Trustees are listed with their current (or most recent, in the case of Life Trustees) professional affiliations.
|Chair of the Board
Dushan (Duke) Petrovich '74
Retired President and Consultant, William Wrigley, Jr. Company, Chicago, Illinois. He has served as senior vice president-people, learning and development; vice president-organizational development; vice president-controller and vice president-treasurer. Petrovich 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, DC. Petrovich earned a master's degree in accounting from Roosevelt University and a certificate from the senior executive program at the University of Michigan.
|Chair for Academic Affairs
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. She has written and lectured extensively about children's work and schooling and women's labor force participation in developing countries. DeGraff earned her master's and doctorate degrees in economics at the University of Michigan. Before joining the faculty at Bowdoin in 1991, she spent two years with the United Nation's International Labour 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.
|Chair for Admissions and Financial Aid
Douglas L. Bayer '66
Microsoft Corporation, Retired, Bellevue, Washington. He is currently President of the Douglas and Maria Bayer Foundation, a non-profit supporting the Arts, Education, and the Environment. Bayer and his wife created the Bayer Faculty Chair in Earth Sciences, a new position in Knox's Environmental Studies Department. "Doug credits his experiences at Knox, especially physics professors Wayne Green and Herb Priestley, with teaching him how to think, not what to think," said Robert King, director of major and planned giving at Knox. 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
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, and is heading up the Alumni Hall Task Force. Smith received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987.
"(Knox is) a great place to try things you've never done before, to stretch yourself academically."
|Chair for Campus Life and Athletics
Steven P. Luetger '75
Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial, Chicago, Illinois. In this position he 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 M.B.A. at the University of Chicago. He received a Knox Service Award in 2006.
|Chair for Facilities and Infrastructure
President of Kleine Equipment, Inc., West Central Illinois. Kleine has been in the farm equipment business since 1994 and is a graduate of St. Ambrose University. Kleine also serves on the boards of Wells Fargo Bank and OSF St. Mary's Foundation. Kleine hopes he can help Knox continue to see success in fundraising and building their endowment.
"Knox has had so much success in the past few years, with the construction projects on campus, the Hamblin Hall renovation, and the Knosher Bowl renovation, I hope I can help."
|Chair for Finance
Gerald F. Vovis, Ph.D. '65
Corporate Vice President, Advanced BioHealing, Inc., La Jolla, California. He has nearly twenty years of executive management experience in the biotechnology industry. Vovis also developed and then managed high-throughput, cost effective genomic processes that sequenced 91 human genomes to discover variations in over 8,000 genes. Early in his career, he led the commercial team that cloned the gene responsible for bovine chymosin, the purified enzyme product of which is used today to manufacture cheese. 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.
|Chair for Trustees
David A. Schulz '74
Attorney and Partner, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP, New York, New York. He has represented news organizations that include The New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Associated Press, Reuters and 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.
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. Andrew completed an M.B.A. at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
|Teresa L. Amott, Ex-officio
President of Knox College. Prior to assuming her post at Knox College, 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, President Amott holds a Ph.D. from Boston College and a B.A. from Smith College. Her research has focused on the labor market experiences of women and people of color.
|Jean O. Anderson '87
Senior Consultant, Clerestory Consulting, LLC, Chicago, Illinois. Anderson is the past president of the Knox Alumni council, and has served over ten years on the Chicago Knox Club Executive Board. Her commitment to ensuring Knox a successful future earned Anderson a Knox Service Award in 2009. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Knox, Anderson went on to earn a master's degree in organizational psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
|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, Anderson served the College as director of admission, and later as assistant to the vice president for finance. A letterwinner 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.
|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, Vice President, Technology Infrastructure Programs at Kaiser Permanente, and a member of Keiretsu Forum.
Susan 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."
|Nancy B. Carlin '72
Teacher, Retired. Nancy volunteers for a variety of community organizations. Carlin 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 Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development's efforts to provide students with the opportunity to receive practical career information and advice from alumni.
|Lieutenant General David P. Fridovich '74
Deputy Commander, Retired, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Since 1976 he 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 bachelor's degree at Knox in 1974 and 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.
|Charles R. Gibbs
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Dallas, Texas. He has particular experience in the real estate, retail and textile industries, and his restructuring engagements often involve multijurisdictional and cross-border matters. Gibbs received his B.A. from Duke University in 1974 and both his M.B.A. and J.D. in 1978 from Southern Methodist University, where he was lead articles editor of the Southwestern Law Journal. Gibbs' lectures frequently on various bankruptcy and creditors rights topics. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association.
|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 bachelor's in 1963 and M.B.A. in 1965 from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
|Elzelien "Ellie" Hartog '66
Child advocate and social worker, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Hartog currently serves as Director of Interagency Collaboratives for the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut. Hartog coordinates the Sexual Abuse Response Team. She earned a master's degree in social work from the University of Chicago. Hartog formed the Connecticut state chapter of the National Children's Alliance and served as its chair for 7 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
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, 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.
|Erica Abra Jaffe '08
Graduate Student, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois. Jaffe was previously the Senior Consultant-Disputes and Investigations, at Navigant, Chicago, Illinois. As Knox's current young alumni trustee, she resumes her role as a leader and active participant in the Knox community. She served as a member of the Fitness & Athletics Initiative Task Force, as the Vice President of Student Senate, and President of Hillel Club during her days as a student. Jaffe was Treasurer of Circle K and also appeared on the Harbach Theatre stage in multiple theatre productions during her time on campus. She was selected as Knox's Kemper Scholar for the Class of 2008, received the Faculty Scholarship Prize in her senior year, and was named Outstanding Senior by her peers. A summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate, Jaffe was a double major in Political Science and Economics.
|Janet M. Koran '71
General Counsel, Retired, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, Illinois. She is highly involved in an initiative to encourage philanthropy among Knox women alumnae and friends alike. Koran received her law degree from Northwestern Law School.
"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."
|George J. Matkov, Jr. '64
Of Counsel, Ford & Harrison LLP, Chicago, Illinois. He represents companies throughout the United States in complicated labor and industrial relations matters. Matkov's practice is focused on labor contract negotiations, labor arbitration, practice before the National Labor Relations Board, compensation and benefits, OSHA, ERISA, EEO matters and related litigation. Matkov has a LL.B. degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.
|Dr. Clarence Parks '92
Faculty Physician, Clinical Director, Lifetime Medical Associates and an instructor in pediatrics and internal medicine for Rush Medical College. Dr. Parks is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Medicine Pediatrics Association. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics through Wayne State University at Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Parks has been published in the Pocket Pediatrics guide and the Pediatric Acute Care Handbook.
|Ann Feldman Perille '76
As Knox's alumni trustee, Perille resumes her role as a leader and active participant in the Knox community. Ann has served as a community volunteer in Denver, Colorado, as a PTCO (Parent Teacher Community Organizaton) board member in the Cherry Creek School District from the elementary to high school level as well as a Camp Fire Group leader. Currently she is employed as an elementary school teacher. She has devoted a large portion of her time as a volunteer in support of Knox College. In appreciation of her dedication as one of Knox's most successful regional alumni club leaders, she was awarded the Knox Service Award in 2005. An elementary education graduate from Knox, Perille earned an M.A. from the University of Colorado.
|John D. Podesta '71
Chair and Counselor of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Washington, DC. 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. Podesta was co-chairman of the Obama-Biden Transition Project.
|James R. Potter '63
Attorney and Partner, Londrigan Potter & Randle, P.C., Springfield, Illinois. He received a Knox Alumni Achievement Award in 1978, in recognition of his distinguished legal career, and a Knox Service Award in 1989, in appreciation 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. James '63 & Mary Jo Howe Potter '62 are members of the Ellen Browning Scripps Society recognizing those who have given over a million dollars in cumulative lifetime giving.
|Eugene A. Procknow '76
Managing Director-Federal Government Services, Deloitte LLP, Washington, DC. He 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. In 2011 Procknow was named one of the top 25 Consultants for Excellence in the Public Sector. He received his master's degree from the University of Michigan.
Owner and Operator, Purlee Farms, Galesburg, Illinois. He serves on Knox's Business Advisory Council, and has worked for Gunther Construction, taught school, and served as a school principal. Purlee is President of the OSF St. Mary's Hospital Board, and serves on the boards of Wells Fargo Bank and Big River Resources. He was named a Master Farmer in 2011. Purlee earned an associate's degree from Carl Sandburg College, a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Illinois, Springfield, and a master's degree in administration from Western Illinois University, graduating Phi Kappa Phi.
|Hariharan Ramanan '00
Investor, Eminence Capital, LLC, New York, New York. He co-manages the European and emerging market investments at Eminence Capital. Previously, Ramanan was a Managing Director at Basso Capital, a multi-strategy investment firm in Connecticut, where he focused on international equity and distressed debt investments. He began his career in 2000 at Lehman Brothers Private Equity Division in New York and London. He subsequently worked for Advent International in London focused on European buyouts. Ramanan's service to Knox began in 2003 as a member of the Business Advisory Council.
|Richard V. Riddell '72
Vice President and University Secretary, and Special Assistant to the President at Duke University. In these positions he serves as chief of staff to the president and liaison between the university and the Board of Trustees. Riddell 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). While an active faculty member in theater, he was also a professional lighting and scene designer, receiving the Tony Award in 1985 for excellence in lighting design. Riddell received his B.A. from Knox College in Illinois, where he is now a trustee, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Riddell received a Knox College Alumni Achievement Award in 1986.
|Diane S. Rosenberg '63
Chair of the Board, Retired, Olson Rug Company, Chicago, Illinois. She 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. In 2006 Knox awarded Rosenberg the honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters. Diane is a member of the Ellen Browning Scripps Society recognizing those who have given over a million dollars in cumulative lifetime giving.
|Tino H. Schuler '87
Senior Director, ENT Marketing, Medtronic Surgical Technologies, Jacksonville, Florida. Schuler was born in Munich, grew up in Europe and Japan, went to high school in Switzerland, and is fluent in German. He began work with Medtronic Xomed with a subsidiary of the company in Munich. His professional enthusiasm lies with personnel and developing the full potential of co-workers and teams. Schuler is actively involved in fundraising projects for his childrens' private school. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.
|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."
|Ralph Walter '69
Senior Managing Director, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., Los Angeles, California. Semi-retired, he serves in leadership roles on numerous non-profit boards and is able to summer at Oxford University. Walter as chair of the board's finance works closely with the college's vp for finance and administration to ensure that Knox will be better able to provide for Knox students in perpetuity. Walter obtained a master's degree in economics from Indiana University and a doctorate in theology from the Saint Alcuin House seminary.
|R. Kyle Winning '83
Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, Steadfast Companies, Irvine, California. He came to Knox from St. Louis, Missouri, earned his bachelor's degree in economics at Knox and an MBA at Rice University. Winning oversees real estate investments of more than $1.5 billion across the United States and Mexico. Prior to joining Steadfast, he was a partner in McCord Development in Houston and a partner and senior officer of The Judwin Companies, also in Houston. Winning also is chairman of the Affordable/Workforce Housing Council of the Urban Land Institute.
|Harold D. Bibb '62
Associate Dean of Graduate School and Professor of Zoology, Retired, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island. Bibb was a NIH and USPHS Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and Brown University. Bibb earned his master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Iowa.
|Dorothy Johnson Burkhardt '39
Professor of Modern Languages, Retired, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Richard W. and Dorothy Johnson Burkhardt established an endowment which funds The Burkhardt Lecture, in memory of Mr. Burkhardt's parents, Edgar and Ruth Burkhardt, the Burkhardt Chair of Modern Languages, and the Burkhardt Language Center. The Burkhardt Endowment also supports biennial public lectures on historical topics by members of the Knox faculty, as well as faculty development activities in the history department. The Burkhardts are members of the Ellen Browning Scripps Society recognizing those who have given over a million dollars in cumulative lifetime giving.
|Robert W. Castendyck '44
State of Illinois Circuit Judge, Retired, Sterling, Illinois. He was a partner of Ward, Ward, Castendyck, Murray and Pace, helped organize Sauk Valley Community College and was the school's first legal counsel. Following military service, Castendyck earned a law degree at Northwestern University.
|Jarvis B. Cecil '48
Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Retired, Consolidation Coal Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been an active member of the American Mining Congress, the American Management Association, and the U.S. Council of the International Chamber of Commerce. Cecil gave his first gift to the Knox Fund as a student in 1944, and has contributed financially to the College every single year, making him a "star" donor. He has been a member of the Board for over 37 years, and in 1995 the College awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. Cecil received an M.B.A. from Harvard 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. Frum holds a master's in teaching from Colorado College.
|Patrick F. Graham '62
Vice President, Retired, 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. Graham 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 with Wharton Econometrics Forecasting Associates. She completed coursework and examinations for a doctorate in economics at Washington University.
|Robert J. Jamieson '62
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 ABCNEWS programs. Jamieson has reported from all seven continents, won five National News Emmys, and was a member of the ABCNEWS team that won both Alfred I. duPont and George Foster Peabody Awards.
|Frank J. Kerous, D.D.S. '61
Periodontist, Retired, Antioch, Illinois. He is affiliated with several professional associations, including the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Association. Kerous received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry.
|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 M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.
|Dan M. Martin '61
Senior Fellow Emeritus, Conservation International, 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 master's and doctorate degrees 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, Advisory Council at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee-School of Business, and Corporation Member for the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Knox's fitness center is equipped with a Joseph '65 and Nancy Masterson wrestling practice room.
|Walter E. Sampson
President and Owner, Retired, Sampson Implement Company, Galesburg, Illinois. He has served as an area-wide board member of St. Mary's Hospital. Sampson received a bachelor's degree in agronomy at the University of Illinois.
|Robert J. Sparks '56
President, Retired, 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.
|Caroline Hamblin Tucker '53
Teacher, Retired, PRIME, Mechanicsville, Virginia. She has served on the Board of Trustees of Saint Paul's College, and the Richmond Community Board, United Virginia Bank. Tucker received her master's in zoology from Pennsylvania State University.
|Frank S. Cottrell '64
Senior Vice President, Retired, Deere and Company, Moline, Illinois. He is a member of the American and Illinois Bar Associations, the Association of General Counsel, the American Corporate Counsel Association, and the American Society of Corporate Secretaries. Cottrell earned a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago School of Law.
|Richard P. Henke '56
Physician, Retired, Pathology Consultant, Rolling Hills, California. Richard received his M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1960. Richard is a member of the Ellen Browning Scripps Society recognizing those who have given over a million dollars in cumulative lifetime giving. He and his wife endowed the Richard P. and Sophia D. Henke Distinguished Professorship.
|Mary Kent Knight '60
Data Processing Technician, Retired, 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 not-for-profit 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, Urbana, Illinois. He has served in numerous academic and administrative positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Weir orignially joined the faculty at Illinois in 1960. Mort served as Chair of the Board from 1995 to 1999. Weir received his bachelor's degree at Knox and a doctorate in psychology at the University of Texas.