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 CST'64
Rochester, Minn.

Celeste Suchocki
Valley View, Ohio
President and Chief Executive Officer
SCI Advisory Group

Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D.
Winona, Minn.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Sandra (Kaiser) Simon CST'72
Jupiter, Fla.
KJ Investment LLC

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

Board Members

Jennifer Baryl '86
Chicago, Ill.
Senior Vice President and Board Liaison
Shedd Aquarium

Brother Robert Bimonte, FSC
Bronx, N.Y.

Mary Burrichter
Winona, Minn.
Finance Director
City of Winona

Brother Kevin Convey, FSC, Ed.D.
Chicago, Ill.

Brother Jack Curran, FSC, Ph.D.
Riverdale, NY
Vice President for Mission
Manhattan College

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

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

Amy Johnson '93, J.D.
Chicago, Ill.
Attorney Of Counsel
HeplerBroom, LLC

Brother Thomas Johnson, FSC
Chicago, Ill.
Director of the Novitiate
Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN)

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

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

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.
President Emeritus
Christian Brothers Investment Services

Kaye O’Leary
Orono, Minn.
River Rock Partners

Peter D. Pearson '70
Minneapolis, Minn.
Retired, 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.
Christian Brothers University

Angela Steger '76
Northfield, Ill.
Retired, Financial Representative
Rabjohns Financial Group

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

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

Marcy Van Fossen, Ph.D.
Winona, MN

John Wade '86
Rochester, Minn.
General Manager/Partner
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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