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The Penn State Lehigh Valley Advisory Board is a group of alumni, business professionals, and community individuals who serve as the community liaison in support of the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus. Within such a role, these individuals provide input into campus decisions and directions, become the link with area legislators in supporting university initiatives, and serve as the community connection in promoting University programs.

The board meets four to six times per year and is actively involved in initiatives promoting student education and community leadership. The term for each board member is three years.

Executive Committee

Howard L. Kulp
President, Howard Kulp Architects, P.C.

Catherine E. Durso
Attorney, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.

Martha A. Phelps
Community Leader and Business Executive

Dr. Tina Q. Richardson

Board Members

Chris Bogden
Sales Engineer, Power & Industrial Air Systems

Dan Puchyr
Owner, Bracy Contracting Inc.

Juan C. Vidal
Managing Director, Offix Systems

Terry DeGroot
Managing Principal, Terraform Engineering, LLC

Todd Harvey
Vice President of Investments, Stifel, Greenawald/Harvey Group

Alexandra Lynn
President, Student Government Association

Steven A. Markowitz
President, Allen Organ Company

Ken McGeary
Retired Director of Continuing Education, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Scott Nier
Vice President for Practice Acquisitions, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

Prasant (Sean) Pandey, M.D.
Cardiologist, The Heart Care Group

Kelly E. Payne
Senior Project Manager for Organizational Effectiveness, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Gregory J. Radio, M.D.
Obstetrician, OBGYN Associates of Lehigh Valley

Kevin Weber
Vice President, Student Government Association

Ex-officio Board Members

Nancy Coco
Director of Corporate and Community Education

Dr. Tiffany Cresswell-Yeager
Director of Student Affairs

Kathy Eck
Campus Registrar

Helene Miksitz
Director of Business Services

Dr. Xenia Hadjioannou
Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education

Kate Morgan
Director of University Relations

Lynn Staples
Community Affairs and Advisory Board Liaison

Dr. Kenneth Thigpen
Director of Academic Affairs

Debbie Zuech-Smyrl
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor and the Director of Academic Affairs


2015-2016 Meeting Dates
  • September 17, 2015
  • November 19, 2015
  • January 21, 2016
  • March 17, 2016
  • May 19, 2016
  • July 21, 2016

7:30–9:00 a.m. | Room 135