Dean's Alumni Advisory Committee

The Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board

The Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board consists of alumni of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (and its predecessors, Mundelein Collee and University College). Members are industry and business leaders who support the development, growth, and sustainability of SCPS through strategic direction.  

Goals of the Board:

  • Provide direction, strategy, and ideas for high-level initiatives and services which will strengthen SCPS
  • Advise the Dean and SCPS staff on curriculum and student and alumni programs
  • Evaluate current programs and projected workforce needs
  • Offer insight into market trends, curriculum development, and program direction
  • Act as an ambassador for SCPS in the community
  • Promote broader alumni engagement

Committee Members are listed below.

Name Title 
David Backus Former Chief Financial Officer, Stellar Industries
Steve Bernas CEO and President, Better Business Bureau of Chicago
Wendy Braun Corporate Human Resources Manager, Provisur Technologies Inc
Gianna Carabez  Paralegal, Anderson & Boback
LeRoy Chalmers Project Manager, Archdiocese of Chicago
Joe Dobrzynski Head Trader, McKinley Capital Management LLC
Cynthia Dickens Human Resources Lead - North America, Pfizer
Linda Forman President, Linda Forman CPA PC
Paul Gadbut Managing Partner, Winged Foot Partners Inc
Michael Gentile President, Premier Health Concepts
Michael Huiras Vice President Sales and Marketing, Flexan LLC
 Brian Johnson Founder and Financial Planner, CommonWealth Initiative 
May Safadi Khoury  Vice President, Northern Trust
Robin May-McMorris  Senior Advisor, Client Operations, CVS Health
 Margaret McGrath Vice President and Senior Counsel, HSBC North America 
 Bill McGuire Consultant,The Grant Park Group; Faculty, Loyola University Chicago
Peter Sagala Chief Financial Officer, Bachman Engineering Company
Peter Ponzio Faculty, Loyola University Chicago
Latesha Tubbs Senior Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management and Communications
Alicia Vega Executive Director, Changing Worlds
Carmen Velasquez Founder, Retired - Alivio Medical Center

Contact Dina Carr, Director of Partnerships at for further information and questions.