Thiel College benefits from the active involvement of three 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.
John Hudson, Chair
Hudson Group, Inc.
G. Leah Dever ’74, Vice Chair
Bonita Springs, FL
Barry Oman '74, Treasurer
Combined Systems, Inc.
Jane E. Bittcher '80, Secretary
Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation
John M. Barr ’70
Blue Lake Associates, LTD
Edward A. Bartko ’72 H’16
Daniel Island, SC
Mark Benninghoff ’82
Director at Navigant Consulting
Dr. Robert Burns ’74
Mansfield Pediatrics, 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
Dominic Dionisio ’72
Chip Dufala ’92
Executive Vice President of Selective Insurance Group, Inc.
Rev. Brian Evans ’03
First Lutheran Church
Dr. Alan F. Fager ’69
John R. Frangakis H’19
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.
Rick Huether ’74
President of Independent Can Co.
David Johnston ’71
Executive Director at Exterior Insulation/Finish Systems
James Kick ’82
Vice President, Preconstruction Century Contractors, Inc.
Dr. Cara Hoehn Lapic ’92
Director, Strategic Business Planning, Asset Servicing, BNY Mellon
Dr. Frank Maenpa ’69
Mark Marmo ’93
Deep Well Systems
Nathan Neely ’94
CEO, Pathways Adolescent Center
Oil City, PA
William V. Parker ’75
Principal of Global Engagement Solutions, LLC
Paul Runge ’70
Director at Analytic Investors, LLC
Mathew J. Saur ’11
King & Spalding
New York, NY
Dr. Barry Stamm '70
Stamm Cataract & Laser Center, Inc.
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
Mark A. Nordenberg, J.D. ’70, H’97
Chair of the Institute of Politics and Chancellor Emeritas of the University of Pittsburgh
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.
Dr. Gary F. Best ’77
Principal at PerformanceBest, LLC
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
Mr. James D. Bittel, Jr. ’60
Bittel and Company
Ms. Marianne Calenda ’79
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Elizabethtown College
Dr. Alan P. Childs
Chairman and Clinical Director, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Mr. James Cunningham, III ’77
Senior Executive Producer, WQED
Mr. Patrick Findle ’79
Director, Pittsburgh Office, Gas Technology Institute
Mr. Matthew Fiore ’14
Financial Advisor, MassMutual
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
Dr. Brittany Mears ’07
Clinical Director of Community Programs, Bethesda Children’s Home
Dr. Joseph T. Nairn ’79
President, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College
Mr. Eric S. Newman ’99
Director/Attorney at Cohen and Grigsby, PC
Mr. Leo M. Phillips ’84
Business Owner and EMT/Firefighter
Allison Park, PA
Retired, Admission Counselor, Thiel College
Mr. Joseph Scarpitti ’80
Senior Vice President, American Funds
Rev. Scott E. Schul
Senior 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
Team Lead, Payroll, Dealer Tire, LLC
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.