New Trustees and Officers Named by Illinois Wesleyan Board
May 9, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Two new members were named to the Illinois Wesleyan University
Board of Trustees and a third moved from Alumni Association Trustee to Active Trustee
status at the Board’s May 3-4 meeting. In addition, officers were elected for the
2012-13 academic year and one long-time trustee was granted emeritus status.
Ann E. Marquis-Fisher ’82
L. Tracy Wych ’77
Steven A. Ring ’79
Ann E. Marquis-Fisher ’82 of Pleasanton, Calif. was elected as the new Alumni Association
Trustee, replacing L. Tracy Wych ’77 of Chatham, N.J., who was elected to Active Trustee
status. Both will join the class of 2015. The second new trustee elected was Steven
A. Ring ’79 of Itasca, Ill. who will fill a vacancy in the trustee class of 2014.
Also, long-time trustee Robert E. Evans ’62 of Holden, Mass., who was first appointed
during the presidency of Minor Myers, jr., was given emeritus status.
Re-elected as officers for the 2012-13 year were: Chair George A. Vinyard ’71; Vice
Chairs Herbert A. Getz ’77, Willie G. Brown and Thomas L. Brown ’79; Secretary Jean
M. Baird ’80; and, Treasurer Robert E. Field ‘67.
Marquis-Fisher, formerly with Wells Fargo, is the incoming national president of Sigma
Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women (SAI). She is a past president of the IWU San
Francisco Regional Alumni Association and has headed up the East Bay regional alumni
committee. As a student she was co-editor of the Wesleyana yearbook, a member of two
professional honor societies and belonged to SAI Music Fraternity.
Wych has recently retired from Deutsche Bank Americas in New York where she served
as Managing Director/Regional Head of Group Audit. She has been an active member of
the Alumni Association, serving as reunion chair, class agent and region president.
She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. Her parents are Wesleyan graduates
and her daughter was a member of the class of 2012.
Ring is Corporate Vice President for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the world’s
largest insurance brokerage and risk management firms. Gallagher operates in 17 countries
and has client-service capabilities in 100 countries through its Gallagher Global
Alliance. While a student he was member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, the baseball team
and was inducted into the Order of the Titans.
Trustees re-elected to the class of 2015, who will be serving with Marquis-Fisher
and Wych, include: Jean M. Baird ’80, Michael A. Clark ’76, Mary E. Crego ’79, Judith
E. Favell ’66, Todd M. French ’93, Herbert A. Getz ’77. Michael L. Tipsord ’81, Byron
Tucci ’66, George A. Vinyard ’71, Steven J. Wannemacher ’73 and David G. Wilkins ’74.
Contact: Matt Kurz (309) 556-3203