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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.


John Hudson

John Hudson, Chair
Hudson Group, Inc.
Hermitage, PA

Leah Dever

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

Rod Wilt

Rod E. Wilt '86, Treasurer
Partner Oakmont Real Estate Management, LLC
Oakmont, PA

Jane Bittcher

Jane E. Bittcher '80, Secretary
Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation
Pittsburgh, PA


John Barr

John M. Barr ’70
Blue Lake Associates, LTD
Pittsford, NY

Edward Bartko

Edward A. Bartko ’72 H’16
Daniel Island, SC

Mark Benninghoff

Mark Benninghoff ’82
Director at Navigant Consulting
Pittsburgh, PA

Robert Burns

Dr. Robert Burns ’74
Mansfield Pediatrics, Inc.
Mansfield, OH

Beverly Cigler

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

Ricardo Daley ’96
Equity Trust Company
Westlake, OH

Dale Deist

Dale W. Deist
Founder of Deist Industries/Bucks Fabricating
Hadley, PA

Dominic Dionisio

Dominic Dionisio ’72
Erie, PA

John Frangakis

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

Carl Hoffman

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

Cara Lapic

Dr. Cara Hoehn Lapic ’92
Director, Strategic Business Planning, Asset Servicing, BNY Mellon
Pittsburgh, PA

Frank Maenpa

Dr. Frank Maenpa ’69
Ashtabula, OH

Mark Marmo

Mark Marmo ’93
Deep Well Systems
Harmony, PA

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

Mary Odem

Mary Odem
Mercer County Magisterial District Judge
Farrell, PA

Barry Oman

Barry Oman ’74
Greenville, 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

Paul Runge

Paul Runge ’70
Director at Analytic Investors, LLC
Orinda, CA

Mathew Saur

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

Barry Stamm

Dr. Barry Stamm '70
Stamm Cataract & Laser Center, Inc.
Erie, PA

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

Robert Blomquist

Dr. Robert O. Blomquist H'99
Fort Myers, FL

Alan Fager

Dr. Alan F. Fager ’69
York, 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

John Vitale

Dr. John L. Vitale '47, H'90
Sanibel Island, FL

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

Mr. Leo M. Phillips ’84
Business Owner and EMT/Firefighter
Allison Park, 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.