ST. LOUIS--Saint Louis University is pleased to announce the addition of nine new members to the University’s board of trustees. The new trustees are:
·Richard D. Baron, co-founder, chairman and CEO of McCormack Baron and Associates, Inc. Baron received an honorary degree from Saint Louis University in 2001.
·Thomas H. Brouster, chairman, CEO and majority owner of Forbes First Financial, the holding company for Pioneer Bank and Trust.
·Richard O. Buhler, S.J., director and superior of the White House Retreat, St. Louis, Mo. Buhler received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Saint Louis University.
·Robert G. Clark, chairman and CEO of Clayco Construction Company.
·Gerald E. Daniels, senior vice president of The Boeing Co. and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems.
·Eva Louise Frazer, physician and former director of internal medicine for BarnesCare.
·Richard J. Mark, senior vice president of Ancilla Systems, Inc. and president and CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital in East St. Louis, IL. Mark received an honorary degree from Saint Louis University in 1997.
·Rex Sinquefield, founder, co-chairman of the board and chief investment officer of Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc. of Santa Monica, CA. Sinquefield received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University.
·Sandra Van Trease, president, chief operating officer and corporate director of RightCHOICE Managed Care, Inc.
“We are honored to have nine people with such distinguished backgrounds join the University’s board of trustees,” said University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J. “They bring experience, commitment and leadership that will be extremely valuable as we seek to realize our vision to have Saint Louis University recognized as the finest Catholic University in the country.”
Biographies of the new trustees are included.
Richard D. Baron
Richard D. Baron is co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of McCormack Baron and Associates, Inc., based in St. Louis. McCormack Baron is a nationally recognized urban real estate development and management firm that has completed more than 83 developments in 23 cities, including St. Louis. McCormack Baron specializes in redevelopment of inner city neighborhoods located in or near central business districts. The corporation’s St. Louis projects include the Westin St. Louis, Cupples Station redevelopment, Westminster Place, the Center of Contemporary Arts (COCA), Allen Market Lane, and the George L. Vaughn Residences at Murphy Park.
Baron is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of California-Berkeley and a law degree from the University of Michigan.
He serves on the board of the St. Louis Community College Foundation, Downtown Now!, COCA, St. Louis 2004, Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS), the Brookings Institution and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is a member of the executive advisory board for the Saint Louis University College of Public Service and received an honorary degree from SLU at the May 19, 2001 commencement.
Thomas H. Brouster
Thomas H. Brouster is chairman, chief executive officer and majority owner of Forbes First Financial, the holding company for Pioneer Bank and Trust, an independent state chartered bank specializing in small and middle market companies.
Brouster has more than 35 years of banking experience and has spent his career acquiring and performing the turnaround management of 14 financial institutions in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas.
Brouster is a director of the Missouri Independent Bankers Association and a member of SLU’s John Cook School of Business Executive Advisory Board. He also served three years on the St. Louis Archdiocese School Board, including one term as president. He and his wife are lifelong residents of St. Louis. Brouster has two sons, 32 and 29, and one daughter, 3. He is also the grandfather of four.
Richard O. Buhler, S.J.
Richard O. Buhler, S.J., is director and superior of the White House Retreat in St. Louis. He is also a member of the Priests’ Council of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. From 1991 to 1998, he was director and superior of Scared Heart Jesuit Retreat House in Sedalia, Co. He is a former executive secretary of the USA Jesuit Conference in Washington, D.C. and former president of St. John’s College in Belize City, Belize, C.A.
Buhler is a member of the board of directors of St. Louis University High School, DeSmet Jesuit High School and Loyola Academy.
Fr. Buhler was ordained in 1970. He received his bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from SLU. He received a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Tulane University in 1974.
Robert G. Clark
Robert G. Clark is the chairman and CEO of St. Louis-based Clayco Construction Company. Formed by Clark in 1984, Clayco has grown to be one of the nation’s largest and most creative design-builders, building for the commercial, industrial, distribution and sports markets. Engineering News Record Magazine ranks Clayco as the 87th Largest Contracting
Company and Design-Build Magazine ranks the company 15th among the country’s Top 150 Master Builders.
Clayco provides full project development and turnkey services, including real estate acquisition/development, master planning, architectural services, pre-construction, value engineering, construction services, equipment installation and maintenance. In addition to its headquarters in St. Louis, Clayco operates full service offices in Chicago, Dallas and Detroit.
Clark is involved in diverse civic and charitable activities in the St. Louis community. He is immediate past president of the board of managers for the Central Institute for the Deaf and was instrumental in the organization’s recent successful capital campaign. Clark is an executive council board member for the Greater St. Louis Area Boy Scouts, and also serves on the boards for Aim High and the St. Louis Minority Business Council. He also is a past board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and development board of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and is an active member of the Young President’s Organization and the RCGA. Clark has been politically active on a range of civic projects including expansion of Lambert Airport and opposition to Missouri’s concealed weapons bill, which was defeated.
Born in 1959 and raised in St. Louis, Clark and his wife, Ellen, have three children.
Gerald Daniels is senior vice president of The Boeing Co. and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems, headquartered in St. Louis. Daniels is responsible for the development and production of tactical aircraft, military transports, helicopters and tactical missiles. He oversees the 45,000 employees throughout the division, which generated $12 billion in revenue in 2000. With 15,000 employees in St. Louis, Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles is the largest private employer in the region
Daniels began his career in the military, serving in the U.S. Navy submarine force. After leaving the Navy in 1979, he began his civilian career at McDonnell Douglas leading several submarine-launch Harpoon missile programs for allied nations. He was later promoted to vice president and general manager of the aircraft unit, and then named vice president and general manager for the company’s Marine and Navy programs. In 2000, he was named president of Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems, and in 2001, he was promoted to chief executive officer of the division.
Born in 1945 in St. Louis, Daniels is a graduate of Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis and the U.S. Naval Academy. He holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Southern California. His wife, Beth, is a 1971 graduate of the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences.
Daniels is very active at SLU and is a member of the advisory boards for the John Cook School of Business and Parks College of Engineering and Aviation. His civic commitments include membership in Civic Progress, Partners for Progress, Youth in Need and INROADS/St. Louis Inc.
Eva Louise Frazer
Eva Louis Frazer is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Kansas City. She trained as an intern and completed her residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She is licensed to practice medicine in Missouri and is board certified in internal medicine.
Dr. Frazer practiced medicine at St. Mary’s emergency room and the St. Mary’s Center of Clayton from 1984-1990. In 1990 she joined BarnesCare and later served as director of internal medicine at 401 Pine St. She retired from active practice in 1999.
Dr. Frazer served as a curator of the University of Missouri from 1984 to 1990 and was president of the board of curators in 1990. She has previously been a member of the Arts and Education Council, the St. Mary’s Foundation Fund Board, the Zoo Friends Board and Leadership St. Louis. Dr. Frazer currently serves as a member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
Dr. Frazer is a native St. Louisian who graduated from University City High School. She and her husband, businessman and entrepreneur Steve Roberts, have three children.
Richard Mark is senior vice president of Ancilla Systems, Inc. and president and chief executive officer of St. Mary’s Hospital in East St. Louis, IL. He is also chairman of the state of Illinois’ East St. Louis Financial Oversight Panel for school district 189.
Mark joined St. Mary’s in 1990 and is credited with helping turn around the financially strapped hospital.
Mark is a graduate of Iowa State University and holds a master’s degree from National Louis University and an honorary degree from SLU. He is board certified in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives. His civic commitments include Eads Center, the RCGA, Parents as Teachers National Center, St. Louis 2004, the East St. Louis NAACP, St. Clair County YMCA and the Major Case Squad.
Rex Sinquefield is founder, co-chairman of the board and chief investment officer of Dimensional Fund Advisors Inc., an investment management firm that specializes in low expense index funds for distribution to institutional investors, pension funds, endowments and foundations and financial advisors.
Headquartered in California and primarily employee owned, Dimensional applies academic research on capital market behavior to investing.
Sinquefield received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University in 1967 and his MBA from the University of Chicago.
He has contributed numerous articles to books and academic and professional journals. Best known among these are the studies of rates of return, Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation, which he co-authored with Roger Ibbotson.
Sandra Van Trease
Sandra Van Trease is president, chief operating officer and corporate director of RightCHOICE Managed Care, Inc. Since 1994, Van Trease has held a number of executive positions with the company.
Prior to her executive appointments at RightCHOICE Managed Care, Inc., Van Trease was senior manager of the audit division at Price Waterhouse.
Van Trease is a member of the board of directors of Fair St. Louis and Firstar Bank. She is treasurer of Healthlink, Inc. and chairman of the board of directors of the Gateway Area Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 1999, she was named “one of the most influential business women” in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal.
Van Trease received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and an MBA from Washington University.
Saint Louis University is a leading Catholic, Jesuit research institution ranked among the top fifty national, doctoral universities as a best value by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1818, the University strives to foster the intellectual and spiritual growth of its 11,000 students through a broad array of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs on campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain.