Board of Trustees

In 1967, Saint Louis University became the first major Catholic university in the United States to give lay and clergy people combined legal responsibility for institutional policy as members of its board of trustees. Today, the board is the principal governing authority for the University, charged with fiduciary responsibility and with preserving and enhancing SLU’s Jesuit mission.

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Members of SLU's Board of Trustees are elected to three­-year terms and may stand for re­-election for two additional three­-year terms. Trustees are volunteers and are not compensated for their service.

The board meets four times a year and has a number of standing committees that include faculty, staff and student representatives.

Current Board Members

Joseph Conran, Chairman (’67, ’70)
Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

Patrick J. Sly, Vice Chairman (’77)
Executive Vice President, Emerson

Peter F. Benoist Jr. (’70, ’75)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Financial Services Corp.

Albert C. Black Jr.
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, On­Target Supplies and Logistics

William Blase Jr. (’91)
Senior Executive Vice President ­ Human Resources, AT&T

George Brill (’75)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Talisen Technologies Inc.

Thomas M. Buchanan (’77)
Managing Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Richard O. Buhler, S.J. (’61, ’62, ’70)
Rector, Jesuit Community of Saint Louis University, Society of Jesus

Leanne Caret
President and Chief Executive Officer, Defense, Space & Security, The Boeing Co.

Richard Chaifetz (’75)
Founder, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych Corporation; Chairman of Chaifetz Group, ComPsych Corporation; Chaifetz Group

W. Winston Chan (’81, ’83)
Chief Executive Officer, Corvusys Inc.

Robert J. Ciapciak (‘79)
Partner, Edward Jones

Kevin Cullen, S.J. (’80, ’84)
Jesuits of the U.S. Central and Southern Province (on sabbatical)

J. Daniel Daly, S.J.
Treasurer, Jesuits of the U.S. Central and Southern Province

Gerald E. Daniels
CEO (retired), Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile

L.B. Eckelkamp Jr.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Washington

Robert N. Fox (’76)
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, NewSpace, Inc., the Clark­Fox Family Foundation

Anne Gagen (’72, ’76)
Managing Director (retired), the Private Bank

Chang Soo Huh (’77)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GS Group

Edward B. Ignaczak
Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing (retired), Express Scripts

Joseph F. Imbs III (’75)
Regional Chairman and St. Louis Market President (retired), US Bank

Darryl Jones (’77)
Managing Partner, D&D Concessions

Paul D. Kalsbeek
Regional Group Head, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

James P. Kavanaugh (’86)
Chief Executive Officer, World Wide Technology Inc.

Paul G. Lorenzini
Chief Executive Officer (retired), Future Fuel Corp.

Robert W. May (’71, ’85)
General Counsel (retired), TLC Vision

Virginia McDowell
President and Chief Operating Officer (retired), Isle of Capri Casinos Inc.

Michael C. McFarland, S.J.
Treasurer, USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus

Robert L. Niehoff, S.J.
President, John Carroll University

Frank E. O'Donnell, Jr, MD (’70)
Manager, Hopkins Capital Group, LLC

Robert O'Loughlin
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lodging Hospitality Management

G. Keith Phoenix (’74)
Senior Counsel, Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

Stephen A. Privett, S.J.
Chancellor, University of San Francisco

Jacqueline Drury Pollvogt (’85, ’88)
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Drury Development Corporation

Daniel A. Rodrigues (’77)
Chief Operating Officer, Herndon Products LLC

Michael J. Sheeran, S.J. (’63, ’64, ’67, ’91)
President, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

Rex A. Sinquefield (’67)
President, Show Me Institute

James T. Smith
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (retired), IPSOS Americas

Gregory R. Stubblefield
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Martha Uhlhorn
President/Owner, La Bonne Bouchée Wholesale Bakery and Gourmet To Go

University President Fred P. Pestello serves as an ex­officio voting member of the board. Vice President and General Counsel William Kauffman is board secretary. 

Trustee Emeriti

SLU also has trustee emeriti, former trustees who do not make motions, vote or hold office, but are entitled to all other privileges of board members.

Current trustee emeriti are: J. Joe Adorjan, John Alberici, Barry Beracha, Thomas H. Brouster Sr., William H.T. Bush, John Cook, Walter Davisson, Charles L. Drury Sr., Aloys H. Litteken, Michael F. Shanahan Sr., Nancy Siwak, Francis A. Stroble and Kenneth Teasdale.