Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Northern Pennsylvania Regional College are professionals and business people from across Northwestern Pennsylvania dedicated to seeing that education and opportunity are available to all citizens of the region, regardless of location. The Trustees serve to advise and guide the college in meeting its mission of accessibility and affordability. They also provide a critical voice for businesses, industries, government, and community organizations to the college.

Board Members

Mrs. Kate Brock – Chairperson – St. Marys, PA

Kate Brock

Professional Experience

  • Executive Director, Community Education Center of Elk & Cameron Counties, St. Marys, PA

Education

  • Master of Public Administration, Pennsylvania State Univ.
  • Concurrent Certificates in Policy Analysis/Evaluation and Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Arts, History/ Art History, Bloomsburg University

Volunteer and Community Service

  • Board Member, PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, June 2014-Present (current Chair)
  • Board Member, North Central PA Workforce Development Board, July 2017-Present (Committee Chair)
  • Board Member, Penn Highlands Healthcare Elk Hospital, July 2017-Present
  • Board Member, Elk County Council on the Arts, June 2011-December 2018 (Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary)
  • Board Member, PA Association of Nonprofit Organizations, January 2016-December 2019

Mrs. Amanda Hetrick, Vice-Chairperson – Tionesta, PA

Professional Experience

  • Superintendent, Forest Area School District

Education

  • Letter of Eligibility Westminster College, New Wilmington
  • Secondary Principal Certification Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
  • Master's Degree in Educational Administration Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
  • Secondary English Education Certification Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
  • Bachelor's Degree in English Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

Volunteer and Community Service

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Pennsylvania Association for Rural and Small Schools
  • Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators National Association for Elementary and Secondary Principals
  • Pennsylvania Schools to Watch State Team
  • Member and Past-president Titusville United Way Board of Directors, Forest
  • Warren Children's Roundtable Member and Secretary
  • Forest Warren Human Services Board of Directors
  • Immediate Past President Warren Forest Hi-Ed Board of Directors
  • Allegheny Forest Alliance Board of Directors
  • Forest County CYS Advisory Board Educational Consortium of the Upper Allegheny Board of Directors
  • Secretary Forest County Business Alliance Board of Directors

Mr. Henri (Hank) LeMeur, Jr. – Secretary – Warren, PA

Professional Experience

  • President and CEO of Superior Tire & Rubber Corp.

Education

  • Master's in Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University

Volunteer and Community Service

  • Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, Executive Committee
  • Warren County YMCA, Board Member and past President

Ms. Mary Bula – Erie, PA

Professional Experience

  • Director, Erie Together

Education

  • Master of Arts in Law and Justice, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Allegheny College

Volunteer and Community Service

  • Member, Multiple youth development advisory boards
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, UPMC Hamot Medical Center and Hamot Health Foundation
  • Consultant to diverse businesses and organizations for strategic planning efforts

Dr. Adrienne M. Dixon – Erie, PA

Professional Experience

  • Sarah A. Reed Children's Center
  • Edinboro University, Associate Professor (Tenure)

Education

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Gannon University
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Vincent Health Center/Gannon University
  • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Gannon University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Thiel College

Volunteer and Community Service

  • Erie Migrant Head Start Advisory Board
  • Erie County Community Development Board
  • Greater Calvary Human Service Board
  • Children’s Advocacy Center Board
  • Cambridge Springs Prison
  • Erie County Prison

Mr. Robert C. Esch – Bradford, PA

Professional Experience

  • Retired, Vice President, American Refining Group, Inc.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Saint Bonaventure University

Volunteer and Community Service

  • Chairman of the Board for Futures Rehabilitation Center, the former ARG Federal Credit Union
  • Vice-Chair and Past Chair of the North Central Workforce Investment Board
  • Vice-Chair of the Bradford Landmark Society Board
  • Member and Vice-Chair of Bradford Sanitary Authority
  • Past Chair of the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board Association
  • Past President of the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Executive Board for the North Regional Planning and Development
  • Collaborated with multiple levels of government to communicate and support issues representing our most vulnerable citizens
  • Founding Member of the Steering Team for Leadership McKean
  • President, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program
  • President, McKean County Community Foundation
  • Educational Consortium of the Upper Allegheny
  • Bradford Economic Development Commission
  • Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center
  • Pennsylvania Early Learning Commission
  • McKean County Collaborative Board
  • Essential Emergency Support Training Program Advisory Board

Mr. Andrew C. Foyle – Erie, PA

Professional Experience

  • Owner/President, H & H Machined Products Co.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing, The Pennsylvania State University

Volunteer and Community Service

  • Director, NWPA Chapter, National Tooling & Machining Association
  • Former Governor, Manufacturer and Business Association
  • Former Director, Fairview School District
  • Former Director, Erie County Technical School
  • Former Secretary, Board of Directors, International Institute of Erie
  • Former Chairman, Board of Trustees, Fairview Presbyterian Church
  • Former President, Girls Softball Association of Fairview
  • Former Certified Instructor, PA Game Commission Hunter Education Program

Mr. Robert A. Kaemmerer – Warren, PA

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Professional Experience

  • Vice President of Finance, United Refining Company

Education

  • Master's of Business Administration, Gannon University
  • Bachelor's of Arts in Business Administration, Benedictine College

Volunteer and Community Service

  • Past President, Secretary, Treasurer – Warren General Hospital Board of Directors
  • Past President – Care Corporation of Warren General Hospital
  • Past President, Secretary, Treasurer – Warren County YMCA
  • Past President, Treasurer – Friends of the Library Theater
  • Past President, Board Member and Treasurer – Warren/Forest Counties Hi Ed Council
  • Past Treasurer – Soccer Association of Warren County
  • Past Board Member – Warren Social Services
  • Past Board Member – St. Joseph Parish Financial Council
  • Past Trustee – Struthers Library Theater
  • Past Board Member – United Fund of Warren County
  • Past President, Trustee – Warren Public Library
  • Board Member – Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry
  • Board Member & Treasurer – Conewango Valley Country Club
  • Past President, Board Member – Conewango Club
  • Board Member – Hospice of Warren County
  • Past Advisory Board Member – Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Committee Member – City of Warren Police and Fireman’s Pension Fund
  • Past Board Member – City of Warren Redevelopment Authority

Mr. Greg Mahon – Harrisburg, PA

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Professional Experience

  • Chief of Staff, Office of the Senate Pro Tempore

Education

  • Associate of Science in Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Richard McDowell – Bradford, PA

Professional Experience

  • President Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Education

  • Ph.D. in Biology, St. Louis University
  • Master of Science in Biology, St. Louis University
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, High Point University

Volunteer and Community Service

  • Trustee of Pitt-Bradford Education Foundation
  • Rochester Institute of Technology President’s Roundtable
  • Founding Trustees of the Educational Consortium of the Upper Allegheny
  • Pa 529 College Saving Program Advisory Board
  • Founding Trustee of the Upper Allegheny Health System, Inc
  • Trustee of the Bradford Regional Medical Center
  • Past Trustee of The Hospital & Health System Association of Pennsylvania
  • Executive Board of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Rural Health Practice
  • Board of Directors of Northwest Saving Bank
  • Board of Directors of the Bradford Area Alliance
  • Blaisdell Foundation Board of Directors
  • Bradford Area United Way, YMCA, PA Humanities Council, American Cancer Society, and served on the Board of Headwaters Charitable Trust from 2001 to 2006
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Committee on State Relations (1985-1986)
  • Committee on Agriculture, Renewable Resources and Rural Development (1987-1990)
  • Chairman, Steering Committee/Council of Rural Colleges and Universities (1991-1993)
  • Committee on Information Technologies and Learning (1993-1994)

Mr. Douglas C. Morley – Coudersport, PA

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Professional Experience

  • Potter County 911 Coordinator
  • Retired Chairman, Potter County Commissioners Board

Volunteer and Community Service

  • North Central Regional Planning
  • Potter County Education Council Board of Directors, President
  • Community Information Network Committee
  • Charles Cole Hospital Finance Committee
  • Potter County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Chairman
  • Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Workforce Investment Board: Potter County board member
  • Northeastern Potter Economic Development Corporation
  • Progress Through Communication Agriculture Committee

Mrs. Susan R. Snelick – Kersey, PA

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Professional Experience

  • Executive Director, Workforce Solutions for North Central Pennsylvania

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Volunteer and Community Service

  • Served on the Governor’s Middle Class Task Force (August 2017 – July 2018)
  • Chair of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association for four years
  • Serve on the Board of the Manufacturing, Education & Employee Advancement
  • Serve on the Board of Directors of the Brockway Center for Arts and Technology; currently serving as Secretary
  • Participated in Disney Institute’s Leadership Excellence Program
  • Serve on the Advisory Boards for Clearfield County Career and Technology Center, Lock Haven University at Clearfield, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Butler County Community College, and Jefferson County Vocational Technical School
  • Present at various state and national conferences
  • Past member of the State Department of Labor and Industry’s Council for the Workforce of Tomorrow
  • Past member of Elk County Toastmasters for three years

Kevin Sprong – Meadville, PA

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Professional Experience

  • Director, Crawford County Career and Technical Center

Education

  • Associate's degree in Business Administration from Edinboro University
  • Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education from Edinboro University
  • Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility from Edinboro University

Volunteer and Community Service

  • A teacher and administrator in Northwestern Pennsylvania
  • Prior to his educational career, Mr. Sprong worked in industry, including several years in the tool and die trade, commercial truck driving/sales, and working at a local lumber yard.

Honorable Mary Jo White – Oil City, PA

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Professional Experience

  • Retired State Senator, PA General Assembly

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Quincy University
  • Juris Doctor, University of Pittsburgh

Mr. Dennis Wilke – Pittsburgh, PA

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Professional Experience

  • President, Rosedale Technical College

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University

Volunteer and Community Service

  • Chairman of the Board for Precision Manufacturing Institute, Meadville, PA (2013 – present)
  • Board Member of PA Association of Private School Administrators (2013 – present)
  • Member of Legatus a national organization of Catholic business leaders (2011 – present)
  • Team Leader for ACCSC Re-accreditation peer review visits (2015 – present)