Dekota Toot ’15

Major: Philosophy and Psychology
Hometown:Alliance, Ohio

I chose to major in philosophy because it tackles the big questions in life. In philosophy, you are never expected to accept anything as true just because somebody says so. It is up to the individual to judge what is true by reason rather than deferring to an authority figure for the answer.

Board Of Trustees

 Gary Adams Gary S. Adams '75
  • Board member since 2006
  • President
    Cleveland Auto Show
    Brecksville, OH
  • Home - Hudson, OH
  • Spouse - Connie
 Marty Adams Marty E. Adams
  • Board member since 1998
  • President
    Marty Adams Consulting LLC
    Salineville, OH
  • Home - Salineville, OH
  • Spouse - Patricia
 Steven Barr Steven J. Barr '88
  • Board member since 2002
  • Partner
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    San Francisco, CA 
  • Home - Berkeley, CA
  • Spouse - Heather Schooler '90
 Joel Beeghly Joel H. Beeghly '64
  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1989
  • Retired Senior Technical Specialist
    Carmeuse Lime Company, Technology Center
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Home - Bessemer, PA
  • Spouse - Mary Jane
 Paul Bishop Paul R. Bishop
  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1983
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    H-P Products, Inc.
    Louisville, OH
  • Home - Canton, OH
  • Spouse - Jane
 Ginger Brown Ginger Brown
  • Board member since 1999
  • Home - Port Clinton, OH
  • Spouse - Seth
 Kenneth Chalker Kenneth W. Chalker '71
  • Board member since 1992
  • Senior Pastor
    University Circle United Methodist Church
    Cleveland, OH
  • Home - Westlake, OH
  • Spouse - Grace (Bird '71)
 Roger Clay P. Roger Clay '61
  • Board member since 1997
  • President
    Rentwear, Inc.
    North Canton, OH
  • Home - Hartville, OH
  • Spouse - Patricia
 darrah Matt Darrah '84
  • Board member since 2014
  • Retired Executive Vice President, Enterprise Holdings Inc.
    St. Louis, MO
  • Home - Ponte Vedre Beach, FL
  • Spouse - Patricia
 Judith Douglass Judith (King '55) Douglass
  • Trustee Emerita
  • Board member since 1977
  • Home - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Spouse - Samuel '55
 Richard Drake

Dr. Richard Drake '72

  • Board member since 2011
  • Director of Anatomy and Professor of Surgery,
    Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Home - Shaker Heights, OH
  • Spouse - Cheryl (Brown '72)
 John Flynn

John Flynn '71, J. D.

  • Board member since 2012
  • Owner, Flynn & De Rhodes
    Kent, OH
  • Home – Kent, OH
  • Spouse – Connie (Snode) ‘70
 Craig George Craig W. George '53
  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1969
  • Retired Ophthalmologic Consultant
  • Home - Canandaigua, NY
  • Spouse - Shirley (Overholt '53)
 Scott Gindlesberger Scott R. Gindlesberger '87
  • Board member since 2006
  • Senior Vice President
    Stifel Nicolaus
    Alliance, OH
  • Home - Canton, OH
  • Spouse - Susan (Ermlich '90)
 Sue Goris Sue Goris
  • Board member since 2014
  • Co-Owner, Goris Properties, LLC
    Alliance, OH
  • Home - Alliance, OH
  • Spouse - Bradley
 Allen Green Allen E. Green '77
  • Chair
  • Board member since 2007
  • President
    HP Products Inc.
    Louisville, OH
  • Home - North Canton, OH
  • Spouse - Carol (Howlett '76)
 Sylvester Green

Sylvester Green '64

  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1983
  • Retired National Chairman/Consultant
    Green Rolle Consulting, LLC
  • Home - Stamford, CT
  • Spouse - Kim
 Fred Haupt Fred J. Haupt '63
  • Board member since 1978
  • Director
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Canton, OH
  • Home - Hartville, OH
  • Spouse - Victoria
 Nancy Hill

Nancy Hill '79

  • Board member since 2009
  • President and CEO
    American Association of Advertising Agencies
    New York, NY
  • Home - New York, NY
 John Hopkins John L. Hopkins
  • Ex-Officio
  • Board member since 2005
  • Bishop
    Ohio East Area Center
    North Canton, OH
  • Home - Canton, OH
  • Spouse - Elaine
 Randall Hunt Randall C. Hunt '75
  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1995
  • Director
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Canton, OH
  • Home - Alliance, OH
  • Spouse - Ann Marie
 Daniel Keller Daniel R. Keller '72
  • Board member since 1998
  • President/Chairman
    Kellco Investments LTD/ Keller Capital LTD
  • Home - Huron, OH
  • Spouse - Laura
 Harold Kolenbrander Harold M. Kolenbrander
  • Honorary Trustee
  • Board member since 1986
  • President Emeritus
    University of Mount Union
  • Home - Cincinnati, OH
  • Spouse - Laurie
 William Krochta William G. Krochta '52
  • Board member since 1980
  • Retired Manager, General Analytical/Environmental
    PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Home - Wadsworth, OH
  • Spouse - Carolyn (Cowie '55)
 Robert Kunkel Robert S. Kunkel, Jr. '55 
  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1975
  • Consultant, Department of Neurology
    Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland, OH
  • Home - Pepper Pike, OH
  • Spouse - Brenda
 Robert Mahoney

Robert Mahoney

  • Board member since 2009
  • Chairman Emeritus
    Diebold, Inc.
  • Home - Canton, OH
 Gerard Mastroianni Gerard Mastroianni
  • Board member since 2002
  • President
    Alliance Ventures, Inc.
    Alliance, OH
  • Home - Alliance, OH
  • Spouse - Laura
Richard Merriman  W. Richard Merriman, Jr.
  • Ex-Officio
  • Board member since 2015
  • President
    University of Mount Union
    Alliance, OH
  • Home - Alliance, OH
  • Spouse - Margot Kelman
 Vanita Oelschlager Vanita (Bauknight '63) Oelschlager
  • Board member since 1997
  • Assistant to the President
    Oak Associates
    Akron, OH
  • Hometown - Akron, OH
  • Spouse - James
 John Peters John F. Peters
  • Board member since 1987
  • Senior Vice President
    Stifel Nicolaus Butler Wick Divison
    Alliance, OH
  • Home - Alliance, OH
  • Spouse - Madge
 Thomas Petzinger Thomas V. Petzinger '52 
  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1990
  • Retired President
    Pan Atlas Travel Service, Inc.
    Youngstown, OH
  • Home - Youngstown, OH
 Ralph Regula

Ralph Regula '48

  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1964
  • Retired U.S. Congressman
  • Home - Navarre, OH
  • Spouse - Mary (Rogusky '49)
 Joel Sassa

Joel L. Sassa '78

  • President, Alumni Association
  • Board member since 2012
  • Zone Manager
    General Motors
    Detroit, MI
  • Home - Farmington, NY
  • Spouse - Kathleen (Johnson '79)
 E. Karl Schneider E. Karl Schneider '66
  • Board member since 1998
  • Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    E. Karl Schneider DDS, Inc.
    Mentor, OH
  • Home - Mentor, OH
  • Spouse - Lisa
 David Schooler David R. Schooler '68
  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1987
  • President
    Town and Country Travel, Inc.
    Columbus, OH
  • Home - Columbus, OH
 Gretchen Schuler

Gretchen Schuler '96

  • Board member since 2012
  • Vice President of Insurance Risk Management and Technical Documentation
    Invacare, Elyria, OH
  • Home – North Olmsted, OH
 William Schumacher

William Schumacher '82

  • Vice President of Alumni Association
  • Board member since 2014
  • Vice President of Westfield Bank
    Canton, OH
  • Home – Canton, OH
  • Spouse – Kathleen (Enders ’83)
 Clifford Shields Clifford D. Shields '43
  • Chairman Emeritus
  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1967
  • Retired Financial Executive
    The Standard Oil Company (Ohio)
  • Home - Westminster, CO
 Larry Shinn Larry D. Shinn
  • Board member since 2003
  • Retired President
    Berea College
    Berea, KY
  • Home - Winfield, PA
  • Spouse - Nancy
 Dorothy Sisk Dorothy A. (Denning '58) Sisk
  • Trustee Emerita
  • Board member since 1979
  • Conn Endowed Chair
    Lamar University
    Beaumont, TX
  • Home - Port Arthur, TX
 Marcus Smith Marcus L. Smith '88
  • Board member since 2009
  • Director of Asian Equity Research 
    MFS Investment Management 
    Boston, MA 
  • Home - Sharon, MA
  • Spouse - Celena (Holmes '86)
 George Stradley George E. Stradley '58
  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1982
  • Retired President
    Beifuss & Stradley, Inc.
  • Home - Hartville, OH
  • Spouse - Sally (Shrake '59)
 Laurence Talley

Laurence Talley '91, C.P.A.

  • Board member since 2012
  • Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
    Cleveland, OH
  • Home – Reminderville, OH
  • Spouse - Stacey
 Sandra Thomas Sandra (Goff '74) Thomas
  • Secretary
  • Board member since 2007
  • Retired Senior Vice President
    JP Morgan Chase
    Columbus, OH
  • Home - Westerville, OH
 Lee Ann Thorn Lee Ann (Johnston '83) Thorn
 
  • Board member since 1994
  • Executive Director
    Atrium OB/GYN, Inc.
    Canton, OH
  • Home - Canton, OH
 Robert Tomsich Robert J. Tomsich
  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1979
  • Founder, Chief Executive Office, President
    NESCO, Inc.
    Mayfield Heights, OH
  • Home - Chagrin Falls, OH
  • Spouse - Susan (Kirkhart '55)
 Walter Wichern

Walter A. Wichern, Jr. '43

  • Trustee Emeritus
  • Board member since 1984
  • Retired Chairman, Department of Surgery
    St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center
  • Home - New York, NY
  • Spouse - Anne
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