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Friends of the UI Libraries Advisory Board elect new members
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- W. Richard (Dick) Summerwill, president and chief executive
officer of the Iowa State Bank and Trust in Iowa City, is serving a second
term as board chair of the 1997 Friends of the UI Libraries Advisory Board.
Three new board members include Jeffrey A. Disterhoft of Iowa City, Lois H.
Eichacher of Fort Madison and
Brian Strayer of Minneapolis, Minn.
Summerwill has been chair of the UI Libraries and a member of the development
committee. He also serves on the board of the Regina Foundation, the Mercy
hospital Foundation and Iowa Plus.
Disterhoft is vice president of finance at the University of Iowa Community
Credit Union and serves as the chairman of the public policy committee for
the Eastern Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. His other civic involvement
includes serving on the financial review committee for the Cedar Rapids Chapter
of the United Way, and serving as treasurer and a member of the board of directors
of Senior Advocates, Inc., and the March of Dimes.
Eichacher is the retired executive director of the Southeast Iowa Community
Action Organization, Inc., a four-county, rural anti-poverty agency headquartered
in Burlington. She serves on the Iowa Commission on Community Action Agencies,
the Iowa Department of Economic Development (vice chair), the Council on Human
Investment, the Iowa Black Alumni Association (vice chair), and is a member
of the Institute for Social and Economic Development's board of directors.
She is past president of the University of Iowa Alumni Association's board
In 1994 Eichacher was named to the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame. She has received
the Region 7 Bob Tyson Outstanding Partner in Community Action Award and the
annual award from the Iowa Community Action Neighborhood Center in Fort Madison
that is named after her.
Strayer is an engineering manager in Minneapolis for Seagate Technology,
a manufacturer of computer data storage products. He holds a master's degree
in physics and an MBA from the UI, and a bachelor's degree from Drake University.
He has supported the UI Alumni Association by serving as the president of
the Twin Cities Iowa Alumni Club for the past four years.
Returning board members include: William H. Burger, senior vice president
and senior vice trust officer for First National Bank in Iowa City; Willis
M. (Bill) Bywater, president of Bankers Advertising Company and Economy Advertising
Company in Iowa City; Kathleen (Kay) Chapman, an attorney in Cedar Rapids;
Bruce E. Gronbeck, a professor at the UI School of Communication Studies;
W. Bruce Johnson, a professor at the UI College of Business Administration;
Mary Keough Lyman, a UI graduate from Iowa City; Mary Anne Madden, a UI graduate
from Iowa City; Jane McCune, co-owner and president of Blank & McCune
The Real Estate Company in Iowa City; Lucia Riddle, second vice president
at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines; Rhoda Vernon, a volunteer at the
UI Hospitals and Clinics; and Sheila D. Creth, ex officio, University Librarian.