Governing Board

According to the University Center of Lake County By-laws, the Governing Board acts as the Board of Directors of the corporation and is composed of the following members:

Up to 8 residents of Lake County, including one member of the College of Lake County Board of Trustees. Members shall reflect the diverse regions, groups, and employers that reside in the county.

Up to 6 representatives from the member institutions including one student. The representatives of member institutions shall include the Chairperson of the Council of Member Institutions and up to four other representatives chosen by the Council of Member Institutions from among its members. Of these four Governing Board positions, only one seat can be held by a representative of a proprietary institution. The student member shall be elected by the Center’s Student Advisory Committee.

One representative from Northern Illinois University, for as long as a Memorandum of Understanding concerning organizational alignment is in effect between the University Center and Northern Illinois University.

2019 Governing Board Members

Matthew J. Hlinak
Assistant Provost for Continuing Studies & Special Initiatives
Dominican University


Luis Fuentes

Vice Chair

Luis Fuentes Group - Remax Showcase

Jackie Tompkins

Anne Kaplan
Vice President, Outreach, Engagement, & Regional Development
Northern Illinois University


Rich Anderson

College of Lake County Board of Trustees


Enrique Anza

Student member


Terry Borg

CMI Chair

Director, External & Global Programs

College of Education

Northern Illinois University

Marisa Buscaglia

Director of Enrollment

National Louis University


R. Shayne Cofer

Associate Provost

Northeastern Illinois University


Bill Devore

College of Lake County Foundation, Retired

Carolyn Waller Gordon

Communications Professional


George Rattin

Executive Director of Development
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science


2020 Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, March 11, 2020  --  4:00pm

Wednesday, June 10, 2020  --  4:00pm

Wednesday, September 9, 2020  --  4:00pm

Wednesday, December 9, 2020  --  4:00pm

Executive Committee

Wednesday, January 22, 2020  --  4:00pm

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  --  4:00pm


Wednesday, July 22, 2020  --  4:00pm


Wednesday, October 28, 2020  --  4:00pm

All meetings are held at the University Center of Lake County's Executive Conference Room - 1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake, IL

Due to the current COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, the University Center
is closed until further notice.  Staff are working remotely and are able to respond to your needs.  Visit the Staff Directory page to contact us.

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