Friday 19 April '24
Event for Celebrating Business at Concordia Luncheon

Celebrating Business at Concordia Luncheon

Cattle Conference Room in the Janzow Campus Center

Concordia University, Nebraska would like to invite you to join us for the annual Celebrating Business at Concordia Luncheon taking place on Friday, April 19th, in the Cattle Conference room in the Janzow Campus Center, on Concordia’s campus. Doors open at 11 a.m., with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The University and the Business Club have recognized women in business since 2004 and have celebrated them through an annual luncheon. This year marks the expansion of this event to celebrate all business at Concordia. The Institute for Ethical Leadership will continue to recognize women in business. To further engage alumni and outreach to the community we are enhancing this event to recognize Concordia’s business alumni and the achievements of our faculty

Your support fuels this event and ongoing scholarships for the Institute of Ethical Leadership here at Concordia University. The Paul H. and Mary Ann Koehler Department of Business is critical in the growth of these programs and your support is greatly appreciated by our students of today and tomorrow.


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Diane Mendenhall 

Diane Mendenhall joined the Nebraska Pro Volleyball Franchise, the “Omaha Supernovas,” last July as its President. In this role Diane leads a staff of 19, 16 players, and a comprehensive Medical & Human Performance Team in the inaugural year of the Pro Volleyball Federation League. Entering the season ranked first in the pre-season polls - the Supernovas hosted the inaugural match of the Pro Volleyball Federation League on January 24 versus the Atlanta Vibe – setting a USA Pro Volleyball attendance Record.

Prior to joining the Supernovas, Diane worked for 20 years for the University of Nebraska in several administrative leadership positions. These roles included 12 years in Husker Athletics – initially as John Cook’s first Director of Volleyball Operations and then as a Senior Associate Athletics Director, followed by six years leading the 25,000 member Nebraska Alumni Association as the Executive Director. Diane completed her tenure at the university by serving as the Chancellor’s Director of External Engagement. She was honored to serve two chancellors for eight years as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.

Prior to Nebraska, Diane was a national consultant for an employment communications company as well as a volleyball coach at the collegiate and high school level, most notably serving as the head volleyball coach at Concordia for four years. An accomplished speaker, Diane has presented throughout the country and internationally - speaking on empowerment, presence, leadership and various topics. 

A native of Ogallala, Neb., Diane is an alumna of the University of Kansas. She was a four-year starter for the Jayhawk volleyball team and a team captain as a senior. Many of you know her as the former radio analyst of Nebraska Volleyball for 16 years. 


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