Wichita, Kan. – The Newman University Board of Trustees recently elected four new members, and welcomed the newly appointed Newman Alumni Association president to the board as the Alumni Association representative.
“We are very pleased to have these new members joining us,” said Chairman of the Board J.V. Johnston, a 1982 Newman graduate. “They each bring unique strengths and experience to the Board, which will be very valuable in our ongoing efforts to support and develop Newman University.”
“I am very grateful to these individuals for agreeing to join the Board,” added Newman President and Board member Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. “Their commitment to the university is greatly appreciated, and I look forward to working with them in the years to come as we advance the mission of Newman University.”
The new members are Gerald Aaron, Glenn Dugan, Michalene Maringer, John Rapp, and Vera Robl.
Gerald Aaron earned a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University and a juris doctorate from Washburn University. He is a trustee of the Via Christi Health System, the Guadalupe Health Foundation and the Wichita Community Foundation, and a member of the WSU Foundation Investment Committee. He and his wife Janis live in Wichita.
Glenn Dugan is president and manager member of Dealer Management, Inc./Dugan Truck Line,LLC. Dugan is a 1985 graduate of Kansas Newman College, a predecessor institution of Newman University. He is a charter member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Goddard, Kan., and a 10-year board member of the Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Junior Wrestling Club. He and his wife Kelly, also a 1985 Kansas Newman graduate, have five children: Kurtis; Kyle; Keaton; Konner, and Karson. Kurtis and Kyle current students at Newman.
Michalene Maringer is president & CEO of the Via Christi Wichita Health Network. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a master of science degree from the Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago. She was also a fellow in the Wharton Fellows Program. Maringer is a board member of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce. She is married to Ed Korosa, and resides in Andover.
John Rapp is an attorney-partner at Hulnick, Stang & Rapp, P.A. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Newman in 2000 and a juris doctorate from the University of Kansas. In addition to being president of the Newman National Alumni Association Board, Rapp is a member of the Wichita Bar Association Board of Governors and the Wichita Crime Commission. He and his wife Stacy, a 2001 Newman graduate, live in Wichita.
Vera Robl is an accountant and co-owner of Robl Construction, Inc. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fort Hays State University. Robl is a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Lord’s Diner, the Cathedral Renovation Commission for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, and St. Catherine’s of Sienna Parish. She is a former member of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Building Commission. She and her husband Steve reside in Wichita.