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College of LAS Board of Visitors
The purpose of the Board of Visitors is to advise and support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in fulfilling its mission: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks to extend knowledge and understanding and to convey the excitement of lifelong learning. The College offers students ways to lead creative and thoughtful lives and to be useful and sensitive citizens of the community, the country and the rapidly changing world. The College affirms the essential role of liberal education and also provides students a variety of opportunities for specialization in a major field, preparing them for graduate or professional schools or for more immediate career goals.
Nancy Brown was graduated from Butler in 1972 with a major in English (although, to her advisor's dismay, she also spent a lot of time in the College of Music). Her first job in the public information office of the Indiana Department of Education was the beginning of a 35-year career in public relations, enhanced by Investor Relations and B2B marketing assignments. She also served as Public Information Officer for the Indianapolis Public Schools and in the public relations, investor relations and marketing departments of Indiana National Bank and its successor institutions. She retired in the summer of 2007 from the post of Director of Corporate Relations for ITT Educational Services, Inc., a NYSE-traded company that operates more than 90 technical colleges across the US.
Community service included terms on the Boards of the March of Dimes and the Indianapolis Ballet Theatre. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and was a founding member of the board of the Virtual Chapter of the National Investor Relations Society.
Nancy and her husband, Darrell Pieczko, live a half dozen blocks from the Butler campus and very much enjoy the atmosphere that the carillon contributes to the neighborhood.
Karen Colglazier is originally from Indianapolis where she was reared. Her father, Bob Dietz '42, played basketball at Butler where he was an all-American, and served as the assistant men's basketball coach under Tony Hinkle from 1947–1970. Karen was going to basketball games at the fieldhouse before she was born, so it was no surprise that she would attend Butler University. She earned her BA ('70) and MA ('74) in history at Butler, and was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship for study and travel throughout India. She was also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.
After graduation, Karen taught social studies in IPS, Washington Township, Noblesville Schools and Hamilton Southeastern High School. She also coached girls' high school tennis and youth soccer. Karen has been very active in the community, serving on various educational and community boards including the Butler University Parent-Faculty Council (2002–2003), Noblesville Schools Community Advisory Council (1985–1992; President, 1986–1988), and Noblesville Boys and Girls Club Auxiliary. She is currently a member of Butler University's Liberal Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors as well as the Ovid Butler Society Executive Committee.
Karen lives in northeastern Hamilton County with her husband Bud (owner, Don Hinds Ford); along with their three horses, three dogs and a cat who thinks he's a dog! They have three children... John is 29 and lives in Bozeman, MT; Mark, 26, lives in Indianapolis; and their daughter Carrie, who was killed by a drunk driver on June 6, 2003. Carrie had just completed her freshman year at Butler where she was studying in the pre-Physician Assistant program, a member of the women's soccer team, and a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She was 19 years old.
Carrie has always been the inspiration for Karen's participation in marathons, half-marathons and triathlons. When Karen has time to slow down, you will find her quilting in her studio in Indiana or in their home in Montana, putting her Master Gardener certification to work in the garden, and supporting Butler athletics, especially women's soccer and men's basketball.
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A native of Fort Wayne and a graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School, Susan started her academic pursuits at Indiana University, where she spent 1 1/2 years before finding scholastic challenges and lifelong friendships at Butler University. Susan has been with PNC Bank (the official bank of Butler Athletics) for 30 years, most recently as a Senior Vice President responsible for Business Banking for the state of Indiana. In this role she leads a team of 54 Business Bankers, Treasury Management Officers, Merchants Services Account Executives, and 135 Branch Managers to help clients improve the cash flow of their businesses. She also was the Engage Program Director, a strategic initiative designed to deliver simple, systematic solutions to our bankers and customers at point of sale. Susan also held various positions in Residential Real Estate, including portfolio, construction, and sales management.
Susan is a Certified Financial Planner and NASD Series 7 designee. She has served as an Associate Professor at Ivy Tech Community College. She is a graduate of United Way's Ardath K. Burkhart Executive Board Leadership series. Susan is a member and past President of the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Indianapolis Board of Realtors. She is a volunteer and former Director of the American Cancer Society, a Resource Volunteer for working mothers for Mothers of Supertwins (M.O.S.T.), and a Neighborhood Coordinator for the March of Dimes Mother's March.
Susan and her husband Jeff, (a BOV member for Butler's College of Education), live in Indianapolis and have six children, Andrew, Patrick, Joseph, Sammy, Maxwell, and Elizabeth.
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Indianapolis native Mark Murray developed his love of broadcasting while working at Ben Davis High School's WBDG-FM. He chose Butler for its excellence in broadcast education and sought a curriculum and degree in this area. Because he had been working as an air personality at top rated WIRE-AM since age 17, he quickly began to desire a broader educational experience. During his sophomore year, he switched to a new major then offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In 1980 he was one of the first Butler grads to attain a B.S. in Public and Corporate Communications. Upon graduation he became General Manager for WTRE AM & FM in Greensburg. After three years he moved to WAMJ-AM in South Bend where he was General Manager and morning call-in talk show host. During the 1980s he produced and hosted a live, prime-time call-in talk show on the local PBS station, WNIT-TV. With a strong aspiration to go into non-profit work, and to better use his Butler Liberal Arts education, he made a career change in 1990.
Following seven years as vice president, he has served the last 15 years as President/CEO at Center for Hospice Care, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of living through hospice care, home health care, bereavement services, and community education. Now the largest hospice program in Indiana, and ranked in the top 5 percent in the nation, Center for Hospice Care has offices in South Bend, Elkhart and Plymouth, two seven-bed Medicare certified hospice inpatient units, a freestanding community bereavement facility, and separate Administrative and Foundation offices.
Murray is currently serving his second term as Board Chair for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in Alexandria, VA. With 52,000 members, including 3,700 hospice and palliative care provider members, NHPCO is the oldest and largest such membership organization in the world. He also currently serves on the boards of the National Hospice Foundation; FHSSA (formerly known as the Foundation for Hospices of Sub-Saharan Africa), and the Hospice Action Network, a Washington, DC-based political advocacy organization. He is a member of the National Hospice Executive Roundtable, a group of eleven CEOs from across the country who meet three times per year to develop and share industry best practices. A former Board Chair for the Indiana Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, he continues to serve on the board. By appointment of Governor Mitch Daniels, he was a member of the Indiana Home Health Services and Hospice Services Council from 2006–2011.
He lives in Granger, Indiana with his wife Deborah, daughter Michelle, and granddaughter Emily.
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Michael Swarzman is a lifelong Chicago resident, having graduated from New Trier High School in 1970, Butler University in 1974. After working in manufacturing and materials management consulting, he began a career in health care, and has worked in that industry for over 25 years in variety of positions and organizations. Michael received a Master of Arts degree (English) in 1980, and a Master of Business Administration in 1985, both from Loyola University of Chicago.
Currently Michael is the regional vice president of physician services and business development, Chicago region, for Advocate Health Care. Michael is a faculty member of the graduate school of public health at the University of Illinois, Chicago, is an active member of the advisory committee of Loyola University's MBA Health Care Management Program, and is a frequent speaker on health care reform and its effect on business development in health systems.
Michael is active in a variety of civic organizations, including Vice Chairman of Hispanocare, Inc., volunteer coach in his community, and has been awarded a Chicago Community Builder Award. He is an avid chess enthusiast, and plays for the North Shore Chess Club and Touch Chess.
Michael is married to the very lovely and talented Barbara Grier (for 29 years), and they have two adult children, Rachel and Sarah.
Michael is the chairperson of the Board of Visitors.
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