Regents of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

Regents of The Lincoln Academy elect the officers of the Academy, who serve six-year terms. The Regents set Academy policies to be implemented by the Chancellor.

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    Frank Clark

    Office HolderRegent

    TitleChairman and CEO ComEd, Retired

    Home City and StateChicago, IL

    Brief BiographyRetired chairman and CEO of ComEd. Serves on many non-for-profit and corporate boards, co-founder of the Rowe-Clark Math and Science Academy in Chicago’s West Side.

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    Margaret "Meg" A. Cline, CFA, CFP

    Office HolderRegent

    TitleVice President for Gift Planning & Trust Services, University of Illinois Foundation

    Home City and StateChampaign, IL

    Brief BiographyFormer Associate Dean of Advancement, College of ACES Advancement Team”; former Director of Principal Gifts and Gift Planning Advisor with University of Illinois Foundation; B.S. College Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) & MBA from UIUC.


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    Jane Denes

    Office HolderRegent

    TitlePartner, Posegate & Denes, P.C.

    Home City and StateSpringfield, IL

    Brief BiographyPartner, Posegate & Denes, P.C.| Member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, Sangamon County Bar Association, among others


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    George J. Dohrmann, MD, PhD

    Office HolderRegent

    Home City and StateChicago, IL

    Brief BiographyEmeritus faculty and neurosurgeon at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Represents the United States on several committees of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (the neurosurgical equivalent of the United Nations). 2001 Bucy Award given annually to one neurosurgeon in the world for “outstanding contributions to neurosurgical education.” 2012 Career Achievement Award from the Chicago Neurological Society for “exceptional expertise, knowledge, dedication and recognition in the field of neurosurgery and neurological research.” 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association, when the international organization held its meeting in New Delhi, India.


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    Andrea "Andy" Hasten

    Office HolderRegent

    TitleSenior Vice President, Northern Trust

    Home City and StateChicago, IL

    Brief BiographyStudent Laureate (MacMurray College) in the first year the award was presented in 1974. Sr VP at Northern Trust Company and manages the Estate Settlement division in Wealth Management.


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    Dennis Lyle

    Office HolderRegent

    TitlePresident and CEO, Illinois Broadcasters Association

    Home City and StateCarterville, IL

    Brief BiographyB.S. and Masters Degrees from Southern Illinois University and was honored by the college in 2011 with its Alumni Achievement Award; currently serves on the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts Dean’s National Industry Council; U.S. Department of Justice 2010 ‘Media Person of the Year’


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    Stephanie Pace Marshall, PhD

    Office HolderRegent

    TitleNext Generation Leadership Co-chair, Founding President and President Emerita, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

    Home City and StateBurr Ridge, IL

    Brief BiographyFounding president of the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology; president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, International; a director on numerous boards including: the FRY Foundation (Chicago); the IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education; The Society for Science and the Public (D.C.), and Ubiquity University; earned Ph.D from Loyola University of Chicago. Received the Order of Lincoln and became a Lincoln Laureate in 2005. In 2016, Dr. Marshall was appointed by Governor Bruce Rauner to the Illinois Bicentennial Commission.


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    Lester H. McKeever, Jr.

    Office HolderRegent

    TitleManaging Principal, Washington, Mitchell Titus

    Home City and StateChicago, IL

    Brief BiographyChairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; licensed CPA in IL, WI, IN and MI and licensed attorney, IL, U.S. District Courts and U.S. Tax Court


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    Alexandra "Zan" Ransburg

    Office HolderRegent

    TitleCivic Leader

    Home City and StatePeoria, IL

    Brief BiographyCommunity leader with extensive volunteer experience. A graduate of Butler University.


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    Doug Stewart

    Office HolderRegent

    Home City and StateDunlap, IL

    Brief BiographyDoug and Vicky Stewart have been great supporters of nonprofits throughout central Illinois for more than 35 years.


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    Donald R. Tracy

    Office HolderRegent

    TitlePartner, Brown Hay & Stephens

    Home City and StateSpringfield, IL

    Brief BiographyActive in the Illinois State Bar Association, past president Sangamon County Bar Association, and past chair Illinois Institute of Business Law.


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    Eric R. Trimble

    Office HolderRegent

    TitlePresident, Trimble Funeral and Cremation Centers

    Home City and StateMoline, IL

    Brief BiographyPresident of 141-yr old, family-owned Trimble Inc. in Moline. The firm operates Trimble Funeral Homes & Crematory, Veterans Funeral Care, Trimble Funeral Planning, a registered insurance agency, CityView Celebrations at Trimble Pointe, a reception and event venue, and WaterMark Corners and Stationers. Has served on the Funeral Directors Licensing Board for the State of Illinois, and is a past president of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, a 33rd Degree Mason, a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, and is active in the Quad City community. Graduate of Cornell College and the University of Minnesota.


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    Dia S. Weil

    Office HolderRegent

    Home City and StateWinnetka, IL

    Brief BiographyRetired CEO of an e-commerce software company. One of the founders of GTE Airfone and Founder and General Manager of two of its joint ventures. Current board member of Eltek ASA, a publicly traded international Power Company based in Norway. Served as Chairman of the Board of Notre Dame High School for Girls on Chicago’s northwest side, where she was honored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur with their “Educating for Life Award” and by the City Council of Chicago for her work in education.