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.
Mark Benninghoff '82, Chair
Associate Director at Navigant Consulting
Dr. Barry Stamm '70, Vice Chair
Stamm Cataract & Laser Center, Inc.
Chip Dufala '92, Treasurer
Executive Vice President/Services at Erie Insurance
G. Leah Dever ’74, Secretary
Bonita Springs, FL
John M. Barr ’70
Chief Marketing Officer at Hillside Family of Agencies
Dr. Robert Burns ’74
Mansfield Pediatrics, Inc.
Lewis "Lou" Carbone ’71
Experience Engineering, Inc.
Jason Chappell ’96
Vice President of Cemline Corporation
Connie Danko ’69
Dale W. Deist
Founder of Deist Industries/Bucks Fabricating
Rev. Brian Evans ’03
Faith Lutheran Church
White Oak, PA
Dr. Alan Fager ’69
John R. Frangakis
Chairman and CEO of Reynolds Services, Inc.
Fred Haer ’65
President of FHC, Inc.
Hudson Group, Inc.
Rick Huether ’74
President of Independent Can Co.
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
Barry Oman ’74
Combined Systems, Inc.
Ronald W. Owen ’71
Vice President at Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
William V. Parker ’75
Principal of Global Engagement Solutions, LLC
Susan R. Snowden, Esq.
Martin & Siebert, LC
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 Wilt ’86
Partner of Oakmont Real Estate Management, LLC
Cathryn Zawacki ’71
Michael G. Zawoysky ’79
Chief Executive Officer of Shoe Sensation, Inc.
Dr. Frank Baker
Dr. Robert O. Blomquist H'99
Fort Myers, FL
Dr. Glen R. Johnson H'88
President of Multitrust Fund, Inc.
Dr. James McHugh '62, H'02
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. Glen Augustine
President of Greenville Savings Bank
Mr. Gary Best ’77
Principal at PerformanceBest, LLC
Mr. James D. Bittel, Jr. ’60
Bittel and Company
Mr. Robert C. Denove ’75
Partner at Deloitte & Touche
Mr. David L. Hofius ’64
Retired Manager of Internal Control at Delphi Packard Elect. Division
Mr. Michael J. Kuder
Attorney at WESCO International
Mr. Chris 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
Mrs. Lee Ann Nucerino ’87
Adjunct Professor at Penn State Shenango
Mr. Leo M. Phillips ’84
Business Owner and EMT/Firefighter
Allison Park, PA
Mr. Glenn C. Riley
Vice President of Operations at UPMC Horizon
Mr. Paul H. Saternow, C.S.P. ’71
President of Safety Dynamics
Mr. Mathew J. Saur ’11
Corporate Associate at Cravath, Swaine, & Moore
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.