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Board of Trustees

Academic Year 2015-2016

There are currently 32 voting trustees of Mercyhurst University and 11 trustees emeritus who are non-voting. These voting trustees and non-voting emeriti were elected in accordance with the bylaws of Mercyhurst University.

Term trustees may serve three 4-year terms for a total of 12 consecutive years before leaving the board. Officers of the board may serve two-2-year terms.

 

Officers:

Chair of the Board:                   Marlene D. Mosco ‘68

Chair-elect:                                Richard A. Lanzillo ‘83

Vice Chair-elect:                      Joseph G. NeCastro ‘78

Vice Chair:                                 JoAnne K. Courneen, RSM ‘64

Secretary:                                  Robert S. Miller ‘11

Assistant Secretary:               Mary Ellen Dahlkemper ‘73

Assistant Secretary:               Owen J. McCormick

 

 

Voting Trustees:

Bader, Sister Mary Ann, RSM

Trustee since Oct. 28, 2010

Occupation: Local Leader – Erie

Sisters of Mercy

New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community

Erie, Pa.

 

Dausey, David J.

Trustee since Oct. 17, 2015

Occupation: Chair, University Council

Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pa.

Ex officio as chair of University Council

 

Cavanaugh, Terrence W.

Trustee since Oct. 29, 2009

Occupation: CEO/President

Erie Insurance Group

Erie, Pa.

 

Courneen, Sister JoAnne K., RSM

Trustee since Dec. 12, 1989

Occupation: President

Sisters of Mercy

New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community

Buffalo, N.Y.

 

Dahlkemper, Mary Ellen

Trustee since Dec. 15, 2005

Occupation: Retired Administrator

Mercyhurst Preparatory School

Erie, Pa.

 

Dillehay, Tom D.

Trustee since Feb. 23, 2013

Occupation: Professor of Anthropology

Religion and Culture

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tenn.

 

Dobbs, Vernon D.

Trustee since Oct. 4, 1990

Occupation: Retired Executive

Pennsylvania Public Welfare Department,

Fairview, Pa.

 

Durkin, Rosemary D.

Trustee since Oct. 16, 1997

Occupation: Shareholder

Stark & Stark, Attorneys at Law,

Lawrenceville, N.J.

 

Jane Gerety, RSM

Trustee since Feb. 23, 2013

Occupation: President, Salve Regina University

Newport, R.I.

 

Jeffress, Andrea T.

Trustee since Feb. 23, 2013

Occupation: Medical Doctor

OB/GYN Associates of Erie

Erie, Pa.

 

Knight, Charles G.

Trustee since Oct. 24, 2002

Occupation:  Managing Principal

Schaffner, Knight, Minnaugh & Co.

Erie, Pa.

 

Kubiak, Lev J.

Trustee since Aug. 26, 2013

Occupation: Director of International Operations

For Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Washington, D.C.

 

Koskoski, Scott A.

Trustee since Oct. 11, 2014

Occupation: President, National Alumni Association

Mercyhurst University

Erie, Pa.

Ex officio as president of Alumni Association

 

Langer, John H.

Trustee since Feb. 22, 2014

Occupation: President

H. Jack’s Plumbing and Heating Co.

Wickliffe, Ohio and Kirtland, Ohio

 

Lanzillo, Richard A.

Trustee since Oct. 16, 2003

Occupation: Shareholder

The Knox Firm

Erie, Pa.

 

Lewis, William G.

Trustee since Oct. 26, 2006

Occupation: Senior Vice President for Business Development

Bay Valley Foods – North Coast Plant

North East, Pa.

 

Maher, Yvonne J.

Trustee since June 20, 2015

Occupation:  Senior Vice President of Development and Donor Services

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

Masterson, John W.

Trustee since Oct. 11, 2014

Occupation: Senior Resident Director

Wealth Management

Merrill Lynch

Erie, Pa.

 

Mazza, Robert

Trustee since Oct. 26, 2006

Occupation: President, Mazza Wineries

North East, Pa.

 

McCormick, Owen J.

Trustee since Oct. 24, 2002

Occupation: President

Joseph J. McCormick Construction Co.

Erie, Pa.

 

McDonald, Desmond J.

Trustee since June 26, 2008

Occupation: CEO/President

Solenoid Solutions, Inc.

Erie, Pa.

 

McGurk, Joanne M.

Trustee since May 4, 2013

Occupation: Professor of English

President, Faculty Senate

Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pa.

Ex officio as president of Erie Faculty Senate

 

Miller, Robert S.

Trustee since Oct. 22, 1991

Occupation:  Chairman, NE Foods Inc.

North East, Pa. and Anna Maria, Fla.

 

Monsalve, Marco A.

Trustee since Dec.13, 2007

Occupation: President/CEO

McManis & Monsalve Associates

Erie, Pa. and Holmes Beach, Fla.

 

Mosco, Marlene D.

Trustee since Oct. 19, 1995

Occupation: Regional President

PNC Bank NYPA

Erie, Pa.

 

NeCastro, Joseph G.

Trustee since Oct.22, 2011

Occupation: Chief Development Officer

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.

Knoxville, Tenn. and Cleveland Heights, Ohio

 

Ohmer, Caleb D.

Trustee since Oct. 17, 2015

Occupation: President

Mercyhurst Student Government

Mercyhurst University

Erie, Pa.

Ex officio as president of MSG

 

Pietraszek, Margaret M.

Trustee since Oct. 17, 2015

Occupation: Retired Educator

Naples Fl. and Chicago, Ill.

 

Ryan, M. Ellen

Trustee since June 25, 2009

Occupation:  Retired Alumna

Petoskey, Mich. and Naples, Fla.

 

Salvia, Mark J.

Trustee since Oct. 11, 2014

Vice President

Hubbard-Bert, Inc.

Erie, Pa.

 

Victor, Michael T.

Trustee since Aug. 1, 2015

Occupation: President, Mercyhurst University

Erie, Pa.

 

Weschler, Patrick J.

Trustee since Oct. 28, 2010

Occupation: Shareholder

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs

Akron, Ohio

 

 

Current Trustee Emeriti of Mercyhurst University – non-voting

Freeman, A. James

Trustee since Jan. 29, 1988

Occupation: Retired CEO

Lord Corporation

Longboat Key, Fla.

 

Greenleaf, Elizabeth M.

Trustee since June 16, 1987

Occupation: Retired Alumna

Meadville, Pa.

 

Jones, Myron

Trustee since Dec. 4, 1987

Occupation:  Retired Broadcast Owner/President

JET Broadcasting Co.  

Erie, Pa.

 

Metcalf, George R.

Trustee since Sept. 19, 1985

Occupation:  Retired President

Erie Malleable Iron Co.

Naples, Fla.

 

Raimy, Bruce H.

Trustee since April 27, 2000

Occupation:  Retired President

Welders Supply Co.

Naples, Fla.

 

Rohm, Kathleen C.

Trustee since March 6, 1997

Occupation: President

Bright Sky Properties

Mayville, N.Y.

 

Sennett, William C.

Trustee since Nov. 24, 1971

Occupation: Of Counsel

The Knox Firm

Erie, Pa. and Naples, Fla.

 

Smith, Sister Maura

Trustee since Jan. 28, 1980

Occupation: Retire Educator

Sisters of Mercy

New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community

Erie, Pa.

 

Snyderwine, Msgr. L. Thomas

Trustee since April 27, 2000

Occupation: Retired pastor

Saint Luke Church

Erie, Pa.

 

Theuerkauf, Jane L.

Trustee since Nov. 24, 1971

Occupation: Retired President/Owner

Jane Theuerkauf Designs

Erie, Pa.

 

Walker, Barrett C.

Trustee since April 2, 1981

Occupation: Retired Dentist and Investor

Erie, Pa.