LAS Board of Visitors

The purpose of the Board of Visitors is to support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to advise the Dean and College officers on various matters assuring that the College continues to offer students access to the highest quality of education. Quality is enhanced through collaborative engagement by the Board and the College's administration of planning, programs, and other initiatives where the Board's impact, regarding the knowledge and skills needed to be successfully prepared for professional roles in our complex world, can best be accomplished through the liberal arts and sciences.

The Board helps the College maintain focus on its vision and mission, within the context of the strategic plan developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago. They also assist the Dean in defining and implementing standards of excellence in extended college activities. This includes promoting an awareness of external environmental trends, communication and marketing, translating the value of liberal arts education in planning for professional education, participation in planning, and the identification and securing of resources to advance the College's mission and reputation.

LAS Board of Visitors: The Value of an LAS Education

Andrew K. Dolan '67, BA, Political Science

Andrew K. Dolan

Retired Attorney and Law Professor

Denver, Colorado and Palm Desert, California

Rina Dukor '86, BS; '87 MS; '91 PhD, Chemistry

Rina Dukor


BioTools, Inc.

Jupiter, Florida

Cheryl Ganz '05, PhD, History

Cheryl Ganz

Vice Chair

USPS Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee

Retired Chief Curator of Philately

Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Winfield, Illinois

Alejandra Garza '88, BA, Psychology

Alejandra Garza


AGG Consulting, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois

Patricia Hausknost '74, BA, Teaching of German

Patricia Hausknost

Chair, LAS Board of Visitors

Senior Vice President

City National Bank

Los Angeles, California

Fruman Jacobson '70, BA, History

Fruman Jacobson

Retired Partner

Dentons US, LLP

Chicago, Illinois

Dwayne Johnson-Cochran '82, BA, Geological Sciences

Dwayne Johnson-Cochran

Filmmaker and Owner

DJC Films, Inc.

Los Angeles, California

Howard L. Kaufman, MD, FACS; '82, BA, Psychology

Howard L. Kaufman

Chief Medical Officer

Replimune Group, Inc.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Richard Massey '68, BS; '75 MS; '75 PhD, Bioloical Sciences

Richard Massey


Richard Massey Foundation

New York, New York

MaryAnn McNally

MaryAnn McNally

Vice President, Research and Development

Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

Glenview, Illinois

John B. Sullivan '69, BS, Mathematics

John B. Sullivan

Immediate Past Chair, LAS Board of Visitors

Retired Strategic Account Manager

Aon Risk Services of Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Kenneth M. Thomas '13, BA, Political Science

Kenneth M. Thomas

Associate, Litigation

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

Chicago, Illinois

Randa Touquan '79, BS, Biological Sciences

Randa Touquan

Retired Healthcare Administrator

Huntington, New York

Gretchen Winter '79, BA, Teaching of English

Gretchen Winter

Executive Director

Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society

The Illini Center, UIUC College of Business

Chicago, Illinois