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The Dean’s Advisory Board consists of alumni and friends of the college who are prominent leaders in industry and science. The members provide the college with invaluable expertise and experience on important issues such as planning and management, intellectual property and commercialization of research, impact of information technology, and new directions in higher education and workforce development. This board expands the college’s thinking, provides stronger connections to the business world, and offers a broadened frame of reference.

Advisory Board

Back row:  Catherine Beath, Chris Olivia, Dave Woodle, Dean Doug Cavener,  Eric Keiter, George Vergis, Ginny Olson
Front row:  Janet Vergis, Barbara Dalton, Ed Frymoyer,  Lou Martarano,  Matt Rhodes
Not pictured:  Ken Adelberg, Bob Duminiak, Marc Hansen, John Patton

​Photo taken on April 22, 2016 



Ken Adelberg
Director of Business Development, Audience Partners
M.B.A., Drexel University
B.S. Biophysics/B.A. Psychology,  Penn State - 1974



BeathCatherine Beath
Retired - Worldwide VP, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, Ethicon, Inc.
M.B.A., Rider University - 1983
​B.S. Microbiology, Penn State - 1970 





Robert Duminiak
Partner, Howson & Howson LLP
B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State - 2000






FrymoyerEd Frymoyer
President, Frymoyer Holdings, Inc. 
Ph.D. Physics, Penn State - 1967
​M.S. Electrical Engineering,  Northeastern  University - 1961
B.S. Engineering Science, Penn State - 1959



HansenMarc Hansen
Retired - President, Lockheed Martin Management and Data Systems
​M.S. Management, Purdue University - 1986
B.S. Science, Penn State - 1968




KeiterEric Keiter
Principal, Shadow Tree Capital Management LLC
M.A., Columbia University - 1987​B.S. Chemistry, Penn State - 1986




MartaranoLou Martarano, Chair
Managing Director, L. Martarano Enterprises
M.S., Yale University - 1981
B.S. Chemistry, Penn State - 1976





OliviaChris Olivia
President, Continuum Health Alliance LLC
D.M., Hahnemann University
M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania
B.S. Science, Penn State - 1984




OlsonGinny Olson
Retired - Principal, Towers Watson
​B.S. Mathematics, Penn State - 1973





PattonJohn Patton
Founder and CEO, Dance Pharmaceutical
Ph.D., University of California San Diego - 1976
M.S., University of Rhode Island - 1973
B.S. Zoology, Penn State - 1967

RhodesMatt Rhodes
Co-founder/Chairman, Semitech Semiconductor
M.B.A., University of California Los Angeles
M.S., Lehigh University - 1986
B.S. Physics, Penn State - 1979




VergisGGeorge Vergis
Independent Biotechnology Professional
Ph.D. Physiology, Penn State University - 1988
M.B.A., Columbia University
M.S. Physiology, Penn State University - 1986
​B.A., Princeton University - 1983



VergisJJanet Vergis
Executive Advisor, Water Street Healthcare
M.S. Physiology, Penn State University - 1988
​B.S. Biology, Penn State University - 1986

WoodleDavid Woodle
Chairman and CEO, NanoHorizons
B.S. Computer Science, Penn State University - 1977



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