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Meet our Board of Trustees, the governing body of up to 41 members that provides policy direction for the university.

Officers

Signe S. Gates '71
Chair
Aldie. Va.
Retired Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Barnes Group Inc.

Alan M. Bennett '72
Vice Chair & Treasurer
Madison, Conn.
Retired President and CEO
H&R Block Inc.

Dawn G. Mueller '68
Vice Chair
Richmond, Va.
Retired Physician and Faculty Member
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Peter M. Nunn '57
Vice Chair
New Holland, Pa.
Retired Partner
Coopers & Lybrand

Jeffrey A. Roush '71 P'12
Vice Chair
Sammamish, Wa.
Retired Principal
Martin Smith Inc.

Edward R. Schmidt '69
Vice Chair
Zionsville, In.
President
Silver Creek Partners LLC

Sandra M. Rocks '75, P'05
Secretary
New York, NY
Counsel
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Members (A-M)

Peter J. Arduini '86
Newtown, Pa.
President and CEO
Integra LifeSciences Corporation

Alan M. Bennett '72
Madison, Conn.
Retired President and CEO
H&R Block Inc.

The Rev. Shawn Berkebile '05
Abbottstown, Pa.
Pastor
St. John's Lutheran Church

Mary Cianni
Bronx, N.Y.
Principal
Towers Watson

Bruce Ficken '70
Philadelphia, Pa.
Attorney
Cozen O'Connor

Kathi S. Flack '76, P'05, P'09
Naples, Fl.
Civic Leader

Signe S. Gates '71
Aldie, Va.
Retired Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Barnes Group Inc.

Jonathan D. Green
Selinsgrove, Pa.
President
Susquehanna University

Robert L. Gronlund
Lewisburg, Pa.
CEO
Wood-Mode Inc.

Barry R. Jackson '68
Annapolis, Md.
Principal
Portshire Inc.

Douglas Kniss '80
Hilliard, Ohio
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology & Biomedical Engineering
Director, Laboratory of Perinatal Research
Ohio State University

Frank J. Leber '64
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Retired Partner
Rhoads & Sinon LLP

George Liberopoulos '86
Garden City, N.Y.
Retired Managing Director, Global Securities Services
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Lois Martin '90
Belleville, Pa.
Intentional Interim Pastor
Upper Susquehanna Synod

Seward Prosser Mellon '65, H'93
Ligonier, Pa.
President
Richard K. Mellon Foundation

Dawn G. Mueller '68
Richmond, Va.
Retired Physician and Faculty Member
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Members (N-Z)

Peter M. Nunn '57
New Holland, Pa.
Retired Partner
Coopers & Lybrand

Jack Ohle
Clive, Iowa
Retired President
Gustavus Adolphus College

Martin Ortenzio '83 P'10
Cockeysville, Md.
CEO
Select Rental Corporation

Martin Pinter '98
Mount Bethel, Pa.
Director of Global Direct Sourcing
CRH Americas Materials/Oldcastle Materials Inc.

Angelina Poole '19
Latrobe, Pa.
Student
Susquehanna University

Bonnie Bucks Reece '65, P'93
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Professor and Chairperson Emerita
Department of Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing
Michigan State University

Ronald Reese '82
Wallingford, Pa.
Partner & CFO
LL Fund, LLC

Glen Retief
Sunbury, Pa.
Associate Professor of English & Creative Writing and Director of Writer's Institute
Susquehanna University

Sandra M. Rocks '75, P'05
New York, N.Y.
Counsel
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Jeffrey A. Roush '71, P'12
Sammamish, Wash.
Retired Principal
Martin Smith Inc.

Elisabeth (Lisa) A. Ryan '78 Burke
Summit, N.J.
Senior Vice President & Managing Director
Heyman Associates, Inc.

Elise Salada Hazlett
Akron, Oh.
Student
Susquehanna University

Edward R. Schmidt '69
Zionsville, Ind.
President
Silver Creek Partners LLC

James Stowe P'13
Montgomery Village, Md.
Director
Montgomery County Office of Human Rights

James W. Summers '64
Avalon, N.J.
Retired Senior Vice President
Finance & Administration
ARAMARK Corp.

JoAnn Pochekailo '77 Suzich
Washington Grove, Md.
Vice President
Infectious Disease and Vaccines Research at MedImmunce

Coleen Zoller
Selinsgrove, Pa.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Susquehanna University

Emeriti

Gary E. Baylor '69
Lewisburg, Pa.
General Partner
Baylor Family Limited Partnership

John Carpenter
Northumberland, Pa.
Retired Attorney at Law
Carpenter & Carpenter

Richard E. Caruso '65
Villanova, Pa.
Chairman
Integra LifeSciences Corporation
President
The Provco Group

Joel L. Cunningham H'00
Sewanee, Tenn.
Retired Vice Chancellor
University of the South

W. Donald Fisher '51
Sarasota, Fla.
Retired CPA
Fisher, Clark & Lauer CPAs

William A. Gettig H'03
Spring Mills, Pa.
President/CEO
Gettig Technologies Inc.

Gail Short Hanson P'97
Washington, D.C.
Vice President of Campus Life
American University

Gloria F. Karchner
Selinsgrove, Pa.
Businesswoman & Civic Leader

Raymond C. Lauver '50, H'07
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Former Member
Financial Accounting Standards Board
Retired Partner
Price Waterhouse

Marsha A. Lehman '74
Knoxville, Tenn.
Retired Vice President of Digital Imaging
Eastman Kodak

L. Jay Lemons
Selinsgrove, Pa.
Former President
Susquehanna University
President
Academic Search

William A. Lewis '68
Chevy Chase, Md.
Retired Deputy Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity
U.S. Department of Energy

Rev. Dr. Howard J. McCarney
Camp Hill, Pa.
Retired Bishop, Central Pennsylvania Synod
Lutheran Church in America

Harold C. O'Connor
State College, Pa.
Retired President & CEO
Chemcut Corporations/Schering AG

Saul Putterman
Sarasota, Fl.
Retired President
Milton Shoe Manufacturing Company

Samuel D. Ross, Jr. '54
Carlisle, Pa.
Retired Chairman of the Board
Highmark Inc.

John R. Strangfeld Jr. '75
Bernardsville, N.J.
CEO and Chairman of the Board
Prudential Financial, Inc.

Frank J. Trembulak '69 P'93
Oro Valley, Az.
Retired Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Geisinger Health System
Retired Chief Operating Officer
Geisinger Health Plan

Bylaws

Susquehanna University's Board of Trustees approved bylaws in October 2009. The bylaws were last updated in May 2011.

The bylaws include the following articles:
ARTICLE I - CHARTER
ARTICLE II - BOARD OF TRUSTEES AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ARTICLE IV - MEMBERS EMERITI OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ARTICLE V - OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY
ARTICLE VI - ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CHAIR AND VICE CHAIRS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ARTICLE VII - ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ARTICLE VIII - ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TREASURER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ARTICLE IX - TERM, AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY
ARTICLE X - TERM, AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY
ARTICLE XI - MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ARTICLE XII - COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD
ARTICLE XIII - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
ARTICLE XIV - LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF TRUSTEES
ARTICLE XV - INDEMNIFICATION
ARTICLE XVI - AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS ARTICLE XVII - DISSOLUTION

Read the Susquehanna University Board of Trustees Bylaws.

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