GARY | Indiana University Northwest Chancellor William J. Lowe recently announced the appointment of the campus’s Board of Advisors.
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 of Advisors will meet several times during the academic year. The group held its first meeting of the academic year at IU Northwest Sept. 18. Members serve staggered two- and three-year terms.
Serving on the IU Northwest Board of Advisors are:
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 IU Board of Trustees has approved and encouraged the formation of Boards of Advisors for more than 40 years, as a way to support the close connections between the IU regional campuses and the communities that they serve and to enable the Trustees to benefit from the counsel and experience of regional community leaders. An IU trustee serves on each regional campus Board of Advisors.