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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.

2021-22 Members

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Valerie (Val) Alexander

Education

BA 1994, English

Occupation

President & CEO, The Dragonfly Firm, LLC, Chicago, IL

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Lalita Amos

Education

BA 1985, Psychology

Occupation

President, Total Team Solutions, LLC, Indianapolis, IN

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Melissa Stapleton Barnes

Education

BA 1989, Political Science

Occupation

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, Carmel, IN
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Eli Lilly And Company, Carmel, IN

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Thomas (Tom) Christopoul

Education

MA 1988, Organizational Communication

Occupation

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, 54 Madison Partners, New York, NY

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Susan (Susie) Istock Hanlon

Education

BA 1991, Political Science and History; MA 1994, Boston University

Occupation

Consumer Experience Strategist, Voya Financial, Boston, MA

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Andrew (Andy) Maner

Education

BA 1991, Communication and Political Science, MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Occupation

Chairman, The Sentinel Company, Washington, D.C.
Partner, Liberty Advisor Group, WASHINGTON, D.C.

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Gerry McCartney

Education

Ph.D. 1996, Sociology

Occupation

Executive Vice President, Cio & Oesterle Professor Of Information Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Jeffrey Moss

Education

BS 1996, Finance & Accounting, Indiana University Bloomington

Occupation

Founder & CEO, Parker Dewey, Chicago, IL

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David E. Omholt

Education

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

Occupation

Founder & CEO CFE, The Entrepreneur Authority, LCC, Plano, TX
Managing Consultant, Veteran Franchise Centers, Plano, TX

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Todd B. Putman

Education

BA 1984, Communication

Occupation

General Manager, C-Fresh Consumer Package Goods, Los Angeles, CA

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Rusty Rueff

Education

BA 1984, Communication; MS 1986, Counseling

Occupation

Freelance Speaker, Consultant & Writer, Hillsborough, CA
Former Chief Executive Officer, Snocap, INC., Hillsborough, CA

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Thomas (Tom) Scholl

Education

BA 1970, Philosophy; HDR 2014

Occupation

(Retired) Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Capital, Bethesda, MD

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