Thank you to all of you who threw your name in the hat for our elections.
We were lucky to have four candidates offer their services as co-presidents of the Loop/Lakeshore chapter.
*Roberta J. Lipman, School of Education, 1959
I was born/raised on Chicago's North side/ attended Von Steuben H.S. matriculating to School of Speech at Northwestern University/ later transferred to Roosevelt University, when I was awarded partial scholarship/ job in Political Science Dept. Upon graduation, taught in Chicago and became an active member of the RU Alumni Association, serving on Bd. of Governors, becoming President/Alumni representative to RU Bd. of Trustees. I was a Trustee at Beth Emet Synagogue/Evanston, President of Young Leadership Division/ Jewish Federation (also served on Board of The Ark, Jewish Council on Foreign Relations, Jewish Children's Bureau, Jewish Community Centers. My second career was as Exec. Director of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce/Midwest (12 years), after which I started Roberta J.Lipman + Associates, a marketing company, covering corporate/ not-for-profit arenas (clients are primarily institutions of higher learning/small businesses). Areas of expertise incl: Communications, Event Planning, Public Relations and Fund-Raising.
Special Qualifications: In addition to the above, I am most proud of having been the recipient of the 25th Anniversary Award, presented on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Roosevelt University, representing the Class of 1959. I was one of only 25 distinguished alumni to be so honored. I would like to think that the confidence placed in me back in 1970, when Roosevelt University was only 25 years old, was not in vain. I may represent an older generation of RU graduates, but we are still alive and kicking (thank G-D), and we still have a lot to offer our alma mater.
*Babatunde Dada
I am alumni of Roosevelt, preparing for my dissertation and my background is in business and healthcare, I have three children (2 daughters and a boy) and married. I love movies and theater, sports (basketball and soccer especially), reading and writing. I am a Christian.
Special Qualifications: Associates in Arts (Business Administration), BS (Health Information Administration), MBA (major in Health Administration) and a doctoral learner in Public leadership (major in health administration).
Hopes for Loop/Lakeshore: To continue to promote the health and ethics of Loop/Lakeshore chapter of Roosevelt Alumni in Chicago, Illinois, United States and Internationally in collaboration with the state of the earth culture of Roosevelt university as it is well known for its academics, diversity and social barometer in the public eyes and therefore I will work with energy and synergy with President and co-president and the entire member of the Loop/Lakeshore chapter, thanks.
*Sandra Taylor, Education/Marketing and Communication and Training and Development
Ms. Taylor worked as a Business teacher for Chicago Public Schools for thirteen years. In addition to her teaching duties she was the club Adviser for the following organizations:
• Future Business Leaders of America;
• The Chicago Debate League
• Mikva Challenge Teacher Coordinator
• Student Council
• March of Dime Coordinator
Before entering the field of education Ms. Taylor worked in the following industries:
• Insurance
• Airline as a flight attendant
• Hospitality
• Retail
Special Qualifications:Director of Travel and Tourism
Professional Development presenter for the National Academy Foundation 18th Annual Institute for Staff Development in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hopes for Loop/Lakeshore: I would like to see Loop/Lakeshore chapter membership grow and an increase participation of members.
*Jerry Field, MBA Marketing and Economics, 1991
Business and Manufaturing Consultant- college adj at IIT for 18 years and very familiar what can be accomplished with an working alumni group.
currently Advisor to department of Defense for Korean Projects
Education chair for Jewish War Veterans (IL) and advisor for Italian American War Veterans and Jesse Brown VA Hospital
Special Qualifications: Former member of Alumni board
currently alumni advisor for Champs medical program
Youth communication Chicago
and co-director of 2+2+2 program leading high school students to college
Hopes for Loop/Lakeshore: Major force in enrollment and outreach for all RU colleges

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