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These dedicated men and women are responsible for setting the general policy of the University and for ensuring that its educational mission is fulfilled. The Board of Trustees of Rockford University is a diversified yet cohesive group. It is composed of business and professional people; community leaders and activists; alumni and non-alumni; and local, regional, and national representatives - all united in their common commitment to Rockford University and to its mission of quality higher education.


Charles L. Colman, '06H
Chair of the Board
Retired, President
The Colman Group
Williams Bay, Wis.
Thomas A. Muldowney, '74
Vice Chair of the Board
Managing Director, Chairman
Savant Capital Management, Inc.
Rockford, Ill.

Barbara R. Tanaglia, '73
Secretary of the Board
Manager, Information Center
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Rockford, Ill.

R. Ray Wood, '10H
Treasurer of the Board
Rockford, Ill.


Active Trustees

Charles Box
Rockford, Ill.

James H. Clarke, Ph.D., '67
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tenn.

Elizabeth Donovan
Global Marketing Operations Manager,
Ford Motor Company

Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.

Thomas Gendron, MBA '88
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Woodward, Inc.
Fort Collins, Colo.
Dawn R. Hallsten, '73
Rockford, Ill.
Robert L. Head, Ph.D.

Rockford University
Rockford, Ill.

Elizabeth Hegel, '81
Hager Holdings, LLC.
Rockton, Ill.

L. Thomas Heiser, '84
President & CEO,
KOE Americas, Inc.
Lawrenceville, Ga.
Helen C. Hill, '70
Helen Hill Communications
Rockford, Ill.

Nathan Howard, '97
William Charles, Lt.
Rockford, Ill.

Teresa J. Ingrassia, MBA '86
Community Leader
Rockford, Ill.

Dennis W. Johnson
Retired President,
h.c. Johnson Press
Rockford, Ill.

Iain D. Johnston '87
US Magistrate Judge
Northern Illinois District
Chicago, Ill.

Marci Taets '92
South Beloit, Ill.

James Keeling
Hinshaw Culbertson
Rockford, Ill.
Dan Loescher
Loescher & Associates
Rockford, Ill,
Donald Patrick, '72
Alumni Trustee
Sandford Rose & Associates
Johns Creek, Ga.

Sunil Puri, '82
First Rockford Group
Rockford, Ill.
David R. Rydell, '63
Bergstrom, Inc.
Rockford, Ill.
Jane R. Thomas, Ph.D., '56
Retired Professor
Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.
Frank E. Walter
Executive VP of Commercial Sales,
Heartland Financial, USA
Belvidere, Ill.

James S. Whitehead, '04H
Senior Counsel,
Sidley Austin LLP
Chicago, Ill.

Jonathan S. Whitlock
Private Investor & Director
Rockford, Ill.
Belinda Wholeben, Ed.D.
Faculty Trustree & Professor
Rockford, Ill.
Fred Young '65
President, Forest City Gear Company
Roscoe, Ill.
Stephanie Tassone
Student Trustee
Sandwich, Ill.



Carl J. Dargene Georganne H. Eggers, '49 Charles P.A. Frankenthal
Kenelm A. Groff Charles J. Howard Kent A. Mallquist, '97H
Richard M. Schilling, Sr. Louise Sinclaire, '57
Stanton K. Smith, Jr.
Angelo L. Spoto John E. Sype Stuart M. Weller
John B. Whitehead, '83H

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