In October, the ICO Board of Trustees elected Karen Eng, OD, as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Eng has been a board member for six years, and succeeds Donovan Crouch, OD, FAAO, who served for three years. She is ICO’s first female chairman.
Dr. Eng is the President and CEO of CSMI. She has focused much of her career on promoting STEM education for girls and women. This is especially relevant for ICO, where our student population is 70% female. “I am extremely honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve as the chairman,” said Dr. Eng. “We have been striving to build diversity on the board of trustees to represent our constituents, and I welcome the opportunity to champion this effort.”
In addition to its Chairman, the Board also elected a new member in February. Nana Owusu, OD ’08, hails from Winnipeg, Canada. He is an active member of the ICO Alumni Council. Dr. Owusu has expanded his practice to three locations, and offers scholarships to inner city students. He is passionate about family, travel, football, coaching, and his collection of Air Jordan shoes. We are honored to have both of these individuals serving the Illinois College of Optometry.