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Foundation Board of Directors

David George Antolik ’88

David George Antolik ’88

Indiana

David has been a member of the Foundation for IUP board since July 2006. He is chair of the Finance Committee and serves on the Executive Committee. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree from IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology and is employed at S&T Bank in Indiana as a senior executive vice president and chief lending officer. He has 25 years of banking experience and brings broad financial knowledge to the board.

 
Sandy Barsotti ’87

Sandy Barsotti ’87

Pittsburgh

Sandy has been a member of the Foundation for IUP board since July 2010 and also serves as  President for the IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors. As a foundation board member, she serves on the Nominating and Audit committees. Sandy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from IUP and is the Director of Demand Generation at Digital River in Pittsburgh.

 
Richard D. Caruso ’83

Richard D. Caruso ’83

Meadow Lands

Rich has been a member of the Foundation for IUP board since July 2007 and currently serves as vice president. He is chair of the Investment and Nominating committees and a member of the Executive and Residence Hall committees. Rich serves as the chief financial officer at RG Steel, LLC, and brings a wide range of financial expertise to the foundation board.

 
Terry L. Dunlap ’81

Terry L. Dunlap ’81

Pittsburgh

Terry has been a member of the Foundation for IUP board since July 2010, which is his second stint on the board. He previously served from July 1997 through June 2000. Terry serves on the Finance Committee. He is Executive Vice President of ATI Flat Rolled Products Group in Brackenridge. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology at IUP and attended the MBA program at Loyola University Chicago.

 
Thomas W. Gathers ’77

Thomas W. Gathers ’77

Orlando, Fla.

Tom has been a member of the Foundation for IUP board since July 2009 and serves on the Investment Committee. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from IUP’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences and his Master of Science degree from the University of Miami. Tom currently serves as the EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer for Red Lobster Restaurants and lives in Orlando, FL.

 
Timothy J. Kronenwetter

Timothy J. Kronenwetter

Indiana

Tim has been a member of the Foundation for IUP board since February 2009 and serves on the Finance Committee. Tim is a certified public accountant who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State. He is currently the president and CEO of Indiana First Bank in Indiana.

 
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Sue A. McMurdy ’78

Indiana

Sue has been a member of the Foundation for IUP board since February 2009 and serves on the Audit and Finance Committees. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Mathematics and serves on the NSM (Natural Science and Mathematics) Advisory Committee. Sue is a Senior Advisor for Endeavor Management, a strategic advisory firm headquartered in Houston, Texas.  Sue’s awards include being named one of the Top 25 Women in Business in 2009 by Pittsburgh Business Times and 2011 CIO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council.

 
Ruth A. Riesenman ’64

Ruth A. Riesenman ’64

Indiana

Ruth has been a member of the Foundation for IUP board since July 2006 and serves on the Investment Committee. She has been in higher education since 1968, when she attended graduate school at Kent State University. After receiving a master’s degree in Counseling at Kent State, she became the first woman administrator at Washington & Jefferson College. In 1979, she moved to Indiana with her husband to begin her career at IUP as the associate director of Career Services—later becoming the director of that office. While in Career Services, she completed her doctorate in Higher Education Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1992, she was asked to serve as interim assistant to the president, and, after a national search in 1993, she was appointed executive assistant to the president. In November 2002, she was named interim vice president for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Foundation for IUP and served in that role through April 2004.

 
Frank Roberts

Frank Roberts

Punxsutawney

Frank has been a member of the Foundation for IUP board since July 2008 and serves on the Finance and Investment Committees. Frank holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York. Before his retirement, he was president of Punxsutawney’s Frank Roberts and Sons, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor serving the natural gas exploration industry and heavy highway contractors in the United States and Canada. He also serves as president of the Punxsutawney Regional Development Corporation.

 
Timothy G. Rupert ’68

Timothy G. Rupert ’68

Poland, Ohio

Tim has been a member of the Foundation for IUP board since July 2004 and is currently serving as board president. He also serves as chair of the Executive Committee and cochair of the Residence Hall Committee. Tim graduated from IUP with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, and he is a recipient of IUP’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Before his retirement, Tim was president and CEO of RTI International Metals, Inc., in Pittsburgh. RTI is a titanium company serving aerospace, defense, energy, and industrial markets. He joined RTI in 1991, following a 23-year career with U.S. Steel. Tim is currently a consultant and a director of Calgon Carbon Corporation.

 
William R. Shipley ’75

William R. Shipley ’75

Pittsburgh

Bill rejoined the Foundation for IUP board for a second term in July 2010, having served the board previously as the representative of the IUP Alumni Association from 2005 to 2008. Currently, Bill serves as chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. Bill retired as a partner from the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, in 2004 and then served for six years as the executive director of Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP, a regional law firm based in Pittsburgh. He is currently the chief administrative officer for McKinley Carter Wealth Services, a registered investment advisory firm. He received the IUP Distinguished Alumni Award in 1990, the Outstanding Business Alumni Award from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology in 2001, and Eberly’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. He was also inducted into the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Hall of Distinction. He currently serves as a member of Eberly’s Business Advisory Council. Bill is a past president of the IUP Alumni Association.

 
Andrew W. Stephenson ’72

Andrew W. Stephenson ’72

McLean, Va.

Andrew has been a member of the Foundation for IUP board since July 2004. He serves as cochair of the Residence Hall Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from IUP and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. Andrew is an attorney and partner in the law firm Holland and Knight, LLP, in Washington, D.C., and served as the Executive Partner of the firm’s Abu Dhabi office in the United Arab Emirates. He has been a practicing attorney for 38 years and is a partner in the International Construction Industry Practice Group. He has a “minor” in labor and employment law. Andrew is the first member to serve a third consecutive term on the foundation board due to “special circumstances,” meaning his expertise will continue to be needed into the next couple of years. His volunteer efforts during the four-phase Residential Revival project at IUP, which began in earnest the year he came onto the board, were such that the university and Council of Trustees decided to name the building in the fourth and final phase Andrew W. Stephenson Hall.

 
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Regina D. Stover ’75

Pittsburgh, PA

Regina returned in July 2014 to the Foundation for IUP Board after first serving two terms on the board in the early 2000s. She is currently a member of the Audit Committee and previously served as the chair of the Investment Committee. Regina holds a Bachelor of Science degree from IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1999, Regina was honored as an IUP Distinguished Alumna. She is a retired managing director at BNY Mellon with expertise in portfolio risk management, fiduciary compliance, and auditing.

 
Richard M. Ubinger ’81

Richard M. Ubinger ’81

Venetia

Rick joined the Foundation for IUP board in July 2012. He has served on the Audit Committee since July 2010. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree from IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. He is currently co-owner and chief financial officer of Plastikoil of Pennsylvania, located in Cranberry Township, as well as financial advisor to several small businesses. He also serves on the board of directors of Wesley Spectrum Services and as a member of Eberly College’s Business Advisory Council.

 
Larry “Buzz” Wood Jr. ’90

Larry “Buzz” Wood Jr. ’90

Berwyn

Larry (“Buzz”) has been a member of the Foundation for IUP board since July 2007. He currently serves on the Executive Committee. Buzz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from IUP and a Juris Doctorate from Penn State University, the Dickinson School of Law. He is a partner in the Corporate Litigation and Employment Practice Groups with the law firm Blank Rome LLP, in Philadelphia.

 
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