Board of Trustees

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.

Officers

     

James W. Keeling , J.D.
Chairman of the Board
Attorney
Hinshaw & Culberston
Rockford, Ill.

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

 

 

R. Ray Wood '10H
Treasurer of the Board, Retired, Chairman, Pres. & CEO 
Rockford Products Corp.
Rockford, Ill.

Elizabeth Donovan
Secretary of the Board
Director, Global Marketing Operations & Loyalty, Marketing, Sales & Service
Ford Motor Company
Grosse Pointe, Park, Mich.

 

Active Trustees

   

Charles Box, J.D.
Consultant
Rockford, Ill.

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

Eric W. Fulcomer, Ph.D.
President
Rockford University
Rockford, Ill.

 

Thomas Gendron MBA '88
Chairman & CEO
Woodward, Inc.
Fort Collins, Colo.

Dawn R. Hallsten, J.D., '73
Attorney
Rockford, Ill.

Elizabeth Hegel, J.D., '81
Attorney
Hegel Holdings, LLC
Roscoe, Ill.
L. Thomas Heiser '84
President & CEO
KOE Americas, Inc.
Lawrenceville, Ga.
Helen C. Hill '70
Owner
Helen Hill Communications
Rockford, Ill.

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

 

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

Douglas H. Liedberg, MBA, J.D., '89
Associate General Counsel
Dana Incorporated
Maumee, Ohio

Joel Moore '00
Alumni Trustee
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
Chicago, Ill.

 

Thomas A. Muldowney '74
Retired
Savant Capital, LLC
Rockford, Ill.

Donald Patrick '72
President
Sanford Rose Associates
Johns Creek, Ga.

 

Mr. Jeffry Potter '98
CFO & Treasurer
William Charles, LTD
Rockford, Ill.

Sunil Puri '82/'13H
President
First Midwest Group
Rockford, Ill.
David R. Rydell '63
President
Bergstrom, Inc.
Rockford, Ill.
Marci K. Taets '92
Accountant
Rock County Human Services
South Beloit, Ill.

Jane R. Thomas, Ph.D., '56
Retired Professor
Wayne State University
Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.
Patricia Tumilowicz, '87
Rockford, Ill.

Frank E. Walter
Executive Vice President
Heartland Financial, Inc.
Rockford, Ill.

 

James S. Whitehead, J.D., '04H
Senior Counsel
Sidley Austin, LLP
Chicago, Ill.
Jonathan S. Whitlock
Private Investor & Director
Rockford, Ill.
Deborah Mogford
Faculty Trustee 
Chair, Department of Performing Arts
Professor of Performing Arts
Rockford University
Rockford, Ill.
Fred Young '65
President
Forest City Gear Company
Roscoe, Ill.

 

 

 

Emeriti

 Charles L. Colman '06H  Georganne H. Eggers '49
Charles P.A. Frankenthal Kenelm A. Groff Charles J. Howard
Teresa J. Ingrassia  MBA '86/'00H  Kent A. Mallquist '97H Richard M. Schilling, Sr.
Louise Sinclaire '57 Stanton K. Smith, Jr. Angelo L. Spoto
Stuart M. Weller John B. Whitehead '83H  

 

President Emeritus


Robert L. Head, Ph.D.

William A. Shields, Ph.D., '01H