Concordia Universtity expands foundation board to accelerate planning
Six new members have been added to the Foundation Board of Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon as part of an effort to accelerate strategic and campus master plan ideas such as the Lake Michigan bluff restoration project, and implement expanded programming, university president the Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry said.
"Concordia has truly come to a crossroad in its growth where in order for us to be able to improve our physical campus with such monumental projects as the bluff restoration and expansion of our programming we need a strong foundation board to support us with our fundraising and planning efforts," said Ferry.
"This talented Foundation Board which we’ve assembled, under the direction of board chairman Terry M. Donovan, retired vice president, UPS, E-Ventures, Duluth, Ga., will give us a nationwide business support network to help us grow to a new level which we can all be proud of as an institution of higher learning."
New members include:
Richard C. Vie, chairman and chief executive officer of Unitrin, Inc., Chicago – Vie joined the Unitrin group of companies in 1983 as president of United Insurance. He currently serves on the board of directors for Valparaiso University and For the Sake of the Church. A former Navy pilot, he attended the University of Missouri, Columbia and St. Louis University, St. Louis.
Brother Robert (Bob) Smith, president, Messmer Catholic Schools, Milwaukee – Smith also serves on the Bradley Foundation Board, Children First America Board, National Catholic Educational Association Executive Committee, Capuchin Soup Kitchen Board (Detroit), Mount Mary College Board, University School of Milwaukee Board, and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Board.
John J. Stollenwerk, president, Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corp., Port Washington – Stollenwerk serves on the board of several other prominent organizations including U.S. Bancorp, Northwestern Mutual, Badger Meter, Koss Corp., the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF), Froedtert Lutheran Hospital and United Way. In addition, he is the chair of Marquette University’s Magis Campaign, and one of the founding members of PAVE (Parents Advancing Values in Education), a program that involves parents in the education of their children.
Dale P. Kramer, retired chief executive officer and president Shopko Stores, Inc., Green Bay – Kramer served as chief executive officer and president until March 1999 and chairman of the board until March 2000.
Michael White, chairman and chief executive officer of Rite-Hite Holding Corp., Milwaukee – White also currently serves on the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin, Park Bank of Milwaukee, Milwaukee World Festivals, Facilitator Capital Fund, InfoNXX Corp., BoltzUSA.com and Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Bruce Gilbert, founder and chairman of Cedar Lake Sand and Gravel, Inc., Hartford, and Pioneer Materials, Hartford; co-founder of Diversified Unlimited, Watertown, and Dodge Concrete Inc., Watertown.
Other current members include: Vice Chairman Warren B. Twietmeyer, marketing consultant, Cedarburg; Theodore W. Batterman, retired chief executive officer, Spacesaver Corp., Fort Atkinson; Dean W. Fitting, president and CEO, Ozaukee Bank, Cedarburg; Jon R. Schumacher, retired executive vice president and director, Bank One, Milwaukee; Allen J. Prochnow, Concordia University Wisconsin vice president of Finance & Administration; Duane H. Hilgendorf, Concordia University Wisconsin vice president of Advancement, and the Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry, CUW president. Philip Meinzen, assistant to Ferry, also serves as advisor to the board.
Aug. 22, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee