Associated Colleges of Illinois




Jim Wylie


Wylie is managing director of Marsh, a global insurance broking and risk management firm. This is his second term as ACI board chair. He also serves on the board of directors of the Midwest Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation.


Barbara A. Farley 


Farley is the 14th president of Illinois College, with more than 25 years at a range of liberal arts colleges and universities, most recently as vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Clif Fenton

 Clifton L. Fenton 


A retired investment banker who specialized in creating financial products that helped low and moderate income people secure housing,  Fenton has served on the Associated Colleges of Illinois board for the past 12 years. In addition to his role as treasurer, he also chairs ACI’s Audit and Investment Committee.



Bill Powell 

Advancement Committee

Powell is area executive vice president at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm. He focuses on higher education and nonprofit entities.

Clif Fenton

 Clifton L. Fenton

Audit and Investment Committee

ACI Secretary-Treasurer Clif Fenton also serves as chair of the Audit and Investment Committee.

Lyn Bulman

Lyn Bulman 

Program Committee

Bulman is executive vice president of global human resources at Fellowes, Inc., the global manufacturer and marketer of business machines, records storage, and office accessories. Previously, she was senior vice president of human resources and corporate relations at Galileo International, where she held several HR positions in Europe and the United States over 11 years.


Jerry Murphy 

Trusteeship Committee

Murphy is retired from DeVry Education Group where, as senior VP/operations for DeVry University, he was responsible for all North American campus and center operations, including leading more than 2,500 employees at 80+ locations enrolling 40,000 students. Currently, he is a consultant with engagements that include work in the Middle East and South Africa. Murphy is a former trustee and past board chair at Quincy University.


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John L. Comerford 

Comerford became Blackburn’s 16th president in 2013. Previously, he was vice president and dean of student life at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.


Chipo C. Nyambuya 

Nyambuya is founder and principal of Virgil, LLC, where she advises small- and medium-sized enterprises and service firms on implementing CSR/ESG approaches to their operations. Her professional experience of nearly 20 years includes cross-sector experience, advising Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups, international development agencies and foreign governments.


David L. Parkyn 

Parkyn became president of North Park University in 2006, culminating a 30+ year career as a professional educator, including serving his alma mater, Messiah College, for 23 years, in progressively more responsible positions.


Augustana College

Steven C. Bahls

Dominican University

Donna M. Carroll

Illinois College

Barbara A. Farley

McKendree University

James M. Dennis

North Park University

David L. Parkyn

Rockford University

Eric W. Fulcomer

Benedictine University

Michael S. Brophy

Elmhurst College

Troy VanAken

Judson University

Gene C. Crume, Jr.

Millikin University

Patrick E. White

Olivet Nazarene University

John C. Bowling

Trinity Christian College

Kurt D. Dykstra

Blackburn College

John L. Comerford

Eureka College

Jamel Santa Cruze Wright

Knox College

Teresa L. Amott

Monmouth College

Clarence R. Wyatt

Principia College

Jonathan W. Palmer

University of St. Francis

Arvid C. Johnson

Concordia University Chicago

Daniel L. Gard

Greenville College

Ivan Filby

Lewis University

David J. Livingston

North Central College

Troy D. Hammond

Quincy University

Robert A. Gervasi

Wheaton College

Philip G. Ryken


Nicholas S. Amatangelo

Bowne & Co. Inc. (retired)

Alan Burkhard

Call One, Inc.

Clifton L. Fenton

Investment Banker (retired)

Bradley J. Mease

Baker Tilly

Chipo C. Nyambuya

Virgil, LLC

Joseph J. Perkoski

Robbins Schwartz

Leslie J. Sawyer

Environmental Design International, Inc.

Louis Apostol

Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board

Frank D. Cella


Frank Jakosz

Sikich LLP

Jerry Murphy

DeVry Education Group (retired)

Laura Ortega-Lamela

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Kayla Portwood


George J. Tarulis, III

Old Republic Specialty Insurance Underwriters

Ellen M. Babbitt

Franczek Radelet

Wale Cole


James Johnson

Apex Venture Partners

Elizabeth Neiderkorn

Aon Corporation

Shaelyn Otikor

Northern Trust

Bill Powell

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

J. Vincent Williams

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Lyn Bulman

Fellowes, Inc.

Mark F. Cross

United Parcel Service

Vernon Kowal

New Market Advisory, LLC

Terri Diggs Norman


J. Scot Pepper

Pepper Construction

Brian R. Powers

TTX Company

James S. Wylie



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