Illinois College of Optometry Hosts American Optometric Association Board Meeting

Updated: Aug 27, 2019


On August 22, 2019, the American Optometric Association held a Board Meeting on the Illinois College of Optometry campus. ICO was the first-ever optometry school chosen for this honor. In addition to the formal meeting, the AOA’s agenda included a tour, student lunch, and a presentation on practice management.


Pictured above with ICO President Dr. Mark Colip, AOA Board Members in attendance included:


Barbara Horn, OD, President

William Reynolds, OD, President-Elect

Robert Layman, OD, Vice President

James DeVleming, OD, Secretary-Treasurer

Samuel Pierce, OD, Immediate Past President

Ronald Benner, OD, Trustee

Steven Reed, OD, Trustee

Jacqueline Bowen, OD, Trustee

Lori Grover, OD, Trustee

Teri Geist, OD, Trustee

Terri Gossard, OD, Trustee


Staff members from the AOA and AOSA were also present. We thank the AOA’s leadership, hope everyone had a rewarding meeting, and look forward to the next visit.

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