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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 
Richard V. Riddell
Vice President and University Secretary at Duke University. In this capacity, Riddell serves as secretary to the Board of Trustees and as chief of staff to the president. He is the Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Professor of the Practice in Theater Studies, and has been both a faculty member and administrator at Duke since 1992. He was also an administrator and faculty member at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego. Riddell received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and was awarded a Knox College Alumni Achievement Award in 1986 and a Tony award in 1985 for excellence in lighting for the production of Big River on Broadway.


Executive Committee

Teresa L. Amott Teresa L. Amott, Ex-officio
President of Knox College. Prior to Knox, President Amott spent six years as provost and dean of the faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) in Geneva, New York. Before joining HWS, she was vice provost at Gettysburg College and held academic appointments at Bucknell University, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts-Boston and Amherst, and Wellesley College. 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 AndrewVice-Chair
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. As head of the family's foundation, she continues the deep philanthropic commitment of her grandparents, founders of Andrew Corporation, to improve the quality of life of individuals by providing the tools and opportunities that can enrich their lives and help them become productive citizens.


Eugene ProcknowChair for Admissions and Financial Aid
Eugene A. Procknow
'76
Retired, Managing Principal-Government Relations, Deloitte LLP, Washington, D.C. Procknow served clients in federal, state, and local communications, healthcare, and publishing. His professional focus was the integration of technology with business strategy and objectives. Procknow served Deloitte in multiple leadership capacities, and in 2011 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.


Susan Haer ZuckerChair for Advancement
Susan Haerr Zucker
'78
Vice President and General Counsel, City Real Estate Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois. Zucker received her J.D. from Washington University. She has been an active volunteer for Knox, serving on the Alumni Council and Knox Fund Steering Committee, as well as hosting both Advancement and Admission events in the Chicago area. Prior to joining the Board as a general trustee, Zucker served as an alumni trustee, where she chaired the Board's facilities subcommittee.


Janice Vyn SharryChair for Facilities and Infrastructure
Janice Vyn Sharry
'73
Partner, Haynes & Boone LLP, Dallas, Texas. Sharry received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University and is a leading corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions lawyer. Over the course of her career, Sharry has served as a trusted advisor to numerous corporations and private equity firms, navigating complex multi-national transactions and capital raises. Her experience in the energy, aviation, healthcare, and food industries includes work on many transactions having a value in excess of $1 billion and others that involve crisis situations. Jan has served as a host for alumni events in the Dallas area.


Tom Anderson Chair for Campus Life & Athletics
Tom Anderson
 '66
Retired, CEO, Methodist Home Care and HemaSource, Indianapolis, Indiana. Anderson earned his MBA from Bradley University. Before becoming a healthcare executive, Anderson served Knox as director of admission and as assistant to the vice president for finance. Anderson is a lead donor and proponent of Knox Athletics , served as chair of the College's Business Advisory Council, and regularly speaks to Knox business classes regarding healthcare economics.


Laura RoseneChair for Academic Affairs
Laura Rosene
'90
Self-employed, HR Consultant, Upper Arlington, Ohio. Rosene earned an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She has led or served in human resource roles for ConAgra and various units of YUM! Brands, including A&W, Long John Silvers, and most recently as the chief people officer for Kentucky Fried Chicken. She served Knox as an alumni trustee before becoming a general trustee, and was a member of the Business Advisory Council and the Campaign Advisory Committee.


Charles SmithChair for Trustees and Chair-Elect
Charles F. Smith
'84
Partner, Skadden Arps LLP, Chicago, Illinois. Smith received his J.D.from the University of Chicago Law School. He leads Skadden's litigation practice in Chicago and represents a broad array of U.S. and international companies, as well as their top executives, in complex regulatory investigations, enforcement matters, and litigation. Smith has served on the College's Alumni Council and Knox Fund Steering Committee and frequently hosts alumni meetings and events.


Gerald VovisChair for Finance
Gerald F. Vovis, Ph.D.
'65
President and CEO of Vovis Enterprises. Vovis has more than 20 years of executive management experience in the biotechnology industry. He is currently a consultant to the industry and an executive in residence at Connection Innovations, where he is providing support to innovative, growing companies in Connecticut. Vovis and his wife, Carol Klail Vovis '65, established the Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study through a lead gift for the renovation of Alumni Hall. Vovis received his Ph.D. in biology from Case Western Reserve University.


General Trustees

Joseph C. Bastian '67Joseph C. Bastian '67
Retired, Owner/CEO-Panera Bread Franchisee, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Bastian received an MBA from Washington University. He began his professional career at Chrysler Corporation and then worked for Allied Signal in their automotive division. During his 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 retirement from Allied, 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.



Douglas BayerDouglas L. Bayer '66
Retired, Microsoft Corporation, Bellevue, Washington. 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. Bayer spent his Microsoft career in software development and security. 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 in Knox's Environmental Studies Department.



Nyerere Billips, Sr.Nyerere Billups, Sr. '99
Associate Director, Early Development and Project Management Office for Janssen: A Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson. Billups has received multiple certifications in Leadership & Strategic Management from Cornell University-Johnson Graduate School of Management. He has spent the past 16 plus years in research and development of pharmaceutical drugs in academia and the pharma/biotech industry. He mentors Knox students and is involved in the Knox College Black Alumni Network (BAN).



Nancy B. CarlinNancy B. Carlin '72
Retired. Carlin volunteers for a variety of community organizations. She met her late husband, John '72, while at Knox, and their daughter, Sarah '10, followed in their footsteps. In honor of her husband, Carlin established the John D. Carlin Fund, 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 CraigCarol Bovard Craig '89
Founder/CEO, Craig Technologies, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Craig completed the 3-2 program at Knox and the University of Illinois graduating with degrees in computer science and engineering, then added an MS in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and is pursuing a Ph.D in Systems Engineering at Florida Tech in Melbourne, Florida. Craig worked for the Department of Defense and eventually became a Naval Flight Officer. In 1999, she started Craig Technologies, offering high-end custom engineering and technical support services. Today, she leads more than 400 employees in 20 different states.


Deborah DeGraffDeborah S. DeGraff '80
Professor of Economics, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. DeGraff earned her master's and doctorate degrees in economics at the University of Michigan. An applied microeconomist, DeGraff is an expert on population and human resource issues in developing countries. DeGraff has written and lectured extensively about children's work and schooling and women's labor force participation in developing countries. Before joining the faculty at Bowdoin, 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.


Tony EtzTony Etz '83
Agent, Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, California. Etz attended the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa and earned his MFA there in 1985. As an agent, Tony represents and packages both talent and television shows. He teaches media classes as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California. He is a fourth generation Knox graduate. His grandfather, Robert Murphy '31, was a former chair of the Knox Board of Trustees, and his uncle, James A. Murphy '82, also attended Knox.


David FridovichLieutenant General David P. Fridovich '74
Retired, Deputy Commander, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base. Fridovich earned a master's degree at Tulane University and then joined the Army. Fridovich filled a variety of operational and command assignments with the majority of his career in the Pacific Rim region. He served in South Korea, Haiti, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and directed a widely praised Special Forces counter-terrorism operation in the Philippines. He also 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.


Joseph GlossbergJoseph B. Glossberg
Senior Managing Director, Gofen & Glossberg, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. Glossberg received his B.A. and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. In 1965, he joined his father's investment counseling firm, Gofen & Glossberg, Inc. Glossberg has headed the Knox Board of Trustee's investment sub-committee for more than 15 years and is responsible for the significant growth of the endowment during his tenure. In addition to serving Knox, Glossberg serves on the boards of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Jazz Institute of Chicago, and the Merrit School of Music.


Isabelle Goossen '73Isabelle Czarkowki Goossen '73
Retired, Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. Goossen received an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. She has held a variety of leadership positions in business and served in financial roles for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association for 16 years. She also serves as a director with Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company and is a board member of Methode Electronics Inc.


Ezelien HartogElzelien "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 at the center. She earned a master's degree in social work from the University of Chicago. During her career, she formed the Connecticut state chapter of the National Children's Alliance and served as its chair for seven years. She is a member of the 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).


Barbara BairdBarbara A. Baird '73
Horace White Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University. Baird received her Ph.D. in chemistry from Cornell and was the first woman to receive tenure in Cornell University's chemistry department. Her research laboratory employs a broad range of biophysico-chemical methods to investigate the structure and molecular mechanisms of cell surface receptors that operate in immunological and other responses. She has been honored for her work with the New York Academy's Harold Lamport Award for Biophysics and Physiology, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and was awarded a Knox College Alumni Achievement Award in 1994.


Gary JacobsonGary Jacobson '77
President, CEO & CFO of SNBL USA, Ltd. Jacobson received a Certificate of Study in political economy from the University of Glasgow and a master's degree from Marshall University. He spent much of his career serving the bio-tech and biosciences industries and also worked for several Chicago-based financial institutions. He has served on the Alumni Council and the Knox Fund Steering Committee.



Heather KopecHeather Kopec '10
Director of Startup Campaigns, University of Wisconsin Foundation. Kopec earned her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She started her fundraising career as a student caller asking for gifts 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 to strategize and implement marketing tactics to increase awareness and participation in giving campaigns.


Jan KoranJan Koran '71
Retired, General Counsel, YMCA of the USA, Chicago. Koran received her law degree from Northwestern Law School. She was an attorney with McDermott Will & Emory before joining the YMCA. Koran is an engaged Knox volunteer, having served on the Knox Fund Steering Committee, Campaign Advisory Committee, and as chair of the Knox Board of Trustees for two terms. She also enjoys reaching out to Knox alumni to engage them with the College and has hosted numerous alumni and College events.


John Lawler

John Lawler '88
Vice President and Controller, Ford Motor Company. Lawler received his MBA in finance from the University of Iowa. He joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 and served in a variety of roles in North America, Europe and Asia. His assignments include serving as controller of Europe's Product Development organization, a finance leader with Mazda Motor Corporation, CFO for Ford Asia Pacific and Africa, and chairman and CEO Ford Motor China. Lawler has served Knox as a member of the Business Advisory Council.


Helen Lin

Helen Haiching Lin '94
Vice President, Goldman Sachs, New York City. Lin received her MBA from Harvard Business School and began her career with The Boston Consulting Group and has consulted with companies in the technology, financial services, consumer products, and retail industries. Prior to working for Goldman Sachs, she was a product manager and chief of staff to the president of Markit, a financial information and technology company. She served as a member of the Campaign Advisory Committee.


Steven Luetger

Steven P. Luetger '75 
Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial, Chicago, Illinois. Luetger earned an MBA at the University of Chicago. 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 and served on the Knox College Business Advisory Council. He has received the Knox Service Award.


Patrick St. Aubyn Lyn '84Patrick St. Aubyn Lyn '84
Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Client Service, Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC, Boston, and CEO of Standish (UK), an affiliate entity. A certified public accountant, Lyn earned his MBA and Master of Accounting degrees from Rice University. Prior to joining Standish, 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.


Keith Maskus '76Keith Maskus '76
Chief Economist for U.S. Department of State and Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction and Professor of Economics, University of Colorado. Maskus received his master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He is an expert in international trade and finance and has been a lead economist at the World Bank. He has also been a research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and at the Kiel Institute for World Economics, and an adjunct professor in Australia, Germany and China.  


Laurence MsallLaurence Msall '84
President, Civic Federation, Chicago, Illinois. Laurence received his BA in anthropology and sociology from Knox College and attended Loyola University School of Law, where he received his J.D in 1992. While an undergraduate, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and captain of the cross country team. He has served as a class agent, as well as an admissions volunteer for the College. Before joining the Civic Federation in 2002, Laurence served as Senior Advisor for Economic Development and Infrastructure for Governor George H. Ryan and Vice President of the Commercial Club of Chicago, a nonprofit group of Chicago's senior business and civic leaders. He also represented Illinois Governor Jim Thompson's office on economic and business-related issues before the General Assembly.


Derek PappDerek Papp '01 
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Physician, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore. Papp received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has provided medical care for professional and amateur athletic teams including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Florida International University Athletics, Miami-Dade County High School Football, and Johns Hopkins Lacrosse. He currently serves as a team physician for the Baltimore Orioles and is the head team physician for their minor league affiliate, the Aberdeen Ironbirds.


James PotterJames R. Potter '63
Partner, Londrigan Potter & Randle P.C., Springfield, Illinois. Potter earned his law degree at the University of Iowa and a master's degree in business administration at the University of Chicago. His legal career is focused in corporate and commercial practice and civil litigation. Potter received a Knox Alumni Achievement Award in 1978 and a Knox Service Award in 1989 for his volunteer activities on behalf of the College.


Hari RamananHariharan Ramanan '00
Investor and co-founder, Valarc Holdings LLC, New York. Ramanan previously co-managed the European and emerging market investments at Eminence Capital and 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 divisions in New York and London. He subsequently worked for Advent International in London, focusing on European buyouts. Ramanan has serviced on the Business Advisory Council.


Daniel SpauldingDan Spaulding '99
Vice President of People and Culture, Zillow Group, Seattle, Washington. Spaulding received a MS in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Illinois. Before joining Zillow, Spaulding was Vice President of Human Resources for U.S. stores and retail operations at Starbucks, overseeing 140,000 employees across the country. Prior to that, he worked at Life Technologies and Dell, Inc., which included an expatriate assignment in China.


John StrausJohn J. Straus Jr. '73
Client Services Manager, Exponent, Chicago. John received an MAT from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. His background includes new venture startups, public affairs, government relations, business development and marketing, media relations, and project management. Straus has volunteered his time and talent for Knox and is the recipient of the Knox Service Award. He has served on the Alumni Council, for which he is a former chair, and has served as a leader of the Chicago Knox Club. He also mentors students and participates in mock interviews and office hours hosted by the Bastian Family Career Center.


Adam VitaleAdam Vitale
President and General Manager, G&M Distributors, Galesburg. Vitale received his MBA from Pepperdine University. He embarked on a career in hospitality and tourism consulting and then joined a distributorship in Washington, D.C., before returning to Galesburg to lead the company started by his grandfather. Vitale is currently the chairman of the board of OSF St. Mary Medical Center/Holy Family Medical Center, vice chairman of the Knox County Partnership for Economic Development, treasurer of the National Beer Wholesalers Association, and VP/treasurer of the G.L. Vitale Family Foundation, long supporters of Knox.


R. Kyle WinningR. Kyle Winning '83
Real estate investor, Little Rock, Arkansas. Winning earned an MBA at Rice University. He oversees real estate investments of more than $1.5 billion across the United States and Mexico. Winning has been a partner at Steadfast Companies in California, McCord Development in Houston, and Judwin Companies in Houston. He also serves as chairman of the Affordable/Workforce Housing Council of the Urban Land Institute.


Emeritus Trustees

Harold Bibb

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.


Susan BlewSusan A. Blew '75
Technology Consultant, San Francisco, California. Blew has served as senior business leader, global head of IT business management at VISA as well as vice president of technology infrastructure programs at Kaiser Permanente, where she was responsible for a portfolio of projects over $2 billion. She was EVP at Wells Fargo, where she was the director of the Leadership Development Program; CIO at Pacific Bell Information Services; and a member of Keiretsu Forum, a global investment community. 


Sandra FrumSandra 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 Graham '62Patrick 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 HinzMary 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 JamiesonRobert 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 KiltsJames 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 MartinDan 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 MastersonJoe 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.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.


Duke PetrovichDushan (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 PodestaJohn 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.


Tom ReillyThomas 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 RosenbergDiane 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 SchulzDavid 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 <em">The New York Times, Vanity Fairthe 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 SparksRobert 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.Fay Stevenson-Smith, M.D. '64 
Sculptor. Retired Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Wilton, Connecticut. After graduating from Knox, Stevenson-Smith was selected to teach for two years at Cuttington College in Liberia, West Africa. She then completed a master's degree in psychology, worked in television, then attended medical school at Temple University and practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 17 years. After retiring from medicine, Stevenson-Smith began a new career as a sculptor.


Caroline Hamblin TuckerCaroline 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

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.


Honorary Trustees

Richard HenkeRichard 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 KnightMary 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 WeirMorton 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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