CONTACT: MICHAEL NEW
UI Foundation News
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Nov. 11, 2002
Des Moines physician, N.Y. executive elected to UI Foundation board
oncologist and medical leader from Des Moines, and a motivational author and
managing director of an executive search firm from New York City -- both University
of Iowa graduateswere recently elected as new members of the University
of Iowa Foundation Board of Directors.
UI Foundation board chair Carroll Reasoner of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, also announced
that the board re-elected seven directors at its recent fall meeting and named
three lifetime honorary directors. Reasoner was re-elected chair of the board.
"With the university now in the public phase of its comprehensive fund-raising
campaign, this is an especially exciting time to champion the UI's cause and
help garner the private support crucial to its ability to achieve its mission,"
said Reasoner, who received a B.A. degree in psychology in 1973 and a J.D.
degree in 1976 from the UI. "The UI Foundation board and staff, its energetic
volunteers and especially its generous contributors are working together with
great enthusiasm to provide these essential resources."
The new directors elected to three-year terms on the UI Foundation board
are Thomas R. Buroker, a physician with Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates
in Des Moines, and Janice Reals Ellig, managing director for the executive
search firm Gould, McCoy & Chadick, based in New York City.
Thomas R. Buroker received his B.S. degree in science education from the
UI in 1964 and a doctor of osteopathy degree in 1968 from what is now Des
Moines UniversityOsteopathic Medical Center. A member of the Presidents
Club of the UI and of the Kinnick Society, Buroker is a long-standing supporter
of many areas of the UI. He and his wife Patricia have established the Patty
and Tom Buroker Football Scholarship in the UI athletics program. The Buroker
Conference Room in the UI's Medical Education and Research Facility is named
in recognition of their generosity.
In addition, Buroker has served on the Iowa Scholarship Fund Board of Directors
and the national campaign steering committee for the UI Roy J. and Lucille
A. Carver College of Medicine. He has served as a trustee of the Des Moines
UniversityOsteopathic Medical Center and of the Polk County Medical
Janice Reals Ellig graduated from the UI in 1968 with a B.B.A. degree in
marketing. She also holds a master's degree in organizational development
from Rider University. Ellig has held executive positions with Heidrick &
Struggles, Ambac Financial Group, Citibank and Pfizer. She is the co-author
of "What Every Successful Woman Knows: 12 Breakthrough Strategies to
Get the Power and Ignite Your Career," published in 2001 by McGraw Hill.
Ellig is a member of the Presidents Club of the UI and of the UI College
of Public Health Dean's Club. At the UI's Tippie College of Business she is
a member of the advisory council for the department of management and organizations.
In addition, she established a scholarship fund in the College of Public Health
graduate program in Health Management and Policy in memory of her sister,
Adrienne Astolfi Eddins, also a UI graduate. In addition to her service to
the UI, Ellig volunteers with several organizations in the New York area and
is a director the National Executive Service Corps.
Re-elected incumbent foundation board members who will serve additional
three-year terms are: Ross D. Christensen of Waterloo, Iowa; Charles M. Kierscht
of Hinsdale, Ill.; Dan C. Roberts of London, England; Gary F. Seamans of St.
Charles, Ill.; Mary Joy Stead of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Henry B. Tippie of Austin,
Texas; and Catherine Zaharis of Urbandale, Iowa.
The board also elected three of its members to serve as honorary lifetime
directors, in recognition of their years of service to the foundation board.
They are Jill N. McLaughlin of Moline, Ill.; Lloyd J. Palmer of Burr Ridge,
Ill.; and Clifford V. Smith Jr. of Corvallis, Ore.
The UI Foundation Board of Directors now has 25 elected members. In addition
to Reasoner as chair, co-vice chairs are UI College of Law graduate Charles
M. Kierscht of Hinsdale, Ill., and UI business graduate Robert W. Verhille
of Solon, Iowa.
The UI Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for governance of the
UI Foundation and provides oversight to ensure that gifts are used in accordance
with contributors' wishes and that the confidentiality of donor records is
Incorporated in 1956, the UI Foundation is acknowledged by the UI as a preferred
channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the university.
For more information about the foundation, visit its web site at www.uiowafoundation.org.