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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, comprised of 50 to 60 individuals who serve as active, honorary, or emeriti trustees, has ultimate authority for general, academic, and financial policy-making functions and the corporation’s financial health and welfare. Its members exercise ultimate institutional authority as defined by its bylaws and in such other policy statements it deems appropriate and operates within the mission statement of the University. These bylaws and other Board policy statements shall take precedence over all other institutional statements, documents, and policies.

There are three classifications of Board of Trustees members at Mount Union.

Active trustees are elected to the Board and serve in a policy-making role. More specifically, they provide financial support and management, represent the University to the public, assure the maintenance of the physical plant, serve as a court of final appeal, assess the institution’s performance, and have administrative accountability for the Office of the President.

Emeriti trustees are those persons who have served with distinction as active trustees for an extended period, and upon the expiration of their term or for other reasons, are no longer able to serve in an active role but wish to remain informed and offer counsel to the governance of the University.

Honorary trustees are those persons whose association with the University in this capacity can provide stature and expertise, either because of their past affiliation with Mount Union as a trustee or administrator or because of their reputation in the educational, business, or government service communities.


Board of Trustees Members

Gary Adams

Mr. Gary S. Adams '75

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 2006
Retired attorney
Home - Bratenahl, OH
Spouse - Connie

Steven Barr

Mr. Steven J. Barr '88

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 2002
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
San Francisco, CA 
Home - Berkeley, CA
Spouse - Heather Schooler '90

Heidi Bartholomew

Ms. Heidi K. Bartholomew '92

Board member since 2016
Clinical Assistant Professor, Business Administration
The University of Pittsburgh
Katz Graduate School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Home - Pittsburgh, PA
Spouse - Timothy Brown

Joel Beeghly

Mr. Joel H. Beeghly '64

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1989
Retired Senior Technical Research Specialist
Carmeuse Lime and Limestone Co.
Home - Bessemer, PA

Lynne Biery

Mrs. J. Lynne Biery 

Board member since 2018
Owner/Innkeeper
Sebring Mansion Inn and Spa
Sebring, OH
Biery Cheese Company
Louisville, OH
Home - Louisville, OH

Paul Bishop

Mr. Paul R. Bishop 

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1983
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
H-P Products, Inc.
Louisville, OH
Home - Canton, OH, and Key Largo, FL
Spouse - Jane

Victor Boschini

Dr. Victor J. Boschini ’78 

Board member since 2017
Chancellor and Professor of Education
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
Home - Fort Worth, TX
Spouse - Megan

Dr. Thomas Botzman

Dr. Thomas J. Botzman 

Ex-Officio
Board member since 2020
President
University of Mount Union
Alliance, OH
Home - Alliance, OH
Spouse - Vanessa

Flint Brenton

Mr. Flint J. Brenton ’77 

Board member since 2018
President and Chief Executive Officer
Centrify Corporation
Santa Clara, CA
Home - Incline Village, NV
Spouse - Meg (Gerlach ’78)

Ginger Brown

Mrs. Ginger F. Brown

Trustee Emerita
Board member since 1999
Home - Port Clinton, OH
Spouse - Seth

Bradley Carman

Dr. Bradley D. Carman '84

Board member since 2016
Bradley D. Carman, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.
Marietta Health Care Physicians, Inc.
Marietta, OH
Home - Marietta, OH
Spouse - Stephanie

Kenneth Chalker

Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Chalker '71

Board member since 1992
Retired Senior Pastor
University Circle United Methodist Church
Home - Lakewood, OH
Spouse - Grace (Bird '71)

Roger Clay

Mr. P. Roger Clay '61

Trustee Emeritus
President
Rentwear, Inc.
North Canton, OH
Home - Hartville, OH, and Naples, FL
Spouse - Patricia

James Costanzo

Mr. James E. Costanzo '84

Board member since 2016
Chief Executive Officer
Nordic
Madison, WI
Home - Milford, MI
Spouse - Denise

Robert Curry

Mr. Robert L. Curry ’91

Board member since 2020
Chief Compliance Officer
KeyBank
Cleveland, OH
Home - Bay Village, OH
Spouse - Patricia

Matt Darrah

Mr. Matthew G. Darrah '84

Chair
Board member since 2014
Consultant
Darmac, LLC
Home - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Spouse - Patricia

Judith Douglass

Mrs. Judith (King '55) Douglass

Trustee Emerita
Board member since 1977
Home - Pittsburgh, PA
Spouse - Samuel '55

Richard Drake

Dr. Richard L. Drake '72

Vice Chair
Board member since 2011
Home - Shaker Heights, OH
Spouse - Cheryl (Brown '72)

James Eismon

Mr. James P. Eismon ’98

Board member since 2018
Senior Financial Advisor
AIG 
Houston, TX
Home - Hudson OH
Spouse - Brittany

Mark Fedor

Mr. Mark Fedor

Board member since 2020
Chief Executive Officer
Morgan Industries
Alliance, OH
Home - Hartville, OH

John Flynn

Mr. John J. Flynn '71

Board member since 2012
Attorney
Flynn, Keith, and Flynn
Kent, OH
Home – Kent, OH
Spouse – Connie (Snode ’70)

Scott Gindlesberger

Mr. Scott R. Gindlesberger '87

Board member since 2006
Senior Vice President
Stifel Nicolaus
Alliance, OH
Home - Massillon, OH
Spouse - Susan (Ermlich '90)

Suzan Goris

Mrs. Suzan R. Goris

Board member since 2014
Retired Co-Owner
Goris Properties, LLC
Alliance, OH
Home - Alliance, OH
Spouse - Bradley

Allen Green

Mr. Allen E. Green '77

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 2007
President
H-P Products
Louisville, OH
Home - North Canton, OH
Spouse - Carol (Howlett '76)

Sylvester Green

Mr. Sylvester Green '64

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1983
Retired National Chairman/Consultant 
Green Rolle Consulting, LLC
Home - Stamford, CT
Spouse - Kim

Fred Haupt

Mr. Fred J. Haupt '63

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1978
Of Counsel
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Canton, OH
Home - Hartville, OH, and Naples, FL

Nancy Hill

Ms. Nancy H. Hill '79

Trustee Emerita
Board member since 2009
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Media Sherpas, LLC
Willowick, OH
Home - Willowick, OH, and Siesta Key, FL
Spouse – Mark Schaefer ('79)

Randall Hunt

Mr. Randall C. Hunt '75

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1995
Shareholder/Director
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Alliance, OH
Home - Alliance, OH, and Atlantis, FL
Spouse - Ann Marie

Michael Jarrett

Mr. W. Michael Jarrett '87

Board Member since 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jarrett Companies, Inc.
Orrville, OH
Home - Orrville, OH
Spouse - Diane

Chad Johnson

Mr. Chad V. Johnson '07

President of Alumni Association
Board Member since 2018
Senior Tax Manager
Deloitte Tax LLP
Cleveland, OH
Home - North Ridgeville, OH

Daniel Keller

Mr. Daniel R. Keller '72

Board member since 1998
Chairman
Keller Capital, LTD.
Sandusky, OH
Home - Huron, OH, Sanibel, FL, and Kansas City, MO
Spouse - Laura

Mei-Lin Khoo

Ms. Mei-Lin Khoo ’89

Board member since 2019
North America Personal Care Supply Chain Director
Proctor and Gamble
Mason, OH
Home – Cincinnati, OH
Spouse - Benjamin Au

Harold Kolenbrander

Dr. Harold M. Kolenbrander 

Honorary Trustee
Board member since 1986
President Emeritus
University of Mount Union
Home - Pawtucket, RI

Edward Kolesar

Mr. Edward Kolesar ’84

Board member since 2006
Senior Director – Tax Quality Risk Management
RSM US LLP
Home – Asheville, NC
Significant Other - William Gonzalez

William Krochta

Dr. William G. Krochta '52

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1980
Retired
PPG Industries
Home - Wadsworth, OH
Spouse - Carolyn (Cowie '55)

Robert Kunkel

Dr. Robert S. Kunkel, Jr. '55 

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1975
Retired Staff
Cleveland Clinic 
Home - Pepper Pike, OH
Spouse - Brenda

Tracy Malone

Bishop Tracy S. Malone

Ex-Officio
Board member since 2016
Bishop
The United Methodist Church – East Ohio Conference
North Canton, OH
Home - Canton, OH
Spouse - Derrick

Richard Marabito

Mr. Richard Marabito ’85

Board member since 2021
Chief Executive Officer
Olympic Steel, Inc.
Highland Hills, OH
Home - Gates Mills, OH
Spouse - Polly (Chapman ’85)

April Mason

Dr. April C. Mason ’77

Board member since 2017
Retired Provost and Senior Vice President
Kansas State University
Home - Fort Collins, CO
Spouse - Frank Heiliger

Gerard Mastroianni

Mr. Gerard P. Mastroianni

Board member since 2002
President
Alliance Ventures, Inc.
Alliance, OH
Home - Alliance, OH, and Delray Beach, FL
Spouse - Laura

Sean Moore

Mr. Sean M. Moore ’97

Board member since 2018
Partner
Cerity Partners
Incline Village, NV
Home - Incline Village, NV

Vanita Oelschlager

Mrs. Vanita (Bauknight '63) Oelschlager

Trustee Emerita
Board member since 1997
Retired
Oak Associates
Home - Akron, OH
Spouse - Jim

Gregory Palmer

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer

Ex-Officio
Board member since 2012
Bishop
The United Methodist Church – Ohio West Episcopal Area
Worthington, OH
Home - Worthington, OH
Spouse - Cynthia

John Peters

Mr. John F. Peters

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1987
Retired 
Stifel Nicolaus
Home - Alliance, OH
Spouse - Madge

Derrick Rippy

Mr. Derrick V. Rippy ’84

Board member since 2020
Trial Attorney
United States Department of Justice
Cleveland, OH
Home - Oakwood Village, OH

Janice Sanders

Mrs. Janice Sanders

Board member since 2019
Retired Director, Chief of Staff
Citibank
Home – Hawthorne, NY
Spouse - Thomas

Joel Sassa

Mr. Joel L. Sassa '78

Board Member since 2016
Retired Executive
General Motors
Home - Venice, FL
Spouse - Kathleen (Johnson ’79)

David Schooler

Mr. David R. Schooler '68

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1987
President
Town and Country Travel, Inc.
Columbus, OH
Home - Columbus, OH

Gretchen Schuler

Miss Gretchen L. Schuler '96

Board member since 2012
Vice President of Risk Management
Invacare Corporation
Elyria, OH
Home – North Olmsted, OH

Larry Shinn

Dr. Larry D. Shinn

Trustee Emeritus
Senior Consultant
AGB
President Emeritus
Berea College
Home - Winfield, PA
Spouse - Nancy

Dorothy Sisk

Dr. Dorothy A. (Denning '58) Sisk

Trustee Emerita
Board member since 1979
Endowed Professor
Lamar University 
Beaumont, TX
Home - Port Arthur, TX

Jennifer Slack

Mrs. Jennifer S. Slack ’03

Vice President of the Alumni Association
Board member since 2020
Title Literacy Coach
Louisville City Schools
Home - Louisville, OH
Spouse - James

George Stradley

Mr. George E. Stradley '58

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1982
Partner
GS Realty
Home - Hartville, OH, and Tequesta, FL
Spouse - Sally (Shrake '59)

Laurence Talley

Mr. Laurence E. Talley '91

Board member since 2012
Ohio Practice Director
Experis Finance
Seven Hills, OH
Home – Reminderville, OH
Spouse - Stacey

Reggie Thomas

Mr. Clendon Reggie Thomas '87

Board Member since 2016
Vice President - Community Development Relations Manager
Huntington National Bank
Columbus, OH
Home - Blacklick, OH
Spouse - Karyn

Sandra Thomas

Ms. Sandra L. (Goff '74) Thomas

Trustee Emerita
Board member since 2007
Retired Senior Vice President
JP Morgan Chase
Home - Westerville, OH

Lee Ann Thorn

Ms. Lee Ann (Johnston '83) Thorn

Board member since 1994
Executive Director
Atrium OB/GYN, Inc.
Canton, OH
Home - Canton, OH
Significant Other - David Best