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Board of Trustees

CTU's Board of Trustees and Life Trustees

The Board of Trustees governs the fiscal, educational, and administrative affairs of Catholic Theological Union. It is composed of 24 Trustees from the religious communities sponsoring CTU and 21 at-large Trustees who hold leadership roles in business, education, and civic life.




Kurt F. Hartrich, OFM 
Order of Friars Minor
Sacred Heart Province
Chicago, IL

Miguel Alvarez, cs
Missionaries of St. Charles (Scalabrinians)
Province of St. John the Baptist
Chicago, IL

Joseph C. Bathke, CPPS
Missionaries of the Precious Blood
Kansas City Province
Chicago, IL

Paul J. Bernier, SSS
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament
Province of St. Ann
Cleveland, OH

Ann Kenny Carr
Chicago, IL

Joseph Cheah, OSM
Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites)
USA Province
Chicago, IL

Judith Chiarelli
Argonne National Laboratory
Chicago, IL

William Cieslak, OFM Capuchin
Capuchin Franciscan Friars
St. Joseph Province
Chicago, IL

John R. Conley, CP
Congregation of the Passion
Holy Cross Province
Chicago, IL

Mary Margaret Cowhey
Land & Lakes Company
Rosemont, IL  

Gregory Darr (Maryknoll Rep.)
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
U.S. Foundation
Chicago, IL

Eddie DeLeon, CMF
Claretian Missionaries
Eastern Province
Chicago, IL

David Donnay, osc
Cannons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross
(Crosier Fathers and Brothers)
Province of St. Odilia
Phoenix, AZ

Katherine D. “Connie” Falcone
Chicago Cubs
Chicago, IL

Gerald F. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cornerstone Bancorp, Inc.
Palatine, IL

Mark R. Francis, CSV, ex officio
Catholic Theological Union
Chicago, IL

James R. Halstead, OSA
Order of St. Augustine (Augustinians)
Our Mother of Good Counsel Province
Chicago, IL

J. Michael Heaton
O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes, LLC
Wilmette, IL

James B. Herring, O Praem
Canons Regular of Premontre (Norbertines)
St. Norbert Abbey
De Pere, WI

John B. Higgins
Higgins Associates, LLC (retired)
Northbrook, IL

Michael Hutchins, SVD
Society of the Divine Word
Chicago Province
Techny, IL

Perri L. Irmer
Callidus International, LLC
Chicago, IL

Thomas G. Kass, CSV
Clerics of St. Viator (Viatorians)
Province of the United States
Chicago, IL

Bernard Kennedy, OFM
Order of the Friars Minor (Franciscans)
Province of the United States
Chicago, IL

James F. Leahy
American Hotel Register Company
Vernon Hills, IL

Mark Marangone, sx
Xaverian Missionaries
U.S.A. Province
Franklin, WI

Donna J. Markham, OP
Catholic Health Partners
Cincinnati, OH

William J. McNally
Chicago, IL

Michael Miller, MSC
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
United States Province
Aurora, IL

David M. Murdoch
Wilmette, IL

Michael E. Murphy
Chicago, IL

John D. Oliverio
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Glendale, WI

Carolyn Noonan Parmer
Winnetka, IL

Mark Peres, CPPS
Society of the Precious Blood
Cincinnati Province
Chicago, IL

Christopher Promis, CSSp
Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans)
Eastern Province
Chicago, IL

Thomas L. Taylor
Glenview, IL

Francis S. Tebbe, OFM
Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
St. John the Baptist Province
Chicago, IL

Richard H. Tilghman
Pepper Environmental Technologies (retired)
Glenview, IL

Edward R. Udovic, CM (At-large)
DePaul University
Chicago, IL

Raymond Walsh (Columban Rep.)
Society of St. Columban
United States Region
Chicago, IL

Paul Wierichs, CP
Congregation of the Passion
St. Paul of the Cross Province
New Rochelle, NY

Joan S. Wrenn
Hudson Precision Products
Chicago, IL

CTU’s Life Trustees

Robert L. Berner, Jr.
Baker & McKenzie
Chicago, IL

Thomas J. Boodell, Jr.
Boodell & Domanskis, LLC
Chicago, IL

Donna M. Carroll
Dominican University
River Forest, IL

Rev. Theodore Cirone, C.M.F.
Claretian Missionaries
Chicago, IL

Eleanor O. Clarke
Lake Forest, IL

Hon. Richard D. Cudahy
United States Court of Appeals
Seventh Circuit
Chicago, IL

Richard DeGraff
Lisle, IL

James M. Denny
Two Rivers LLC
Chicago, IL

Rev. Michael Doyle, O.S.M.
Order of Friars Servants of Mary
Chicago, IL

Daniel J. Foley
RBC Dain Rauscher
Chicago, IL

Teresita Gonzales-Lowry
Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago, IL

James Haugh
Burr Ridge, IL

Sr. Kathleen Hughes, R.S.C.J.
Society of the Sacred Heart
St. Louis, MO

William Lawlor, III
Kenilworth, IL

Rev. Sebastian MacDonald, C.P.
Congregation of the Passion
Holy Cross Province
Chicago, IL

Anthony Mandolini
Glenview, IL

John J. McHugh
Michael Best & Friedrich
Chicago, IL

Richard J. Meister
DePaul University (retired)
Oak Park, IL

Rev. James E. Michaletz, C.S.V.
Clerics of St. Viator
Arlington Heights, IL

Daniel R. Murray
Jenner & Block, LLC
Chicago, IL

Joan F. Neal
Cabrini College
Radnor, PA

Thomas M. Owens
The Owens Foundation
Palos Heights, IL

Rev. Thomas P. Reynolds, S.S.C.
Missionary Society of St. Columban
Los Angeles, CA

Sr. Katarina Schuth, O.S.F.
St. Paul Seminary
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN

Rev. Donald Senior, C.P.
President Emeritus
Catholic Theological Union
Chicago, IL

Rev. Michael J. Slattery, O.S.A.
Order of St. Augustine
Philadelphia, PA

Edmund A. Stephan, Jr.
Lincolnshire, IL

Marjorie Stephan
Wilmette, IL

Barry Sullivan
Cooney & Conway Chair in Advocacy and Professor of Law
Loyola University
Chicago, IL

Fidelis N. Umeh 
Versay Solutions, LLC
Deerfield, IL

Mary-Frances Veeck
Chicago, IL