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

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

Betty Kabara
Galena, Ill.
CEO and President
Med-Chem Labs Inc.

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

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

Joseph J. Ross '67, J.D.
Naperville, Ill.
Retired, Chairman of the Board and CEO
Federal Signal Corp.

Board Members

Mary Burrichter
Winona, Minn.
Finance Director
City of Winona

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

Brother Patrick Conway, FSC '75, Ed.D.
Saint Paul, Minn.
Vice President for Advancement
Cretin-Derham Hall

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

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

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

Brother Nicolas Gonzalez, FSC
El Paso, Texas
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.
Blue Plate Catering

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

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

Kaye O’Leary
Orono, Minn.
River Rock Partners

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

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

Brother Gustavo Ramirez Barba, FSC, Ed.D.
Rome, Italy
General Councilor: Association and Mission
Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools

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

Patrick A. Salvi '75, J.D.
Chicago, Ill.
Managing Partner
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

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

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

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

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

Ann Trauscht
Mundelein, Ill.
Advocate Occupational Health

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

Trustees Emeriti

Lyle Delwiche
Largo, Fla.

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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