Nate Klein Headshot

Student Success

Nate Klein

Vice President for Student Success

University Center 240N


  • EdD Creighton University
  • MBA Emory University
  • BBA Mount Mercy University


Dr. Nate Klein is a 2007 alumnus of Mount Mercy and joined the Department of Business in 2014 as a professor and advisor for Enactus before later becoming the vice presdident for student success in 2018.

Before coming home to Mount Mercy, Dr. Klein spent seven years with Aflac at their headquarters in Columbus, GA and in Columbia, South Carolina at the Aflac Group as a senior manager. He also has experience in various industries such as Best Buy, Junior Achievement, the Arc of East Central Iowa and General Mills in Cedar Rapids.

Dr. Klein has been involved as a member of numerous nonprofit boards in Georgia including the Literacy Alliance, United Way and Columbus Chamber Young Professionals.  In South Carolina, he continued his work with United Way as a Young Leader Society committee member and reading mentor for the Midlands Reading Consortium.  In Cedar Rapids, he was selected as a member of the Young Leader Society Committee with United Way and served on the Advisory Board for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance young professional group, ImpactCR.

He has been awarded National Alumni of the Year from Enactus, 5 Under 40 Community Award from Columbus and the Valley, along with numerous volunteer service awards. He was also Mount Mercy’s Catherine McAuley Award recipient in 2007 and was honored with the Certificate of Merit from Mount Mercy in 2011. He is a Precision Leadership Certified Coach and holds a Green Belt Certification from the American Society for Quality.

He enjoys traveling the world with his wife Jenny, volunteering in the community, staying active in various sports and playing with his dog Lincoln the labradoodle.  His research includes a focus on his passions for servant leadership, employee engagement and the nonprofit sector.