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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.


Leah Dever

G. Leah Dever ’74, Chair
Bonita Springs, FL

Rod Wilt

Rod E. Wilt '86, Vice Chair
Executive Director, Penn-Northwest Development Corporation
Greenville, PA

Dominic Dionisio

Dominic Dionisio ’72, Treasurer
Erie, PA

Mark Benninghoff

Mark Benninghoff ’82, Secretary
Director at Navigant Consulting
Pittsburgh, PA


Edward Bartko

Edward A. Bartko ’72 H’16
Charlston, SC

Beverly Cigler

Dr. Beverly Cigler ’68
Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Penn State University
Hummelstown, PA

Terri Eddy

Terri Eddy ’19
Ernst & Young
Pittsburgh, PA

Brian Evans

Rev. Brian Evans ’03
First Lutheran Church
Pittsburgh, PA

John Frangakis

John R. Frangakis H’19
Chairman and CEO of Reynolds Services, Inc.
Greenville, PA

Fred Haer

Fred Haer ’65
President of FHC, Inc.
Bowdoinham, ME

Bruce Hartman

Bruce Hartman
Asheville, NC

John Hudson

John Hudson
Hudson Group, Inc.
Hermitage, PA

Rick Huether

Rick Huether ’74
President of Independent Can Co.
Belcamp, MD

Diann Kuder

Diann Kuder
Greenville, PA

Frank Maenpa

Dr. Frank Maenpa ’69
Ashtabula, OH

Catherine Mott

Catherine V. Mott
Founder and CEO of BlueTree Capital Group, LLC
Wexford, PA

Nathan Neely

Nathan Neely ’94
CEO, Pathways Adolescent Center
Oil City, PA

Maggie Norris

Margaret "Maggie" Boose Norris ’78
Founder of eVolve Group
Lancaster, SC

Brian Nowak

Brian Nowak ’89
Nowak Endeavors
Hinsdale, IL

Mary Odem

Mary Odem
Mercer County Magisterial District Judge
Farrell, PA

William Parker

William V. Parker ’75
Principal of Global Engagement Solutions, LLC
Derwood, MD

Antonio Quarterman

Antonio Quarterman ’08
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Mathew Saur

Mathew J. Saur ’11
King & Spalding
New York, NY

Miles Wallace

Miles Wallace
President of Ehrlich Wesen & Dauer, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA

Michael Walton

Michael Walton
Jamestown Coating Technologies
Jamestown, PA

Cathryn Zawacki

Cathryn Zawacki ’71
Warren, PA

Michael Zawoysky

Michael G. Zawoysky ’79
Mechanicsburg, PA

Trustees Emeriti

Frank Baker

Dr. Frank Baker
Elderton, PA

Ruthanne Beighley

Ruthanne Beighley, Esq. ’73
Corporate Counsel at Joy Cone Company
Sharon, PA

Alan Fager

Dr. Alan F. Fager ’69
York, PA

Carl Hoffman

Dr. Carl A. Hoffman, Jr. '69, H'10
President and Corporate Medical Director of PrimeCare Medical, Inc.
Harrisburg, PA

James McHugh

Dr. James McHugh '62, H'02
Latrobe, PA

Peter Mortensen

Dr. Peter Mortensen H’05
Hermitage, PA

Barbara Nakles

Barbara Nakles
Greensburg, PA

Mark Nordenberg

Mark A. Nordenberg, J.D. ’70, H’97
Chair of the Institute of Politics and Chancellor Emeritas of the University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

James Pedas

Dr. James Pedas '50, H'89
Co-owner of Circle Companies
Washington, DC

Edward Redman

Edward Redman '60
Morganton, NC

Roy Strausbaugh

Dr. Roy Strausbaugh H’14
Chair of History and Associate Dean of Social Studies at Mercyhurst College
Erie, PA

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. James D. Bittel, Jr. ’60
Bittel and Company
Greenville, PA

Dr. Alan P. Childs
Chairman and Clinical Director, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Chicago, IL

Mr. James Cunningham, III ’77
Senior Executive Producer, WQED
Pittsburgh, PA

Mr. Patrick Findle ’79
Director, Pittsburgh Office, Gas Technology Institute

Mr. Matthew Fiore ’14
Financial Advisor, MassMutual
Pittsburgh, PA

Mr. David L. Hofius ’64
Retired Manager of Internal Control at Delphi Packard Elect. Division
Youngstown, OH

Miss Alex Hudson
Hudson Companies
Hermitage, PA

Mr. Cris Loutzenhiser
Owner of Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home
Greenville, PA

Ms. Chelsea Maukonen ’14
Associate Attorney, Cole, Scott & Kissane
Bonita Springs, FL

Dr. Brittany Mears ’07
Clinical Director of Community Programs, Bethesda Children’s Home
Meadville, PA

Dr. Joseph T. Nairn ’79
President, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College
Warren, PA

Mr. Eric S. Newman ’99
Director/Attorney at Cohen and Grigsby, PC
Pittsburgh, PA

Vicki Poe
Retired, Admission Counselor, Thiel College
Greenville, PA

Mr. Joseph Scarpitti ’80
Senior Vice President, American Funds
Westlake, OH

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.
Greenville, PA

Mr. Nicholas Travaglianti ’11
Team Lead, Payroll, Dealer Tire, LLC
Cleveland, OH

Mr. Jeffrey Wallace
Vice President of Commercial Lending at First National Bank
Hermitage, PA

The Hon. Roy W. Wilt '59, H'85
Retired State Senator
Greenville, PA

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.