Frank D. Cella
Frank Cella has over 30 years of domestic and international insurance industry experience and is a managing director with Marsh USA, Inc., a leading global insurance broker. He currently leads the U.S. Education Practice in the Midwest and is based in Chicago. He has been with Marsh for over 21 years.
Jamel SC Wright
Jamel Wright was appointed Eureka College’s 27th president in 2017 after serving one year as the college’s interim president. She joined the college in 2014 as vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives. Previously, she was a faculty member at Saint Louis (Missouri) University and at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She was the first in her family to earn a college degree. Her training and experience in communication and crisis management led to a role with the Ferguson Commission.
Clifton L. Fenton
A retired investment banker who specialized in creating financial products that helped low and moderate income people secure housing, Clif 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 is area executive vice president at Gallagher, an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm. He focuses on higher education and nonprofit entities.
Clifton L. Fenton
Audit and Investment Committee
ACI Secretary-Treasurer Clif Fenton also serves as chair of the Audit and Investment Committee.
Watchen Nyanue is a strategic marketing and business development expert from Liberia, who resides in Chicago. She is currently vice president of marketing partnerships for the WNBA Chicago Sky. In addition, she is also the Founder of I Choose the Ladder, a company focused on curating content and experiences for Black women on the corporate climb. Prior to working at the Sky, she worked at Comedy Central, Hearst Digital, Yahoo! and Johnson Publishing Company.
Lyn Bulman is retired from Fellowes, Inc., where she served as executive vice president of global human resources. Fellowes, Inc., is a 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 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.
MEMBERS AT LARGE
Gene C. Crume, Jr.
Gene Crume, Jr. was appointed Judson University’s sixth president in February 2013. Before coming to Judson, Crume was an independent consultant working with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and the Peru State College Foundation (Nebraska) on external relations and strategic planning. He spent a significant portion of his career at Western Kentucky University (WKU) as executive director of the WKU Alumni Association and taught as an adjunct instructor. Crume was executive vice president and assistant professor at Midland Lutheran College (now Midland University) and president of the Indiana State University Foundation.
Eric W. Fulcomer
Eric Fulcomer was named Rockford University’s 18th president in 2016 after serving three years as Rockford’s vice president for enrollment management, with nearly two decades of leadership experience in higher education. Prior to Rockford, he served 19 years at Bluffton University in Ohio, most recently as vice president for enrollment management and student life, where he oversaw and managed 11 functional areas including the undergraduate admissions, financial aid and student life offices. Fulcomer served 11 years in elected positions in Bluffton, including village council member, village council president and mayor.
Chipo C. Nyambuya
Chipo 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.