Guidance & Support Boards
The perspectives of those who know us best supplement the leadership and guidance of Honors College staff. Our advisory and volunteer boards are essential and trusted voices for the College as we strive to maintain our reputation as the nation's premier honors program.
External Advisory Board (EAB)
The External Advisory Board is composed of Penn State alumni, friends of the Schreyer Honors College, parents of Scholars, and others committed to the College realizing its mission.
The board convenes twice a year at meetings held on the University Park campus.
Board members demonstrate leadership and commitment to the College through their advice and counsel of the Dean and staff, mentorship of current Scholars, by sponsoring internships and research projects, and through personal philanthropy.View EAB Members
Melissa Marshall '00 EMS Chair, Career-Immersion Experiences Chief Compliance Officer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Edward Marx '98 Eng Chair, Scholar Access Executive Director, Enterprise Analytics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Tracy Riegel '85 HHD Chair, Community
Brian Schmanske '86 Eng Chair, Brand Development and Deployment Program Manager, U.S. Government
Robert Poole '72 Bus Chair, EAB and Steering Group President and CEO, S&A Homes, Inc. CEO, Poole Anderson Construction
Robert Edwards '75 Bus, '83 MBA Vice-Chair, EAB Retired Executive Vice President, PNC Bank
William Bogdan '83 Lib Attorney at Law, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Mark Bowser '77 Bus EVP and CFO, Cox Automotive
William Donato, Jr. '94 Bus President and COO, Safegard Group Inc.
Charles Frazier '12 Bus, '12g Bus Treasurer, BDR Properties
Linda Gall '06 Hon
Arthur Glenn '56 Eng Retired Vice President, General Electric Company
Lisa Hart '97 Eng Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate
Reginald Hedgebeth '89 Lib Chief Legal Officer, Capital Group American Funds
Edward Hintz '59 Bus President, Hintz Capital Management
Thomas Lindquist '86 Sci Senior Vice President/General Manager for Government Programs, Medica
Todd Lippincott '94 Lib Vice President, Global Rewards, Mars
Nathan Nair '97 Sci Neurosurgery Residency Director and Associate Professor, Georgetown University Hospital
Carol Packard '99 Lib Associate Vice President, Colleges and Units - Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell University
Mark Prybutok '97 Lib Managing Director, GI Partners
Rick Riegel '85 Eng Chairman, ActiGraph & Deerfield Agency
DrueAnne Schreyer President, BDR Properties, Inc.
Sarah Shaffer '97 Bus Rates Manager, Equitrans Midstream Corporation
Andrew Sieg '89 Bus Head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
Kristin Smith '91 Bus Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Stephen Snyder '79 Eng Retired Managing Partner, Accenture (Comms/High Tech/Energy)
Brian Stern '90 Bus General Counsel, Cetera Financial Group
Kathryn Sutton '85 Lib Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Tony Talbert '99 Eng Partner, The Shidler Group
Joseph Versaggi '83 Bus Senior Vice President-Real Estate, Washington Capital Management
David Wagner '86 Bus President and Chief Executive Officer, Everbridge, Inc.
Edward Weber '92 Bus Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, MLB Advanced Media, LP
James Wiggins '72 Com Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley & Co.
Christopher Wilson '06 Lib Senior Associate, Baker Botts LLP
Thomas Wilson '91 Lib Managing Partner, Frederickson Partners
Brenna Wist '77 HHD Retired Partner, KPMG
Jack Yoskowitz '89 Lib Litigation Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP
Ryan Newman '01 Bus Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Scholar Alumni Society Board (SASB)
The Scholar Alumni Society Board is the governing body of the Scholar Alumni Society, an affiliate group of the Penn State Alumni Association. Board members lead efforts to achieve the mission of uniting and connecting alumni of the Schreyer Honors College by engaging and supporting alumni and current Scholars by giving of their time, talent, and treasure, working directly with College staff.
They sponsor the Scholar Alumni & Friends Tailgate, Homecoming Pre-Parade Tailgate, Mentoring With Honors, and Connect and serve as a strategic partner in the Alumni Admissions Interview Program for which they were recognized with the 2019 PSAA Volunteer Group Award for Young Alumni Involvement. Board members endowed the SASB Future Leaders Scholarship for upper-division Scholars demonstrating leadership in the College.
The Board meets quarterly — during the spring and fall at University Park, and winter and summer via conference call. Committees focused on Alumni & Student Engagement and Career Development & Mentorship hold monthly conference calls. Eighteen at-large members serve three-year terms and are joined by a faculty representative and a student representative. The President of the SASB sits on Alumni Council. Applications for membership are announced each fall.View SASB Members
Executive Board Members
Natalie Keller '17 Agr President Food Scientist, La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Kathryn Pruss Zeltwanger '98 Lib Vice-President Deputy General Counsel, Armstrong Group
Alayna Auerbach '15 Bus Chair, Student Engagement Committee Freelance Management Consultant, PwC (Independent Contract)
Brian Harkless '95 Eng Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee Command Property Officer - Division Director, NAVAIR (US Navy)
Eleni Kornblatt '98 Bus Co-Chair, Career Development & Mentorship Committee Director, Global Marketing - HPV Vaccines, Merck and Co.
Michael O'Connor '05 Eng Co-Chair, Career Development & Mentorship Committee Senior Counsel, Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange
Samuel Bonsall '04 Lib, '04g Bus Faculty Representative Reeves Family Early Career Professor in Accounting, Penn State Smeal College of Business
Brian Ellis '02 Lib Senior Legal Counsel, Fidelity Investments
Lori Feathers '90 Lib Co-Owner and Book Buyer, Interabang Books
Nikolai Foreman '14 Bus Associate - Trading and Origination, Broad Reach Power (TX)
Olivia Francois '14 Agr Item Writer II, Cambium Assessment
Asia Grant '17 Bus Founder, Redoux
John Hemmer '03 Eng Partner, Morgan Lewis
Basel Kayyali '96 Eng Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Emily Kowey Roth '12 Lib Associate General Counsel, Aramark
Kristin Lambert '14 Agr, '19g Medicine Pediatric Resident Physician, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Jared Edgar McKnight '11 A&A, Lib Associate and Designer, WRT Design
Aryath Narayanamangalam '22 Eng Student Representative President, Schreyer Student Council
Aleks Radovic-Moreno '05 Eng Partner, Longwood Fund
Nikhil Shekher '16 Bus Vice President of Sales, Diversified Business Consultants, Inc.
Alexa Ain '18 Lib Law Student, University of Maryland School of Law
Todd Allen '89 Eng President, Allen Energy Inc.
Jennifer Ashman '94 Bus, '96g Bus President, CX Amplified
Cyndy Bober '15 Eng Analytics Manager, Hilton
Meenekshi Bose '90 Lib Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies, Hofstra University
Brian Clionsky '11 Bus Vice President - Debt Capital Markets Originator, Natixis
Doug Crawford '99 Bus, '99 Sci Managing Director, Kinspan Insulation LLC (a Kingspan Group Company)
Benjamin Denkin '11 Bus Senior Vice President, PNC Bank
Tyler Dischinger '09 Lib Counsel, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.
Matt Heidecker '02 Behrend, '07g EMS Vice President, Plastic Services Network
Sue Kelley '91 Lib Dean of Business, Arts & Sciences, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Mark E. Lavallee, M.D., C.S.C.S., F.A.C.S.M., F.A.M.S.S.M. '90 Sci Medical Director, Central PA Region, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Rachel-Paige Mumenthaler '15 Lib Assistant Vice President, PNC Bank - Technology Finance Group
Jacob Nair '18 HHD Medical Student, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Carey Scheide Miller '99 Lib Vice President, University Advancement, Chatham University
Aroostine Sheston '89 Lib
Michael Straneva '83 Bus Partner (Retired), EY
Daniel Zahn '20 Lib Law Student, Stanford Law School
Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)
The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) consists of senior faculty members from a variety of disciplines that advise the Schreyer Honors College on academic policies and programming.View FAC Members
Sarah Ades Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Fran Arbaugh Professor, Mathematics Education
Seth Blumsack Associate Professor, Energy and Mineral Engineering
Samuel Bonsall Associate Professor, Accounting
Mike Brown Professor, Management, Business & Management, MBA, and MPAcc Programs
Daniel Carvajal Academic Chair, Schreyer Honors College Student Council
Colleen Connolly-Ahern Associate Professor, Advertising and Public Relations
Ekaterina Haskins Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences
Zaryab Iqbal Associate Dean, Schreyer Honors College
Helen Kamens Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Health
Angela Linse Executive Director and Associate Dean, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
David McBride Professor Emeritus, African American Studies and African American History
Eduardo Navas Associate Research Professor, School of Visual Arts
Jacqueline O'Connor Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Leticia Oseguera Associate Professor, Higher Education
Rebecca Passonneau Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Richard Robinett Professor, Physics
Kathryn Salzer Assistant Professor, History
Hans Schmidt Associate Professor, Communications
Aissa Wade Professor, Mathematics
The Ethics Committee consists of a group of faculty interested in helping the Schreyer Honors College incorporate ethics into the Scholar experience.View Ethics Committee Members