Bradley University announces that five individuals, three with direct ties to the school, have been elected to serve on its Board of Trustees.
“Our new members have great fondness for the University, but even more importantly, they all recognize and are committed to furthering the important role that Bradley plays in preparing young men and women to become the leaders of tomorrow in our community, our region, and the nation,” said Bradley University President Gary Roberts.
Bradley’s new board members include Peoria Public Schools Superintendent Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Kevin Schoeplin, recently retired OSF Healthcare System CEO and vice chairman of the Boards of OSF Healthcare in Peoria, Regional CEO of UnityPoint Health Debbie Simon, Inga Carus, chair of Carus Group Inc. in LaSalle, Illinois, and Anne Edwards-Cotter, president of Cotter Consulting, Inc., a Chicago-based company.
Kherat received two degrees from Bradley. Cotter earned her civil engineering degree at BU. Simon earned her MBA from Bradley in 1989.
Outgoing chairman of Bradley’s Board of Trustees, Doug Stewart, says the wealth of industry expertise the new members will bring is of great benefit to the university. “We have people with proficiency in education, business, healthcare and more.”
“Higher education continues to be challenged as an industry and with these new trustees, Bradley is very well positioned going forward,” said Stewart.
Bradley University’s new board members will officially begin their roles in February 2018.