College Announces New Board Chair
Campus News

The Franklin College Board of Trustees elected a new board chair, James V. Due, during its fall board meeting on Friday, Sept. 28.  Due takes the reins from retiring board chair Christine S. Fields, who served in the role for five years.

Due, a Chicago resident, is a 1982 graduate of the college and has served on the board of trustees since 2003, providing him with a comprehensive insight about the college, its history, values, mission and strategic plans.

“I feel blessed to have spent my undergraduate years at Franklin College,” said Due. “The tremendous educational experience and treasured friendships continue to enrich my life today. I am humbled and appreciative of the opportunity to serve the college in this capacity. It is an honor to work with our tremendously talented and dedicated trustees, administration, faculty and staff in supporting the mission of the college and addressing the needs of our current and future community at this dynamic time in history of higher education.”  

Due serves on the college board’s Executive Committee as the chair of finance. He also serves on the Investment, Trusteeship and President’s committees and co-chaired the Presidential Search Committee for the college’s 16th president. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Franklin College and a master’s degree in business administration from Butler University.

Due is a senior vice president and global head of banking for Northern Trust’s Global Family and Private Investment Office practice. He manages a team that works with ultra-high net worth clients internationally, and prior to this assignment he managed the group that serves the healthcare and higher-education market segment. He was formerly an investment banker with William Blair and Co.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

POSTED Oct 1, 2018