Dan Whalen

Active community volunteer and private investor - Dan received a BS in Government from Saint John's University, an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and an MA from Stanford University's Food Research Institute.  He founded or co-founded several telecommunications or related services companies, and presently is the principal investor and Executive Chairman of Vello, Inc., a teleconferencing startup.  His volunteer activities include service to organizations in Minnesota, Northern California, and Bosnia & Herzegovina.  Dan focuses his volunteer efforts on youth development and education, and serves on the Boards of six non-profit organizations.  Dan lives in Oakland, California with his wife, Katharine, and their three children, Matthew, Anna, and Michael.  Dan served as Interim president of SJU from October 2008 until June 30, 2009.