William J. Goldsborough of Glen Ellyn has been elected chairman of the Monmouth College Board of Trustees.
A retired securities analyst and portfolio manager who formerly taught economics, Goldsborough is a 1965 graduate of Monmouth. He has served as a trustee since 1985 and on the executive committee since 1995. For the past 22 years, he has chaired the board’s finance and business affairs committee.
Currently a private investor, Goldsborough worked for Lincoln Capital Management from 1977 to 2001, retiring as vice president. He was previously an investment officer at Harris Bank for eight years and taught economics and business administration at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for three years. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
“In addition to the wise financial counsel Bill has provided to the board for more than a quarter of a century, he and his wife, Beverly, have been quietly making a difference in the growth of the college through a remarkable series of behind-the-scenes gifts supporting academics, residential life, the fine arts, financial aid and student recruitment,” President Mauri Ditzler said.
Goldsborough was an active student at Monmouth as a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Politics Club and Blue Key, while competing on the swimming and tennis teams.
“I’m a strong believer in a liberal arts education,” said Goldsborough. “You don’t get lost at a small school. A student can get lost at a large school, particularly in the undergraduate years. Monmouth provides a wonderfully challenging environment, and you get to know your professors and your classmates.”
Goldsborough succeeds outgoing chairman of the board David Byrnes ’72, who has served in that position since 2008.
“Under David Byrnes’s leadership, Monmouth made great strides in elevating its academic program and fiscal strength by developing a progressive vision statement, as well as forward-thinking strategic and business plans to guide the college for now and the future,” said Ditzler. “We look for this momentum to continue with Bill Goldsborough at the helm. His academic and business expertise is matched only by his devotion to his alma mater.”