Quincy University has added nine members to its Board of Trustees: Dr. Maureen C. Banks, Champaign, IL; Dr. James A. Heintz ‘66, Lawrence, KS; Jerry A. Douglas, Quincy, IL; Brendan S. Ford ’96, Rochester, MN; Fr. Carroll Mizicko, OFM, East St. Louis, IL; Dr. Scott A. LeMaire ’88, Pearland, TX; Dr. Dan Tolbert ’68, Highland, IL; Richard M. Scott ’70, Fuquay Varina, NC and Brian Leonard Sr., Belleville, IL.
Banks has worked at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for thirty years and is the director of Safety & Compliance. Previously, Banks was assistant director of the Division of Safety and Compliance and assistant director of the Institute for Labor & Industrial Relations. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biological science from Western Illinois, a master’s degree in preventive medicine and environmental health from University of Iowa and her Ph.D. in human resource education from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Banks is the wife of alumnus and past QU board member, Samuel P. Banks ’76. The Banks have three children.
Heintz is a professor emeritus at the University of Kansas. He joined the University of Kansas in 1998 as director of accounting and information systems and professor until 2011. Heintz graduated with honors from Quincy University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He then became a certified public accountant for the State of Illinois in 1967 and received a doctoral degree in business administration from Washington University in 1972. He is married to QU alumna, Celia Kuzmickus ’66. They have two children.
Douglas is the retired director of education at Chaddock, where he worked for 17 years. He grew up in Quincy, IL and went on to graduate from Western Illinois University with a teaching degree in U.S. history. Douglas is also an ordained minister. He and his wife, Trish, have been married 43 years and have four sons.
Ford graduated from Quincy University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication. Since then, he has served at WGEM TV, ESPN and now, KTTC TV in Minnesota along with the parent company, Quincy Newspapers Inc., as a regional manager. Ford served on the QU National Alumni Board for 12 years and held the position of President from 2006-2008.
Fr. Mizicko, OFM, entered the novitiate for the Order of Friars Minor in Sacred Heart Province in 1961 and was ordained a priest in 1968. He has served as associate pastor at Corpus Christi Church and St. Thomas Church; pastor at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corpus Christi Parish, St. Thomas Church and Little Flower Church. Fr. Mizicko was part of a team of three friars who went to East St. Louis to establish a Franciscan presence in the city in 2002. He is currently a member of the friar community at St. Benedict the Black Friary in East St. Louis, Illinois, the pastor of St. Augustine and the chaplain of Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Elementary School.
Dr. LeMaire is a professor of surgery and of molecular physiology and biophysics, the vice chair for research in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, the director of research in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, as well as an attending physician in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Texas Heart Institute and St. Luke’s Health System. He graduated from Quincy College in 1988 with a degree in biological sciences, Northwestern University Medical School in 1992 and completed residency training in cardiothoracic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in 1999. In 2015, Dr. LeMaire established the Dr. Natalini Cadavor Lab Endowment at Quincy University. He and his wife, Brenda, have two children.
Dr. Tolbert graduated from Quincy College in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He is a previous president of the National Alumni Board. Dr. Tolbert currently serves as director of the Center for Anatomical Science and Education in the School of Medicine and professor at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He and his wife, Bernadette, have two children.
Scott graduated from Quincy College in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in history and Western Illinois University in 1973 after completing the College Student Personnel Program. He spent 25 years of service in the Florida College System and Florida University System. Scott made his way into Business Affairs by serving in Auxiliary Services where he was president of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. He went on to become associate vice chancellor at UNC Wilmington. In 2003, Scott served as vice president of Business Affairs with Lake-Sumter State College and was promoted to senior vice president of Business Affairs in 2013. He and his wife, Jane, have two children.
Leonard Sr. directs the Corporate Contribution Department for Ameren Corporation (both Illinois and Missouri).He is responsible for overseeing the charitable giving program for Ameren Corporation. Leonard Sr. joined the company in 1980 as a meter reader and has served Ameren for over 37 years. In his tenure at CIPS, he was the first African American to hold numerous leadership positions. Leonard Sr. has also served on the board of the Gateway Classic Sports Foundation and is currently on the board of Heat up St. Louis and the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation. Leonard Sr. graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern University. He and his wife, Monique, have three children.
“These new members bring a very diverse knowledge base of both higher education and the private business sector to our board,” said Phil Conover, president. “I am excited to work together with them and our returning trustees in moving the university forward.”
With the additions, Quincy University’s Board of Trustees now includes 29 men and women from across the country, including 19 Quincy University alumni.