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Board of Trustees

The University of St. Francis Board of Trustees oversees and guides USF in fulfillment of its educational mission. 

Meeting Dates:

  • Oct 9, 2020
  • February 12, 2021
  • June 18, 2021

Board Members 2020-2021

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Joseph T. Mallof
Chairperson of the Board
Elected to Board 2013
President and CEO
World Kitchen, LLC (Retired)
Sarasota, Florida

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Cheryl McCarthy, Ed.D.
Vice Chairperson

Elected to Board 2015
Alumna
Superintendent (Retired)
Joliet Township High School #204
Joliet, Illinois

Anthony Arellano
Elected to Board 2014
Teacher (Retired)
Joliet District 86
Joliet, Illinois

Sr. Jeanne Bessette, OSF
Elected to Board 2021
Sponsorship Trustee
Congregation President
Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate
Joliet, Illinois

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Michael Bily
Elected to Board 2020
Broker
MQB Corp Real Estate Brokers
Batavia, Illinois

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Michael Brennan
Elected to Board 2016
Alumnus
Vice President (Retired)
Goldman Sachs
Chicago, Illinois

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Michael Bryant
Elected to Board 2019
Alumnus
Operating Partner
Knox Capital
Founder & Managing Chairman
HaystackID
Chicago, Illinois

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Sr. Sue Bruno, OSF
Elected to Board 2017
Sponsorship Trustee
Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate
Joliet, Illinois

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Edward Dollinger
Elected to Board 2016
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones Investments
Joliet, Illinois

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Dr. Iman Ellis-Bowen
Elected to Board 2021
Alumna
Director of Special Services
District 204
Joliet, Illinois

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Robert Erickson
Elected to Board 2018
President & CEO
Trinity Regional Health System
Rock Island, IL

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Diane F. Habiger
Elected to Board 2008
Alumna
Property Manager, Co-Owner
Lincolnshire Properties
Joliet, Illinois

Steven Hernandez
Re-Elected to Board 2021
Senior Counsel (Retired)
BP America, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois

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Scott Holdman
Elected to Board 2016
Alumnus
Vice President & General Manager
AAR Corp
Wood Dale, Illinois

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Sr. MaryAnn Jerkofsky, OSF, Ph.D.
Elected to Board 2015
Assistant to the Coordinator for Sisters
Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home
Joliet, Illinois

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Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Ex Officio Member of the Board (without vote): 2013
President
University of St. Francis
Joliet, Illinois

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Rev. James B. Lewis, O.Carm.
Elected to Board 2008
Rector
Mount Carmel High School
Chicago, Illinois

Jose Paramo
Elected to Board 2021
Alumnus
Owner
Minuteman Press
Joliet, Illinois

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Victor Patterson
Elected to Board 2021
Alumnus
Global Human Resources Director
Lithia Springs, Georgia

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John Przybyla
Elected to Board 2019
Alumnus
Managing Director
Horvath & Tremblay
Chicago, Illinois

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Steve Randich
Elected to Board 2020
Alumnus
SVP/Market President
Busey Bank
Plainfield, Illinois

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Candice Rosen
Elected to Board 2014
Alumna
President and CEO
Candice Rosen Health Counseling
La Canada Flintridge, California

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Paramjit (PJ) Sidhu
Elected to Board 2014
Administrator
Joliet Oncology Hematology Associates, Ltd.
Joliet, Illinois

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Daniel T. Streitz, DDS
Elected to Board 2017
Streitz Dental Arts
Joliet, Illinois

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Sr. Faith Szambelanczyk, OSF
Elected to Board 2004
Sponsorship Trustee
Alumna
President/CEO (Retired)
Joliet Catholic Academy
Joliet, Illinois

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Meg Tortorello
Elected to Board 2019
President
Tortorello Communications
Shorewood, Illinois

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Wilhelmine Vidmar
Elected to Board 2021
Alumna
*Ex Officio Member as President of the Alumni Association
Owner
Designs by Wilhelmine
Plainfield, Illinois

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Dan Vogen
Elected to Board 2021
Alumnus
Vice President
Bentley Systems
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Patricia S. Wheeler
Elected to Board 2005
Alumna
Naperville, Illinois

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Sr. Mary Jo Young, OSF, Ph.D.
Elected to Board 2000
Alumna
Professor Emeritus
Elmhurst College
Cincinnati, Ohio

Trustees Emeriti

Carolyn L. Murphy
Alumna
Niles, Illinois
President, Commercial Operations (Retired)
CNA Insurance Companies
Chicago, Illinois

Presidents Emeriti

James A. Doppke, Ph.D. – Libertyville, Illinois
John C. Orr, Ph.D. – Verona, Illinois
Michael J. Vinciguerra, Ph.D. – Joliet, Illinois

Officers of the Corporation

Joseph T. Mallof  – President
Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. – Secretary
Julee Gard – Treasurer