Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

  • Mark Kopinski ’79

    Chairman of the Board
  • Douglas R. Carlson ’66

    Douglas Carlson LLC
  • Dan Dickson’89

    Executive Managing Director
    AON Benfield
  • Christine Beiermann Farr ’90

    Key Realtors
  • William J. Goldsborough ’65

    Retired Vice President,
    Lincoln Capital Management
  • Augustin “Gus” Hart ’68

    Western Illinois Bancshares, Inc.
  • F. Austin Jones

    President & Chief Financial Officer
    Grinnell State Bank
  • Alex McGehee ’81

    Anchor Lumber Do-It Center and Builders First Choice
  • Bradley C. Nahrstadt ’89

    Retired Chief Operating Officer
    Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth
  • Anthony J. Perzigian ’66

    Board of Trustees Chair Advisor/Quality Assurance & Academic Affairs
    Future University in Egypt
  • Anita Ridge ’88

    Retired Senior Relationship Manager
    TIAA Kaspick.
  • Hon. John Scotillo ’72

    Retired State of Illinois Associate Judge
    Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
  • Nancy L. Snowden

    Retired Director
    Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Dwight Tierney ’69

    Retired Senior Vice President
    Madison Square Garden
  • Ralph R. Velazquez, Jr. ’79

    Vice Chairman
    Ministry Chief Medical Officer
  • Daniel A. Cotter ’88

    Attorney and Counselor
    Attorney and Counselor at Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Dr. Harvey Echols ’81

    Lead Phlebologist
    USA Vein Clinics of Dallas PLLC
  • Robin Galloway ’90

  • Kevin Goodwin ’80

    Signostics, Ltd.
  • Mahendran Jawaharlal ’86

    President/CEO Lockstep Technology Group
  • Rev. Robert “Cam” McConnell ’72

    Pastor Emeritus
    First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, Kansas.
  • Pamela Meanes ’90

    General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer
    CareSTL Health
  • Gail Simpson Owen ’74

    Retired Regional Superintendent of Schools
    Mason, Tazewell and Woodford Counties
  • Dennis M. Plummer ’73

    Retired President
    American Seeds, Inc
  • Tim Salier ’96

    Senior Vice President, Business development & Membership/Ticketing Operations
    Spurs Sports & Entertainment
  • Carlos F. Smith ’90

    Medical Director/CEO
    Smith Centers for Foot and Ankle Care
  • Mark E. Taylor ’78

    Citigroup Energy Inc.
  • Jean P. Witty ’88

    Curriculum Developer and Senior Instructor
    Rancho Solano Prep School

Trustees Emeriti

  • Robert J. Ardell ’62

    Years of Service: 25
    Retired President, Nippon Oil Exploration U.S.A. Ltd.
  • David J. Byrnes ’72

    Years of Service: 10
    Point Across Solutions LLC
  • John A. Courson ’64

    Years of Service: 5
    Retired President & CEO
    Home Builders Institute
  • Larry Gerdes

    Years of Service: 8
    Pursuant Health
  • William T. Irelan ’62

    Years of Service: 20
    Ret. General
    Counsel, ACDI/VOCA
  • Gerald A. Marxman ’56

    Years of Service: 13
    Retired President/Co-Founder
    CommTech International
  • Gary Melvin

    Rural King
  • J. Stanley Pepper ’76

    Chairman and CEO
    The Pepper Companies
  • William Simpson ’65

    Years of Service: 8
    Retired President
    John Wood Community College
  • Frederick W. Wackerle ’61

    Years of Service: 33
    Retired Chairman
    Fred Wackerle, Inc.
  • Sandra E. Wolf ’64

    Years of Service: 10
    Sandra E. Wolf Associates
  • Jackie Bell Zachmeyer ’89

    Retired Vice President, Internal Audit
    Deere & Company
  • David A. Bowers ’60

    Years of Service: 33
    Vice Chairman and CEO
    CompX International Inc.
  • Karen Chism ’65

    Years of Service: 21
    Retired Clinical Compliance Consulting, LLC
  • Robert Dahl

  • Walter S. Huff, Jr. ’56

    Years of Service: 21
    Gerdes Huff Investments
  • Barbara Watt Johnson ’52

    Years of Service: 10
  • Michael B. McCulley, Esq. ’70

    Retired Assistant General Counsel
    Johnson & Johnson
  • Charles E. Morris

    Years of Service: 13
    Emeritus Mathematics Professor, Illinois State University
    Retired Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Illinois Board of Regents
  • Bonnie Bondurant Shaddock ’54

    Years of Service: 15
    Retired President
    Oliver/Asselin Educational TV Production Co.
  • William Trubeck ’68

    Years of Service: 11
    Retired Executive Vice President and CFO
    H&R Block
  • Ralph E. Whiteman ’52

    Years of Service: 24
    Retired President & CEO
    Security Savings Bank
  • Richard E. Yahnke ’66

    Years of Service: 25
    Retired Vice President
    Worldwide Agricultural Parts Marketing, Deere & Company

Alumni Board Representatives

  • Marybeth Dues Kemp ’93

  • Mark Tupper ’94

  • Roy Sye ’13 ‘Regional Sales Director

    Sinclair Mineral & Chemical Co.