CINCINNATI, OH - The Board of Trustees of Union Institute & University elected a new chairperson, two new trustees, and a new treasurer at its January 25, 2018 quarterly meeting. The appointments are effective through January 25, 2020.
The new chairperson is Ms. Christine van Duelmen, former executive director and conference coordinator for the International Council for Innovation in Higher Education. She also works as a consultant specializing in adult online education. The Toronto, Canada native has served on the Union Board of Trustees since 2004. She replaces Mr. Roger Allbee of Townshend, Vermont, who served in that position for the last two years and will continue as a trustee.
Dr. Kim Byas, a trustee since 2014, will serve as Vice Chair. Dr. Byas is a health care leader and serves as Regional Executive with the American Hospital Association. He is also a UI&U alumnus, earning his Ph.D. in Ethical and Creative Leadership in 2013.
Julie S. Washington and Felice Nudelman were elected as new trustees.
Ms. Washington is an accomplished senior executive whose career spans Fortune 500 companies including Procter & Gamble, Gillette, Nestle Purina Petcare, Jamba Juice, Luxottica and Bristol-Myers Squibb. She is founder and president of Inspired Actions, LLC, a consulting and coaching company.
Ms. Nudelman is Executive Vice President of the Weiss Institute at the Say Yes to Education Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, she served as Chancellor of Antioch University in Yellow Springs, OH, from 2011 to 2016 and as chief global officer, innovation & partnerships. She spent 12 years with The New York Times Company, responsible for developing and overseeing education initiatives, including The New York Times Knowledge Network.
Mr. Donald Feldmann, will serve as treasurer. Mr. Feldmann is President and CEO
Rippe & Kingston Capital Advisors, Inc. He has served as a trustee since 1989 in numerous positions including chairperson.
Dr. Roger H. Sublett, President of Union Institute & University will continue in his role as secretary.
Union’s Board of Trustees members are as follows:
Mr. Roger Allbee
Retired CEO, Grace Cottage Hospital and Rural Health Clinic
Retired Secretary of Agriculture
Dr. Richard N. Aft (Union Ph.D. 2000)
Dr. Kim Byas (Union Ph.D. 2013)
Regional Executive, American Hospital Association
Dr. Lee Binder (Union Ph.D. 2001)
Head of School
Greenfield Day School
Mr. Steven Bishop, CPA
Senior Manager, Assurance
Plante & Moran
Dr. Dan Cahill
VP, Market Leader, Kentucky
Horan & Associates
Ms. Sharon Dunbar
Vice President, General Manager
Federal Systems, General Dynamics Mission Systems
Mr. Donald Feldmann
President and CEO
Rippe & Kingston Capital Advisors, Inc.
Ms. Kay Goss
World Disaster Management, Inc.
Dr. Gladys Gossett Hankins (Union Ph.D. 1994)
President, Global Management Consultant
Telora Victor, Inc.
Dr. Shekhar Mitra
Former SVP, Global Innovation, Procter & Gamble Company
Executive Vice President
Weiss Institute Say Yes to Education Foundation
New York, NY
Dr. Roger H. Sublett (Secretary)
Union Institute & University
Mr. Edgar L. Smith, Jr.
World Pac Paper, LLC
Dr. Dennis Tartakow (Union Ph.D. 2001, M.Ed., 2006, Ed.D. 2010)
Editor in Chief
Marina del Rey, CA
Ms. Julie S. Washington
Inspired Actions, LLC
The Board of Trustees meets four times a year.
About Union Institute & University
Union Institute & University is a non-profit, regionally accredited university specializing in providing quality higher education degrees for adults nationwide. Founded in 1964, Union’s academic programs and services are the result of more than five decades of identifying and refining ways to structure and deliver education to meet the needs of adults. Distinguished as the pioneer in adult education, Union perfected the concepts now common in higher education such as the hybrid model, a blend of online and traditional classroom instruction, interdisciplinary studies, and student centered education with socially relevant and applicable learning outcomes in its undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs.
The university is guided by its core mission to educate highly motivated adults who seek academic programs to engage, enlighten, and empower them to pursue professional goals and a lifetime of learning, service, and social responsibility.
Union is a national university with academic centers located in: Ohio, Florida, and California.
For more information about Union Institute & University, visit www.myunion.edu or call 1- 800-861-6400.