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    HEPAC Board of Directors

    Listing of HEPAC Board Members

    Executive committee
    Lisa Weaver, Ph.D. '06 (2017)
    President  
    Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
     
    James F. Trainer, Ph.D. '93 (2017)
    Vice President
    Executive Director, Office of Planning and Institutional Research
    Villanova University, Villanova, PA

    Meghan Pifer, Ph.D. ’10 (2017)
    Associate Professor of Higher Education and Assistant Director, Cadre and Faculty Development Course
    University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

    B. Christopher Dougherty, Ph.D. '00 (2017)
    Immediate Past President
    Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
    Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA
     
     
    Board members
    David Conklin, M.Ed. '67 (2018)
    President Emeritus, Dutchess Community College
    Poughkeepsie, NY
     
    Megan McClean Coval, M.Ed. ’06 (2018)
    Managing Director of Policy and Federal Relations
    National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
    Washington, DC
     
    Kirk Diehl, M.Ed. '05 (2018)
    Director, Varsity S Club, Penn State University
    University Park, PA
     
    Evelynn Ellis, D.Ed. '97 (2018)
    Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity 
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
     
    Mary Anne Fedrick, Ph.D. '01 (2017)
    Dean, Reap College of Education and Human Development (retired)
    Marywood University, Scranton, PA
     
    Peter Garland, Ph.D. '87 (2017)
    Executive Vice Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
    Harrisburg, PA
     
    Jeffrey Gilmore, Ph.D. ’90 (2017)
    Director of Higher Education Programs and National Program Officer (retired)
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Syracuse, NY
     
    Jordan Humphrey, Ph.D. '10 (2017)
    Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Assessment, Student Development, and Leadership
    Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
     
    Susan Campbell Lounsbury, Ph.D. '01 (2019)
    Director, Education Data Services
    Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta GA
     
    Cori J. Myers, Ph.D. '03 (2018)
    Chair, Department of Business and Computer Science and Associate Professor of Management
    Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
     
    Christine Pacifico, M.Ed. '07 (2018)
    Academic Advisor, University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Cassandra Ramsey, M.Ed. '06
    Accounting Technician  
    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
    Columbus, OH

    Wallace Richardson, M.Ed. '03 (2017)
    Director, Football Letterman's Club, Penn State University
    University Park, PA
     
    Heather Ricker-Gilbert, D.Ed. '91 (2016)
    Educational Consultant, CollegeGateways, State College, PA
    Professor Emerita, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
     
    James K. Woodell, Ph.D. '14 (2018)
    Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement
    Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
    Washington, DC
     
    Travis T. York, Ph.D. ’13 (2019)
    Director of Student Success, Research, & Policy
    Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
    Washington, DC

    *Date in parentheses represent fiscal year that Board term ends.

    Ex Officio Members

    John Cheslock, Ph.D.
    Director, Center for the Study of Higher Education
    Associate Professor, Higher Education Program
    College of Education
    The Pennsylvania State University
    400 Rackley Building
    University Park, PA  16802
    814-865-9740

    Kate Emmick
    Assistant Director of Stewardship
    College of Education
    The Pennsylvania State University
    247 Chambers Building
    University Park, PA 16802
    814-863-4595

    Program Coordinator, Higher Education Program
    College of Education
    The Pennsylvania State University
    400 Rackley Building
    University Park, PA 16802
    814-865-7984

    Kevin Kinser
    Department Head, Department of Education Policy Studies
    College of Education
    The Pennsylvania State University
    300 Rackley Building
    University Park, PA 16802
    814-863-3775


    Higher Education Student Association (HESA) Liaison to HEPAC
    The Pennsylvania State University
    400 Rackley Building
    University Park, PA 16802
    814-863-2690 (HI ED Program)


    Higher Education Program alumni interested in serving on the HEPAC Board of Directors should contact the College of Education's Assistant Director of Stewardship, Kate Emmick, or HEPAC President Lisa Weaver (contact information above).