Board of Trustees

  • Most Reverend Lawrence T. Persico *
    Chairperson
    Bishop of Erie

    Thomas C. Guelcher ’62, MBA ’76
    Vice Chairperson
    Properties Director
    Sisters of Mercy

    Mark Minnaugh ’81
    Secretary
    EVP-CAO
    Giant Eagle, Inc.
    Allison Park, PA

    Keith Taylor, Ph.D. *
    President
    Gannon University

    William I. Alford II ’65
    Retired Executive
    Akron, OH

    Benny C. Askew, Jr., Ph.D. ’83
    Vice President, Research
    SciFluor Life Sciences
    Cambridge, MA

    Robert P. Barker ’72
    Retired Executive
    Laguna Niguel, CA

    Rev. Msgr. Robert L. Brugger
    Pastor
    St. George Church

    Marcia A. Dall
    Executive Vice President and CFO
    Erie Insurance Group

    Tina M. Donikowski ’85
    Vice President
    GE Transportation Systems

    Sr. Mary Drexler, SSJ ’71 VMC
    Principal
    Villa Maria Academy

    Deborah A. Dubik, Esq. ’76
    Retired Business Executive
    Judge Advocate
    Davenport, IA

    Stephen Frezza, Ph.D. *
    President
    Gannon University Faculty Senate

    James E. Gehrlein ’72
    Retired Executive

    Rev. Scott Jabo
    President
    Cathedral Prep/Villa Maria Academy

    Rev. Msgr. Andrew H. Karg
    Senecca, PA

    James W. Keim, Jr.
    Senior Vice President
    RBC Dain Rauscher

    Luke King *
    President
    Gannon University Student Government
    Association

    Scott Krall ’84
    Alumni Director
    Bayer MaterialScience LLC
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Urban J. LaRiccia ’59
    Private Investor
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA 

    Thomas J. Loftus ’56, ’74M
    Retired Business Executive
    Cary, NC

    Susan M. Nedza, M.D. 80
    Vice President
    HealthyCircles, LLC
    Hinsdale, IL

    Dr. Richard G.  Orlando 76
    Ophthalmologist/President
    Columbus Ophthalmology
    Dublin, OH

    Thomas F. Power, Jr. ’63
    Retired Business Executive
    Green Oaks, IL

    Rev. Nicholas Rouch, STD, 83
    Vicar for Education
    Diocese of Erie

    James J. Rutkowski, Jr. ’83
    General Manager/Treasurer
    Industrial Sales and Manufacturing, Inc.

    Robert F. Ruyak, Esquire 71
    Partner
    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Washington, DC

    James A. Scozzie, Ph.D. 65
    Retired Business Executive
    Cleveland, OH

    Timothy G. Shuttleworth
    President and CEO
    Eriez Magnetics

    Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Smith, JCL
    Vicar General
    Diocese of Erie

    Christopher B. Snyder ‘81
    Co-founder and CEO
    Spectrum Direct

    Rev. Msgr. Richard J. Sullivan
    Pastor
    St. Andrew Church
    Erie, PA

    James F. Toohey, Esquire ’56
    Partner
    Quinn, Buseck, Leemhuis, Toohey & Kroto Inc. 

    Margaret A. “Meg” VanderLaan, 89
    Vice President of Corporate Communications
    MWH Global
    Broomfield, CO

    Sr. Mary Ann White, SSJ *
    President
    Sisters of Saint Joseph of Northwestern
    Pennsylvania

    William M. Zeitler 69
    Retired Business Executive
    New Canaan, CT

    *Ex-officio Members