Friday, July 06, 2007
Governor appoints USI trustees
Ted C. Ziemer Jr. will serve a four-year term through July 1, 2011, and Jamie L. Johnson of Newburgh will serve a two-year term as student trustee through July 1, 2009.
Ziemer is a partner at Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP and is a past chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of Southern Indiana (USI) Foundation. He received an honorary degree from USI in 1998.
USI President H. Ray Hoops said, “Ted Ziemer will be an excellent trustee. He knows the University of Southern Indiana, and he will continue his strong legacy of commitment to its growth and development.”
Last year Johnson served as administrative vice president for Academic Affairs for the Student Government Association and received the 2007 USI Foundation Excellence in Learning Award. She is majoring in chemistry and carries a 4.0 grade point average. She is a member of the Honors Program at USI and earned Academic Achievement awards in analytical and organic chemistry.
Jeff Knight of Evansville was reappointed to serve a four-year term through July 1, 2011. He is executive vice president, chief legal counsel, and corporate secretary for Old National Bank.
The USI board has nine trustees and must include one alumnus of the University, one current student, and one resident of Vanderburgh County.