About University Center

Governing Board

According to the University Center of Lake County By-laws, the Governing Board acts as the Board of Directors of the corporation and is composed of the following members:

Up to 8 residents of Lake County, including one member of the College of Lake County Board of Trustees. Members shall reflect the diverse regions, groups, and employers that reside in the county.

Up to 6 representatives from the member institutions including one student. The representatives of member institutions shall include the Chairperson of the Council of Member Institutions and up to four other representatives chosen by the Council of Member Institutions from among its members. Of these four Governing Board positions, only one seat can be held by a representative of a proprietary institution.  The student member shall be elected by the Center’s Student Advisory Committee.  One representative from Northern Illinois University, for as long as a Memorandum of Understanding concerning organizational alignment is in effect between the University Center and Northern Illinois University.


2017 Governing Board Members

Wesley Lindahl
Chair
Dean and Nils Axelson Professor of Nonprofit Management
School of Business & Nonprofit Management
North Park University

Tim Perry
Vice-Chair
Market President
State Bank of the Lakes (Grayslake)

Kathy Ryg
Immediate Past Chair
Former State Representative

Jackie Tompkins
Treasurer
Controller, Business Development, External Affairs & General Counsel
AbbVie

Anne Kaplan
Secretary
Vice President, Outreach, Engagement, & Regional Development
Northern Illinois University

Richard A. Anderson
College of Lake County Board of Trustees

Philip J. Carrigan
Abbott Laboratories (retired)

P. Denise Cobb
Interim Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Matthew J. Hlinak
Assistant Provost for Continuing Studies & Special Initiatives
Dominican University

Aaron Lawlor
Chairman & District 18 Representative
Lake County Board

Mark McKernin
Acting Vice Provost
Northeastern Illinois University

Carol Reiseck
Assistant Dean
College of Innovative & Professional Programs
Concordia University Chicago

 


University Center of Lake County Partnership with Northern Illinois University

On September 30, 2013, the University Center of Lake County formally began a new partnership with Northern Illinois University designed to increase the Center’s financial sustainability. The process that led to that decision and the goals for the partnership are described in a statement released by University Center of Lake County Governing Board Chair Tony Thompson.


University Center of Lake County Governing Board Statement on Partnership with Northern Illinois University