April 26, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 15

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    University Board of Trustees elects four new members

    Thomas Cole

    The University Board of Trustees elected four new members at its Thursday, April 12 meeting. The four new Trustees are Thomas Cole, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Partner at Sidley & Austin; Craig Duchossois, CEO of Duchossois Industries Inc.; Michael Klingensmith, President of Sports Illustrated; and Walter Massey, President of Morehouse College.

    Since 1975, Cole has been with Sidley & Austin, the second-largest law firm in Chicago.

    As chairman of the Executive Committee, Cole oversees the firm’s policy-setting group. His area of expertise is in public company mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and corporate governance.

    In addition to his work at Sidley & Austin, Cole is a Director of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations and of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. He also serves on the boards of the Ravinia Festival and Northwestern Memorial Healthcare.

    He received his J.D. from the University’s Law School in 1975 and a B.A. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University in 1970. Cole taught corporate governance at the Law School from 1993 to 1998, and has served on his 10th, 15th and 20th Law School reunion committees.

    Craig Duchossois

    Duchossois is CEO of Duchossois Industries Inc., a family owned and operated company.

    He also serves as Chairman of the Board for the company’s largest subsidiary, Thrall Car Manufacturing Company, and of the Chamberlain Group, Inc.

    Duchossois is the Vice President and Director of the Duchossois Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Churchill Downs Inc., Bissell Inc., Blue Rhino Corp. and LaSalle National Bank. Duchossois also is involved with the Culver Educational Foundation and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

    Duchossois received his B.A. and M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Since 1988, he has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the University Hospitals and Health System, and from 1995 to 1998, he served on the Medical Center’s Major Gifts Committee. He is currently co-chairman of the Medical Center’s Campaign Steering Committee.

    Michael Klingensmith

    As President of Sports Illustrated, Klingensmith is in charge of business operations and consumer marketing. In 1990, he co-founded Entertainment Weekly magazine, which won the prestigious National Magazine Award in 1995.

    Klingensmith is a Director of the Magazine Publishers of America as well as of the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

    A University alumnus, Klingensmith received his A.B. in 1975 and his M.B.A. in 1976. He currently serves on the Visiting Committee on the College and Student Activities and is Chairman of the Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. He is a former member of the Alumni Association Board of Governors and was President of that group from 1996 to 1998.

    Walter Massey

    Massey is the ninth president of Morehouse College, the nation’s only historically black, all-male, four-year, liberal arts institution. Prior to accepting this position, he served as Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs for the University of California system. While there, he was responsible for the development of academic and research planning and policy, budget planning and allocations, and programmatic oversight of the three national laboratories that the University of California system manages for the Department of Energy.

    He also has been Director of the National Science Foundation.

    From 1979 to 1984, Massey was Director of Argonne National Laboratory, and from 1982 to 1992 he served as the University’s Vice President for Research and Argonne National Laboratory. He also has served as Chairman and President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as Vice President of the American Physical Society. He also has been a member of the National Science Board and the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology.

    Massey has served on several corporate boards, including BankAmerica Corp., Motorola Inc. and BP-Amoco.

    Massey received his B.S. in physics and mathematics from Morehouse College in 1958, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from Washington University-St. Louis in 1966.