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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 8, 2003

College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences Names New Advisory Board Members

Linda Maxson, dean of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has announced the appointment of five new members to the Dean's Advisory Board. All were appointed to three-year terms, starting with the board's September meeting.

New members include: Dr. Nile Dusdieker, a Cedar Rapids gastroenterologist; Francis (Tony) Glowacki, a Maryland entrepreneur; Jill Jensen, an Omaha businesswoman; Dana Roberson, a journalist with CBS in New York City; and faculty representative David Manderscheid, professor and chair of mathematics.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Board is made up of 24 members who work with the dean to advance the college's mission and strategic goals. The board is charged with providing counsel on issues raised by the dean, undertaking projects to benefit the college and assisting in making contacts with alumni and friends of the college, among other tasks. The board meets annually with the dean and other top administrators in the college.

Dr. Nile Dusdieker earned bachelor's degrees in music and in science education in 1970 and an M.D. in 1974. He is a practicing gastroenterologist in Cedar Rapids and is a clinical associate professor with the UI Carver College of Medicine's department of internal medicine. He has collaborated with the Division of Gastroenterology on several clinical research protocols and actively participates with Internal Medicine Resident training in Cedar Rapids. Dusdieker served 12 years on the Clear Creek Amana School Board and is still active with district strategic planning. He has a special interest in the arts and music and strong family ties to the university -- his wife and three children all attended the UI. In 2002 he received the College of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award for Service.

Francis (Tony) Glowacki earned a bachelor's degree in general science in 1986. He is the president and COO of WealthEngine, a Bethesda, Md. company that provides sophisticated data mining research tools that support the fund raising efforts of non-profits. The company has grown from 20 clients in 1999 to more than 650 today. Clients include many organizations across the country, in Europe, and several in Iowa, including the UI, University of Northern Iowa, Drake University, Coe College, Central College and Simpson College. Prior to WealthEngine, he worked for 13 years as a consultant and manager for several high technology companies. He is also a board member and partner in Lemek LLC, which owns the franchise for Panera Bread in Maryland, and is a board member of several other startup companies in the technology and food business. He is an active volunteer within the Washington, D.C. area, currently assisting the Washington Jesuit Academy (WJA) with their efforts to expand their school. The WJA is a middle school that provides full scholarships and advanced educational opportunities to inner city children. Prior to this effort, he was a board member of the Glen Echo Partnership Foundation. Glowacki and his wife have been married for 16 years and have three children. He is an avid traveler, enjoys biking, running, sailing, skiing and golf.

Jill Jensen earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1979 and a master's of business administration in 1980. She has held numerous operational, staff and sales leadership positions in her 22-year career with Omnium Worldwide, Inc. Omnium Worldwide is a world leader in account receivable management and collections with headquarters in Omaha, Neb. Jensen currently leads Omnium's Receivable Consulting division. She is active in leadership roles in various industry associations including Creditors International, a part of the ACA International. Jensen is certified by the Society of Certified Credit Executives as a Master Credit Executive.

Dana Roberson earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication in 1987. She is currently associate producer for the CBS News program 60 Minutes II. During her 15 year career at CBS she has produced segments for Face the Nation, Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt/Charles Osgood, Fantastic Journey, Coast to Coast and Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel. She has covered events from the dragging death of an African-American man in Jasper, Texas and the World Trade Center tragedy to the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan. She is the recipient of two American Women in Radio and Television awards, a National Association of Black Journalists honor and two Emmy nominations. She earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. Born in Flint, Mich., Roberson currently resides in New York City with her husband, Joe, and three-year-old daughter, Sophie.

David Manderscheid, professor and chair of mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the faculty representative on the board. Prior to coming to the UI, he taught at the University of Utah. He has held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley, and the University of Paris.

Established in 1900, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest of the UI's 11 colleges, with an enrollment of more than 17,000 undergraduates and 2,250 graduate students. The college seeks to advance scholarly and creative endeavor through leading-edge research and artistic production; to use this research and creativity to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, health care, and other services provided to the people of Iowa, the nation, and the world; and to conduct these activities in a culturally diverse, humane, technologically advanced and increasingly global environment.

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