Board of Trustees

Chair & Officers


  • James B. Connor
    Retired, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Duke Realty

Secretary to the Board

  • Terry Peterson (MPA ’95)
    PTS Corp

Public & Faculty Members

  • Steve H. Abbey
    Senior Vice President
    Huntington Bank
  • Ufuoma C. Abiola, MA ’08
    Executive Head & Associate University Librarian for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Princeton University
  • Jason Alegro, Faculty Trustee
    Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences
    College of Science, Health, and Pharmacy
  • Valerie Barker-Waller
  • Sharon Bush (MPA '02)
    Executive Director
    Grand Victoria Foundation
  • Stephen Cerrone
    SJC Advisors LLC
    Associate Professor of Professional Practice – University of Miami
  • Celeste Chamberland, Faculty Trustee 
    Associate Professor of History
    College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences
  • Jon Cherry
    President & Head of North American Brokerage
    Northern Trust Securities, Inc.
  • Jill Coleman, Faculty Trustee
    Professor of Psychology, Core Faculty, Women’s and Gender Studies
    College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences
  • Elizabeth Connolly
    General Counsel, Executive Vice President
    Sinai Health System
  • Bruce A. Crown
    BevBar, Inc.
  • Maria Doughty
    Chief Executive Officer
    Chicago Network
  • Sean Eshaghy, BA ’15
    Program Director & Head Writer of Priority Standards & Proficiency Scales
    Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Ann Ford
    Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group, LLC
  • J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez
    President of McDonald’s Latin America, Retired
    Founder, President & CEO, GM Integritas Consulting, LLC
  • Sarah Guernsey
    Deputy Director and Senior Vice President for Curatorial Affairs
    Art Institute of Chicago
  • John R. Hall, III, Ed.D.
    Edugaged, LLC
  • Larissa Herczeg
    Managing Partner
    1 Seed Partners, LLC
  • Thomas K. Hyatt
    Thomas K. Hyatt PLLC
    Tom Hyatt Governance Strategies
  • Jim Iorio, Faculty Trustee
    Associate Professor of Theatre, Associate Chair and Producing Director of the Theatre Conservatory
    Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • John O. Keshner
    Chief Investment Officer
    San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
  • Joseph Nocera
    Leader of PwC's Cyber & Privacy Innovation Institute
  • Robert Y. Paddock
    Executive Vice President and Vice-Chairman, Retired
    Paddock Publications, Inc.
  • Jaime di Paulo
    President & CEO
    Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Joseph A. Pasquinelli
    Founding Principal
  • Rashad Robison, BA ’21
    Strategy & Operations Lead of Devices, Services, Platforms & Ecosystems
  • Joyce E. Tucker
    Vice President of Global Diversity and Employee Rights, Retired
    The Boeing Company
  • Marek A. Wierzba
    Assurance & Advisory
    Business Services
    Ernst & Young
  • Carolyn Wiley, Faculty Trustee
    Professor of Management
    Roosevelt University
  • Joseph Yacullo
    Chief Credit and Financial Risk Officer
    Northern Trust Corporation 
  • Kai Zhao, BA ’97
    Vice President of Operations & Revenue Cycle Management
    Riccobene Associates

Life Trustees

  • Gerald W. Fogelson
  • Charles R. Gardner
  • Joe F. Hanauer
  • Patricia Harris
  • David Hiller
  • Meme Hopmayer
  • Donald S. Hunt
  • Robert Johnson
  • Melvin L. Katten
  • Renee Logan
  • Robert Mednick (BS, ’62)
  • Anna Eleanor Roosevelt


  • Barbara T. Bowman
  • Charles R. Middleton 
    President Emeritus

Executive Council

  • Ali Malekzadeh — President
  • Michael Ford — Vice President, Chief of Staff/Chief Diversity Officer/Asst. Secretary to the Board of Trustees
  • Arlene Regnerus — Vice President of Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer
  • Neeraj Kumar — Vice President for Technology/Chief Information Officer
  • Mike Maly — Interim Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Rich Regan — Chief Executive Officer of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
  • Joseph P. Regan — Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Assessment, and Accreditation
  • Nicole Barron — Vice President of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Advancement
  • Michael Cassidy — Vice President of Athletics and Student Athlete Success
  • Steve Cohen — Chair, University Senate

College Deans

See the Academic Leadership page for a current list of College Deans.

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