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Release: Sept. 14, 1999

UI College of Liberal Arts to seek advice, guidance from alumni advisory board

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts Dean's Advisory Board will meet for the first time Friday, Sept. 17. The group, which includes 20 alumni and friends of the College of Liberal Arts, will use its first meeting to set goals and to discuss how the board can best serve the college.

Linda Maxson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, said that having an advisory board in place will allow her to communicate with leaders outside the college about how to meet the challenges of preparing students for lifelong learning and contributions to their professions and society.

Members of the advisory board are listed alphabetically by state with Iowa members listed first:

IOWA

Sue P. Beckwith, of Waukee, a surgeon who earned a B.S. in psychology at the UI in 1980 and also earned an M.D. from the UI College of Medicine in 1984

Kay Braverman, of Iowa City, who earned an M.A. in music from the UI in 1969 and performed and taught piano for 20 years before turning to her present career as a Realtor with Lepic Kroeger Realtors in Iowa City

Marion L. Elmquist, of Des Moines, who earned a B.A. in journalism and mass communication from the UI in 1972 and is now the C.E.O. for IRIS Inc.

Kay F. Kramer, of West Des Moines, who, in 1958, earned a B.A. in music and, in 1965, earned an M.A. in education from the UI and is now director of government and public relations at IFMC

Thomas R. Pospisil, of Des Moines, who earned a B.A. in American history from the UI in 1982 and is now counsel and senior officer at The Principal Financial Group

Virginia Stafford, of Ames, who earned a B.A. in communication and theater arts from the UI in 1948 and is now retired

Beth Holden Stence, of Des Moines, who earned a B.A. in English from the UI in 1977 and has worked for AT&T in Des Moines for 20 years

CALIFORNIA

Nickolas J. Rhodes, of Manhattan Beach, who earned a B.A. in communication and theater arts from the UI in 1987 and is now senior vice president of development at Cable Network Services, Los Angeles/New York

COLORADO

Jennifer L. Taylor, of Englewood, who earned a B.A. in communication studies at the UI in 1991 and now works in marketing communications at Advanced Digital Information Corp.

DELAWARE

John E. Osborn, of Greenville, who earned a B.A. in economics and history from the UI in 1979 and is now senior vice president and general counsel for Cephalon Inc.

FLORIDA

Priscilla Ann Mabie Stewart, of Bradenton, who earned a B.A. in art history from the UI in 1948 and is now a professor of art history and photography at Manatee Community College in Florida

ILLINOIS

Rosalyn B. Green, of Chicago, who earned a B.A. in social work in 1974, an M.S.W. in 1975 and a Ph.D. in education in 1982, all from the UI and is now associate provost and executive director of urban health programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Barbara Hogg of Kenilworth, who earned a B.A. in mathematical sciences and economics in 1992 from the UI and is now human resources consultant and principal at Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire

Charles W. Lanham, of Lisle, who earned a B.A. in political science from the UI in 1961 and was director of human resources and management services at Zurich American Insurance Companies when he retired earlier this year

KANSAS

Leon L. Langlitz, of Overland Park, who earned an M.S. in statistics and actuarial science from the UI in 1982 and is now vice president and principal of Lewis & Ellis, Inc. — Actuaries and Consultants

MINNESOTA

Patsy A. Randell, of Minneapolis, who earned a B.A. in journalism and mass communication from the UI in 1968 and is now vice president for corporate diversity at Honeywell, Inc.

Brian D. Strayer, of Minneapolis, who earned an M.S. in physics and M.B.A. from the UI in 1981 and is now core team leader at Seagate Technology

NEW JERSEY

Jeff Grisamore, of Bernardsville, who earned a B.A. in political science from the UI in 1981 and now is president and owner of EGR International, a performance improvement company

TEXAS

S. H. Bromberger, of Houston, who earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in geology from the UI in 1965 and 1968, respectively, and worked for Texaco and J.M. Huber Corporation until his retirement in 1990

WISCONSIN

Andrea Gullickson, of Oshkosh, who earned a D.M.A. in oboe performance from the UI in 1993 and is now an associate professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Rodman P. Hise, of Madison, who earned a B.A. in communication studies from the UI in 1988 and is now executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin