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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
Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
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 National Lime and Stone Co.
Home - Bessemer, PA

Lynne Biery Mrs. Lynne C. Biery 

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

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
Spouse - Jane

Victor Boschini Dr. Victor J. Boschini ’78 

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

Flint Brenton Mr. Flint J. Brenton ’77 

Board member since 2018
President and Chief Executive Officer
CollabNet
South San Francisco, CA
Home - Cumming, GA
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
General Surgeon
Marietta Memorial Hospital
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

Board member since 1997
President
Rentwear, Inc.
North Canton, OH
Home - Hartville, OH
Spouse - Patricia

James Costanzo Mr. James E. Costanzo '84

Board member since 2016
Partner/Global Health Leader
Ernst & Young LLP
Detroit, MI
Home - Milford, MI
Spouse - Denise

Matt Darrah Mr. Matthew G. Darrah '84

Vice Chair
Board member since 2014
Retired Executive Vice President
Enterprise Holdings Inc. 
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

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

James Eismon Mr. James P. Eismon ’98

Board member since 2018
Senior Financial Planner
Valic 
Independence, OH
Home - Hudson OH
Spouse - Brittany

John Flynn Mr. John J. Flynn '71

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

Craig George Craig W. George M.D. '53

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1969
Retired Ophthalmologic 
Home - Canandaigua, NY
Spouse - Shirley (Overholt '53)

Scott Gindlesberger Mr. Scott R. Gindlesberger '87

Trustee Emeritus
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
Co-Owner
Goris Properties, LLC
Alliance, OH
Home - Alliance, OH
Spouse - Bradley

Allen Green Mr. Allen E. Green '77

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

Sylvester Green Dr. Sylvester Green '64

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

Fred Haupt

Dr. Fred J. Haupt '63
Board member since 1978
Of Counsel
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Canton, OH
Home - Hartville, OH

Nancy Hill

Ms. Nancy H. Hill '79
Board member since 2009
CEO/Founder
Media Sherpas, LLC
Home - Willowick, OH
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
Spouse - Ann Marie

Michael Jarrett

Mr. W. Michael Jarrett '87
Board Member since 2016
President
Jarrett Companies, Inc.
Orrville, OH
Home - Orrville, OH
Spouse - Diane

Chad Johnson

Mr. Chad V. Johnson '07
Vice President of Alumni Association
Board Member since 2018
Tax Senior Manager
Deloitte Tax LLP
Cleveland, OH
Home - Mentor, OH

Dwight Jordan

Mr. Dwight S. Jordan '71
Board Member since 2017
President
Jordan Realty, Inc.
Brecksville, OH
Home - Brecksville, OH
Spouse - Patricia

Daniel Keller

Mr. Daniel R. Keller '72
Board member since 1998
Chairman
Keller Capital, LTD.
Sandusky, OH
Home - Huron, OH
Spouse - Laura

Robert Kerr

Mr. Robert A. Kerr '89
President of Alumni Association
Board member since 2016
Executive Vice President
National Association of Enrolled Agents
Washington, DC
Home – Washington, DC
Significant Other – Stefan Hurray

Harold Kolenbrander

Dr. Harold M. Kolenbrander 
Honorary Trustee
Board member since 1986
President Emeritus
University of Mount Union
Home - Cincinnati, OH

William Krochta

Dr. William G. Krochta '52
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 Smith Malone
Ex-Officio
Board member since 2016
Bishop
East Ohio Conference – The United Methodist Church
North Canton, OH
Home - Canton, OH

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
Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 2002
President
Alliance Ventures, Inc.
Alliance, OH
Home - Alliance, OH
Spouse - Laura

Richard Merriman

Dr. 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

Mrs. Vanita (Bauknight '63) Oelschlager
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
Ohio West Area – The United Methodist Church
Worthington, OH

Michael Parnell

Mr. Michael A. Parnell ’83
Board member since 2017
Senior Vice President/General Manager
Bemis Company, Inc.
Akron, OH
Home - Fairlawn, OH
Spouse: Karen

John Peters

Mr. John F. Peters
Board member since 1987
Retired 
Stifel Nicolaus
Home - Alliance, OH
Spouse - Madge

Thomas Petzinger

Mr. Thomas V. Petzinger '52
Board member since 1990
Retired Captain, U.S. Navy
Retired President
Pan Atlas Travel Service, Inc.
Home - Youngstown, OH

Joel Sassa

Mr. Joel L. Sassa '78
Board Member since 2016
Retired Sales and Marketing Executive
Chevrolet
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
Board member since 2003
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
Professor
Lamar University 
Beaumont, TX
Home - Port Arthur, TX

Marcus Smith

Mr. Marcus L. Smith '88
Board member since 2009
Independent Director
DCT Industrial and MSCI Inc.
Home - Sharon, MA
Spouse - Celena (Holmes '86)

George Stradley

Mr. George E. Stradley '58
Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1982
Retired President
Beifuss & Stradley, Inc.
Home - Hartville, OH
Spouse - Sally (Shrake '59)

Laurence Talley

Mr. Laurence E. Talley '91, C.P.A.
Board member since 2012
Managing Director
BDO USA, LLP
Solon, OH
Home – Reminderville, OH
Spouse - Stacey

Reggie Thomas

Mr. C. Reggie Thomas '87
Board Member since 2016
Vice-President and Community Development Relations Manager
Huntington National Bank
Columbus, OH
Home - Blacklick, OH
Spouse - Karyn

Sandra Thomas

Ms. Sandra L. (Goff '74) Thomas
Board member since 2007
Retired Senior Vice President
JP Morgan Chase
Home - Westerville, OH

Lee Ann Thorn

Ms. Lee Ann (Johnston '83) Thorn

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1994
Executive Director
Atrium OB/GYN, Inc.
Canton, OH
Home - Canton, OH