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TheWoods
Five notable leaders have accepted appointments
to the WWU Board of Trustees.
Amable Cruz
Aguiluz IV, Ann Kitchell Denk
and
Brandon
Elliot Grossman
are the newest members.
Donald B. Ruthenberg
and
John A. Schiffman
have been named honorary members.
Aguiluz,
who is from the
Philippines, serves as the
president of ACA Group of
Companies, and is the frst
president of AMA Education
System. AMA Computer
University, the frst and largest
Internet computer technology
university in Asia, is now a global university with
200 campuses and learning centers worldwide,
and 250,000 students. Aguiluz was awarded the
prestigious and highly respected AGORA Award for
Entrepreneurship in 2001 by the Philippine
Marketing Association.
Denk
is a 1974 William
Woods graduate. She resides
in Phoenix, Ariz., and is an
active community volunteer in
Phoenix and Newport Beach,
Calif. Denk has raised funds
for a number of organizations
and has held board positions
with the Board of Visitors, Desert Foundation
Auxiliary and is a past president of the Junior
League of Phoenix. Her husband, Greg, is a
retired general contractor.
Grossman
was born in Mexico City and moved to
the United States at the age of 7. He sits as a ffth
generation member on the board of his family
business, Grupo Continental,
which produces and distributes
Coca-Cola products. He is
preparing to move to London,
England, to participate in his
family’s holding company,
Corporativo Synergetica.
Grossman follows his father
and grandfather as the third generation to serve
on the WWU Board of Trustees.
Ruthenberg
is a consultant
with institutions in the U.S.,
Asia, and the Middle East in
areas of English language
development, student
recruitment and faculty
exchange. Best known in
mid-Missouri as the former
president of Columbia College, he has also served
as president of Southwestern College, Iowa Colleges
and Universities System, and he has received
numerous honors. His wife, Janet Dee Payne, is
a 1952 graduate of WWU.
Schiffman
, a resident of
St. Louis, Mo., has strong
interests in the roles of ethics
and religion in moral develop-
ment and has enhanced
educational opportunities for
many students through his
contributions to William Woods
and other institutions. At WWU, he provided funds for
the Weitzman Model Courtroom and Stone-Campbell
Apartments. He is an honorary alumnus, recipient of
the William Woods President’s Medal and a lifetime
member of the President’s Club Giving Society.
WilliamWoods Welcomes Five New Trustees