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About the Board of Trustees    
The original University catalog stated that the success of the University:

“. . . will be measured by its direct and indirect effects on the quality of life everywhere. We will count ourselves successful only when the problems of today’s world are substantially reduced and eventually eliminated and the educational institutions of every country are capable of producing fully developed citizens.”

The Board of Trustees of Maharishi University of Management remains committed to this ambitious and global vision. In the most recent academic year, students from 88 countries were enrolled, a new record. We are expanding our international collaborations, online education offerings, and service programs.

The Board also recognizes we must “think globally and act locally.” Every enrolled student is precious. We take seriously our obligations to provide not only the unique benefits of Consciousness-Based education, but academic rigor, real-world training, and a life-supporting learning environment. The Board works closely with faculty and administration, constantly refining our curriculum and teaching, and improving the campus.

The Trustees of the University are honored and humbled to be entrusted with its responsibilities:
  • to uphold the University’s mission and purposes, and approve strategies, programs and policies to fulfill that mission,
  • to ensure the University’s financial well-being and strength,
  • to represent and promote the University publicly and privately, and
  • to exercise oversight of University programs and University performance.
The Board welcomes your ideas. Please feel free to contact any Trustee directly, or the Board through the Board Secretary, Susan Tracy, at stracy@mum.edu.

Current Members of the Board    
Members of MUM's Board of Trustees are elected for 3-year terms, and may serve multiple terms. 

Jeffrey Abramson
Rockville, Maryland
Chairman of the Board of Trustees • Partner in The Tower Companies, a family-owned, award-winning real estate development company in the Washington DC area committed to principles of socially responsible and environmentally sensitive commercial, residential, and retail development • Builder of the first US Green Building Council/LEED-certified rental apartments • Doctorate of World Peace, Maharishi European Research University
 
Tom Stanley
Fairfield, Iowa
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees • An international administrator of the Global Country of World Peace, responsible for overseeing the expansion of Consciousness-Based programs in Ireland, Mongolia, Iceland, Bhutan, Belize, Libya, and Tajikistan • Has worked in politics, holding local office, and serving in various positions with the Natural Law Party of the United States • Financial consultant, Fairfield Investment Corporation • BSCI, Maharishi European Research University • Doctorate of Supreme Political Science, Maharishi University of World Peace

Bevan Morris
Fairfield, Iowa
President of Maharishi University of Management • Chair Emeritus of the Board of Trustees, Maharishi University of Management • Prime Minister, Global Country of World Peace • Chair Emeritus, Board of Directors of Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment • Chair of the Board of Directors, Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation (USA) • Member of the Board of Directors, Maharishi Global Development Fund • BA, MA, Psychology and Philosophy, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (England) • MSCI, DSCI, Maharishi European Research University

John Hagelin
Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa
Honorary Chair of the Board of Trustees, Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, and Professor of Physics, Maharishi University of Management • An international administrator of the Global Country of World Peace, responsible for overseeing the expansion of Consciousness-Based programs in the United States • International Director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace • President, David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace • Minister of Science and Technology, Global Country of World Peace • BA, summa cum laude, Dartmouth College • MA, PhD, Harvard University • Doctorate of World Peace, Maharishi University of World Peace
Vincent Argiro
Salt Spring Island, British Colombia, Canada
Founder and former Chief Technology Officer and former member of the board of directors of Vital Images, Inc. • Professor of cell biology and neuroscience and associate chair of the Department of Physiology at Maharishi University of Management, 1984–89 • BA, Biology, Yale University • PhD, Neural Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis
 
Rogers Badgett
Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa
Entrepreneur • Founder of The Raj Hotel and Health Spa • An international administrator of the Global Country of World Peace, responsible for overseeing the expansion of Consciousness-Based programs in  Australia, Estonia, Barbados, Morocco, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuvalu, and Mauritania •  Member of the City Council of Maharishi Vedic City • As an entrepreneur, he was involved with his family's acquisition of the Boston Red Sox, enlarging the Port of Dubai UAE Harbor, operating large coal mining operations as President of Venture Coal Corporation, managing oil explorations, and managing large investment portfolios • Doctorate of Supreme Political Science, Maharishi University of World Peace 
Larry Chroman
San Francisco, California
Minister of Trade and Commerce, Global Country of World Peace • Former Vice-President, Surya Financial • BA, Liberal Studies, Hutchins School, California State University at Sonoma • MA, Education, California State University • DSCI, Maharishi European Research University
 
Bruce Currivan
Los Altos, California
Technical Director, Communications Systems at Broadcom • 40 years experience in technology development, including the first commercial Global Positioning System receiver, is the author of many technical papers and book chapters, and is an inventor with over 150 patents issued and pending. He served as Chairman of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 802.14 Physical Layer Subgroup and contributed to international cable modem standards • BS, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University • MSE, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University • Doctorate of Maharishi Vedic Science and Technologies, Maharishi European Research University 

Diane Davis
Fairfield, Iowa
Homemaker and artist • In-depth study of Maharishi Vedic Science, Maharishi Ayurveda and Vedic Approach to Health, in Fairfield, Iowa, Switzerland, Spain and Vlodrop, Holland • BA Art, DePauw University • MA Foundations of Education, Maharishi University of Management.
Jim Davis 
Fairfield, Iowa
Senior Vice President, Event Photography Group, 2007 to present • Founder and Senior Vice President Chappell Studio and Marathon Foto, 1974 to 2007 when company sold to Event Photography Group • Member of the Board of Directors, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment • Member of the Board of Directors of African PTSD Relief Corporation • BA American Studies, University of Kansas • MS Education, Philosophical Foundations and Higher Education Administration, University of Kansas.
 
Martin Davy 
Auckland, New Zealand
Chairman and National Director, Maharishi Foundation Incorporated, New Zealand • BA, Maharishi Vedic Science, Maharishi University of Management
Michael Dillbeck
Champaign, Illinois and Vlodrop, Netherlands
International Research Professor and former International Vice President at Maharishi University of Management • International administrator of the nonprofit Global Country of World Peace, responsible for overseeing the expansion of Consciousness-Based programs in nine countries • Widely published researcher on the physiological, cognitive, and sociological effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique • BA (summa cum laude), English, Benedictine College • MS, PhD, Psychology, Purdue University 
Susan Levin Dillbeck
Champaign, Illinois and Vlodrop, Netherlands
International Professor of Education, Maharishi University of Management • President, International Foundation of Consciousness-Based Education • Former International Vice President, Maharishi University of Management • Worked under Maharishi's guidance in Consciousness-Based education from 1971 to 2008 • BA, Fine Arts, University of Illinois • MA, PhD, Education, University of California at Berkeley • Doctorate of World Peace, Maharishi University of World Peace 

Michael Dimick
Boise, Idaho
Businessperson • BSCI, Maharishi European Research University • MBA, Maharishi International University                        

Barbara B. Dreier
Fairfield, Iowa
Administrator of the Global Country of World Peace with responsibility for implementing consciousness-based programs for women around the world, primarily in education, health, and culture • AB, Biology, Radcliffe and Harvard Colleges • MFA, Yale School of Art • Doctorate of Supreme Political Science, Maharishi University of World Peace 

Tom Factor
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
President, GVP, Inc. siting and executive development of 30 utility wind farms currently in operation • Co-Director Transcendental Meditation Center of Jackson Hole, Wyoming • Past director of National TM Public Awareness Campaigns • Past Director, Energy and Environment Division of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy • B.F.A California Institute of the Arts.
Josephine B. Fauerso
San Antonio, Texas
Vice-president of Amber Waves Music • Partner in Blanco Ventures • Writer on education and travel and active in historic preservation through her family’s museum and historic home in Texas • BS, Education, University of California at Berkeley • MEd, Maharishi International University
Paul Gelderloos
Willemstad, Curaçao
CEO Sahara International Ventures NV • National Director, Transcendental Meditation organization, Netherlands • Chairman, Students International Meditation Society, Netherlands • Treasurer, Development Company Fortunate Living BV • CEO Pantheres Capital BV • Board member, Stichting Maharishi Global Financing Research • Former Professor of Psychology, Maharishi University of Management • SSD, Social Science, Catholic University of Nijmegen, Netherlands 

Rashi Glazer
Fairfield, Iowa
Professor Emeritus at the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley • Former Co-Director of the Berkeley Management of Technology Program • Former faculty member, Columbia University Graduate School of Business • Visiting Professor of Management, Maharishi University of Management • Founding Co-Editor of the Journal of Interactive Marketing and is widely published in the areas of marketing and information-technology strategy • Several “best paper” awards from leading publications • Founded a pioneering company in the use of video technology • Consultant to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups • He has won many awards for teaching excellence, including multiple-times as the Haas School's Best Teacher of the Year Award and finalist for the UC Berkeley Campus-Wide Distinguished Teacher Award • BA cum laude, Brandeis University • MBA and PhD, Stanford University
Fred Gratzon
Fairfield, Iowa
Entrepreneur and founder of the Great Midwestern Ice Cream Company, whose product was judged by People magazine to be the best in America • Founded Telegroup, an international long distance carrier which grew to 1,100 employees and over $300 million in annual sales • His companies repeatedly appeared on Inc. magazine's list of the fastest growing companies in America • BA, Art, Rutgers University • MSCI, Maharishi European Research University • Doctorate of Maharishi Master Management, Maharishi European Research University 
 
 Doug Greenfield
Fairfield Iowa and Vero Beach, Florida
Entrepreneur and developer • President, Greenfield Properties • Founding partner of Danaher Oil Company, the largest refined products oil brokerage firm serving the Midwest United States • Founding President of Maharishi Global Construction, a consulting and architectural design firm, which oversaw the application of Maharishi Vedic Architecture in North America • Two years of technical training in Building Construction principles, application and management, Alfred State University, New York • BSCI, Maharishi European Research University 
 Christopher William Hartnett
Boone, North Carolina
Founder and chairman of USA Global Link and related companies • Pioneer in voice-over-Internet-protocol technology • Founding member of the International Resale Council of the Telecommunications Resellers Association • Delegate to the International Telecommunication Union • Member of the Department of State International Telecommunication Advisory Committee • Received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award • Chairman of the Global Central Bank, Global Country of World Peace • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Maharishi University of Management • Doctorate of Business Management, Maharishi European Research University • Doctorate
Heather Hartnett 
New York, New York
Vice-President of Invest Forward, an online asset management platform for impact investing led by City Light Capital • Former Director of Development and current Member of the National Advisory Board, David Lynch Foundation • Member of the Board of Directors, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment • Member, 85 Broads, a global network of influential women in finance • BA, Business Administration, Maharishi University of Management • Certificate, NYU Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising
Carolyn Gaylord King
Fairfield, Iowa
Senior Researcher, Maharishi University of Management Research Institute • Professor, Department of Physiology and Health, Maharishi University of Management • Conducted the first federally funded research projects involving the TM technique and is actively involved in research on the effects of TM on health • BA, Sociology, Southern Arkansas University • MA, PhD, Psychology, University of Michigan 
 
Toby Lieb
Fairfield, Iowa
Founding Member of the School Board of Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, Washington, D.C. • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
Arthur “Bud” Liebler
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Principal at Liebler MacDonald Communication Strategists • Formerly Senior Vice President of Marketing and Senior VP of Communications at Chrysler Corp., which became DaimlerChrysler in 1998 • BA, Journalism, Marquette University in Milwaukee • Graduate-level course work, Communications and Public Relations, Wayne State University, Boston University, and Northwestern University
Edward Malloy
Fairfield, Iowa
Mayor, Fairfield, Iowa • Named one of the 15 Greenest Mayors in North America, MSN.com, 2008 • President and Partner, Danaher Oil Company, Fairfield, Iowa • Founder and present board member, Fairfield Entrepreneurs Association • Board member, Iowans for a Better Future • Advisory Board member, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation • Member, Citizens Advisory Council, Iowa State University Extension • Advisory Board member, Institute for Decision Making, University of Northern Iowa • BA, Psychology, Ricker College 
Ted McLaughlin
Fairfield, Iowa
Businessman and private investor • Worked in positions of financial management for more than 20 years and is currently a trader and private investor • Formerly Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Books Are Fun, Ltd., a leading display marketer of premium books and gifts in North America • Formerly Chief Financial Officer of United Fuels International, Inc. and its affiliated United Companies • Formerly Controller at Informix Software, Inc. • BA, Accounting, University of Dayton
Ravi Patel, MD FACP
Bakersfield, California
Board certified clinical oncologist • Founder and Medical Director, Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center, Bakersfield, California which is affiliated with the School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles • Actively involved in the residency program at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, California • His papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology and Clinical Lymphoma • His pioneering approach to patient care incorporates the emotional and spiritual aspects of health and its effect on family and friends • BS, Bhavans College, Ahmedabad, India • MD, Government Medical College, South Gujarat University, India • Fellowship, Hematology, Loyola University • Residency, Ravenswood Medical Center/ University of Illinois
 Robert Roth
New York City and Fairfield, Iowa
National Director of Expansion, Global Country of World Peace (USA) • Vice-President, David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, Maharishi University of Management • Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Performance • BA, Political Science, University of California at Berkeley • Doctorate of World Peace Honoris Causa, Maharishi University of Management 
Steven Rubin
Vero Beach, Florida, and Boone, North Carolina
Founded United Fuels International, Inc. and Affiliates in 1980 and served as its Chairman and CEO for 25 years. United was one of the energy industry's leading brokerage firms prior to its acquisition in 2005 • Serves on the boards of several other foundations affiliated with Maharishi University of Management • An international administrator of the Global Country of World Peace, responsible for overseeing the expansion of Consciousness-Based programs in China • BA, Art, Brown University • Doctorate of World Peace, Maharishi University of World Peace • Doctorate in Supreme Political Science, Maharishi University of World Peace 
Eric Schwartz
Fairfield, Iowa
Founder and CEO, Cambridge Investment Research • Five-time winner of Investment Advisor magazine's coveted "Broker Dealer of the Year" award (2003, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012) • Featured in the cover stories of numerous major industry publications • Member of the founding Board of Directors and past Chairman of the Financial Services Institute (FSI), a membership association dedicated to serving the interests of independent Broker/Dealers and financial advisors • BA, Education, Amherst College • MA, Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts 
Ram Shrivastava
New Delhi, India
Director of Marketing, Maharishi Ayurveda Products Pvt. Ltd. • Strategizing and for Maharishi Ayurveda Programs in India and abroad  •  BBA, Business Administration, Apeejay Institute of Management • MBA, Sustainable Business, Maharishi University of Management
Keith Wallace
Fairfield, Iowa
Founding President, Maharishi University of Management • Professor of Physiology, Director of Research (International), Maharishi University of Management • Pioneer in the neurophysiology of higher states of consciousness, his groundbreaking research on the physiology of meditation opened the door for its scientific study and application in the field of behavioral medicine • BS, Physics and PhD, Physiology, University of California at Los Angeles • Post Doctorate, Harvard Medical School • Doctorate of World Peace, Maharishi University of World Peace
 Maureen M. Wynne
Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa
Attorney • Board Member and Secretary for Global Country of World Peace and other non-profit organizations that share common goals with the University • Former Dean of Faculty, Maharishi University of Management • Assistant to Mayor Robert G. Wynne on behalf of the Global Country of World Peace • BA, Art and Journalism, Trinity University • JD, University of Texas School of Law • PhD, Law, Maharishi European Research University
Robert G. Wynne
Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa
Mayor of Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa • Former Chair of the Academic Council, former Dean of the School of Management, and former Vice President of Expansion, Maharishi University of Management • An international administrator of the Global Country of World Peace, responsible for overseeing the expansion of Consciousness-Based programs in New Zealand, Armenia, Kenya, Pakistan, Iraq, Vanuatu, Liberia, and Burundi • BS, Psychology, Stanford University • SM, Management Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Doctor of Philosophy, Public Administration, Maharishi European Research University • Doctorate of Laws, Public Administration, Maharishi University of Management • Doctorate of Supreme Political Science, Maharishi University of World Peace
Ms. Laura Yellin (née Nita)
Vero Beach, Florida
Mediator • Vice President PMPM Sports • Former Deputy Director of the Trade Register Iasi, Romania • Former Legal Counselor for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Iasi, Romania • BA and Law Degree from “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Romania • MS in Psychology, Maharishi University of Management, Outstanding Student Award • LLM, Master of Laws in International Law, Merit Scholar, University of Miami
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