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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
Secretary - Karen J. Kutzer, CRFE
Treasurer - Kenneth C. Foltz, Sr., Esquire
Immediate Past President - Mark R. Gruskin
Chancellor - Nancy L. Herron, Ph.D.


Advisory Board Members


William M. Bodnar, CPA 
Shareholder, Alpern Rosenthal

Honorable Cynthia A. Baldwin

Mary Del Brady

Daniel Byrd
President of Allegheny County Chapter, Penn State Alumni Association

Pamela L. Coates
Community Relations Manager, EQT Corporation

Reverend Earlene Coleman
Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church

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

Sally A. Cunningham, Esquire
Program Development Director, Counsel
Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
Carnegie Mellon University

William Flanagan
Executive VP Corporate Relations, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Kenneth C. Foltz, Sr., Esquire
Attorney, Leech Tishman Fuscalo & Lampl, LLC

Mark R. Gruskin
Lecturer and Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship Ph.D. student in finance

Preston L. Henderson
Manager - Employee Relations, United States Steel Corporation

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

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

Denise M. Kubli
President of the Penn State Greater Allegheny Alumni Society

Karen J. Kutzer, CFRE
Karen Kutzer Associates

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

Amy H. Michaliszyn
Senior Vice President, Federated Securities Corporation

Victor J. Orler, Jr.

Ronald H. Ott
President, Excela Westmoreland Regional Hospital

David J. Pasternak
Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon

Michael J. Perry
McDonald's Corporation

Curtiss E. Porter, Ph.D.
Chancellor, Penn State Greater Allegheny

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

Keith Staso, CPA
President, Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc.

Nancy Traina
Community Volunteer 

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

Clifford C. Wise
President, General Trade Corporation

Emeriti Members


Harry J. Alverson, Jr.

Hugh Coughanour

Edwin W. Davis

D. James Heatherington

William Marquette

John D. Neel

Raymond B. Smith, D.D.S.

W. James South

Leo J. Spaeder, Jr.

Ed Datemasch