Theresa S. Vonderschmitt
Vonderschmitt, a businesswoman and William Woods benefactor, was elected to the board in 2004. Theresa manages more than 50 limited partnerships and a portfolio of investments in more than 200 companies. She also serves as a member of the Board of Japan Communications, Inc., a mobile communications company based in Japan. A native of Japan, Vonderschmitt divides her time between her homes in Jasper, Indiana, and San Jose, California, with frequent trips to Japan. She has extensive management experience in the airline industry, including an 18-year tenure with Pan American World Airways. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda and a recipient of the Economist’s Award from Fordham University. In 2003, she was named an Honorary Alumnus of William Woods University in recognition of the generous scholarship help she has provided to WWU students.