Search Committee

The search committee represents a cross-section of the Aurora University community. WittKieffer, a global search firm with substantial experience in presidential and executive searches in higher education, is assisting with the search. Lucy Leske, senior partner, will lead the WittKieffer team with Christine J. Pendleton and Ashlee Winters Musser.


Aurora University Presidential Search Committee

John Ammons '83 – Trustee
Board Chair, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee

Hilary Brennan '83 – Trustee

Doug Craft '75 – Trustee

Chad DeKing '83 – Trustee

Hilary Rantisi '93 – Trustee

Ann Sheets '77 (GWC) – Trustee

Dr. Matt Kneller
Professor of Communication, Director of General Education

Dr. Chetna Patel
Professor of Chemistry, Smith Distinguished Chair in Science and Mathematics, Chair of Physical Sciences

Dr. Ed Howerton
Associate Professor of Education, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Social Work

Kara Fenne
Associate Professor of Nursing, Chair of Undergraduate Nursing

Tory Nair
Director of Career Services

Kallie Sakamoto
Student, Senior, Criminal Justice Major, Women's Golf Team Member


Presidential Search Committee Support

Becca Flaminio
Executive Support