'C' Club Board of Directors

Board Chair

David Hoppe '89Dave Hoppe '89
Football and Track & Field
Bloomington, MN

Dave was a History major at Carleton and now works for Charles Schwab & Co. in Minneapolis. While at Carleton, he frittered away his time playing football and rugby and also amassing many intramural championships. He still plays competitive broomball with his former teammates. His squad, "The Bar of Many Sals" (it's a long story), most recently won a league championship in 2015. It was known to some as a "Rec league, Class C, lower division" championship, but, to Dave and his mates, a title is a title. He lives in Bloomington with his two daughters and faithful yellow lab, Wally. Dave holds the "Chartered Financial Analyst" (or "CFA") designation. In addition to his role as chair of the 'C' Club Board, Dave has served as an agent for the Alumni Annual Fund and was one of the founding board members of the Carleton Athletic Initiative.


Lizzy Erickson Burke '04Liz (Erickson) Burke '04, Volleyball and Track & Field
Rockville, MD

Lizzy majored in Biology and competed as a varsity athlete on the volleyball and track and field teams. After graduating, she moved to Washington D.C. to perform rare genetic disease research for a year as a post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Trainee Award fellow at the National Institutes of Health.  Lizzy then went to graduate school at Wake Forest University in North Carolina to obtain her Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine and Translational Science. During her 6 years there, she also met her husband Andrew, who was also a Ph.D. graduate student. Lizzy and her husband then moved back to the Washington D.C. area, where she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the National Institutes of Health Undiagnosed Diseases Program. This turned out to be a great match as she was hired on as a scientist within the Undiagnosed Diseases Program a few years later. Lizzy’s work focuses on verifying candidate genes identified by genome sequencing for patients with undiagnosed genetic diseases through the use of zebrafish as a model organism.

Cassie Funke-Harris

Cassie Funke-Harris '05
Cross Country and Track & Field

Glastonbury, CT

At Carleton, Cassie majored in biology and competed in cross country and track & field. After graduation, she began assistant coaching the women's track & field and cross country teams at Carleton. In 2007, she moved to Austin, Texas to pursue a masters degree in kinesiology - exercise physiology, and held a graduate assistantship working in the Fitness Institute of Texas. In 2009, she returned to Carleton as assistant coach, and remained there until being named the head women's track & field and cross country coach at Amherst College in 2012. Cassie is married to 2006 Carleton graduate and cross country and track and field All-American, Stephen Harris. The couple welcomed their daughter, Lucy, in September 2016.

Cassie Kosiba, Women's Basketball headshotCassie (Glasrud) Kosiba '03
Volleyball and Basketball
Shakopee, MN

Cassie (Glasrud) Kosiba ’03 was tabbed the head coach at Carleton prior to the 2010-11 season. She returned to her alma mater after serving four years as an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level, most recently spending two seasons as an assistant with the women’s basketball program at Long Island University’s (LIU) Brooklyn campus. She is the seventh coach in Carleton women’s basketball history, taking over the reins of the program from Tammy Metcalf-Filzen, who retired after the 2009-10 campaign after registering a 226-122 ledger in 13 seasons.

A 2003 graduate of Carleton with a bachelor’s degree in gender studies, Kosiba enjoyed a successful basketball career, contributing to a 2000-01 team that went 22-5 and won the Knights’ first conference championship. That squad also secured the program’s initial trip to the NCAA Division III tournament.

Cassie resides in Shakopee, Minn., with her husband, Chris, and their son. Prior to enrolling at Carleton, she studied for 20 months at the United States Air Force Academy.

Sue Scott '77Sue Scott '77
Tennis and WARA
Edina, MN

Sue Scott majored in biology, has a masters of science in microbiology from University of Rhode Island and masters of science in cell biology from Yale University. Previously worked as an instructor at The Taft School.

At Carleton, Sue was involved in Carleton athletics prior to the 1984 recognition of women receiving letters for varsity athletics. Past coaches Pat Lamb and Marie Matsen '69 called her the "stalwart of the tennis team" and praised her work ethic and leadership as team captain for varsity tennis. She was a member of the Women's Athletic and Recreation Association which promoted women's athletics and recreation on campus. In addition, Sue competed at the intramural level for basketball and softball.

Sue is long-time, active volunteer in multiple areas for Carleton. Currently, she is a volunteer for the Career Center, class agent for the Alumni Annual Fund, and has served in the past/will serve this year on her class Reunion committee.  

Gary SundemGary Sundem '67
Football, Basketball, and Baseball
Seattle, WA

Gary was a mathematics major at Carleton and lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. He coached the freshman basketball team his senior year, was football co-captain and all-conference, received the Lippert and Beson awards from Carleton and the LeClere award from the Midwest Conference. After Carleton Gary took up distance running, finishing 12 marathons including Boston. He played basketball regularly into his mid-50. He was recently elected to the C-Club Hall of Fame.

Gary received MBA and PhD degrees from the Stanford Business School and spent 37 years teaching accounting at the University of Washington in Seattle. He held an endowed chair, chaired the Accounting Department, and served three terms as Associate Dean. He had visiting professorships at Cornell University, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business, INSEAD in France, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He had leadership positions in both national and international academic accounting organizations and edited a major academic accounting research journal. He has served on several boards, including the Carleton Board of Trustees. He has published more than 50 academic papers, made more than 200 presentations at universities and conferences in the US and abroad, and is co-author of two best-selling accounting textbooks.

Gary was awarded distinguished alumni awards from Carleton and from Minnetonka High School as well as several national accounting academic awards. He has been active in several community organizations, including his church and education and conservation groups. He is married to Elizabeth Weikart ’68 and has two sons and two step-sons.

Al ThielAl Thiel '71,
Football, Swimming, and Track & Field

Minneapolis, MN

Starting out as a government major (Al’s faculty advisor “advised” him that he would flunk out of Carleton due to his poor SAT verbal score if he majored in English), Al said, “What the hey” and petitioned to change majors to English at the end of Winter Term his junior year.  He also “played sports or something” (as one coed from St. Olaf put it), lettering in football and swimming and playing Rugby, serving as co-captain of the football team, captain of the swimming team, and President of the C-Club his senior year, during which he was honored with the James A. Lippert Award for football and the Warnecke Swimming Award.

Following his time on campus, Al continued his involvement with Carleton, volunteering in various capacities including reunion planning, fund raising, and admissions work, serving on the then Alumni Association Board (1993-99), Alumni Representative to the College Council (1995-97), Chair of the Carleton Alumni Association (1997-98), and on the Board of Trustees (2011-15). He received the Alumni Service Award in 2001 and is a member of both the Heywood society and the Three Oaks Society.  And now, he is on this board.

Outside of Carleton, Al was a recreational tri-athlete, coached high school swimming, and refereed high school football.  He has continued to bike, hike, snowshoe, and downhill ski, looking forward to the reduced (free?) season pass rates at A-Basin.  Al also served, and serves, on the boards of a number of non-profit, civic, and service organizations.   His day job was as an attorney, primarily involving real estate, estate planning, and trusts and estate work, which he practiced for 40 years before retiring.  During 30 of those years, Al served on an attorney’s panel representing court appointed guardian ad litems in child abuse and neglect cases, handling over 100 trials during that time.  While often emotionally difficult, the GAL work was also some of the most rewarding.  Al also served on numerous professional bar committees and sections.  He currently is the immediate past chair of the MSBA Real Property Law Section (until 06/30/18).

Al is the youngest of three brothers to have attended Carleton (John ’65, football and track, and Rob “Tiny” ’67, football and swimming).  Al is married to Jean Watson Thiel ’74 (daughter of Naurine Northrup Watson ’44) and they have two sons and three grandchildren, all residing in the Minneapolis area.

Tim ThullTim Thull '91
Football and Baseball
Lakeville, MN

Tim was a 1991 graduate.  A two-sport athlete during his time at Carleton, he was inducted into the 'C' Club Hall of Fame in 2011 in both Baseball and Football.  After Carleton he continued to be active in competitive athletics playing amateur baseball for the Dundas Dukes for several years.  Tim joined Medica Health Plans in 2001 and has served in various leadership roles within Information Technology. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.  He has over 20 years of Information Technology and Healthcare industry experience in technology consulting and with McKesson Corporation and Fiserv, Inc.   Tim serves as an advisor and board member for various technology and health industry related forums.  Tim resides in Lakeville, Minnesota with his wife Jenny and daughters Katie and Liz.  Tim joined the 'C' Club board in 2015.