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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 Heading link

Cheryl Ganz '05, PhD, History Heading link

Cheryl Ganz


USPS Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee

Retired Chief Curator of Philately

Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Winfield, Illinois

Alejandra Garza '88, BA, Psychology Heading link

Alejandra Garza

Vice Chair


AGG Consulting, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois

Linda Buyer '79, BA, English Literature; '85 MA; '88 PhD, Cognitive Psychology Heading link

Linda Buyer

Professor Emerita of Psychology

Governor’s State University

Chicago, Illinois

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

Rina Dukor


BioTools, Inc.

Jupiter, Florida

Karen Egerer Heading link

Karen Egerer

Retired President

Heartland International

Chicago, IL

John Frels Heading link

John Frels

Vice President, Research And Development

Abbott Diagnostics

Libertyville, IL

Craig Grannon Heading link

Craig Grannon

Retired Executive Administrator

The Davee Foundation

Burr Ridge, Illinois

Michael Hausknost Heading link

Michael Hausknost

Senior Vice President

Sales and Service Manager

City National Bank

Long Beach, California

Kent Jager Heading link

Kent Jager


St. Paul Congregational Church

Chicago, Illinois

Dwayne Johnson-Cochran '82, BA, Geological Sciences Heading link

Dwayne Johnson-Cochran

Filmmaker and Owner

DJC Films, Inc.

Los Angeles, California

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

Howard L. Kaufman

Chief Medical Officer

Replimune Group, Inc.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

Richard Massey


Richard Massey Foundation

New York, New York

James Napolitan'72, MA; '79 PhD, Psychology Heading link

James Napolitan

Retired Commodities Trader

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Chicago, Illinois

Amita K. Schultes, PhD; '96 BA; '01 MA, Economics Heading link

Amita Schultes



Chicago, Illinois

David Stahl '68, BA, History Heading link

David Stahl

Retired Founding Partner

Eimer Stahl LLP

Chicago, Illinois

Kenneth M. Thomas '13, BA, Political Science Heading link

Kenneth M. Thomas

Associate, Litigation

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

Chicago, Illinois

Randa Touquan '79, BS, Biological Sciences Heading link

Randa Touquan

Retired Healthcare Administrator

Huntington, New York

Gretchen Winter '79, BA, Teaching of English Heading link

Gretchen Winter

Executive Director

Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society

The Illini Center, UIUC College of Business

Chicago, Illinois

James B. Zouras '92, BA, Political Science Heading link

James B. Zouras

Founder and Principal

Stephan Zouras, LLP

Chicago, Illinois