About Us

Harper Students

The Harper College Educational Foundation was established in 1973. Since its inception, the Foundation’s mission has been to support the educational service of William Rainey Harper College and, to this end, to receive, invest and steward contributions for the financial support and benefit of the College in accordance with the Foundation’s policy and donor specifications.

Through the years, the Foundation has matured into a not-for-profit organization that has instituted best practices for foundations affiliated with public community colleges. Its Board of Directors continues to monitor those practices and procedures in order to improve continually the operations of the Foundation. By forging strong relationships with community and corporate leaders, the Foundation has helped to create a nationally recognized community college and a strong foundation for the future.

Board of Directors


William H. Kesler, President
(Retired) Executive Vice President/Treasurer,
HSBC Finance Corporation
James P. Meier, Vice President Development
Principal/Project Manager,
MeritCorp Group, LLC
Dee Beaubien, Vice President Board Membership
(Retired) Mental Health Counselor and Consultant
James A. Moehling, Vice President Programs
Attorney and Counselor
Joseph P. Quinn, Treasurer
Patty Moyer, Secretary
Vice President,
Cedar Creek Investment LLC & Terra Cotta Corners LLC
William D. Provan, Member at Large
Commercial Group President,
MB Financial Bank, N.A.
Georgeanna Mehr, Immediate Past President
Hoffman Estates Community Bank
Dr. Kenneth L. Ender, (Ex-Officio)
Harper College
Diane Hill, (Ex-Officio) Trustee Liaison
(Retired) Northwestern University,
School of Communication
Laura J. Brown, (Ex-Officio) 
Vice President, Harper College
Chief Advancement Officer, Harper College Educational Foundation


Dr. Nancy M. Castle
Retired Director, Center for Non-Governmental Organizational Leadership and Development
Northern Illinois University
Dr. Young Chung
(Retired) Elgin Barrington
Neurosurgery, S.C.
Kelley Clancy
Senior Vice President, Advocacy
AMITA Health
Joseph Delaney
Attorney at Law, DKMO LLC
Randy L. Green
President and Chief Executive Officer,
First Bank of Highland Park
James J. Hagelow
(Retired) Managing Director,
Marsh USA, division of Marsh & McLennan Companies
Richard P. Hohol
Chartered Consultants, Inc.
Dan Klaras
Assurance Agency, Ltd.
Brenda Knox
Financial Elements, Inc.
Ella Liberman
Assistant Vice President & Assistant General Counsel,
Zurich American Insurance Company
Rafael Malpica
Director, Community and Guest Relations,
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Barbara Michelin
Semi-Retired RN
Monica Mueller
Director, Government Affairs and the Motorola Solutions Political Action Committee
Motorola Solutions
Sam Oliver
Non-Profit Consulting, Inc.
Scot Pepper
Executive Vice President
Pepper Construction Company
Jim Pfeiffer
Division Counsel
Northrop Grumman Corp
Susan Rogers
Chief People Officer
School Health Corporation
Jacob H. Sadoff
Drew J. Schaefer
Senior Vice President - Division Head
Cornerstone National Bank & Trust
Jeffrey F. Sronkoski
Principal and Chairman,
Legat Architects
Marianne J. Stanke
Client Relations Executive,
Dr. Robin S. Turpin
Director, Health Delivery Systems and Pharmacoeconomics,
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Gregory G. Werner
Senior Vice President,
Mortenson Construction

Emeritus Directors

Martha A. Bell
Tilton, Kelly + Bell, L.L.C.
Jeffery J. Bowden
(Retired) Senior Vice President,
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Luz N. Canino-Baker
LNC Coaching LLC.
Rita Canning
Community Philanthropist
Mark W. Cleary
(Retired)Vice President of Supply Chain Management
Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronic Systems
Clark Delanois
Senior Vice President,
Northern Trust
Robert P. Fiorani
(Retired) Vice President Communication,
Schneider Electric
Kathleen A. Gilmer
(Retired) Outreach Centers Director,
Northern Illinois University
Robert H. Glorch
Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch
Richard T. Guttman
(Retired) Vice President, Industry & Government
Affairs and Assistant General Counsel
Schneider Electric
Diane G. Hill
(Retired) Northwestern University
School of Communication
Dr. Robin M. Hoffer
(Retired) GCG Financial Inc.
Richard D. Hoffman
Atomatic Mechanical Services, Inc.
Kris Howard Jensen
(Retired) Girl Scouts – Illinois Crossroads Council
(Retired) Harper College Board of Trustees
James R. Lancaster
(Deceased) Executive Vice President,
First Chicago NBD
Joseph J. Legat
Legat Architects
Jack A. Lloyd
Market President,
BMO Harris Bank
Thomas P. MacCarthy
Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company
Lane Moyer
Vedder Price PC
Rita L. Mullins
(Retired) Mayor,
Village of Palatine
Kenneth J. Nykiel
(Retired) Partner,
Clifton Gunderson LLP
Carol C. Pankros
(Retired) Founder and Financial Advisor,
CCP, Inc.
Richard D. Schonhoff
(Retired) President,
Northern Trust
Al Shapiro 
(Deceased) President,
Active Glass Company Inc.
Gerald J. Smoller
Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit
Stephen J. Topolski
(Retired) Partner,
Donald D. Torisky
Century Solutions, L.L.C.
Mary Jo Willis
(Retired)Professor Emerita,
Harper College Speech and Theatre Department
Thomas G. Wischhusen
Senior Vice President and Managing Director
Northern Trust