Mr. Goering was CEO of Prairie View, a psychiatric hospital and community mental health center in Kansas. He was an active member of the Governor’s Mental Health Services Planning Council, The Children’s Hospital Task Force, The Advisory Committee on Kansas Health Ethics and Chair of the Consortium Board of the Association of Community Mental Health Centers. Mr. Goering served as President of the Newton Rotary, Newton Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Board of Bethel College in Kansas. Mr. Goering was a Rhodes scholarship finalist and recipient of a Danforth Graduate Fellowship. He holds advance degrees from Vanderbilt and Harvard University, was professor of philosophy and an academic administrator. Mr. Goering and his wife have been associated with Santa Fe since 1974 and fulltime residents for 16 years.