Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of Penn State Great Valley is established by action of the University Board of Trustees to assist the administration in fulfilling the campus' mission and mandates, as described in its Strategic Plan.

The Advisory Board functions primarily, but not exclusively, as an external arm of the campus and as a liaison with the community as a whole and with individual components of the community, such as governmental and legal entities, business and industry, social agencies, labor, and professional organizations and associations.

The Board advises and assists the campus administration in:

  • managing the educational process in a cost-effective manner
  • being responsive to the social and educational needs of the community
  • staying abreast of societal and business-climate changes and adjusting priorities to meet changing needs
  • providing knowledge transfer to business and industry
  • being responsive to a diverse clientele
  • identifying and enjoining talented and dedicated individuals for Board membership and leadership

Advisory Board Members

We are honored to have the following people serving on Penn State Great Valley's Advisory Board.

Barbara Bednar (Emeritus)

Richard Boclair
Senior Manager, Finance Shared Services
The Vanguard Group

Dina Daniele (Emeritus)
Vice President, Marketing
The Graham Company

Steve DeVoll
Systems Engineer
Bentley Systems, Inc.

Marybeth DiVincenzo
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Chester County Economic Development Council

Leah Fox
Executive Vice President of Technology and Services Delivery

Gary Generose
The Vanguard Group

Anthony Gold
Chief Executive Officer
Healthy Humans

Matt Grabowsky
Administrator, Departments of Surgery and Anesthesia
Nemours Children's Health System

Joseph P. Henry

Michael High
Managing Principal
Patriot Financial Partners LP

Dallas L. Krapf (Emeritus)
Krapf Bus Companies

Dennis P. LeStrange (Emeritus)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Neopost, USA

Mary E. Massung

Kate Miller
Vice President of Strategy
Evolution Road

James Nemes, D.Sc.
Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer
Penn State Great Valley

Karen Norheim (Chair)
Executive Vice President
American Crane & Equipment Corporation

Maria O'Connell
Express Employment Professionals - Chester County

Dan Pedriani (Emeritus)

Steve Pirone
Vice President, Consulting Operations
Cerner Corporation

Christopher Saello
Senior Vice President
United Way of Chester County

Chuck Thomas