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Four trustees join Carroll University board

October 2, 2012

WAUKESHA, WIS.— Four new members were installed to the Carroll University Board of Trustees at its fall meeting Sept. 28, 2012. Each will serve a three-year term. They are:

  • Renee Ramirez, executive director of the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic. Ramirez graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics. She is a former chair of the UW Alumni Association’s national board of directors and is a member of a special task force studying the restructuring of the UW system. She is co-chair of the Waukesha County Community Foundation Advisory Council and treasurer of the Ideal Club. She is married to the Ralph Ramirez, a Waukesha County Circuit Court judge. The couple lives in the town of Waukesha and has three adult children.

  • Dr. Howard L. Fuller, a 1962 Carroll graduate and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University. He is co-founder of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, a former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Employment Relations, former dean of Milwaukee Area Technical College, former director of the Milwaukee Department of Health and Human Services, and former superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. Dr. Fuller is nationally known for his support of fundamental educational reform, and his support of parental choice and charter schools. He is chairman of the board of CEO Leadership Academy, a Milwaukee charter school. A Milwaukee resident, he is married to Dr. Deborah McGriff and has five grown children.

  • Dorval Carter, a 1979 Carroll graduate and chief counsel of the Federal Transit Administration. He advises the FTA on a broad range of policy and legal issues concerning the federal transit program, which manages more than $10 billion in federal funds. Before rejoining FTA as chief counsel, Carter spent nine years as a top executive of the Chicago Transit Authority, including a stint as president. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) National Research Council and is chairman of TRB’s Committee on Transit and Intermodal Transportation Law. He earned his law degree at Howard University School of Law. He is married to Tracey Everett Carter; the couple lives in Arlington, Va., and has two children.

  • Lynda Johnson, a 1980 Carroll graduate and assistant treasurer at Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee. As assistant treasurer, she leads treasury operations, debt capital markets activities and transactions, and payroll operations. She earned a master's degree in industrial and systems engineering at Ohio State University, an MBA at the University of Chicago, and also became a certified public accountant. Prior to joining Harley-Davidson, Johnson was the CFO for several venture-capital backed operations including NiOptics Corporation, which developed and licensed light transmission components for backlit display products. She was responsible for financial and business development activities in Japan before NiOptics was sold.  A Cedarburg, Wis., resident, she owns a Harley that she has driven cross-country.


Contact: Jess Owens 262-951-3104

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