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 ALEXANDER 
BA 1994, English
Advisor, Clinton Foundation, 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
Chief Ethics and 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
COL. ROY R. BYRD
BA 1976, Political Science; MA, National Security and Strategic Studies, United States Naval War College 
(Retired), Government Relations, ITT Exelis, Marine Corps Programs, McLean, VA
THOMAS CHRISTOPOUL
MA 1988, Organizational Communication
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of 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 MANER 
BA 1991, Communication and Political Science, MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Chairman, The Sentinel Company, Washington, D.C.
KEVIN MAYER 
BA 1991, Communication, MBA 2003, Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California
EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, BJ's Restaurants Inc., Huntington Beach, CA
GERRY MCCARTNEY
Ph.D. 1996, Sociology
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CIO AND 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 and CEO CFE, The Entrepreneur Authority, LCC & Managing Consultant, Veteran Franchise Centers, Plano, TX
TODD B. PUTMAN 
BA 1984, Brian Lamb School of Communication
General Manager, C-Fresh Consumer Package Goods, Los Angeles, CA
RUSTY RUEFF 
BA 1984, Communication; MA 1986, Education
Freelance Speaker, Consultant, and Writer, Former Chief Executive Officer, SNOCAP, Inc., Hillsborough, CA
THOMAS (TOM) SCHOLL 
BA 1970, Philosophy
(Retired), Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Capital, Bethesda, MD
KAREN SICILIANO
BA 1983, Brian Lamb School of Communication
President, Siciliano Landscape Company, Red Bank, New Jersey

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