Former Trustees | Albright College

Former Trustees

Anthony L. Armo ’71

Lauren Ashburn ’89

Professional and Community Affiliations
Member, Leaders Circle of the Library of Congress
Member, Womens Advisory Board of the Girl Scout
Council of the Nations Capital
Member, The International Radio and
Television Society Foundation
Member, Women in Communications

B.A., Albright College, 1989
M.A., Columbia University, 1993

Religious Affiliation

Lauren Ashburn was named managing editor of USA Today Live in 2003 and serves as executive producer of all Live series and specials. With five series produced in the 2005-2006 season, including Debate, a controversial 13-part series which she hosted, she continues to leverage USA Today content in the broadcast and cable and internet world.

Beginning her career at USA Today in 2000, Ashburn served as USA Today Anchor and Correspondent. She appeared on 22 Gannett Broadcasting stations every morning with a summary of content from the pages of the paper. Before arriving at USA Today, Ashburn worked as a reporter and anchor with WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington, DC. She has also worked at WHP-TV, the CBS affiliate in Harrisburg, PA, as a reporter and morning anchor. She has won several awards for her reporting and producing.

Ashburn received her Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University and her Bachelors Degree from Albright College. She has since been awarded Albrights Young Alumna Achievement Award for career performance.

Robert J. Beall, Ph.D. ’65,

Executive Committee
Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
Finance Committee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: October 2003
Eligibile for Reelection: May 2012

Professional and Community Affiliations
Board Member, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Board of Directors, Biotechnology Industry Organization

B.S., Albright College, 1965
M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York, 1970
H.D., Albright College, 1998

Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., has been with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since 1980 and has been the organization’s president and CEO since 1994. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and its success have been the subject of articles in Business Week, Forbes, The New Yorker and other major publications. In addition, the foundation has been the subject of two Harvard Business School case studies. During his tenure, innovative medical programs have contributed to a dramatic rise in life expectancy in CF patients, and a pipeline of nearly 30 drugs in development to treat all aspects of the disease, including the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis.

John H. Broadbent Jr.

Professional and Community Affiliations
Trustee, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Chairman, Bioenergy, Inc.

B.Ch.Eng., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,1959
M.B.A., Harvard University, 1964

Religious Affiliation
United Church of Christ

John H. Broadbent was a co-founder, former chief financial officer, and former director of Arrow International, Inc.

Joan Develin Coley, Ph.D. ’66

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: May 2010
Eligible for Reelection: October 2013

Professional and Community Affiliations
Member, Network 2000 of Greater Baltimore
Board of Directors, BB&T
Board of Directors, American Red Cross of Central MD

B.A., Albright College, 1966
M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1973
H.D., Albright College, 2006
H.D., McDaniel College, 2010

Joan Develin Coley, Ph.D., concluded her 10-year presidency at McDaniel College on June 30, 2010. She has been an educator and administrator at McDaniel College since 1973. She was elected the eighth president on October 20, 2000. She was McDaniel College’s first female president and the first to be promoted from the faculty ranks.

In 1989 she was named Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading given by the Maryland Council of the International Reading Association. Other awards include: Circle of Excellence for being nominated as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record three times, and the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Distinguished Women’s Award. In May 2010, the Joan Develin Coley Chair in Creative Expression and the Arts was established by McDaniel trustees in honor of her presidency and commitment to teaching excellence.

She is married to Lee Rice, a consultant on environmental issues, and has a son, David; daughter-in-law, Kim; and two grandchildren, Johanna and Alison. Her interests include traveling and reading.

Murray H. Dashe ’69

Nancy C. Dettra ’53

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference United Methodist Church
Elected to the Board: June 1998

Professional and Community Affiliations
Member, Church Discipleship Committee, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, United Methodist Church
Lay Delegate, Annual Conference of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, United Methodist Church
Member, Albright Alumni Association
Executive Committee
Chair, Albright Alumni Association Traditions

B.A., Albright College, 1953

Religious Affiliation
United Methodist

Nancy C. Dettra has been active in community organizations including Contact, a crisis hotline in Lancaster, the YWCA, the American Association of University Women and the Girl Scouts. She was formerly a case worker for Childrens Services in Reading and a high school English teacher. Married to Norman E. Dettra Jr. 52, she has two grown daughters and three grandsons.

Richard A. Ehst ’68 (Angela)

President and COO
Customers Bank
Wyomissing, PA

Executive Committee
Chair, Enrollment Management Committee
Finance Committee
Investment Subcommittee
Property, Land & Equipment Subcommittee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: October 2010
Eligible for reelection: May 2019

Professional and Community Affiliations
Board of Directors: Customers Bank
PA Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Chair – PA Chamber Education Foundation
Reading Hospital System Foundation

Albright College, 1968
Moravian College, 1970

Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic

Richard A. Ehst is president and chief operating officer of Customers Bank and Customers Bancorp.

Prior to this role, he served as executive vice president, Commercial Middle Market, Mid-Atlantic Division, Sovereign Bank. He served as Sovereign’s regional president for Berks County from 2004-2009, and as managing director of corporate communications from 2000-2004.

Prior to joining Sovereign Bank, Dick was an independent consultant to more than 70 financial institutions in the mid-Atlantic region, including Sovereign, where he provided guidance on regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. As a consultant to Sovereign, he worked with the Commercial Development Group to identify and develop corporate and municipal business relationships for the bank. Dick began his career in banking in 1968 following his service as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War. He is an honored member of Whos Who Worldwide and has been the recipient of community service awards from more than 20 civic organizations over the past 30 years.

He is married to Angela Ehst and has five daughters and eleven grandchildren. Dicks passions are his family, economic development and mentoring.

Edwin B. Erickson, Ph.D. ’60

Executive Committee
Chair, Honorary Degree Advisory Group
Academic Affairs Committee
Trusteeship & Governance Committee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: May 2015
Eligible for Reelection: May 2018

B.S., Albright College, 1960
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College, 1969 

Religious Affiliation
United Methodist

Edwin “Ted” Erickson served as a Pennsylvania Senator (26th District) from 2001 until 2014, when he chose not to run for reelection. During his tenure as a senator, Ted served in many capacities, from chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee, which is responsible for gathering the information necessary to determine the impact of policy decisions on the  citizens of Pennsylvania, to vice chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

Prior to being elected to the State Senate in 2001, Ted was Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, from 1989 to 1992. He had previously been elected to  Delaware County Council, serving as a member for nine years. Prior to his career of government service, he was an educator. From 1969 to 1973 he was a tenured assistant professor of  biology at Hamilton College, teaching microbiology, biochemistry and general biology. He also taught general biology, anatomy and physiology, cell physiology and zoology at Drexel  University and East Stroudsburg State College from 1962-1969.

Ted previously served as a member of the board of trustees from 2005-2007. He was the commencement speaker in 2013 and the recipient of an honorary degree. He has also received the  Albright Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and was a member of the task force on Marketing and College Community Relations for the Commission on the Future of Albright  College. He and his wife, Katherine, live in Newtown Square, and they have a son, Jonathan.

Donald T. Floyd Jr. ’73

Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin, Esq. ’73

Professional and Community Affiliations
Chair, American Bar Associations/Family Law Section, 1994-95
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Board of Governors)
Member, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Commission on Women
Member, American Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1998-2001
Fellow, American College of Matrimonial Trial Lawyers
Board of Directors, National Adoption Center
Talk Radio Host, WPHT

B.A., Albright College, 1973
J.D., Villanova University Law School, 1976
H.D., Albright College, 1996

Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin is the partner-in-charge, Family Law Department, for Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP. She published the Divorce Practice Handbook in 1994, Trial Practice for Family Law Lawyers in 2002, and currently sits on several law editorial boards. She has been a faculty member of the University of Houston since 1989. In 1998, she was named by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Woman of Distinction and Worth Magazine has named her one of the top 100 lawyers in the USA and one of the top ten Divorce Lawyers in the Country. She published the Divorce Trial Manual in 2003. Lynne has four children and ten grandchildren.

Robert S. Gottfried, Ph.D.

Sandra Graffius ’61

Calvin E. Green ’50

Calvin GreenAcademic Affairs Committee
Campaign Committee

Professional and Community Affiliations
Rotary Club
Advisory Committee, The Salvation Army
Member and Honoree, The Newcomen Society
Member, Johns Island Country Club, Vero Beach, Fla.
The Woodway Country Club, Darien, Conn.
Falmouth Country Club, Portland, Maine
The Union League, New York City
Board of Directors, New Jersey Broadcasting
President, Board of Directors, Howard L. Green Charitable Foundation

B.S., Albright College, 1950, Economics/Sociology
M.A., Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn., Social Administration
Executive Management Program, Harvard University
Post-graduate courses, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Conn.
Summer Institutes, School of Social Administration, Ohio State University

Religious Affiliation

Calvin E. Greens career has been in non profit consulting and he has been a management and philanthropic consultant both nationally and internationally. He and his wife, Frances, have three children, Scott, Amy and Eric, and four grandchildren.

Michael E. Greenberg, Esq. ’79

Greenberg photoProfessional and Community Affiliations
Philadelphia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Pennsbury Athletic Association
Yardley Makefield Soccer
Pennsbury Regional Basketball League

B.A., Albright College, 1979
J.D., Ohio Northern University, 1982

Religious Affiliation

Michael E. Greenberg is an attorney and partner with the Philadelphia firm of Fox Greenberg, P.C. He and his wife, Beth, have two sons, Brandon and Jake.

James E. Hall ’55

Brent J. Hurley ‘01

Hurley photoVice Chair, Investment Subcommittee
Academic Affairs Committee
Enrollment Management Committee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: May 2009
Eligible for Reelection: May 2015

B.S., Albright College, 2001, Finance/Philosophy
M.B.A., Harvard Business School 2011

Professional and Community Affiliations
Alumni Board Member, Harvard Business School

Brent Hurley recently earned a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School, and is now an acting member of the school’s alumni board.  He is an adviser to several technology start-ups and currently serves as chief financial officer at AVOS Systems, a digital media creation and discovery company.  Prior to graduate school, Brent was a founding member of YouTube, and served in a variety of roles during his tenure, most notably as director of finance and operations. After the company was acquired by Google in October 2006, Brent led YouTube’s syndication efforts with consumer electronics companies as a manager on the strategic partner development team.

Before YouTube, Brent worked as a head securities trader at Fisher Investments, a multi-billion dollar asset management firm. His startup roots trace back to early work at PayPal.

Reverend Thomas H. Jacobs ’68

William G. Koch Sr., CPA ’64

Koch photoProfessional and Community Affiliations
Board Member, Berks Arts Council
President, Berks Festivals, Inc./RiverFest
Board Member, Goggleworks, Reading, PA
Board Member, Audit Committee Chair,
Hawk Mountain Boy Scout Council
Treasurer, Trustee, Historical Society of Berks County
Vice Chair, Berks County Committee of the PA Economy League
Co-Founder, Treasurer, WCR Center for the Arts
Member, American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
Member, Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA)

B.S., Albright College, 1964
Certified Public Accountant, 1968

Religious Affiliation

William G. Koch is a certified public accountant and founder of William G. Koch & Associates in Wyomissing, PA. The firm, established in 1981, specializes in providing tax, accounting and business advice. He is co-author of the AICPA Standards for Performing and Reporting on Quality Reviews. Bill is also the recipient of the Jacob Albright Award, Berks County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader of the Year Award, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Silver Good Citizenship Award, and the statewide PICPA Distinguished Public Service Award. He is married to Robin and they have two children and seven grandchildren. His interests include tennis, golf, gardening and reading.

Robert W. Liptak, CPA ’62

Liptak photoProfessional and Community Affiliations
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member and Past National President, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

B.S., Albright College, 1962, Economics
M.S., Columbia University Graduate School of Business, 1979, Business Policy

Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic

Robert W. Liptak, CPA, is married to Maryellen Chelius Liptak. They have four children.

Robert J. Longenecker

Longenecker photoEastern Pennsylvania Conference United
Methodist Church

Elected to the Board: May 1988

Professional and Community Affiliations
Member, Board of Directors and Chair, Government
Affairs Committee, The Aluminum Association
Committee Member, Boy Scout troops
Member, Berks County Chamber of Commerce
CEO Group

B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1951

Religious Affiliation
United Methodist

Robert J. Longenecker retired as CEO of KB Alloys, Inc. in Reading, Pa., and is married to Marian Longenecker. They have four grown children and 12 grandchildren.

June T. Maier ’76

June Maier photoExecutive Committee
Chair, Enrollment Management Committee
Property, Land, & Equipment Subcommittee

Professional and Community Affiliations
Sustainer, Junior League of Reading
Trustee Emerita, Lancaster Country Day School
Past Board Member, Greater Berks Food Bank
Past Board Member, Beacon House
Past Board Member, Red Cross
Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Reading
Member, Albright Master Planning Committee
Member, Albright Strategic Planning Committee

B.A., Albright College, 1976, Home Economics

Religious Affiliation

June T. Maier is an active community volunteer who is interested in education and family issues. She was involved in the establishment of Beacon House, a transitional housing program, and she was a recipient of the Junior League of Reading’s Founder’s Award for Leadership and Volunteer Service. Having served actively for 12 years, she is trustee emerita for Lancaster Country Day School. June has been involved with the Albright community for many years as a student, an admission counselor and volunteer. June and her husband, Andy, a former Albright trustee, have two children. Golf, tennis and gardening are her favorite activities.

Lorina L. Marshall-Blake

Independence Blue Cross Foundation
Philadelphia, PA

Student Affairs Committee
Honorary Degree Advisory Group

Professional and Community Affiliations
Vine Memorial Baptist Church, Philadelphia
United Negro College Fund
Community College of Philadelphia
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation
Urban Affairs Coalition (ADD)
Gwynedd Mercy College (ADD)
Links, Inc.
Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program
Urban League of Philadelphia
Temple University Department of Nursing, College of Public Health

B.A., Antioch College
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.Div., Palmer Theological Seminary, attending
H.D., Albright College, 2007

Religious Affiliation

Lorina Marshall-Blake serves as President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, where she leads the Foundation’s strategic, programmatic, and operational efforts to fulfill its mission of leading sustainable solutions to improving the health and wellness of our neighborhoods that can be replicated on a national scale. This includes overseeing grant making work for the $65 million foundation. She also serves in the role of Vice President of Community Affairs.

Outside of her work, Marshall-Blake is devoted to her church and community. She serves as an associate minister at the Vine Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia.

She also serves on the Board of Directors for more than 20 local, state, and national organizations including Albright College, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association– Corporate Responsibility Committee, Pennsylvania Conference for Women, the Urban Affairs Coalition, and the Urban League of Philadelphia, and is the President of the Omega Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Marshall-Blake graduated from Anitoch College with a B.A. in Human Services and holds an M.A. in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Albright College. She is pursuing her master of divinity degree from Palmer Theological Seminary.

She has three children, Julian, Chawnda and Jamila; and three grandchildren, Jamil, Milan, and Julian.

Timothy McNichol ’99

Timothy McNichol photoEducation
B.A., Albright College, 1999
J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2005

Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic

After graduation from Albright, Tim McNichol went to work for State Senator Michael A. OPake where he had the privilege of continuing to serve the residents of Berks County. He married in 2001 and moved to Washington, D.C., where he went to work for former U.S. Representative, Joseph M. Hoeffel. After working for Rep. Hoeffel, Tim joined the Washington office of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), a non profit association that represents the nations 61,000 osteopathic physicians, to further expand his efforts in shaping public policy. He currently serves as deputy executive director for the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) in Bethesda, Md., where he is responsible for the organizations federal advocacy activities. Although Tims travels have led him away from Berks County and provided him with the opportunity to work with national leaders, his heart is still in Berks County. He travels home frequently to see family and friends. He also meets with Albright students when they visit Washington, D.C. He looks forward to continuing to support Albright, the Shirk Scholarship program, and contributing to the local community.

David A. Mink ’68 (Dorothy ’69)
The Mink Companies
Bonita Springs, FL

Executive Committee
Chair, Trusteeship & Governance Committee
Vice Chair, Student and Campus Life Committee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: February 2012
Eligible for reelection: May 2021

Professional and Community Affiliations
Vice President, Circumnavigators Club & Foundation

A.B., Albright College, 1968

Religious Affiliation

David A. Mink ’68 is chairman of the family business Kenneth L. Mink and Sons, Inc., which operates the rug business for department stores such as Macy’s. David joined the family business in 1975 after a career as a newspaper writer and editor in Lancaster and Reading, Pa.

He has traveled throughout the world, primarily in Asia and Europe, circumnavigated the globe six times and visited 45 countries. He is now a member of the Board of Governors of the Circumnavigators Club, headquartered in New York City.

David is married to Dorothy (Post) ’69. They have two children who are also Albright graduates, David B. ’89 and Kristen Mink Koontz ’92, and five grandchildren.

George E. Minnich, CPA ’71

Minnich photoExecutive Committee
Chair, Audit Committee
Academic Affairs Committee

Professional and Community Affiliations
Board of Directors, AGCO Corporation, Belden Corporation, and Kaman Corporation

B.S., Albright College, Accounting, 1971
CPA, 1974

Religious Affiliation

George E. Minnich is retired senior vice president and chief financial officer of ITT Corporation, a $9 billion global corporation with operations in commercial and defense businesses, located in White Plains, N.Y. Prior to that, Minnich held senior finance positions with United Technologies Corporation, Otis Elevator, Carrier Corporation and Price Waterhouse. His past professional and community associations have included serving as chairman of the Aerospace and Defense Industry Group, Price Waterhouse; and serving as a member of the Defense Contractors Committee, AICPA; the Board of Visitors, Wake Forest University School of Business and Administration; the Committee on Corporate Reporting, FEI; and the board of directors and secretary, Junior Achievement, Hartford Chapter. George is married and has three adult children and three adult step-children. He enjoys his family, golf, boating, fishing, fitness activities, travel and reading.

Jack O. Peiffer ’55

Jeffrey T. Rigg, CPA ’79 (Jane)

General Auditor and Chief Risk Officer
CIGNA International
Newark, DE

Executive Committee
Chair, Finance Committee
Enrollment Management Committee
Audit Committee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: February 2012
Eligible for reelection: May 2018

Professional and Community Affiliations
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Board of Directors, Revenue Chairperson, March of Dimes, Southeast, PA
Member, Finance Committee, Ebenezer United Methodist Church

Albright College, B.S., Accounting, 1979
Certified Public Accountant (CPA),
Pennsylvania, 1981

Religious Affiliation
United Methodist

Jeffrey T. Rigg, CPA ’79, general auditor and chief risk officer of Cigna International, has more than 30 years experience in the global financial services industry, where he is known as being a motivational leader and a change agent.

Prior to joining Cigna in 2011, he was with JPMorgan Chase since 1999, last serving as managing director/chief financial officer, Liquidity Solutions. With JPMorgan Chase, he also held the positions of senior vice president/chief financial officer, Corporate Real Estate and General Services; senior vice president, finance, Chase Card Services; general auditor, Bank One Corporation; and senior vice president, controller, Bank One Card Services.

Jeff has served Albright as a volunteer with the Admission Office and Career Development Center. He and his wife, Jane, reside in Newark, Del. They have two grown daughters, Lauren and Jennifer, and one granddaughter, Bailey.

Herman L. Rij, CIMA ’66

Rij photoProfessional and Community Affiliations
Member, Investment Management Consultants
Trustee, Chairman, Diocese of Allentown Lay
Employees Pension Plan
Trustee, Diocese of Allentown Priests Pension Plan
Member, Diocese of Allentown Finance Council
Member Emeritus, Merrill Lynch National Advisory
Council to Management

B.A., Albright College, 1961, Economics
M.B.A., Lehigh University, 1969

Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic

Herman L. Rij has been employed at the investment company Merrill Lynch since 1970. Currently serving as first vice president, he specializes in risk minimization and investment management strategies for high net worth individuals and institutions. In 2002, Herm was honored with the Registered Representative Magazine: Outstanding Brokers Award. He is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA). He and his wife, Claire, are supporters of various charities in the Lehigh Valley. Prominent among those involvements are the Wellness Community of Lehigh Valley (Claire is founding member) and the Easter Seals Association, in addition to numerous other civic and charitable organizations. Herm and Claire have two children, Kori Lannon and Rebecca Rij-Flynn, and five grandchildren, Kerry, Elizabeth, Teegan, Lora (Pokey) and Riley.

John D. Scholl ’69

Scholl photoCampaign Committee
Student Affairs Committee
Property, Land & Equipment Subcommittee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: October 2011
Eligible for Reelection: May 2014

Professional and Community Affiliations
Former Director, Governor Mifflin Education Foundation
Member, Governor Mifflin Booster Club
Former Assistant Coach, Albright College Softball Team
Former Assistant Coach, Governor Mifflin Junior High School Basketball Team
Member, Albright College Athletics Hall of Fame
Member, Berks County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame
Honorary Lifetime Member, Reading and Berks Basketball  Old-Timers
Member, Clover Park Athletic Association
Treasurer, Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Berks County Chapter

B.S., Accounting and Economics, Albright College, 1969

Religious Affiliation

A native of Berks County, John Scholl ’69 previously served on the Albright Board of Trustees from 1993 to 2001. He began his career with Beard & Company, a certified public accounting firm, and then went on to Berks Construction where he was employed for three years before purchasing the company. As owner of Berks Construction, John successfully grew the company and formed two additional companies, Berkco Development Corporation and Berkco Properties. He remains involved with the management of these two companies and several real estate partnerships.

In 1998, John spearheaded the renovation of Albright College’s Bollman Center gymnasium and basketball court. Offering a challenge grant that matched gifts up to $40,000, he helped raise $425,000 for the project. He was also instrumental in the renovation of Albright’s softball and baseball field, and in obtaining a donor for the new Bollman gymnasium floor. In addition, he established the Emily E. and William J. Scholl scholarship in honor of his parents. In 2004, his gift of $1 million launched the reconstruction of Shirk Stadium.

John resides in Mohnton, Pa., and enjoys golfing and playing basketball and softball.

Darryl F. Shoff

Shoff photoProfessional and Community Affiliations
Reading Jacees
Reading Rotary
Berks Chamber of Commerce
Mechanical Contractors Association of America
Associated Building Contractors
Consruction Management Association of America
Boy Scouts of America, Hawk Mountain Council

B.S., Tri-State University, 1970

Religious Affilation

Darryl F. Shoff has been involved in commercial and industrial construction and development since 1970. He is the former founder and chairman of Diversified Mechanical Inc., Aerodynamics of Reading, Inc. and Advanced Building Systems, Inc. and the current owner and founder of DSRP, providing commercial and Industrial development and consulting. He has developed and owned various commercial and industrial buildings for lease; the largest single building being 600,000 sq.ft. Darryl is married to Susanne Shoff and his hobbies include golf, SCCA and IMSA road racing, motorcycles, racquetball and bicycling.

Sherry K. Sidhu (Jay)
Civic Leader
Mohnton, PA

Academic Affairs Committee
Student and Campus Life Committee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: February 2008

Professional and Community Affiliations
Co-chair, United Way Campaign, 2006-2007
Member, Board of Directors,
United Way of Berks County, 2006-2010
Member, Board of Directors,
Berks Talk Line, 2007-present
Member, Board of Directors,
Reading Public Museum, 2000-2002

B.A. Guru Nanak University, India, 1977
M.Sc. St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, 1994
Oxford-Berkeley Program, 1993

Religious Affiliation

Sherry Sidhu was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008. She is a community volunteer and homemaker and is active in several charitable organizations. In 2007, she co-chaired United Way of Berks County’s Annual Fundraising Campaign, raising $8.7 million for the community. In December 2006 she and her husband were presented with the National Liberty Museum’s Heroes of Liberty Award.

She is married to Jay S. Sidhu who served as chairman and CEO of Sovereign Bancorp until his retirement in January 2007. He is currently chairman and CEO of Customers Bank, Customers Bancorp, and BankMobile.

Sherry and Jay have two children. Their son, Sam, 34, graduated from Harvard Business School and is now CEO of Megalith Capital Management, real estate fund manager and developer based in New York City. Their daughter, Luvleen, 31, graduated from Harvard University and is the Co-founder and President at BankMobile.

Anne L. Stevens

James E. Stocker ’69

Barbara Thun

Thun photoProfessional and Community Affiliations
Board Member, Albright Fine Arts Commission
Board Member, Goggleworks Art Center
Board Member, Freedman Gallery, Albright College

B.S., Ohio State University, 1960
B.F.A., Plymouth State College, 1983
M.F.A., Bard College, 1989

Religious Affiliation

Barbara Thun is both an artist and a teacher of art. She has taught at Plymouth State College in Plymouth, N.H., and has presented workshops for teenagers and adults in Berks County. She has exhibited her work at institutions and galleries such as Lehigh University, the Freedman Gallery at Albright, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, Del., the Allentown Museum Biennial, the Phoenix Gallery in New York City, the Reading Museums Art Alliance Juried Exhibitions, Taylor Backes Gallery in Boyertown, Pa., and the Westown School in Westown, Pa.

Ivan L. Torres, Ed.D.

Torres photoEnrollment Management Committee
Investment Subcommittee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: October 2011
Eligible for Reelection: May 2014

Professional and Community Affiliations
Board Member, Pennsylvania Sexual Offender Assessment
Board Member, Wernersville State Hospital
Board Member, Saint Joseph Hospital
Past President, Berks County Latino Chamber of Commerce
Member, Strategy Board, Greater Reading,The Initiative for a Competitive Greater Reading

B.S., Education/Psychology, East Stroudsburg University
M.S., Counseling Psychology, Kutztown University
Ed.D., Behavioral Sciences, Nova Southeastern University

Born in Quinto, Ecuador, Ivan L. Torres is president of Pronto! Financial Services, Inc., in Reading, Pa., and founder of Alpha Counseling and Mediation Center, where he has served as a forensic counselor.

In his spare time Ivan enjoys weight lifting, traveling, and golf. He and his wife Elaine reside in Wyomissing and have two adult sons, Nyko and Andro.

Edward J. Trayes, Ph.D. ’60

Trayes photoEducation
A.B., Albright College, 1960
M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1962
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1967

Religious Affiliation
United Methodist

Most recently, Edward J. Trayes has worked with faculty and administration in the development of a new faculty handbook. This was approved by the Board in 2005. He has taught at three universities. Since 1967 he has been a professor of journalism at Temple University, Philadelphia, where he has headed a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including those leading to masters and doctoral degrees. He currently directs the master of journalism program and heads the undergraduate photojournalism concentration. For more than 30 years he has been a consultant to publications and other organizations across the United States, in Mexico, Central America and South America. In cooperation with the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc., he co-founded and helped develop a nationwide editing training program that has been in operation since 1968. This involves work with The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and a number of other news organizations. He is a recipient of Albrights Distinguished Alumnus (1992) and Jacob Albright (2004) awards. He is married to Mary Harding Trayes 63. They have one daughter, Amanda Trayes Grant 92 (summa cum laude).

Dorothy Watson Tatem, D.Min.

Tatem photoEastern Pennsylvania Conference
United Methodist Church

Elected to the Board: October 1989

Professional and Community Affiliations
Chaplain to Katrina evacuees in Philadelphia
Advisory Board Member, Program for the Study
of Organized Religion and Social Work,
University of Pennsylvania
Board Member, Methodist Hospital Foundation

B.S., Temple University, 1963
M.Ed., Beaver College, 1977
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary, 1987
D.Min., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999
H.D., Albright College, 2003

Religious Affiliation
United Methodist

Reverend Doctor Dorothy Watson Tatem, a representative of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, partners with urban United Methodist congregations in her work at the Office of Urban Ministries to facilitate their growth as centers of service and spirituality in their communities. She is a frequent preacher and keynote speaker. She and her husband, who is deceased, have one son, Mark, and two granddaughters, Briana and Christina.

Stanley T. Wells ’63

Wells photoProfessional and Community Affiliations
Board Member, Mystic Seaport Museum; Finance, Investment, Development, Audit and William-Mystic Development Committee
Board of Governors, Stonington Country Club Member (former Director), Shennecossett Yacht Club
Past President, Glastonbury Hills Country Club
Former Member, University Club of Hartford
Past President, Security Traders Association of CT
Former Director, Bank Analysts Association of Boston
Former Treasurer, Director, CT Investment Bankers Association
Former Member, Hartford Society of Financial Analysts
Former Associate Member, CT Bankers Association
Former Instructor at The New England School of Banking

B.S., Albright College, Economics, 1963

Stanley T. Wells was vice chairman of the board of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. (KBW), a NYSE member firm specializing in bank stocks and the financial services industry. Stan began his investment career in Wall Street in 1963, joining KBW in 1970. During his 30 years with the firm, Stan functioned as a position stock trader, a bank stock analyst, an institutional equity salesman, a corporate finance investment banker and a portfolio manager of the firms investment account. He retired from KBW in 2000, but he continues to be actively involved as an investor, managing a bank stock portfolio and several other investment accounts. Stan and his wife, Nancy, live in Connecticut. They have two children and six grandchildren.

Scott R. Wolfe, CPA ‘79

Wolfe photoVice Chair, Audit Committee
Advancement Committee

Professional and Community Affiliations
Fellow, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
Member, Phillipsburg Leadership Council

B.S., Albright College, 1979

Religious Affliation

Scott Wolfe ’79 began his career in public accounting and later earned the designations of CPA and Fellow, Healthcare Financial Management Association.

In 1983, he joined The Reading Hospital and Medical Center (TRHMC). He took on leadership roles as controller of Berkshire Health System, the former affiliation of TRHMC and Community General Hospital, and as COO, vice president of administration and finance, and interim CEO at Community General Hospital. In 1996, Scott returned to TRHMC as an operational vice president. He was appointed senior vice president and COO in 1999, and in 2007, became president and CEO. Scott has been an active consultant to the health care industry since his departure from TRHMC.

In April 2012, Scott joined St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) as president of its St. Luke’s Warren Campus in Phillipsburg, N.J.  SLUHN has six hospitals and more than 1,300 active members of its medical staff serving over 1.1 million people in the Greater Lehigh Valley and Western, N.J.

Scott was first elected to Albright’s Board of Trustees by the Alumni Association in 1999. He served as the Alumni Association president from 2002 to 2004. He received the 2010 Jacob Albright award, and was a member of Albright’s Commission on the Future.

Scott has two children, Timothy and Abigail. He is a legacy alumnus, preceded by his late father, Robert C. F. Wolfe ’57.

Douglas N. Yocom

Yocom photoEnrollment Management Committee
Campaign Committee
Investment Subcommittee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: May 2010
Eligible for Reelection: May 2013

Professional and Community Affiliations
Chair and Member of the Executive Committee, United Way of Berks County
Inaugural Member, Community Leaders Advisory Council, Albright College
Board Member, Hawk Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America
Brotherhood Member, The Order of the Arrow, Silver Beaver, and Distinguished Eagle Scout

B.A., Bloomsburg University


Douglas N. Yocom is the president and chief executive officer of Precision Medical Products, Inc. (PMP), a specialized medical device manufacturing company which he co-founded in August 1997 with his partners, T. Jerome Holleran, Robert I. Rhoads, Jr., and George W. Weaver. Doug was formerly controller of Arrow Precision Products, Inc., a 1984 spin-off company of Arrow International, Inc. Prior to joining Arrow Precision Products, he served as the accounting manager for Arrow International, Inc. and before that he was a staff accountant for Rockwell International, Inc.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Bloomsburg University, where he currently serves on the College of Business advisory board.

Highly respected throughout the Reading-Berks Community, Doug was honored in 2010 with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Hawk Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America and he also has been honored as the 2008 recipient of the Spirit of Scouting Award; was named to the Pottstown High School Alumni Honor Roll in 2006; and was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award in 2003. He currently resides in Douglassville, Pa. with his wife, Nancy. They have three sons. His outside interests include skiing, biking, hiking, golfing, master swimming competition, traveling, and antique corvettes.

Jay A. Yoder, CFA ’81

Yoder photoExecutive Committee
Chair, Investment Committee
Finance Committee

Professional and Community Affiliations
Member, CFA Institute
Member, CFA North Carolina Society

B.A., Albright College, 1981, Business Economics
M.B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1983

Religious Affiliation

Jay A. Yoder, CFA, is partner and head of real assets at Altius Associates, a global private equity firm. Previously, he worked for an asset management firm where he co-founded and managed a real assets fund-of-funds. Jay previously spent four years as director of investments at Smith College, six years as director of investments at Vassar College, and was employed for seven years in the investment consulting division of SEI Corporation.

He has authored two books, Endowment Management: A Practical Guide (2004, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges) and The Investment Committee (2011). He has also written numerous articles and been quoted in Pensions & Investments, Business Officer, Plan Sponsor and Trusteeship. In 2002, he was named as the inaugural Nonprofit Investment Officer of the Year by Foundation and Endowment Money Management. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1992.

Jay and his wife, Traci, have a three daughters, Mariah, Julie and Jesse.  His interests include hunting, spending time with his girls, and enjoying the outdoors.

Daniel D. Yun, M.D., Ph.D.

Yun photoProfessional and Community Affiliations
Former Member, Board of Trustees, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Founder and President, Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation
Member, American College of Physicians
American Society of Internal Medicine

Pre-Medicine, Yon-Sei University College of Science and Engineering, 1954
M.D., Yon-Sei University College of Medicine, 1958
Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1963
Ph.D., Barrington University, 1995

Religious Affiliation

In addition to his medical practice, Daniel D. Yun, M.D., Ph.D., has been serving as commissioner of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission since 1991, re-appointed by current and former Governors to successive five-year terms and approved to the position by the Pennsylvania Senate. He currently serves as the secretary of the Commission. The Commission is mandated to enforce the Pennsylvania laws that prohibit discrimination. Daniel is the recipient of numerous honors for volunteerism including: the Governors Pennsylvania Heritage Award (1990), Koreas Medal of the National Order (1984) and the Human Rights Award from the City of Philadelphia (1981). He is married to Rebecca Yun. The Yuns have four children and nine grandchildren. His daughter, Judith Yun-Stemmler, is a 1988 graduate of Albright College.