Pat Sajak

Hillsdale College Welcomes Pat Sajak as New Board of Trustees Chairman

Current chairman William Brodbeck retires after years of service, board member Steve Van Andel to serve as vice chairman

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Hillsdale, Mich.— Hillsdale College announces that television personality and longtime supporter of Hillsdale College Pat Sajak will become the Board of Trustees’ new chairman following current chairman William Brodbeck’s retirement.

“Our Board of Trustees is a group of dedicated men and women who honor and uphold Hillsdale’s historic mission. We are thrilled to have Pat take up the mantle of leadership as a dedicated friend of the College,” said Chief Administrative Officer Rich Péwé. “Chairman Brodbeck has provided years of wise guidance and strong leadership for the board and the College. We have full confidence that Pat will continue that legacy and help lead the College into the future.”

After many years of service, Brodbeck, graduate of Hillsdale’s Class of ’66, has retired as chairman of the Board of Trustees and will continue to serve the College as chairman emeritus. As Sajak steps into the role of chairman, the Board also welcomes Steve Van Andel, 1978 graduate and chairman of Amway, to the post of vice chairman.

Sajak has served as vice chairman of the Hillsdale College Board of Trustees since October of 2003. He has had an illustrious career in television, serving as a host of several shows, including “Wheel of Fortune,” “The Pat Sajak Show,” “Pat Sajak Weekend,” and “The Pat Sajak Baseball Hour.”

Van Andel graduated from Hillsdale College with a degree in economics and business administration in 1978. He is the co-chair of the board of directors at Amway and has twice served as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he is currently chairman of the Executive Committee.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit

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