texas Christian University. He is the owner of Powerhouse Retail Services, a national provider of construction services, rollouts and facilities maintenance solutions. Murphy also has served on various boards at Ankeny First United Methodist Church and is involved with the Ed Thomas Foundation.
He is the father of two Wartburg graduates (Megan and Miranda, 2018) and one current student (Riley, who is a sophomore).
The Wartburg Board of Regents works with the president to provide fiduciary leadership for the college and is guided by the mission of the institution.