Thiel College benefits from the active involvement of four boards. We thank all the members of these boards for their invaluable advice and assistance in providing a great educational experience to our students.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of Thiel College. The Board adopts rules, regulations and policies governing Thiel College and has authority over curricular development, use of property, development of facilities and fiscal and human resources management. The Board of Trustees meets formally three times a year on campus.
Dr. Barry Stamm '70, Chair
Stamm Cataract & Laser Center, Inc.
John M. Barr '70, Vice Chair
Chief Marketing Officer at Hillside Family of Agencies
Barry Oman '74, Treasurer
Combined Systems, Inc.
G. Leah Dever ’74, Secretary
Bonita Springs, FL
Dr. Robert Burns ’74
Mansfield Pediatrics, Inc.
Lewis "Lou" Carbone ’71
Experience Engineering, Inc.
Jason Chappell ’96
Vice President of Cemline Corporation
Dr. Beverly Cigler ’68
Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Penn State University
Dale W. Deist
Founder of Deist Industries/Bucks Fabricating
Brian K. Derrick ’82
Chief Financial Officer Summa Health Systems
Rev. Brian Evans ’03
First Lutheran Church
John R. Frangakis
Chairman and CEO of Reynolds Services, Inc.
Fred Haer ’65
President of FHC, Inc.
Dr. Carl A. Hoffman, Jr. '69, H'10
President and Corporate Medical Director of PrimeCare Medical, Inc.
Hudson Group, Inc.
Rick Huether ’74
President of Independent Can Co.
David Johnston ’71
Executive Director at Exterior Insulation/Finish Systems
Dr. Cara Hoehn Lapic ’92
Vice President of BNY Mellon
Dr. Fred Luchette ’76
Professor of Surgery at Loyola University Chicago
Dr. Frank Maenpa ’69
Catherine V. Mott
Founder and CEO of BlueTree Capital Group, LLC
Ronald W. Owen ’71
Vice President at Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
William V. Parker ’75
Principal of Global Engagement Solutions, LLC
Paul Runge ’70
Director at Analytic Investors, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
Dwayne Spurlock ’81
CEO of ePeople Healthcare Group
Dr. Sarah Taylor-Rogers ’69
Assistant Director of Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. at the University of Maryland
President of Ehrlich Wesen & Dauer, LLC
Rod E. Wilt ’86
Partner Oakmont Real Estate Management, LLC
Cathryn Zawacki ’71
Michael G. Zawoysky ’79
Chief Executive Officer of Shoe Sensation, Inc.
Dr. Frank Baker
Ruthanne Beighley, Esq. ’73
Corporate Counsel at Joy Cone Company
Dr. Robert O. Blomquist H'99
Fort Myers, FL
Dr. James McHugh '62, H'02
Dr. Peter Mortensen H’05
Dr. James Pedas '50, H'89
Co-owner of Circle Companies
Edward Redman '60
Dr. Roy Strausbaugh H’14
Chair of History and Associate Dean of Social Studies at Mercyhurst College
Dr. John L. Vitale '47, H'90
Sanibel Island, FL
Dr. Howard Weyers '56, H'11
The Board of Associates serves as an advisory capacity to the administration, weighing in on topics such as academics, student and religious life, enrollment management, finance, buildings and grounds, and advancement. The group meets two to three times per year.
Mr. Gary Best ’77
Principal at PerformanceBest, LLC
Mrs. Jane Bittcher ’80
President, Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation
Mr. James D. Bittel, Jr. ’60
Bittel and Company
Dr. Alan P. Childs
Chairman and Clinical Director, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Mr. James Cunningham, III ’77
Senior Executive Producer, WQED
Mr. Dominic Dionisio ’72
Vice President, Bliley Technologies
Mr. Patrick Findle ’79
Director, Pittsburgh Office, Gas Technology Institute
Mr. David L. Hofius ’64
Retired Manager of Internal Control at Delphi Packard Elect. Division
Mr. Michael J. Kuder
Attorney at WESCO International
Mr. Cris Loutzenhiser
Owner of Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home
Mr. Eric S. Newman ’99
Director/Attorney at Cohen and Grigsby, PC
Mrs. Sue A. Nicklin
Vice President of Anderson Coach & Tour
Mr. Leo M. Phillips ’84
Business Owner and EMT/Firefighter
Allison Park, PA
Mr. Mathew J. Saur ’11
Corporate Associate at Cravath, Swaine, & Moore
New York, NY
Rev. Scott E. Schal
Pastor for Education and Outreach at Grace Lutheran Church
State College, PA
Mr. John E. Thigpen ’86
General Manager at Ilsco Extrusions Inc.
Mr. Nicholas Travaglianti ’11
HR and Payroll Administrator at The NRP Group
Mr. Jeffrey Wallace
Vice President of Commercial Lending at First National Bank
The Hon. Roy W. Wilt '59, H'85
Retired State Senator
The Alumni Association Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from the Alumni Association who are elected to serve a three-year term and may be re-elected to a second term. In addition, at-large members may be elected whose geographic location prevents them from attending meetings but who are interested in promoting the college in their area. Each board member is assigned to one of five committees as outlined in the Alumni Association By-Laws. Interested in serving on the Alumni Association Board of Directors? Contact the Alumni Office for more information.