President, Board of Trustees
EVANSTON POLICE PENSION FUND
Timothy Schoolmaster was one of the founding members of the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA) in 1985. He served on various committees of the association, including the curriculum development committee for the IPPFA/Northern Illinois University Certified Trustee Program, as a member of the Board of Directors, Vice President, and Executive Director. He is a frequent conference speaker on retiree health care and other retirement system issues, and has been Co-Chair of the IMN Illinois Public Employee Retirement Systems Conference each June in Chicago, 2006-2012.
Schoolmaster began a career in public service as a police officer with the Northwestern University Police Department. He served with the Evanston, Illinois Police Department in a variety of assignments from 1973 to 2003, most recently as Director of the 911 Center and Support Services Division Supervisor. First elected as a Trustee of the Evanston Police Pension Fund in 1982, Mr. Schoolmaster has served as Board President since 1986.
Schoolmaster is an alumnus of Northwestern University, a graduate of Northwestern's School of Police Staff and Command, and has served as a committee member and consultant to the Illinois Police Training Board. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Northwestern's Center for Public Safety, where since 1983 his teaching assignments have taken him from the Evanston Campus to many locations in North America. In 1999, 2005, 2007, and 2010, he was Visiting Lecturer at the Botswana Police College under a grant from the Botswana and Namibia Motor Vehicle Insurance Funds, and in 2009 was a Visiting Lecturer and Consultant to the Federal Road Safety Commission in Abuja, Nigeria. Under a grant from NHTSA, he authored training materials to improve the collection of crash data in the City of Chicago in 2009.
In his spare time, Tim is a die-hard Lake Michigan and BVI sailor and long distance cyclist. In 2001 and 2002, he participated in the Heartland AIDSRIDE from Minneapolis to Chicago to raise funds and awareness for those afflicted with HIV/AIDS. He is a veteran of many HILLY HUNDREDs near Bloomington, Indiana, has pedaled across the State of Iowa several times on RAGBRAI, and somehow survived the Denver Post's RIDE THE ROCKIES in 2009, 2010, and 2012.