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University Leadership

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 seven Life Trustees as well as three ex officio members. The by laws 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.


Michael A. Plodwick ’82, Chair
Jeana M. Piscatelli ’01 ’02, Vice Chair
James S. Vaccaro, III, Treasurer
Michelle Spicer Toto ’94, Secretary
Francis V. Bonello, Esq.
John A. Brockriede, Jr. ’07 ’10
Thomas D. Byer ’67
Quincy J. Byrdsong, EdD
John C. Conover, III
Karyn F. Cusanelli ’89 (Ex officio)
Grey J. Dimenna Esq. (Ex officio)
Marti S. Egger ’81
Marianne Hesse
Leslie Hitchner
Frederick J. Kaeli, Jr. ’61
Nancy A. Leidersdorff ’97
Dean Q. Lin
Christopher Maher
Erik Matson ’88
Lisa McKean
Henry D. Mercer, III ’87
Thomas J. Michelli
Tavit O. Najarian, Sc.D.
Christie Pearce ’99
David A. Reale ’96
Robert B. Rumsby ’77 (Ex officio)
Carol A. Stillwell
Webster B. Trammell, Jr., PsyD, ’70 ’73


Marcia Sue Clever, MD
Paul W. Corliss
Judith Ann Eisenberg
Alfred L. Ferguson, Esq.
Harold L. Hodes ’65
Robert E. McAllan ’69
William B. Roberts


Alan E. Davis, Esq.
Paul S. Doherty Jr. ’67
John H. Kessler ’69
Stephen M. Parks ’68
Charles T. Parton
Thomas A. Porskievies ’82 ’86
Steven J. Pozycki ’73
Alfred J. Schiavetti Jr.
Robert B. Sculthorpe ’63


Samuel H. Magill
President Emeritus
Rebecca Stafford
President Emerita
Paul G. Gaffney II
President Emeritus