The Governors State University Foundation Board was created in 1969 to oversee the financial operations of the foundation as it maintains its legal and ethical standing. It provides leadership and strategic direction, setting goals which align with the University’s strategic plan. Through this oversight, it serves as a guardian of the public trust and remains accountable to its donors, GSU alumni and the general public.  

 

President 
Jim Rink 
Caterpillar, Inc. 

Vice President
Paul Labonne
PNC Bank

Vice President, Development Committee
Martina Beverly
Beverly & Associates – Accounting and Financial Consulting Services

Chairman, Recruitment & Membership Committee
Hank Johnson
Proven Business Systems

Secretary
David Barr
Attorney-at-Law

BOARD MEMBERS

William A. Davis
Vice President of Advancement
Chief Executive Officer, GSU Foundation

Gene Egizio
Governors State University
Alumni Association President

Arnie Kimmel
Franciscan St. James

Dr. Elaine P. Maimon
Governors State University
President

Dr. Rashidah J. Muhammad
Governors State University
Faculty Senate President Representative

Patrick J. Ormsby
Bimba Manufacturing Co.
Board of Trustees Liaison

Lorine S. Samuels
Strategic Business Services, Inc.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBER  
 
Melinda Gieseke
GSU Associate Vice President, Finance

EMERITUS MEMBERS 
 
Ron Bean
GSU Adjunct Professor

Beverly Goldberg
Community Representative

Barbara Peterson
Will County Planning Commission

William Sanders
Honeywell (Retired)

Warner Saunders
NBC-5 (Retired)