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
Vice Chair, 10/06/2018 - Present
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 - Present
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

Mark J. Franzen '83

Milliman IntelliScript
New Berlin, WI

Penelope P. Greene

Minneapolis, MN

Avery L. Herbon '18
Special Graduate Trustee
Medline Corporation
Antioch, IL

Winona M. Holmes Robbins '17
Special Graduate Trustee
Hendrix College
Conway, AR

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

William C. Jordan '69

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Robert J. Kirkland '81

Fontana, WI

James R. Lee

The Boldt Company
Appleton, WI

Richard J. Lewandowski '75
Alumni Trustee
Husch Blackwell LLP
Madison, WI

Martin M. Lindsay '87

The Middleby Corporation
Arlington Heights, IL

William C. MacLeod '73

Kelley Drye
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

Hinsdale, IL

Connie H. Moser '84

Rise Health
Grayslake, IL

Robert G. Murray

Taxbridge Financial Group
Boston, MA

Ronald R. Peterson '70

Jenner & Block
Lake Forest, IL

Ann M. Rawding '83
Grandview, NY

Joann Selleck '73

The Selleck Firm, APC
San Diego, CA

David E. Shogren '84

US International Foods, LLC
Maplewood, MO

Joseph M. Tolan '81
Alumni Board of Directors, Trustee 2019
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

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

Jane R. Frederick '74

Shorewood, WI

Robert L. Hanley

JPMorgan Private Client Services
Mequon, WI

Guy R. Henshaw '68

Henshaw & Vierra
Danville, CA

Marcus D. Hoffman '70

Portland, OR

Samuel W. Pickard '55

First Interstate Bank-Calif.
Cupertino, CA

Pamela P. Smith '68

Fox Point, WI

John A. Sturm '58

Sturm Foods, Inc.
Manawa, WI

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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