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Board of Trustees

The Monmouth University Board of Trustees is composed of 32 regular members (with vacancies occurring from time to time) who are elected to four-year terms and are divided into four class years. There are currently three Life Trustees as well as two ex officio members. The bylaws also provide for up to 25 Trustees Emeriti. The board operates within the conventional framework of higher education academic governance for independent institutions. Board members are concerned with higher education issues and share a specific and genuine involvement with Monmouth University. Indeed, Monmouth is fortunate that many of its trustees are alumni. In addition to a commitment of time and energy, they support the institution financially and advocate for Monmouth in the public arena.

Board of Trustees

  • Christopher D. Maher, Chair
  • Leslie N. Hitchner, Vice Chair
  • Tasha A. Youngblood Brown ’97 ’03M, Vice Chair
  • Stephen E. Gerard ’89M, Treasurer
  • Dean Q. Lin, FACHE, Secretary
  • Miles J. Austin III ’19
  • Michael V. Benedetto, Esq. ’90
  • John A. Brockriede Jr. ’07 ’10M
  • Thomas D. Byer ’67
  • John C. Conover III
  • Karyn F. Cusanelli ’89
  • Mary Vaden Eisenstadt
  • Jeremy Grunin
  • Kanesha K. Jones ’03
  • Raymond G. Klose ’77
  • George Kolber
  • Mari C. Kovach ’82 ’86M
  • Patrick F. Leahy, Ed.D. (Ex officio)
  • Nancy A. Leidersdorff ’97
  • Alaina L. Love ’79
  • Lisa McKean
  • Thomas J. Michelli
  • Valerie Montecalvo
  • Tavit O. Najarian, Sc.D.
  • Bayaan A. Oluyadi ’13 (Ex officio)
  • Jeana M. Piscatelli ’01 ’02M
  • Rocio F. Serey ’16
  • Christopher W. Shaw
  • Mark J. Skesavage ’11M
  • Carol A. Stillwell

Life Trustees

  • Marianne C. Hesse
  • Harold L. Hodes ’65
  • William B. Roberts

Trustees Emeriti

  • Stanley S. Bey ’59
  • Alan E. Davis, Esq.
  • Judith Ann Eisenberg
  • Alfred L. Ferguson, Esq. ’13HN
  • Frederick J. Kaeli, Jr. ’61
  • Henry D. Mercer, III ’87 ’17HN
  • Stephen M. Parks ’68 ’07HN
  • Charles T. Parton ’01HN
  • Michael A. Plodwick ’82
  • Thomas A. Porskievies ’82 ’86M
  • Steven J. Pozycki ’73
  • Robert B. Sculthorpe ’63 ’15HN

Presidents Emeriti

Samuel H. Magill (1980-1993)
President Emeritus

Rebecca Stafford (1993-2003)
President Emerita

Paul G. Gaffney II (2003-2013)
President Emeritus

Grey J. Dimenna (2017-2019)
President Emeritus