USI Trustees Appointed by Governor

Governor Mike Pence has named a new trustee and reappointed two trustees to the Board of Trustees at the University of Southern Indiana. The new trustee is Ellis S. Redd of Evansville, and the returning trustees are Ronald D. Romain of Evansville and Kenneth L. Sendelweck, of Jasper, Indiana.

Redd (pictured) serves as vice president of human resources and administration for Vectren Corporation. Previous positions with Vectren include vice president for corporate planning, strategic sourcing and productivity; and director of strategic purchasing and facility management. He also has served in leadership roles at Mead Johnson Nutritionals and Alcoa.

Redd holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, and an MBA from Washington University, Olin School of Business, in St. Louis, Missouri. He has served as chairman of the Welborn Baptist Foundation and the Early Childhood Development Committee, co-chair of the local United Negro College Fund Leadership Council, and advisor to the Multi-Cultural Professionals Network. He is a former member of the board of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Foundation as well as the boards of the Dunigan YMCA, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, Southern Indiana College Access Network, United Way Campaign Cabinet, and former chairman of the Supplier Diversity and Development Committee of the Indiana Energy Association. He also is a former member of the Evansville Redevelopment Commission and the advisory council for the Indiana Minority Supplier Development Council.

Romain was reappointed to serve a four-year term. He is the owner, president and CEO of United Companies and a former chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of Southern Indiana Foundation. He is a 1973 USI graduate and received the USI Distinguished Alumni Award in 1994. He has served on the Romain College of Business Board of Advisors since 1992 and most recently served as chairman of the USI Foundation’s $50 million capital campaign.

Sendelweck was reappointed to serve a four-year term. He is vice president and financial advisor for the Indianapolis-based Payne and Mencias Group of Merrill Lynch. He previously worked in a variety of executive positions with German American Bancorp and with Kimball International. He is a 1976 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana and received the USI Distinguished Alumni Award in 1997 and the Distinguished Accountant Award in 2006. He has served on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and on a number of regional boards for economic development, religious, healthcare and education. He is a member of the USI Foundation Board of Directors Advisory Council and the Romain College of Business Board of Advisors.

The USI Board of Trustees has nine trustees and must include one alumnus of the University, one current student, and one resident of Vanderburgh County. Trustee terms are for four years, except for the student term, which is two years.