Liberal Arts Dean's Advisory Council

The Liberal Arts Dean's Advisory Council consists of influential individuals from industry, government, philanthropy and higher education selected to advise the Dean and the Dean’s staff on matters concerning the College. Council members provide input, analysis, and philanthropic support, bringing varied perspectives for the betterment of the College of Liberal Arts. These selected individuals share a passionate commitment to the value of a liberal education, and elevating outstanding  scholarship and creative activity across the humanities, social sciences and arts.

2018-19 Members

VALERIE (VAL) ALEXANDER 
BA 1994, English 
PRESIDENT & CEO, THE DRAGONFLY FIRM, LLC, Chicago, IL
LALITA AMOS 
BA 1985, Psychology
President, Total Team Solutions, LLC, Indianapolis, IN
MELISSA STAPLETON BARNES
BA 1989, Politcal Science
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, CARMEL, IN
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Eli Lilly and Company, Carmel, IN
CASSANDRA (CASS) BOOK 
BA 1970, Michigan State University; MA 1971, Northwestern University; PhD 1975, Communication Education 
(Retired) Associate Dean, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
THOMAS (TOM) CHRISTOPOUL
MA 1988, Organizational Communication
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, 54 Madison Partners, New York, NY
SUSAN (SUSIE) ISTOCK HANLON 
BA 1991, Political Science and History; MA 1994, Boston University
Consumer Experience Strategist, Voya Financial, Boston, MA
ANDREW (ANDY) MANER 
BA 1991, Communication and Political Science, MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Chairman, The Sentinel Company, Washington, D.C.
PARTNER, LIBERTY ADVISOR GROUP, WASHINGTON, D.C.
KEVIN MAYER 
BA 1991, Communication, MBA 2003, Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, BJ's Restaurants Inc., Huntington Beach, CA
GERRY MCCARTNEY
Ph.D. 1996, Sociology
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CIO & OESTERLE PROFESSOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, PURDUE UNIVERSITY, WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
JEFFREY MOSS 
BS 1996, Finance & Accounting, Indiana University Bloomington
Founder & CEO, Parker Dewey, Chicago, IL
DAVID E. OMHOLT 
BS 1992, Economics, Franchise Management Certificate, University of Texas at El Paso, MBA Franchise Management, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, NOVA Southeastern University 
Founder & CEO CFE, The Entrepreneur Authority, LCCPLANO, TX
Managing Consultant, Veteran Franchise Centers, Plano, TX
TODD B. PUTMAN 
BA 1984, Communication
General Manager, C-Fresh Consumer Package Goods, Los Angeles, CA
RUSTY RUEFF 
BA 1984, Communication; MS 1986, Counseling
Freelance Speaker, Consultant & Writer, HILLSBOROUGH, CA
Former Chief Executive Officer, SNOCAP, Inc., Hillsborough, CA
THOMAS (TOM) SCHOLL 
BA 1970, Philosophy; HDR 2014
(Retired) Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Capital, Bethesda, MD
KAREN SICILIANO
BA 1983, Communication
President, Siciliano Landscape Company, Red Bank, New Jersey

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