Board of Trustees

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is governed by its board of trustees. The board has fiduciary responsibility for the governance of the university.

Operationally, the board relies on a strong committee structure to oversee the important functions for which it is responsible. The president is the chief executive officer of the university and is also a trustee. The role of a trustee is not ceremonial. It involves serious work and a significant time commitment. The board meets three times a year for two days, on either the Winona or Twin Cities campus. Committees meet in conjunction with regular board meetings. The trustees are a highly accomplished, dedicated, and enthusiastic group of people who share a commitment to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Officers of the Board

BOARD CHAIR
Mary Ann (Wera) Remick CST'64
Rochester, Minn.

VICE CHAIR
Michael Dougherty '76, J.D.
Burnsville, Minn.
President
Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer, P.A.

PRESIDENT
Brother William Mann, FSC
Winona, Minn.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

SECRETARY
Sandra (Kaiser) Simon CST'72
Glenview, Ill.
President
KJ Investment LLC

TREASURER
Terry K. Russell '76
Mendota Heights, Minn.
Executive Vice President and Mid-America Region Manager
Guy Carpenter & Comopany, LLC

Board Members

Brother Robert Bimonte, FSC
Bronx, N.Y.

Mary Burrichter
Winona, Minn.
Finance Director
City of Winona

Brother Kevin Convey, FSC, Ed.D.
Chicago, Ill.
De La Salle Christian Brother

John Domanico '77, DDS
LaGrange, Ill.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Marilyn Frost, Ph.D.
Winona, Minn.
Retired Faculty Member and Administrator
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Brother Nicolas Gonzalez, FSC
El Paso, Texas
President
Cathedral High School

Roger S. Haydock '67, J.D.
Spearfish, S.D.
Professor of Law
Mitchell Hamline College of Law

James Horan '72
Chicago, Ill.
CEO
Blue Plate Catering

Linda A. Kuczma '78, J.D.
Park Ridge, Ill.
Attorney

Michael Laak '77
Maple Grove, Minn.
Senior Legal Counsel
Medtronic, Inc.

John McDonough '75
Chicago, Ill.
President and CEO
Chicago Blackhawks

Brother Michael J. McGinniss, FSC, Ph.D.
Philadelphia, Penn.
President Emeritus and Professor of Religion
La Salle University

Brother Michael O'Hern, FSC
New York, N.Y.

Kaye O’Leary
Orono, Minn.
Partner
River Rock Partners

Peter D. Pearson '70
Minneapolis, Minn.
President
Friends of Saint Paul Public Library

Brother David Poos, FSC
Memphis, Tenn.
Faculty Member
Christian Brothers High School

Brother Larry Schatz, FSC
Burr Ridge, Ill.
Visitor of the Midwest District
Brothers of the Christian Schools

John Smarrelli, Jr., Ph.D.
Memphis, Tenn.
President
Christian Brothers University

Walter E. Smithe, III '81
Chicago, Ill.
President
Walter E. Smithe Furniture

Angela Steger '76
Northfield, Ill.

Gregory Stevens '74
Roseville, Minn.
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Celeste Suchocki
Valley View, Ohio
President and CEO
SCI Advisory Group

Ann (O'Connor) Trauscht '77, M.D.
Mundelein, Ill.
Physician,
Advocate Occupational Health

John Wade '86
Rochester, Minn.
Clements Chevrolet Cadillac Subaru

Mary Pat (Navins) Wlazik '73
Gresham, Ore.
Retired, Vice President
U.S. Bank Technology and Operations Services

Trustees Emeriti

Thomas F. Meagher '53
Burr Ridge, Ill.

Loras "Red" Sieve '60
Edina, Minn.

David Thies '59
Edina, Minn.

Bernie Wagnild
Minneapolis, Minn.
 

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