The Governors State University Foundation Board was created in 1969 to oversee the financial operations of the foundation as it maintains its legal and ethical standing. It provides leadership and strategic direction, setting goals which align with the University’s strategic plan. Through this oversight, it serves as a guardian of the public trust and remains accountable to its donors, GSU alumni and the general public.

President (Interim)

Paul Labonne

PNC Bank


Vice President (Interim)

Carney Barr

Rich Township


Vice President, Development Committee

Martina Beverly

Beverly & Associates – Accounting & Financial    

   Consulting Services



Carney Barr  

Rich Township


Chairman, Recruitment & Membership Committee

Hank Johnson

Proven Business Systems



David Barr



Board Members

Kevin Brookins



William A. Davis

Vice President of Development

    CEO GSU Foundation


Gene Egizio

Governors State University

    Alumni Association President


Arnie Kimmel

Franciscan St. James 


Dr. Elaine P. Maimon

Governors State University



Octavia Matthews

Aramark Uniform Services                           


Dr. Rashidah Muhammad

Governors State University

    Faculty Senate Representative


Patrick J. Ormsby

Bimba Manufacturing Co.

    Board of Trustees Liaison    


Michelle Redd-Newell

Building Blocks Learning Academy 


Lorine S. Samuels

Strategic Business Services, Inc.



Ex-Officio Member 


Melinda Gieseke

Governors State University

    Associate Vice President, Finance


Emeritus Members


Ron Bean

Governors State University Adjunct



Beverly Goldberg

Community Representative


Barbara Peterson

Will County Planning Commission


William Sanders

Honeywell (Retired)