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Office of the President
Teresa L. Amott, 19th President of Knox College
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Trustees are listed with their current (or most recent, in the case of Life Trustees) professional affiliations.
Chair of the Board
Richard V. Riddell '72
Vice President and University Secretary, and Special Assistant to the President at Duke University. Riddell serves as chief of staff to the president and liaison between the university and the board of trustees. He is the Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Professor of the Practice in Theater Studies, and joined the Duke faculty in 1992. Before coming to Duke, he was an administrator and faculty member at Harvard University (from 1987-92), and the University of California, San Diego (1978-87). Riddell received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and was awarded a Knox College Alumni Achievement Award in 1986.
Teresa L. Amott, Ex-officio
President of Knox College. Prior to assuming her post at Knox, President Amott spent six years as provost and dean of the faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) in Geneva, New York. Educated in economics, she holds a Ph.D. from Boston College and a B.A. from Smith College. President Amott's research has focused on the labor market experiences of women and people of color.
Laurel J. Andrew '86
Director and Treasurer, The Andrew Family Foundation, Orland Park, Illinois. Andrew and her parents, Edward and Edith Andrew of Orland Park, Illinois, and their family members provided the lead gift for Knox's E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center. She completed an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Chair for Admissions and Financial Aid
Douglas L. Bayer '66
Retired, Microsoft Corporation, Bellevue, Washington. Bayer is currently president of the Douglas and Maria Bayer Foundation, a non-profit supporting the arts, education, and the environment. He and his wife created the Bayer Faculty Chair in Earth Sciences, a new position in Knox's Environmental Studies Department. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Knox, Bayer went on to earn both his master's degree and doctorate in nuclear physics at Michigan State University.
Chair for Advancement
Susan A. Blew '75
Senior Business Leader, IT Portfolio Management & Governance at Visa, Berkeley, California. Blew has served as an EVP at Wells Fargo, a CIO at Pacific Bell Information Services, the vice president of technology infrastructure programs at Kaiser Permanente, and a member of Keiretsu Forum. She speaks of a liberal arts education: "You learn to think and communicate clearly. You learn to tackle problems by looking at the context in which they occur. You learn how to keep learning."
Chair for Facilities and Infrastructure
Janice Vyn Sharry '73
Attorney, Haynes & Boone LLP, Dallas, Texas. Sharry received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1977. She has served as head of the Corporate Finance Group at Haynes and Boone and currently serves on its board of directors. Sharry has more than 30 years of experience in diverse areas of corporate finance, and has represented Fortune 100 companies in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, and other securities offerings. She has received many citations, honors, and awards for her work.
Chair for Campus Life & Athletics
Tom Anderson '66
CEO, Methodist Home Care and HemaSource, Indianapolis, Indiana. A native of Kewanee, Illinois, Anderson earned his bachelor's degree at Knox in economics and an MBA from Bradley University. After graduating from Knox, he served the College as director of admission, and later as assistant to the vice president for finance. A letter winner in basketball at Knox, Anderson has been a lead donor to the renovation of Knox athletic facilities, has served as chair of the College's Business Advisory Council, and regularly speaks to business classes at Knox regarding healthcare economics.
Chair for Academic Affairs
Laura Rosene '90
Self-employed, HR Consultant, Upper Arlington, Ohio. Rosene earned a bachelor's degree in economics and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She has remained involved with the College post graduation and has served as an admissions volunteer, alumni directory volunteer, career services volunteer, alumni trustee, class agent, and a member of the Business Advisory Council and the Campaign Advisory Committee. She led the human resources function for Kentucky Fried Chicken, a division of Yum Brands, as its chief people officer. Rosene has taught at Knox for two years in the business and management program.
Chair for Trustees
Charles F. Smith '84
Attorney and Partner, Skadden Arps LLP, Chicago, Illinois. Based in Chicago, Smith represents Skadden clients around the world and frequently travels to Europe. Despite his hectic schedule, he returns to the Knox campus at least three times a year. Smith received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987. In his own words: "(Knox is) a great place to try things you've never done before, to stretch yourself academically."
Chair for Finance
Gerald F. Vovis, Ph.D. '65
President and CEO of Vovis Enterprises. Vovis has over 20 years of executive management experience in the biotechnology industry. He has extensive experience in working at early stage biotechnology companies and creating value. Vovis and his wife established the Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study through a lead gift for the renovation of Alumni Hall. He graduated magna cum laude from Knox College with a B.A. in chemistry and College Honors in biology, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received a Ph.D. in biology from Case Western Reserve University.
Joseph C. Bastian '67
Retired, Owner/CEO-Panera Bread Franchisee, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Bastian received an MBA from Washington University, Saint Louis. He began his professional career at Chrysler Corporation and then worked for Allied Signal in their automotive division. During his years of employment with Allied, Bastian progressed to the position of chief financial officer of Allied Signal-International and lived in Hong Kong for four years, where he was responsible for all divisions of Allied Signal-International. After early retirement from Allied in 1997, Bastian purchased the eastern North Carolina franchise territory of Panera Bread Company. He, his wife, Diane, and sister Kathryn Bastian '78 expanded Breadwinners at the Triangle to 16 stores before selling the franchise in 2012.
Nyerere Billips, Sr. '99
Associate Director, Early Development and Project Management Office for Janssen: A Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson. Nyerere Billups has spent the past 16 plus years of his life in research and development of pharmaceutical drugs in academia and the pharma/biotech industry. After receiving his bachelor's degree in biology from Knox in 1999, he received multiple certifications in Leadership & Strategic Management from Cornell University-Johnson Graduate School of Management. While an undergraduate, he served as the vice president of Student Senate, President of ABLE (Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality), and on the Senior Challenge committee. He currently volunteers in the Alumni Mentoring Program and is involved in the Knox College Black Alumni Association (BAN). In October 2014, Nyerere and a fellow c/o 199 graduate, Dunston Simpson, presented a check to President Amott during an ABLE reunion at Homecoming, making a public statement to current students of color about the importance of giving back to their alma mater. It is his overarching goal "to be a positive contributor to the present state and future aspirations of Knox College."
Nancy B. Carlin '72
Retired. Carlin volunteers for a variety of community organizations. She met her late husband, John, while at Knox, and their daughter, Sarah, followed in their footsteps and graduated from Knox in 2010. In honor of her husband, Carlin established the John D. Carlin '72 Fund in 2006, which supports the Bastian Family Career Center's efforts to provide students with the opportunity to receive practical career information and advice from alumni.
Carol Bovard Craig '89
Founder/CEO, Craig Technologies, Cape Canaveral, Florida. After graduating from Knox, Craig worked for the Department of Defense and eventually became a Naval Flight Officer. In 1999, she started Craig Technologies, which offers high-end custom engineering and technical support services. In 2013, the company expanded and is now Craig Technologies Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center (ADMC) and employs approximately 400 associates.
Deborah S. DeGraff '80
Professor of Economics, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. An applied microeconomist, DeGraff is an expert on population and human resource issues in developing countries. She has also studied women's employment in the United States. DeGraff has written and lectured extensively about children's work and schooling and women's labor force participation in developing countries. She earned her master's and doctorate degrees in economics at the University of Michigan. Before joining the faculty at Bowdoin in 1991, DeGraff spent two years with the United Nation's International Labor Office in Geneva, Switzerland, and held a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina. At Bowdoin, she served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2000 to 2004.
Tony Etz '83
Agent, Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, CA. Etz graduated from Knox College in 1983 with a BA in English and attended the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and earned his MFA in 1985. He is a fourth generation Knox graduate. His grandfather was Robert Murphy '31, former chair of the Board of Trustees, who has an endowed scholarship and an endowed professorship named for him at the College, and his uncle, James A. Murphy '82, also attended Knox. He teaches media classes as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.
Lieutenant General David P. Fridovich '74
Retired, Deputy Commander, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Since 1976, Fridovich has filled a variety of operational and command assignments, with the majority of his career in the Pacific Rim region. He has served in South Korea, Haiti, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and for the past several years directed a widely praised Special Forces counter-terrorism operation in the Philippines. Fridovich earned a master's degree in 1976 at Tulane University. He also has studied at the U.S. Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and at the British Forces Royal College of Defense Studies in London, England. He currently serves on the board of The Sierra Institute.
Joseph B. Glossberg
Senior Managing Director, Gofen & Glossberg, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. Glossberg grew up on Chicago's North Shore, and in 1965 he joined his father's investment counseling firm, Gofen & Glossberg, Inc. In 2001, Glossberg established the Joseph B. Glossberg Visiting Israeli Scholar Fund, as well as a student scholarship. He serves on the boards of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Jazz Institute of Chicago, and the Merrit School of Music. Glossberg received his B.A. in 1963 and an MBA in 1965 from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Isabelle Czarkowki Goossen '73
Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. Goossen received her BA degree from Knox in political science and Spanish and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1974 and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago in 1978. She has held a variety of leadership positions in business and has served in financial roles for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association since 2001. She also serves as a director with Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company where she is chair of the corporate governance committee and a member of the audit committee and is a board member and serves on the audit, compensation, and technology committees of Methode Electronics Inc.
Don Harmon '88
Senator, 39th Legislative District of Illinois, Oak Park, Illinois. In the Illinois Senate, Harmon has promoted a progressive agenda advocating for better educational opportunities, greater access to affordable health care, government and ethics reform, and economic opportunity for all. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School on Chicago's west side. Harmon worked his way through the University of Chicago, where he received both a law degree and an MBA. After law school, Harmon served in Springfield on the House legal staff. When he returned home, he based his law practice on creating public-private partnerships to bring billions of dollars of infrastructure improvements to the Chicago area.
Elzelien "Ellie" Hartog '66
Retired, Director of Interagency Collaboratives for the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Hartog coordinated the Sexual Abuse Response Team and earned a master's degree in social work from the University of Chicago. She formed the Connecticut state chapter of the National Children's Alliance and served as its chair for seven years. Hartog is a member of National Association of Social Workers and has served on the board of the Connecticut chapter of American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC).
Gary Jacobson '77
Special Consultant to the Board of Directors, Ricerca Biosciences LLC, Concord, Ohio. Jacobson has previously served as senior executive for several Chicago-based financial institutions. He received a Certificate of Study in political economy from the University of Glasgow and a master's degree from Marshall University.
Heather Kopec '10
Annual Telefund and Special Campaigns Manager, University of Wisconsin Foundation, Madison, WI. Kopec started her fundraising career as a student caller raising money for Knox. From 2010- 2013 she worked with Ruffalo Noel Levitz as a calling center manager for a variety of educational institutions. Currently, she oversees three cross-functional teams: Badger Call (a phone outreach program conducted by a team of student callers as part of a broader multi-tactic integrated marketing campaign), student campaign, and parent campaign, which raise money for the university's priority annual funds. She works with key campus partners to strategize and implement marketing tactics to increase awareness and participation in annual giving campaigns.
Jan Koran '71
Retired, General Counsel, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, Illinois. Koran is highly involved in an initiative to encourage philanthropy among Knox women, alumnae, and friends alike. She received her law degree from Northwestern Law School. In her own words: "I give to Knox so that I can help make a difference in students' lives. Knox has been and will be my number one charity of choice."
Helen Haiching Lin '94
Vice President, Goldman Sachs, New York City, New York. While at Knox, Helen was a member of Pi Beta Phi, president of the Chinese Club and a member of the Student Senate. Prior to joining the board, she served on the Alumni Trustee Selection Committee in 2011-13 and was a member of the Campaign Advisory Committee in 2012-13. Prior joining Goldman's technology division, she was a product manager and chief of staff to the president of Markit, a financial information and technology company. Prior to Markit, she was a consultant to companies in the technology, financial services, consumer products, and retail industries. Helen started her career with The Boston Consulting Group and is also a graduate of Harvard Business School.
Steven P. Luetger '75
Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial, Chicago, Illinois. Luetger serves as the head of Mesirow Financial's fixed income management group and the fixed income strategy team, and also oversees the asset-backed security sector. He has chaired the Knox Fund Steering Committee, co-chaired the Class of 1975 Reunion Committee, and served on the Knox College Business Advisory Council. Luetger earned an MBA at the University of Chicago and received a Knox Service Award in 2006.
Patrick St. Aubyn Lyn '84
Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Client Service, Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC, Boston, Massachusetts. He is also CEO of Standish (UK), an affiliate entity. Prior to joining Standish in 2006, Lyn was a portfolio manager and director of fixed income investments at Davis Hamilton Jackson & Associates and a trust officer with Texas Commerce Bank. He started his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young. A certified public accountant, he holds a B.A. in economics and international relations from Knox College and an MBA and a Master of Accounting degree from Rice University.
Keith Maskus '76
Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction and Professor of Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. Maskus received his BA degree in both mathematics and economics and business administration from Knox College. He continued on to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received his MA and Ph.D. in economics in 1979 and 1981. Maskus has been a lead economist at the World Bank and he is also a research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a fellow at the Kiel Institute for World Economics, and an adjunct professor at the University of Adelaide in South Australia.
James R. Potter '63
Attorney and Partner, Londrigan Potter & Randle P.C., Springfield, Illinois. Potter received a Knox Alumni Achievement Award in 1978 in recognition of his distinguished legal career, and a Knox Service Award in 1989 for his volunteer activities on behalf of the College. Potter earned his law degree at the University of Iowa and a master's degree in business administration at the University of Chicago.
Eugene A. Procknow '76
Managing Principal-Government Relations, Deloitte LLP, Washington, D.C. Procknow has served clients in federal, state, and local communications, health care, and publishing industries. His professional focus is the integration of technology with business strategy and objectives. Procknow has served Deloitte in multiple leadership capacities, and in 2011 he was named one of the Top 25 Consultants for Excellence in the Public Sector. Procknow received his master's degree from the University of Michigan.
Hariharan Ramanan '00
Investor, New York, New York. Ramanan previously co-managed the European and emerging market investments at Eminence Capital. He was a managing director at Basso Capital, a multi-strategy investment firm in Connecticut where he focused on international equity and distressed debt investments. Ramanan began his career in 2000 at Lehman Brothers Private Equity Division in New York and London. He subsequently worked for Advent International in London, focusing on European buyouts. Ramanan's service to Knox began in 2003 as a member of the Business Advisory Council.
John Sauter '63
President, Acton Associates, Inc. Reston, Virginia. After completing his graduate degree, Sauter held a variety of positions, including teaching Economics at Knox College from 1966-1972, before starting Acton Associates in 1986. John served as reunion campaign chair for the Class of 1963 for both the 40th and 50th Reunions. He has been a member of the Alumni Council since 2006, and served as the Vice-Chair for one year and the Chair for two years. Sauter also serves as the Academic Advisor in Financial Economics to the Examination Committee, Society of Actuaries.
Dan Spaulding '99
Vice President and Head of People and Culture, Zillow Group, Seattle, WA. Spaulding received his BA degree from Knox in political science and history and continued on to earn his MS in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While at Knox he was a member of Phi Delta Theta, Student Senate, intramural sports, a DJ for WVKC, and was a letter winner in swimming. Spaulding has served Knox after graduation as a class agent, admissions volunteer, annual fund steering committee, and a member of the campaign advisory committee. He has worked in human resources at a variety of companies and has extensive background in International HR, including an expatriate assignment in China.
President and General Manager, G&M Distributors, Galesburg, IL. Vitale appreciates the critical role the College plays in Galesburg and wants to be a part of shaping Galesburg's future with like-minded folks. Vitale is currently the chairman of the board for the OSF St. Mary Medical Center/Holy Family Medical Center, vice chairman for Knox County Partnership for Economic Development, treasurer of the National Beer Wholesalers Association, and VP/treasurer of the G.L. Vitale Family Foundation. The Vitale Foundation has supported Alumni Hall, Gale Scholars, KnoxCorps, and the Knox Rootabaga Jazz Festival, and Vitale and his parents and grandparents have long supported an endowed scholarship at Knox.
R. Kyle Winning '83
Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, Steadfast Companies, Little Rock, Arkansas. Winning came to Knox from St. Louis, Missouri, and earned his bachelor's degree in economics at Knox and an MBA at Rice University. He oversees real estate investments of more than $1.5 billion across the United States and Mexico. Prior to joining Steadfast, Winning was a partner at McCord Development in Houston and a partner and senior officer of the Judwin Companies, also in Houston. He also serves as chairman of the Affordable/Workforce Housing Council of the Urban Land Institute.
Susan Haer Zucker '78
Vice President and General Counsel, City Real Estate Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois. Zucker lettered in swimming at Knox and has volunteered as an alumna in many capacities including serving on the Alumni Council, Class Agent, Annual Fund Steering Committee, event host for Advancement, Admissions volunteer, Chair of the Alumni Achievement Award Selection Committee and served as an Alumni Trustee from 2005-2009 where she was the head of the Board’s facilities subcommittee.
Harold D. Bibb '62
Retired, Associate Dean of Graduate School and Professor of Zoology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island. Bibb was an NIH and USPHS post-doctoral fellow at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and Brown University. He earned his master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Iowa.
Robert W. Castendyck '44
Retired, State of Illinois Circuit Judge, Sterling, Illinois. Castendyck was a partner of Ward, Ward, Castendyck, Murray and Pace, and helped organize Sauk Valley Community College, where he was the school's first legal counsel. Following military service, Castendyck earned a law degree at Northwestern University.
Sandra E. Frum '70
President, Village of Northbrook, Northbrook, Illinois. Frum has been active in Northbrook Civic affairs, an officer for the League of Women Voters of Northbrook, a member of the Advisory Board of Countryside Montessori School, and president of the North Suburban Aquatic Club. She holds a master's degree in teaching from Colorado College.
Patrick F. Graham '62
Retired, Vice President, The Gillette Company, Santa Monica, California. Graham began his career at IBM and later served as group vice president of Boston Consulting Group, and was a co-founder and director of Bain & Company before joining AT Kearney. He also holds a master's degree from Stanford University.
Mary Mullins Hinz '58
President, F. Thomas Heller, Inc., Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Hinz has been a financial analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Wharton Econometrics Forecasting Associates. She completed coursework and examinations for a doctorate in economics at Washington University.
Robert J. Jamieson '65
Journalist, New York, New York. Jamieson began working at ABC in 1990 after 19 years with NBC News. While at ABC he was based in New York and reported for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Nightline, and other ABC News programs. Jamieson has reported from all seven continents, won five national news Emmys, and was a member of the ABC News team that won both Alfred I. duPont and George Foster Peabody Awards.
James M. Kilts '70
Founding Partner, Centerview Capital, Greenwich, CT. Kilts was previously the chairman and CEO of the Gillette Company and, prior to that, the CEO of Nabisco and Kraft. He has been a visiting lecturer and executive-in-residence at the University of Chicago, where he established the James M. Kilts Center for Marketing at the Graduate School of Business. A history graduate of Knox, Kilts earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Dan M. Martin '61
Retired, Managing Director, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund and Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Arlington, Virginia. Martin has served on numerous distinguished boards and commissions, including the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation, the National Commission on the Financing of Post-Secondary Education, the Illinois Board of Regents, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and the Higher Education Colloquium. He has a master's and doctorate degree from Princeton University.
Joe A. Masterson '65
Chairman, The Masterson Company, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Masterson has served as chairman and trustee for the Glenwood School for Boys, a member of the advisory council at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Business, and as a corporation member for the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center is equipped with a Joseph '65 and Nancy Masterson Wrestling Practice Room.
George J. Matkov, Jr. '64
Of Counsel, Ford & Harrison LLP, Chicago, Illinois. Matkov represents companies throughout the United States in complicated labor and industrial relations matters. His practice is focused on labor contract negotiations, labor arbitration, work before the National Labor Relations Board, compensation and benefits, OSHA, ERISA, EEO matters, and related litigation. Matkov has an LL.B. degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Dushan (Duke) Petrovich '74
Retired, President and Consultant, William Wrigley, Jr. Company, Chicago, Illinois. Petrovich has served as senior vice president-people, learning, and development; vice president-organizational development; vice president-controller; and vice president-treasurer. He has taught in the MBA program at Dominican University and has served on the boards of Montini High School in Chicago and The NEA Foundation for the improvement of education in Washington, D.C. Petrovich earned a master's degree in accounting from Roosevelt University and a certificate from the Senior Executive Program at the University of Michigan.
John D. Podesta '71
Counselor to President Barack Obama, Washington, D.C. As White House chief of staff from 1998-2001, Podesta coordinated the work of cabinet agencies with an emphasis on the development of federal budget and tax policy, and was a principal on the National Security Council. Previously he was a senior aide to U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and co-chairman of the Obama-Biden Transition Project. Most recently, he served as chair of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund and as the U.S. Representative on the United Nation Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Thomas V. Reilly '68
Retired, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Putnam Value Equity Group, Boston, Massachusetts. Reilly received his bachelor's degree in economics from Knox and his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1971. His family has a long Knox legacy as many relatives have graduated from the College. Reilly has worked as a venture capital investment officer, investment analyst, and portfolio manager at various companies. He previously served as alumni trustee from 1997-2001, moved on to be a general member on the Board of Trustees from 2001-2009, and returned to the Board as a general trustee in 2014.
Diane S. Rosenberg '63
Retired, Chair of the Board, Olson Rug Company, Chicago, Illinois. Rosenberg joined the Knox College Board of Trustees in 1989, and in 2002 became the first woman elected chair of the Board. She has served on numerous trustee committees, including advancement, buildings and grounds, development, education, executive, and student affairs. Rosenberg earned a master's in biology at Loyola University of Chicago, and in 2006 Knox awarded her the Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree.
David A. Schulz '74
Attorney and partner, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP, New York, New York, and clinical lecturer in law and co-director of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School. He has represented news organizations that include The New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Associated Press, Reuters, United Press International, television networks, and other media outlets in cases involving access, freedom of information, libel, privacy, and copyright. In 2011, Schulz was ranked one of the Top 10 First Amendment Litigators in the country by Chambers USA. He earned his M.A. and J.D. at Yale University.
Robert J. Sparks '56
Retired, President, United Federal Savings Bank, Galesburg, Illinois. Sparks has been active in civic and college affairs as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow designee and former president of the Knox College Alumni Association. He is a past chapter advisor to Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Knox and active in various advancement efforts at the College.
Fay Stevenson-Smith, M.D. '64
Sculptor. Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Retired, Wilton, Connecticut. Through a program sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Stevenson-Smith was selected to teach for two years at Cuttington College in Liberia, West Africa. She states: "This unique cultural experience connected me to my ethnic past and gave me the opportunity to travel in Europe."
Caroline Hamblin Tucker '53
Retired, Teacher, PRIME, Mechanicsville, Virginia. Tucker has served on the board of trustees of Saint Paul's College and the Richmond Community Board, United Virginia Bank. She received her master's in zoology from Pennsylvania State University.
Ralph Walter '69
Senior Managing Director, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., Los Angeles, California. Semi-retired, Walter serves in leadership roles on numerous non-profit boards and is able to summer at Oxford University. He obtained a master's degree in economics from Indiana University and a doctorate in theology from the Saint Alcuin House Seminary.
Richard P. Henke '56
Retired, Physician, Pathology Consultant, Rolling Hills, California. Henke received his M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1960. He and his wife endowed the Richard P. and Sophia D. Henke Distinguished Professorship.
Mary Kent Knight '60
Retired, Data Processing Technician, Northern Trust Company, Stuart, Florida and Lake Forest, Illinois. As a homemaker and community volunteer, Knight served as the first female president of Illinois Elementary District 67 School Board, co-founded the nonprofit Spirit of 67 Foundation, served on the board of directors for several community volunteer organizations, and raised two sons. She received a master's degree in liberal studies from Lake Forest College and a Ph.D. from Trinity Theological Seminary.
Morton W. Weir '55
Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois. Weir has served in numerous academic and administrative positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he originally joined the faculty in 1960. Weir served as chair of the Board from 1995 to 1999 and received a doctorate in psychology at the University of Texas.
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