Pritzker Names 2 Newcomers To ISU Board | WGLT

Pritzker Names 2 Newcomers To ISU Board

May 13, 2019

Two newcomers will be joining the Illinois State University Board of Trustees, following Gov. J.B. Pritzker's appointments.

Pritzker announced Monday he has picked Bloomington physician Kathy Bohn and tourism manager Robert Navarro to serve six-year terms.

Bohn has served on the ISU foundation and alumni boards is a partner at the Vein Specialists. Navarro is President and CEO of the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau and is a founding member of the ISU Latino Alumni Network.

Pritzker is also reappointing trustees Rocky Donahue and Mary Louderback to six-year terms, pending Illinois Senate approval.

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz.
Credit Lyndsie Schlink / Illinois State University

The governor is not bringing back trustee John Rauschenberger, whose terms wasn’t set to expire until Jan. 2023.

"(Bohn and Navarro) are both dedicated members of the Redbird family and I look forward to working with them to advance the University’s mission," ISU President Larry Dietz said in a statement. 

Trustees Bob Dobski, Julie Jones and Sharon Rossmark will continue to serve on the board until 2023.

The board set tuition and fees for the upcoming school year at its meeting last week with three of the seats unfilled. The student trustee position, held during the 2018-19 school year by Sarah Aguilar, is chosen by the student body. 

The board appointed Julie Jones to serve as interim chair and Bob Dobski as interim secretary on May 4. ISU Director of Media Relations Eric Jome said the board is expected to fill those seats for the full term at its July meeting.  

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