April 28, 2011

Quinn reappoints Wiley, names three new trustees

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn has made three new appointments to the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees and has reappointed current SIU Trustee Marquita Wiley. Coupled with last month’s appointment of Donna Manering of Makanda, the board is now at full membership.

The appointments include:

• Marquita Wiley, of Belleville, is reappointed to a term that expires on Jan. 19, 2015. Wiley, who has served as a trustee since 2005, is a business executive with 30 years experience in the financial services industry. She is president of Trenier Enterprises, L.L.C. Her career includes serving as vice president for new technology development for Citicorp; senior vice president for product development at Boatman’s Bank; and senior vice president and central region executive for Bank of America’s Premier Banking organization.

• Dr. Roger Herrin, of Harrisburg, will serve a term that expires on Jan. 16, 2017. Herrin replaces William Bonan II. Herrin is president of RDK Management Services, which owns and manages three long-term care facilities in Southern Illinois. He is past chairman of ComBank, Inc., a banking corporation that owns and operates seven community banks known as Community National Bank. He currently serves on the board of the Illinois Finance Authority and formerly served on the Illinois Health Care Reform Task Force and as a board member of the former Illinois Health Facilities Authority. He is retired from the practice of surgical podiatry and sports medicine.

• Mark Hinrichs, of O’Fallon, will serve a term that expires on Jan. 21, 2013. Hinrichs fills the remainder of the term of the late Keith Sanders. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the former School of Technical Careers at SIUC and is the owner of Impact Strategies, a commercial and retail construction company based in Fairview Heights.

• Donald Lowery, of Golconda, will serve a term that expires Jan. 19, 2015. Lowery fills the vacancy created by the resignation of former SIU Board Chair Roger Tedrick. Lowery is a former Massac County state’s attorney and is a retired judge from the First Judicial Circuit of Illinois. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from SIUC and a law degree from the SIU School of Law.

The new appointees will join current trustees Ed Hightower, Donna Manering, John Simmons and student trustees Jeff Harrison and Alex Vansaghi.

The appointments are effective today (April 28) and require Illinois Senate confirmation.

(For more information, contact Dave Gross at 217/545-8080, or Israel Salazar in the Governor’s Executive Appointment Office at 217/782-6830.)