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Alumni & Friends

National Alumni Board

National Alumni Board

UA’s National Alumni Board of Directors is dedicated to fostering unity of purpose and a beneficial relationship between the University and its graduates, former students and friends, and to provide input to and support for programs and services which will enhance social, educational and cultural interaction.

The 24-member volunteer board meets four times per year and consists of an executive committee and a representative from constituent boards across campus.  Members of the board are individually elected to a three-year term of service which can be renewed one additional time.  To contact members of the National Alumni Board of Directors, please call the Alumni Office at 330-972-7270 or e-mail at alumni@uakron.edu.

Executive Committee

The Honorable Randolph Baxter
JD, '74

President

Retired Federal Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Second term ends: May 2015

Daniel Ishee
B.S., Accounting, ’92
Vice President


President, Ishee Investment Consultants

Second term ends: May 2016

Alise G. Bartley
Ph.D., Counselor Education & Supervision, ’05


Founder and President, The Relationship Center of NE Ohio

First term ends: May 2015

Sean T. Demlow
BSBA, ’90


VP, MelCap Partners, LLC

First term ends: May 2014

David A. Dilley
BA ’73


Principal Analyst
Whitney Bradley and Brown

First term ends: May 2014

Terry A. Gallien
’84 ’89


Continuous Improvement Process Coordinator, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

First term ends: May 2016

Kelly (Price) Glover
BSN ’98


Director of Sales, Rockynol

Second term ends: May 2015

David S. Harvey, Jr.
’90


Human Resources Counsel, Publix

First term ends: May 2016

Suzanne Hughes
BSN ’98


Clinical Education Projects Director
Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association

First term ends: May 2014

Erica L. Jones
BA ’99


Service and Solutions Executive
Xerox Corporation

First term ends: May 2014

Nancy A. Likens
’81


Director, Wadsworth Center
for Older Adults
City of Wadsworth

First term ends: May 2016

Curtis Mack
JD ’70


Partner
McGuire Woods, LLP

Second term ends: May 2016

Tim Miller
BA ’75, MAED ’76, JD ’82


Director, Smucker Quality Management Systems
The JM Smucker Company

Second term ends: May 2016

Charles Obendorf
BSBA ’80


Director, Product Marketing
MTD Products, Inc.

Second term ends: May 2015

Dru T. Siley
’96


Director of Planning, Development, Building and Housing
City of Lakewood

First term ends: May 2016

Karen Steininger
BSBA ’82


Director, Product Marketing
MTD Products, Inc.

Second term ends: May 2016

Katherine (Katie) A. Swartz
JD ’08, MBA ’11


Director of Marketing
ACME Fresh Markets

First term ends: May 2014

Thomas Tatum
MA ’91


Interim Housing Rehabilitation Administrator
City of Akron

Second term ends: May 2014

Ben F. Thalrose
’02


General Counsel
Friedmutter Group

First term ends: May 2016

Ernest Vargo
BA ’78


President & CEO
Eskenazi Health Foundation

Second term ends: May 2016

James Weber
BSCE ’85


Manager, Construction Division
City of Akron

Second term ends: May 2015

Raymond J. Weinert, Jr.
MS ’82, Ph.D. ’88


Fellow and LSS Master Black Belt
OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated

First term ends: May 2014

Constituent Board Members

Chris Benko
BSA ’96


College of Business Administration

Carol Dalessandro
AAS ’76


Wayne College

Marcia Dilling
BSChE ’88


College of Engineering

Nicole Douglas
BSED ’07


College of Education

Brian Fisher
BSA ’83


Varsity A

Ashley Privett
BSBA ’10, JD ’13


Honors College

Peggy Ryan Hnath
BSN ’82


School of Nursing

Barbara Venesy
BSN ’76, MSN ’81, JD ’91


School of Law

Ex-Officio Members

Matthew Akers
B.A. in English, '00
Associate Director, Alumni and Government Relations

Brian Cherkala
JD, ’78
Senior Vice President and Regional Trust Manager, Key Private Bank

Kim Karson Cole 
B.A. in Psychology, ’93 and MPA in Public Administration, ’95
Assistant Vice President for Alumni & College Centered Programs

Olivia Demas
'91, '95
Board of Trustees 

Courtney Gonser
B.S. Education, ’99 and M.A. Higher Education Administration, ’06
Director, Alumni Relations and Student Engagement

Curtis S. King
B.A. in Mass Media-Communication, ’85
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications, NBC Universal Television Studios

William Kollman
B.A. in Mass Media Production, '08 and M.S. in Higher Education Administration, '10
Assistant Director, Alumni 

John A. LaGuardia 
B.A. in Education, ’70 and M.A. in Education, ’74
Vice President of Public Affairs & Development

Cassandra Verardi
B.S. Communications, '10 and M.S. in Higher Education Administration, '12
Assistant Director, The Akron Experience
Coordinator, The Roo Crew 

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