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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
Home - Bratenahl, OH
Spouse - Connie Adams

Steven Barr

Mr. Steven J. Barr '88

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 2002
Home - Berkeley, CA
Spouse - Heather Schooler '90

Heidi Bartholomew

Ms. Heidi K. Bartholomew '92

Board member since 2016
Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration and the Larry G. Morris Faculty Fellow
The University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration
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 CEO
H-P Products, Inc.
Louisville, OH
Home - Canton, OH, and Key Largo, FL
Spouse - Jane Bishop

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 Boschini

Flint Brenton

Mr. Flint J. Brenton ’77 

Board member since 2018
President and CEO
Syntellis Performance Solutions
Chicago, IL
Home - Incline Village, NV
Spouse - Meg (Gerlach ’78) Brenton

Ginger Brown

Mrs. Ginger F. Brown

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

Rachelle Brown

Ms. Rachelle (Isles ’90) Brown

Board member since 2022
Retired Military Spouse
Home - Blythwood, SC
Spouse - LTC Alvin Brown

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 Carman

Kenneth Chalker

Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Chalker '71

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

Roger Clay

Mr. P. Roger Clay '61

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1997
Retired
Home - Hartville, OH, and Naples, FL
Spouse - Patricia Clay

James Costanzo

Mr. James E. Costanzo '84

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

Robert Curry

Mr. Robert L. Curry ’91

Board member since 2020
Chief Risk Officer
Civista
Sandusky, OH
Home - Marblehead, OH
Spouse - Patricia Curry

Matt Darrah

Mr. Matthew G. Darrah '84

Chair
Board member since 2014
Entrepreneur (Owner)
FreshStart Franchising
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Home - Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Rockport, MA
Spouse - Patricia Darrah

Judith Douglass

Mrs. Judith (King '55) Douglass

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

Richard Drake

Dr. Richard L. Drake '72

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

James Eismon

Mr. James P. Eismon ’98

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

Mark Fedor

Mr. Mark L. Fedor

Board member since 2020
President
Morgan Industries
Alliance, OH
Home - Hartville, OH
Spouse - Michelle Fedor

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) Flynn

Dr. Robert Gervasi

Dr. Robert A. Gervasi

Ex-Officio
Board member since 2022
Interim President
University of Mount Union
Alliance, OH
Home - Alliance, OH
Spouse - Jen Gervasi

Scott Gindlesberger

Mr. Scott R. Gindlesberger '87

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

Suzan Goris

Mrs. Suzan R. Goris

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

Allen Green

Mr. Allen E. Green '77

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

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 Green

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 - North Canton, OH, and Naples, FL

Nancy Hill

Ms. Nancy H. Hill '79

Board member since 2009
CEO
Marcus Thomas
Home - Willowick, OH, and Venice, 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 Hunt

Michael Jarrett

Mr. W. Michael Jarrett '87

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

Chad Johnson

Mr. Chad V. Johnson '07

Board Member since 2018
Tax Senior 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 Keller

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
Spouse - Judy Grooters 

Edward Kolesar

Mr. Edward Kolesar ’84

Board member since 2006
Senior Director 
RSM 
Home - Asheville, NC
Spouse - 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) Krochta

Robert Kunkel

Dr. Robert S. Kunkel, Jr. '55 

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

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 Malone

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) Marabito

April Mason

Dr. April C. Mason ’77

Board member since 2017
Emerita 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
Alliance, OH
Home - Alliance, OH, and Delray Beach, FL
Spouse - Laura Mastroianni

Sean Moore

Mr. Sean M. Moore ’97

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

Robert Newbold

Mr. Robert J. Newbold '89

Board member since 2022
President and Founder
51 Oakwood Inc.
North Canton, OH
Home - Canton, OH
Spouse - Pamela Newbold

Vanita Oelschlager

Mrs. Vanita (Bauknight '63) Oelschlager

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

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 Palmer

Derrick Rippy

Mr. Derrick V. Rippy ’84

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

Janice Sanders

Mrs. Janice (DiNezza ’82) Sanders

Board member since 2019
Retired Director, Chief of Staff
Citibank
Home – Hawthorne, NY, and Cape May, NJ
Spouse - Thomas Sanders

Joel Sassa

Mr. Joel L. Sassa '78

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

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

Ms. Gretchen L. Schuler '96

Board member since 2012
Vice President Insurance Risk Management and Strategic Initiatives
Invacare Corporation
Elyria, OH
Home – North Olmsted, OH

Larry Shinn

Dr. Larry D. Shinn

Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 2003
Senior Consultant Emeritus
AGB
Home - Winfield, PA
Spouse - Nancy Shinn

Dorothy Sisk

Dr. Dorothy A. (Denning '58) Sisk

Trustee Emerita
Board member since 1979
Retired
Home - Port Arthur, TX

Jennifer Slack

Mrs. Jennifer S. (Thurin ’03) Slack

President of the Alumni Association
Board member since 2020
Title Literacy Coach
Louisville City Schools
Louisville, OH
Home - Louisville, OH
Spouse - James Slack ’00

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) Stradley

Laurence Talley

Mr. Laurence E. Talley '91

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

Reggie Thomas

Mr. Clendon Reggie Thomas '87

Board Member since 2016
Vice President
Ohio Regional CRA Officer
First Commonwealth Bank
Columbus, OH
Home - Blacklick, OH
Spouse - Karyn Thomas

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.
Home - Akron, OH
Significant Other - David Best

Nicholas Walker

Mr. Nicholas M. Walker ’11

Vice President of the Alumni Association
Board member since 2022
President
Walker Family Insurance
Beachwood, OH
Home - Cleveland, OH
Spouse - Elizabeth Walker