William Woods University announces new Board of Trustees members

William Woods University (WWU) will have three new trustees when the university’s governing board meets next month. The Board will hold its annual spring meeting on Thursday and Friday, April 19 and 20, on the WWU campus in Fulton.

Joining the Board as regular members will be Shellee Spring, Jason Nicolay and Rebecca Thompson.

Ms. Spring, of Overland Park, KS, is a senior vice-president of Cerner Corporation, one of the world’s largest healthcare technology companies, headquartered in Kansas City. An associate of Cerner since 1989, she has held numerous leadership roles within the company that advanced new markets and business models, launched new solutions and services, and increased market competitiveness. Ms. Spring’s current responsibilities include leading client and sales strategies across the globe and driving growth and operations for Cerner’s ambulatory and revenue cycle businesses. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Computer Information Science from William Woods in 1988, where she was also a member of the Chi Omega sorority.

Jason NicolayMr. Nicolay, of Mission Hills, KS, is a vice-president at Media Venture Partners (MVP) LLC, and investment bank specializing in the telecommunications, media and technology industries. An employee at MVP since 2007, he provides merger and acquisition, capital raising and advisory services to telecom operators, tower owners and developers and spectrum owners. Prior to joining MVP, Mr. Nicolay served as audit supervisor and practicing certified public accountant at Meara and King and Company, an accounting firm in Kansas City. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration, and his Master of Science in Accounting and Information Systems, both from the University of Kansas.

Ms. Thompson, of Washington, D.C., is Executive Vice-President and General Counsel for Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), a lobbying firm that works to educate policymakers on the key issues that impact wireless communication providers. In her role, Ms. Thompson has represented the policy objectives of her membership before the Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce, and the White House. Previously, she served as General Counsel at CCA from 2010 through 2015, and as an associate at two D.C law firms from 2000 through 2010. Ms. Thompson received her Juris Doctor from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in 2000 and her Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in 1997.