Robert Morris University Illinois Elects Joseph Wright as Board Chair

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North Barrington resident Joseph Wright is the new chairperson of the Robert Morris University Illinois Board of Trustees.

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Joe has encouraged many Chicago area businesses to become involved in the mission of RMU through providing internships, employment and serving on advisory boards.

Joseph Wright of North Barrington has been elected as chairperson of the Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU) Board of Trustees. He has served as a board member for over 20 years.

A graduate of Indiana University’s School of Business, Wright is an entrepreneur and has initiated many successful start-up companies. As a marketer by trade, he is an expert in developing go-to market strategies, launching new products, and most recently has expanded into marketing technology and IoT.

As a direct marketing professional for the last 26 years, he has been able to apply traditional solutions to leverage new marketing technologies. He looks upon each venture as an opportunity to reinvent himself and his companies with appropriate shifts that optimize both proven techniques and cutting edge technological methods.

Joe Wright’s relationship with Robert Morris has given the University a trusted sounding board in the creation, delivery and evolution of marketing practices. Additionally, he has encouraged many Chicago area businesses to become involved in the mission of RMU through providing internships, employment and serving on advisory boards.

“Giving back to the community through the support of non-profit organizations should be an important component of every business. Robert Morris provides opportunities through leadership, counsel and business expertise,” Wright said. “It’s a perfect example of a win-win situation through social responsibility. And as a recognized leader in graduation rates and time to degree for its students, RMU emphasizes real world experiences, enabling graduates to approach the job market with the knowledge and hands-on approach that truly complements what they learn in the classroom.”

Wright succeeds long time chair Rif Finkleman of Lincolnshire, who passed away in the spring. “We are happy to have Joe at the helm of our Board,” added RMU President Mablene Krueger. “He is a familiar face who has been so dedicated to the Robert Morris mission, particularly our emphasis on educating first generation students. His business expertise reflects the practical knowledge we instill in our students, in every major. I look forward to working with him as we refine our vision according to the future needs of our graduates and society’s ever-changing job market.”

Robert Morris University Illinois is a not-for-profit, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.* The University serves students interested in getting an education in business, graphic arts, nursing and health care, culinary and computer studies at its main campus at 401 S. State Street in Chicago, as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Springfield, Peoria, Schaumburg and Lake County. In all communications, please refer to the university by its full name, Robert Morris University Illinois. For more information, call 800-RMC-5960 or visit the web site at http://www.robertmorris.edu

*Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602, 312-263-0456.

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