Governor names five, one from Roscoe, to fill U of I Board of Trustees
From press release
Five University of Illinois alumni, four of which came from recommendations by the University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA), have been named to fill the remaining seats on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, Gov. Pat Quinn (D) announced Sept. 4.
The following U of I graduates have been named to serve on the university’s governing body:
* Karen A. Hasara, former mayor of Springfield, Ill.
* Dr. Timothy N. Koritz, an anesthesiologist at Rockford Memorial Hospital, from Roscoe, Ill.
* Edward L. McMillan, principal and CEO, McMillan LLC, and retired president and CEO, Purina Mills Inc., Greenville, Ill.
* Pamela B. Strobel, retired executive vice president/chief administrative officer, Exelon Corp., Winnetka, Ill.
* Carlos E. Tortolero, president, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago.
Alumni Association president and CEO Loren R. Taylor said the organization has consistently advocated for a role in the trustee selection process, as it traditionally has had in the past until shortly after statewide elections gave way to gubernatorial appointments.
“The association has the unique capacity—and an excellent track record—in identifying alumni of high caliber and integrity to serve the people of Illinois and the university community as trustees,” Taylor said. “We congratulate the governor and his staff for their work in selecting these distinguished alumni.”
The five new appointees join current board members Frances G. Carroll and James D. Montgomery, both of Chicago, as well as Christopher G. Kennedy, president of Merchandise Mart Properties in Chicago, and Lawrence Oliver II, chief counsel in charge of internal investigations for Chicago-based Boeing Co., who were appointed Aug. 28.
Kennedy is son of former U.S. Attorney General and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.
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