NORMAL — Three Illinois State University alumni have been appointed to the school’s board of trustees by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
The new members are Julie Jones, John Rauschenberger and Sharon Rossmark. They are replacing Jay Bergman, Anne Davis and Betty Kinser and will have six-year terms.
The governor also reappointed trustee Bob Dobski of Bloomington to a new six-year term. He had been named to the board two years ago to complete the term of former Chairman Michael McCuskey when McCuskey resigned.
Jones is a principal attorney at the Juliette Annette Jones firm in Chicago. She graduated from ISU with a psychology degree in 1990.
She is a member of the University’s Attorney’s Advisory Board, Black Colleagues Association, Alumni Association Board of Directors and Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Before starting her law firm, she was an attorney with the Protecting Legacies firm in Chicago and worked with Verison, Frontier Communications, MCI and World Com.
Rauschenberger is the owner of Rauschenberger Partners, a national consulting firm based in Chicago and Minneapolis that works with corporations and nonprofits on state legislation and policies. He also has been a senior State Farm executive and a senior adviser for statewide campaigns in Illinois.
He played football and was an assistant coach at ISU. He received a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education in 1972 and a master’s degree in 1974, both from ISU.
Rossmark is chief operating officer of AeroVista Innovations, an unmanned-aviation firm in Chicago that provides aerial mapping and imagery solutions. She received a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences from ISU in 1978 and an MBC from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
She is vice president of ISU’s College of Business Advisory Council and is an independent board director for Special Olympics of Illinois.
“This is an incredible group of individuals who have a passion for service and Illinois State,” board Chairman Rocky Donahue said in a statement issued by the university. “We look forward to their insights and continued work for the university.”
ISU President Larry Dietz said, “Though these members are new to our board of trustees, they are certainly not new to Illinois State. Their longtime dedication will be an asset to the board.”