Home Campus Directory | A-Z Index
lion paw

The Advisory Board of Penn State Greater Allegheny works in concert with the chancellor, the faculty, and the staff to make Penn State Greater Allegheny a responsive, high quality, learning center for Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond.


The mission of the Advisory Board is to provide support and advice to the campus and University. Working with the administration, the Board works to enhance educational outreach opportunities to our communities.

For more information on the Advisory Board, contact Julianna Murin at jtm20@psu.edu or call the Chancellor's Office at (412) 675-9080.


Advisory Board Officers


President - Clifford C. Wise
Vice President - Karen J. Kutzer
Secretary - Kelley Lynch
Treasurer - William Bodnar
Immediate Past President - Mark R. Gruskin
Chancellor - Andrew F. Egan


Advisory Board Members

William M. Bodnar, CPA 
Tax Director, BDO

Honorable Cynthia A. Baldwin

Vincent Brisini
Director, Environmental Affairs, Olympus Power, LLC

Dr. Linda L. Croushore
Executive Director, Consortium for Public Education

Charles L. "Luke " Desmone
Managing Principal, Architect

Michael Cherepko
Mayor of McKeesport

Vaughn Gilbert, Retired

Mark R. Gruskin
Assistant Professor of Finance, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Jack Halpern
Director, Gulf Trading & Transport 

Joseph M. Hohman
President, Resource Development & Management., Inc.

Kathy Kasperik 
President of Allegheny County Chapter, Penn State Alumni Association

John W. Keyes
Vice President – Pittsburgh Region, Tube City IMS Corporation

Karen J. Kutzer
VP Advancement, Vincentian Collaborative System

James Lawrence
Stainless Steel and Alloy Professional

James Lawson
Baker & Tilly

Kelley Lynch
CXO, C-leveled, LLC

Ina Jean Marton
Mayor of White Oak Boro

Dennis S. Meteny
President and CEO, Cygnus Manufacturing Co., LLC 

Victor J. Orler, Jr.

David J. Pasternak 
Vice President, New York Mellon
President of the Penn State Greater Allegheny Alumni Society

Jacob N. Skezas
Chief Financial Officer/Attorney, Resource Development & Management, Inc.

Keith Staso, CPA
President, AKS Associates

Sue Striffler Galaski
Director, Striffler Family Funeral Home

Peter Swistock

Nancy Traina
Community Volunteer 

James M. Weitzel, Jr.
Senior Counsel, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Clifford C. Wise
President, General Trade Corporation

Emeriti Members

Edwin W. Davis

D. James Heatherington

William Marquette

Raymond B. Smith, D.D.S.

Leo J. Spaeder, Jr.

Ed Datemasch