Wednesday October 26, 2005

New Trustees Named

The University of Dayton has appointed a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, a nationally known investment strategist, an executive with Abbott Laboratories and an entrepreneur to its board of trustees for three-year terms.

The University of Dayton has appointed a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, a nationally known investment strategist, an executive with Abbott Laboratories and an entrepreneur to its board of trustees for three-year terms. They are:

* Katherine Schipper, a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Before joining the FASB, she was the L. Palmer Fox Professor of Business Administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. She has served the American Accounting Association as president and as director of research. Since 1998, she has served on UD's Business Advisory Council. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from UD in 1971 and holds MBA, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.

* Robert Froehlich, chairman of the investor strategy committee of Deutsche Asset Management Americas and vice chairman of Scudder Investments. He helped guide the design of UD's Davis Center for Portfolio Management, where students manage $3.6 million of the University's endowment. He also helped launch UD's annual RISE (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) symposium, which last year drew 1,000 finance students, professors and business professionals to hear the biggest names on Wall Street. A former Beavercreek city manager, he received a bachelor's degree in history in 1975 and a master's degree in public administration in 1976 from UD. He also holds a master's degree in financial management from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. in public policy from California Western University.

* Catherine Babington, vice president for investor relations and public affairs for Abbott Laboratories and president of The Abbott Laboratories Fund. The fund supports such initiatives as Step Forward, which assists children, families and communities affected by AIDS in developing countries such as Tanzania. She's a member of UD's College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board. She earned a bachelor's degree in dietetics from UD in 1974 and an MBA from Loyola University.

* Richard Pfleger, Indianapolis entrepreneur and former vice president, operations for North America, for Juniper Networks. He received a bachelor's degree in marketing from UD in 1977.

Trustees stepping off the board after completing their terms include Thomas Breitenbach, the Rev. Eugene Contadino, S.M., Brother Joe Kamis, S.M., and Dennis Meyer.

A top-tier national university, the University of Dayton ranks among the 10 best Catholic universities in the nation and is the largest private university in Ohio.