IUN Lists Board of Advisors

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September 18, 2013 — Indiana University Northwest is announcing the members of its Board of Advisors.

IUN said the Board’s first meeting of this academic year occurs today, after Chancellor William J. Lowe recently announced the appointment of the campus’s Board of Advisors.

IUN says, “Twenty-five Northwest Indiana business, civic, nonprofit and education leaders, recommended by Lowe and approved by the Indiana University Board of Trustees, will advise IU Northwest on matters related to campus planning, including enrollment, organization, academic programs, and community engagement. The composition of the Board of Advisors is an effort to reflect Northwest Indiana’s diversity and the student and community constituencies that IU Northwest serves.”

The Board members, who serve staggered two- and three-year terms include:

David Allard, Allard Rental Corp.

Vanessa Allen, Urban League of Northwest Indiana

Garry Aloia, Mortgage Co. Management, LLC

Mary Goolik, IU Northwest School of Nursing

Cal Bellamy, Krieg DeVault, LLP

Tom Collins, Collins Interests Ltd.

Phil Eskew, IU Board of Trustees

E. Ric Frataccia, Portage Township Schools

Karen Freeman-Wilson, City of Gary Mayor

Chuck Hughes, Gary Chamber of Commerce

Sharon Johnson-Shirley, Lake Ridge Schools

Nancy Hamblin, former teacher and IU Alumni Association Board

William Lowe, IU Northwest Chancellor

Mark Lucas, Lucas, Holcomb & Medrea

Gavin Mariano, Crisis Center, Inc. / Hispanic Organization Promoting Excellence (HOPE)

John MacLennan, MacLennan & Bain Insurance

Chris Morrow, Home State Bank NA

Cynthia Powers, Century 21, Powers Realty, Inc.

Lynn Gassoway-Reichle, Dr. Lynn Gassoway, DDS

F.C. Richardson, Chancellor Emeritus, IU Southeast

Jill Ritchie, US Steel Gary Works and Chair of NWI Forum

David Ryan, Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

Janet Seabrook, Community HealthNet, Inc.

Steve Simpson, Life Services Professional Corp.

Mike Suggs, NIPSCO


The Boards of Advisors serves as a connection between IUN and northwest Indiana.  IUN is one of seven Indiana University regional campuses, with more than 6,000 students.



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