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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
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
Sebring Mansion Inn and Spa and Biery Cheese Company
Sebring, 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
Spouse - Jane

Victor Boschini Dr. Victor J. Boschini ’78 

Board member since 2017
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
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 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

Trusee Emeritus
Rentwear, Inc.
North Canton, OH
Home - Hartville, OH
Spouse - Patricia

James Costanzo Mr. James E. Costanzo '84

Board member since 2016
Nordic Consulting Partners, Inc.
Detroit, MI
Home - Milford, MI
Spouse - Denise

Matt Darrah Mr. Matthew G. Darrah '84

Vice Chair
Board member since 2014
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

Board member since 2011
Director of Anatomy and Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Home - Shaker Heights, OH
Spouse - Cheryl (Brown '72)

James Eismon Mr. James P. Eismon ’98

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

John Flynn Mr. John J. Flynn '71

Board member since 2012
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

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
Goris Properties, LLC
Alliance, OH
Home - Alliance, OH
Spouse - Bradley

Allen Green Mr. Allen E. Green '77

Board member since 2007
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
Media Sherpas, LLC
Home - Willowick, OH
Spouse – Mark Schaefer ('79)

Randall Hunt

Mr. Randall C. Hunt '75
Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1995
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
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
Tax Senior Manager
Deloitte Tax LLP
Cleveland, OH
Home - North Ridgeville, OH

Dwight Jordan

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

Daniel Keller

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

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

Mr. Edward Kolesar
Board member since 2019
Senior Risk Management Global Tax and Legal
Deloitte Tax LLP
Home – Naples, FL
Significant Other - William Gonzalez

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
Trusee Emeritus
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
Board member since 2016
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
Board member since 2002
Alliance Ventures, Inc.
Alliance, OH
Home - Alliance, OH
Spouse - Laura

Dr. Thomas Botzman
Board member since 2020
University of Mount Union
Alliance, OH
Home - Alliance, OH
Spouse - Vanessa

Sean Moore

Mr. Sean M. Moore ’97
Board member since 2018
Cerity Partners
New York, NY
Home - New York, NY
Spouse - Deanne

Vanita Oelschlager

Mrs. Vanita (Bauknight '63) Oelschlager
Board member since 1997
Oak Associates
Home - Akron, OH
Spouse - Jim

Gregory Palmer

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer
Board member since 2012
Ohio West Area – The United Methodist Church
Worthington, OH

Michael Parnell

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

John Peters

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

Thomas Petzinger

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

Mrs. Janice Sanders
Board member since 2019
Retired Director, Chief of Staff
Home – Hawthorne, NY
Spouse - Thomas

Joel Sassa

Mr. Joel L. Sassa '78
Board Member since 2016
Retired Sales and Marketing Executive
General Motors
Home - Venice, FL
Spouse - Kathleen (Johnson ’79)

David Schooler

Mr. David R. Schooler '68
Trustee Emeritus
Board member since 1987
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
President Emeritus
Berea College
Home - Winfield, PA
Spouse - Nancy

Dorothy Sisk

Dr. Dorothy A. (Denning '58) Sisk
Trustee Emerita
Board member since 1979
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
Ohio Practice Director
Experis Finance
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
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