Board of Trustees

Ripon College is incorporated in the state of Wisconsin as an independent, privately endowed college governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees. Faculty and student representatives also participate in board committees and meetings. A graduating senior is elected annually by the student body to serve one year as a Special Graduate Trustee.


Thomas W. Abendroth '81
Chair, 10/05/2019 - Present
Vice Chair, 10/06/2018 - 10/05/2019
Secretary, 10/04/2014 - 10/06/2018
Treasurer, 10/01/2003 - 10/03/2009
Schiff Hardin LLP
Evanston, IL

Ronald R. Peterson '70
Chair, 10/04/2014 - 10/05/2019
Vice Chair, 10/03/2009 - 10/04/2014
Jenner & Block
Lake Forest, IL

Members of the Board

Thomas W. Abendroth '81

Schiff Hardin LLP
Evanston, IL

Thomas H. Broman '76

Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
Barneveld, WI

James R. Clark '68

Foley & Lardner LLP
Mequon, WI

Camille C. Clemons '00
Alumni Board of Directors, Trustee 2023
Cohen and Company
Fox River Grove, IL

Mark J. Franzen '83

Milliman IntelliScript
New Berlin, WI

Penelope P. Greene

Minneapolis, MN

Michael J. Hartman '20
Special Graduate Trustee
Grafton, WI

Steven J. Hopp '83

Oswald Companies
Akron, OH

Dante A. Houston '01
Alumni Board of Directors, Trustee 2021
Titus Talent Strategies
Milwaukee, WI

David A. Janssen '81

Fox Valley Plastic Surgery, S.C.
Oshkosh, WI

Robert J. Kirkland '81

Fontana, WI

Andrew P. Kitslaar '06
Alumni Board of Directors, Trustee 2022
UW Foundation
Monona, WI

Deborah J. Lahteine '93

L. Knife & Son
Plymouth, MA

Martin M. Lindsay '87

The Middleby Corporation
Arlington Heights, IL

William C. MacLeod '73

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Washington, DC

Philip K. McCullough '69

Philip K. McCullough, MD, S.C.
Woodstock, IL

Susan S. Meier '79

Meier and Associates
Chicago, IL

Zachariah P. Messitte

Ripon College
Ripon, WI

Michael J. Milburn '97

Austin, TX

Connie L. Moser '84

Verge Health
Grayslake, IL

Robert G. Murray

Taxbridge Financial Group
Boston, MA

Elizabeth Pecha-Poelker '78

PrintFlex Graphics Inc.
Saint Louis, MO

Ronald R. Peterson '70

Jenner & Block
Lake Forest, IL

Ann M. Rawding '83
Grandview, NY

Richard K. Russo '76

Isabella Bank
Ada, MI

Tyler J. Sturzl '19
Special Graduate Trustee
Insperity, Inc
Madison, WI

Joseph M. Tolan '81

Saint Louis, MO

Peter W. Tuz '76

Chase Investment Counsel
Charlottesville, VA

Robert T. Welch '92

The Welch Group
Redgranite, WI

John H. Wolfe '69

Univ. of Pennsylvania & Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Blue Bell, PA

Lisa M. Wollan '78

Wawa, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Kimberly Woolley '94

Oracle Corporation
San Carlos, CA

George J. Zornada '87

K & L Gates LLP
Acton, MA

Honorary Life Trustees

Robert V. Abendroth '51

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
Mequon, WI

Thomas E. Caestecker

Markham Investments, LLC

Doreen L. Chemerow '73

Boca Raton, FL

Scott L. Dicks '74

Selling Forensics Group
Middleton, WI

Jane R. Frederick '74

Shorewood, WI

Robert L. Hanley

JPMorgan Private Client Services
Mequon, WI

David G. Hartman '64

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
New Providence, NJ

Guy R. Henshaw '68

Henshaw & Vierra
Danville, CA

Marcus D. Hoffman '70

Portland, OR

Pamela P. Smith '68

Fox Point, WI

Richard J. Srednicki '73

Chase Card Services, JP Morgan Chase
Steamboat Springs, CO

John A. Sturm '58

Sturm Foods, Inc.
Ponte Vedra, FL

Charles A. Van Zoeren '53

Alvan Motor Freight, Inc.
Kalamazoo, MI

Dena G. Willmore '67

Wellington Management Company
Buckland, MA

Thomas R. Wyman '50

Oshkosh, WI
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