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Dean's Advisory Board

Alumni and friends of the college
Prominent leaders in industry and science

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.


Current Dean's Advisory Board Members

Alexa Dembek

Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer, Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont
1991 Ph.D. Chemistry, Penn State
1986 B.S. Chemistry, Northern Illinois University

Ed Frymoyer

Managing Director, FMJO, LLC
1967 Ph.D. Physics, Penn State
1961 M.S. Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University
1959 B.S. Engineering Science, Penn State

K. Peter Greensmith

Manager, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte
2015 M.B.A. Supply Chain, Finance & Strategic Leadership, Penn State
2013 B.S. Chemistry, Penn State

Susan Grove

Retired - Division Manager, AT&T
1980 ​M.S., Rutgers University
1966 B.S. Mathematics, Penn State

Lou Martarano

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

Chris Olivia

Chief Executive Officer, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
1984 B.S. Science, Penn State
1988 D.M. Hahnemann University
1994 M.B.A. University of Pennsylvania

Ginny Olson

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

John Patton

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

Matt Rhodes

Co-founder/Chairman, Semitech Semiconductor
1996 M.B.A., University of California Los Angeles
1986 M.S., Lehigh University
1979 B.S. Physics, Penn State

Andy Santacroce

VP & Deputy CIO, TMNA Services, LLC
1988 B.S. Mathematics, Penn State

George Vergis

Independent Biotechnology Professional
1988 Ph.D. Physiology, Penn State University
1997 M.B.A., Columbia University
1986 M.S. Physiology, Penn State University
1983 ​B.A., Princeton University

Janet Vergis

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

David Woodle

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