Board of Trustees
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. 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.
|Chair for Academic Affairs
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.
|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. "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. 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. 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.
|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. He also serves on the boards of Wells Fargo Bank and OSF St. Mary's Foundation. Kleine chairs the Gateway Task Force, which has spearheaded the fundraising for Alumni Hall.
"Joining the Board of Trustees gives me the opportunity as a community member to become more involved with Knox and the great things it does, especially for its students and the surrounding area."
|Chair for Finance
Gerald F. Vovis, Ph.D. '65
Corporate Vice President, Advanced BioHealing, Inc., La Jolla, California. Vovis has nearly 20 years of executive management experience in the biotechnology industry. He 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, Vovis 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, 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. She completed an MBA 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, 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.
|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 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.
|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.
|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."
|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 Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development's efforts to provide students with the opportunity to receive practical career information and advice from alumni.
|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.
|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.
|Charles R. Gibbs
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Dallas, Texas. Gibbs has particular experience in the real estate, retail, and textile industries, and his restructuring engagements often involve multijurisdictional and cross-border matters. He received his B.A. from Duke University in 1974 and both his MBA and J.D. in 1978 from Southern Methodist University, where he was lead articles editor of the Southwestern Law Journal. Gibbs' lectures frequently focused 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 B.A. in 1963 and an MBA in 1965 from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
|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).
|Joyce Hertko '82
President and CEO, Ruth Lilly Health Education Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Hertko holds a master of science degree in college student personnel from Western Illinois University and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Indiana University. She previously served as the director of major gifts at the Indiana University School of Law, the director of corporate and foundation relations at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the executive director for development and external affairs at Indiana University. Hertko has been a member of the Alumni Council at Knox for seven years, and served as the chair for two years.
|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.
|Erica Abra Jaffe '08
Graduate student, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois. Jaffe was previously the senior consultant-disputes and investigations at Navigant in Chicago. As Knox's current young alumni trustee, she resumes her role as a leader and active participant in the Knox community. Jaffe 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. She graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, as well as a double major in political science and economics.
|Janet M. 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.
"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."
|Patrick St. Aubyn Lyn '84
Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Client Service, Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC, Boston, Massachussetts. 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.
|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.
|Ann Feldman Perille '76
As Knox's alumni trustee, Perille resumes her role as a leader and active participant in the Knox community. She has served as a community volunteer in Denver, Colorado, a PTCO (Parent Teacher Community Organizaton) board member in the Cherry Creek School District from the elementary to high school level, and as a Camp Fire group leader. Currently an elementary school teacher, Perille has devoted a large portion of her time as a volunteer in support of Knox. In appreciation of her dedication as one of Knox's most successful regional alumni club leaders, Perille was awarded the Knox Service Award in 2005. An elementary education graduate from Knox, she earned an M.A. from the University of Colorado.
|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.
|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.
|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 a subsidiary of Medtronic Xomed 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 MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
|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.
|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, 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.
|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.
|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.
|Jarvis B. Cecil '48
Retired, Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Consolidation Coal Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cecil 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. He 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. Cecil has been a member of the Board for 40 years, and in 1995 the College awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. He received an MBA 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. 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 '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 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.
|Frank J. Kerous, D.D.S. '61
Retired, Periodontist, Antioch, Illinois. Kerous is affiliated with several professional associations, including the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Association. He received his D.D.S. 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 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.
|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.
|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.
|Walter E. Sampson
Retired, President and Owner, Sampson Implement Company, Galesburg, Illinois. Sampson has served as an area-wide board member of St. Mary's Hospital. He received a bachelor's degree in agronomy at the University of Illinois.
|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.
|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.
|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.