SIX NAMED TO THIEL COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Dec. 20, 2010
GREENVILLE, PA – Six were appointed to Thiel College’s Board of Trustees during the November Board meeting. The new board members are:
Jason Chappell ’96, of Cranberry Township, Pa., co-owner and vice president of Cemline Corporation. Chappell is new to the Thiel Board of Trustees. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Thiel College and an MBA from Gannon University.
George “Chip” Dufala ’92, of Erie, Pa., executive vice president - services at Erie Insurance Group. Dufala is new to the Thiel Board of Trustees. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Thiel College. He and his wife, Amy, have four children.
Pastor Brian Evans ’03, of McKeesport, Pa., pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak, Pa. Evans is new to the Thiel Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Council for Lutheran Campus Ministry and is a member of the McKeesport Kiwanis. He holds a bachelor's degree in religion from Thiel College and a master's of divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary. Evans and his wife, Erica, live in McKeesport.
Miles Wallace, of Pittsburgh, Pa., president of Ehrlich Wesen & Dauer LLC. Wallace leads EWD, an information technology company, after working for 10 years at Federated Investors. He is new to the Thiel Board of Trustees. He holds a bachelor's degree in music from Wittenberg University and a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Science. Wallace and his wife, the late Lori Johnson Wallace, have two children, Ariana and Aidan.
Rick Huether ’74, of Lutherville, Md., president and CEO of Independent Can Company. Huether is a returning board member, having served on the board from 2005 to 2008. He holds a bachelor's degree from Thiel College in business administration and an MBA from Bowling Green State University. He and his wife, Mary Ellen, have three grown children.
Dr. Sarah Taylor-Rodgers ’69, of Baltimore, Md., assistant director of the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology Inc. at the University of Maryland. Taylor-Rodgers is a returning board member, having served on the board from 1989 to 1998 and 2002 to 2009. She is the former secretary of the Department of Natural Resources for Maryland. Taylor-Rogers holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Thiel College, and a master's of public affairs and a doctorate from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is married to John Witson Rogers, president of J. Whitson Rogers Inc.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the college, adopting rules, regulations and policies governing Thiel and exercising authority over curricular development, use of property, development of facilities and fiscal and human resources management. The Thiel College Board of Trustees meets formally three times a year on campus.
Also at the November board meeting, two former board members were granted emeritus status. The new emeritus members are:
Elderton, Pa., resident Dr. Frank Baker, former owner of EcoTech Laboratory and retired professor of biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Baker is a former trustee of Thiel College, having served on the Board of Trustees from 1985 to 1998. He is married to Mary Baker and has three grown children and several grandchildren.
Greensburg, Pa., resident Barbara H. Nakles, secretary-treasurer of the board of IRIS Technologies. Nakles is a former trustee of Thiel College, having served on the Board of Trustees from 1994 to 1998. Her husband, the late Dr. Ned J. Nakles H’94, was also a member of the Thiel board. She has three grown sons and several grandchildren.
About Thiel College
Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located in Greenville, Pa., that provides a great balance of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value to its 1,100 students. For more information about Thiel College, visit www.thiel.edu or call 800-24-THIEL.