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

     
Elizabeth Donovan
Chair of the Board
Retired – Director, Global Marketing Operations & Loyalty, Marketing, Sales & Service
Ford Motor Company
Grosse Pointe, Park, Mich.
Barbara R. Tanaglia ’73
Vice Chair of the Board
Retired, Manager, Information Center
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Rockford, Ill.
Jeffry Potter ’98
Treasurer of the Board
CFO & Treasurer
William Charles, LTD
Rockford, Ill.
L. Thomas Heiser ’84
Secretary of the Board
President & CEO
Ridgetop Group, Inc.
Lawrenceville, Ga.

Active Trustees

   
Keith Akre
Trust Officer
Stillman Bank
Rockford, Ill.
Greg Allen ’98
President & Vice Chairman
MPEC
Rockford, Ill.
Charles Box, J.D.
Consultant
Rockford, Ill.

Rebecca Epperson
Owner
Chartwell Agency
Rockford, Ill.  

 

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

William Gahan, Ph.D.
Faculty Trustee
Chair, English Department
Associate Professor of English
Rockford University
Rockford, Ill. 

Dawn R. Hallsten, J.D., ’73
Attorney
Rockford, Ill.  
Elizabeth Hegel, J.D., ’81
Attorney
Hegel Holdings, LLC
Roscoe, Ill. 
Helen C. Hill ’70
Owner
Helen Hill Communications
Rockford, Ill. 
Ganesh Iyer
President and CEO
Etnyre International Ltd.
Oregon, Ill.  
Iain D. Johnston, J.D., ’87
US Magistrate Judge
Northern Illinois District
Rockford, Ill.
James W. Keeling , J.D., ’18H
Attorney
Hinshaw & Culberston
Rockford, Ill.

Joel Moore ’00
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
Chicago, Ill.  

 

Julie O’Rourke ’91
Alumni Trustee
Senior Vice President
Associated Bank
Rockford, Ill. 

 

Bettyann Pappenfus ’81
Alumni Trustee
Consultant/Senior Network Analyst
Haigh, Todd & Associates
St. Paul, Minn. 

 

Michael Schablaske ’87
Retired
Rockford, Ill.  
Marci K. Taets ’92
Accountant
Rock County Human Services
South Beloit, Ill.
Patricia Tumilowicz, ’87
Rockford, Ill.

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

 

Jonathan S. Whitlock
Private Investor & Director
Rockford, Ill. 

 

Janet Zelenka ’80
Senior Vice President
and Chief Information Officer
Essendant
Deerfield, Ill.

 

Haley Intravaia
Student Trustee
   

 

Emeriti Trustees

James H. Clarke, Ph.D., ’67 Charles L. Colman ’06 L.H.D.

Georganne H. Eggers ’49

Charles P.A. Frankenthal Kenelm A. Groff
Charles J. Howard Teresa J. Ingrassia MBA ’86/’00 L.H.D. Dennis W. Johnson
Kent A. Mallquist ’97 L.H.D. Sunil Puri ’82/’13 L.H.D. David Rydell ’63
Richard M. Schilling, Sr. Louise Sinclaire ’57 Stanton K. Smith, Jr.
Angelo L. Spoto James S. Whitehead, J.D., ’04 LL.D. John B. Whitehead ’83 L.H.D.
R. Ray Wood ’10 L.H.D. Fred Young, ’65  
   

President Emeriti

Robert L. Head, Ph.D.

William A. Shields, Ph.D., ’01H

Honorary Designations

L.H.D. – Doctor of Humane Letters
LL.D.
Doctor of Laws
H – Honorary Alumni