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Last modified: Friday, June 30, 2006

IU alumni elect Philip Eskew Jr. as trustee


June 30, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University alumni elected Philip N. Eskew Jr. of Carmel, Ind., to a three-year term as IU trustee today (June 30). Eskew received 9,209 of the 31,650 votes cast through mailed ballots. He replaces Cora Smith Breckenridge, who was first elected to the board in 1997 and served three terms.

Philip Eskew Jr.

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Eskew, 64, who earned a B.A. in 1963 from DePauw University and a M.D. in 1970 from the IU School of Medicine, is the director of physician and patient relations at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital in Indianapolis. He has served the university in several capacities. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the IU School of Medicine and a life member of the IU Alumni Association.

Eskew also has served as national vice president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; past president of the Carmel Rotary Club; the prematurity medical chair of the March of Dimes; vice president of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; and colonel in the Indiana Guard Reserve.

Other candidates and their vote totals were:

Steve Sanders, Chicago, Ill. -- 6,555

Cora Smith Breckenridge, Elkhart, Ind. -- 5,503

Steven Lloyd Kellam, Carmel, Ind. -- 4,203

Chris Sautter, Washington, D.C. -- 3,559

Trina S. (Ringenberg) Miller, Granger, Ind. -- 1,611

Carolyn Louise Jordan, Gary, Ind. -- 1,010

There were 137 ballots voided.

During May and early June, 481,000 ballots were mailed to IU graduates eligible to participate in the annual election for a seat on the IU Board of Trustees.

IU has nine trustees, three of whom are elected by alumni. The other two alumni trustees are Patrick A. Shoulders of Evansville, Ind., who was first elected in 2005 after serving on the board as governor's appointment beginning in 2001, and Sue H. Talbot of Bloomington, who was elected in 2001. Shoulders' current term will end in 2008, and Talbot's current term expires in 2007. The remaining trustees are appointed by the governor.