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Board of Trustees

The overall fiduciaries of the University – The Board of Trustees – create policy, set mission and purpose, and are tasked with building and maintaining a successful organization. They ensure good management, adequate resources and they appoint and support the Office of the President.

As directors of a non-profit and as leaders of an institution responsible for educating the next generation of leaders, trustees are the keepers of the mission of Mount St. Mary’s University. As such, they must pay particularly close attention to the mission, and the obligations to society that are unique to the academic enterprise. The Board of Trustees achieves this through various committees that create policy, review programs, strategic planning, relating the campus to the community, and the community to the campus. Among its largest roles is fundraising for the University, as well as engaging our alumni, parent, and student communities.

The Mount St. Mary’s University Board of Trustees is composed of great individuals that have come together to embody one of the country’s oldest, and greatest Catholic Universities.

Board Leadership

Chair of the Board

Mrs. Gracelyn A. McDermott, C'93
Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Business Development
Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States

Vice Chair of the Board

Mr. Richard P. Miller, C'74
Retired, President and CEO

Secretary of the Board

Ms. Houeida Saad, Esq.
General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer

Treasurer of the Board

Mr. David M. DiLuigi, C’92
Regional President
Greater Washington & Central VA / Greater Baltimore Wilmington Trust, N.A. / an M&T Bank Company

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Mr. Koki Adasi, C’04
Vice President
Compass Realty

Mr. Wayne Alter III, MBA’06
President, CEO
Dynamark Security Centers

Mr. Thomas M. Beck
Chief Financial Officer
Daughters of Charity Ministries, Inc.

Mr. Francis X. Bolte Sr., C’87
Bolte Family Foundation

Mr. Paul J. Chew, C’89
Chief Investment Officer
Brown Advisory

Dr. DeVeda E. Coley, C’93
Supervisor of Community School Programs
Frederick County Public Schools

Ms. Meredith P. Cordisco, Esq., C’03
Associate General Counsel
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Sr. Ellen M. Dauwer, SC, Ph.D.
Former Executive Director
Religious Formation Conference

Mr. Robert D. Deegan, C’82
Retired, Chief Financial Officer
Array Information Technology, Inc.

Mr. J. Raphael Della Ratta, C’92
Commercial Management Company

Sr. Melanie Di Pietro, SC, Esq.
Coordinator of Regulatory Compliance Laurel Highlands Work and Opportunity Center

Mr. Robert C. Dondero, C’74
Retired Partner
Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Mr. Joseph F. Dowd Jr., C’92
Senior Managing Principal
OneDigital | Kistler Tiffany Benefits General Agency

Mr. Jason D. Epps, C’05
Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
KFA Private Wealth Group

Most Reverend Juan Esposito, S’08
Auxiliary Bishop of Washington; Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia
Archdiocese of Washington

Mr. Richard M. Folio, C’88, MBA’98
Executive Vice President & CFO
Midwest Railcar Corporation

Mr. Patrick J. Goles, C'64
Senior Vice President
Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC

Mr. Thomas J. Harrington III, C’78
Retired Associate Deputy Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mr. Anthony J. Hayden, C’99
Chief Executive Officer
Maguire Hayden Real Estate Company

Rev. Msgr. Richard B. Hilgartner, C’90
St. Joseph Parish

Mrs. Suzanne N. Hueston, Esq., C’91
General Counsel
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Ms. Susan A. Janowiak, C’81
Retired, Regional Comptroller
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mrs. Priscilla (Pat) W. Locke
Seeds of Humanity Foundation

Most Reverend William E. Lori, STD, S'77
Archbishop of Baltimore

Mr. Hugh W. Mohler Jr., C'90

Ms. Janice I. Obuchowski
Freedom Technologies, Inc.

Rev. Robert J. Sullivan, S’93
Director of the John Carroll Catholic Educational Foundation
John Carroll Catholic High School

Mrs. Tamika L. Tremaglio, C’92
Executive Director
National Basketball Players Association

Dr. Nadja Y. West
44th Army Surgeon General
LTG (ret) U.S. Army

Trustee Emeriti

The Board of Trustees acknowledges former trustees with a record of distinctive service to Mount St. Mary's University and who have been elected by a majority of their peers to receive the honor of Trustee Emeriti.

  • Mr. Anthony J. Agnone Sr.
  • Hon. Jennifer M. Anderson
  • Deacon John H. Baker, M.D.
  • Msgr. John J. Bendik
  • Mrs. Agnus McGlade Berenato
  • Rev. Msgr. John A. Bergamo
  • Mr. Joseph J. Beshel
  • Mr. Howard N. Bolte
  • Mr. Richard J. Bolte Jr.
  • Mr. Richard J. Bolte Sr.
  • Mr. John R. Bransfield Jr.
  • Mrs. Beverly B. Byron
  • Mr. J. Frank Cashen
  • Mr. Kevin B. Cashen
  • Mr. Kevin P. Charles
  • Mr. Richard Thomas Christopher Sr.
  • Mr. David P. Conaghan
  • Honorable James P. Courtney Jr.
  • Mr. John E. Coyne III
  • Most Rev. William G. Curlin., D.D.
  • Mr. Daniel F. Curtin
  • Mr. Francis W. Daily
  • Mr. Xavier J. DeCaire
  • Mrs. Elizabeth B. Delaplaine
  • Rev. John J. Dietrich
  • Mr. Edward F. Egan
  • Mr. Edward T. Egan
  • Mrs. Stephanie Swenarton Engelstad
  • Rev. Kevin J. Farmer
  • Rev. Thomas P. Ferguson
  • Rev. J. Thomas Finucan
  • Mr. Louis S. Fleck
  • Most Rev. Harry J. Flynn, D.D.
  • Rev. Gerard C. Francik
  • Most Rev. William B. Friend
  • Mr. J. Brian Gaeng
  • Mrs. Jacquelyn Gaines
  • Most Rev. Norbert F. Gaughan
  • Mr. Jerome W. Geckle
  • Mr. Charles M. Grace
  • Rev. Robert S. Grace
  • Mr. John D. Graham
  • Most Rev. Edward J. Herrmann
  • Mr. Thomas S. Hogan Sr.
  • Mr. Caswell F. Holloway Jr.
  • Mr. Thomas Robert Holmes
  • Mr. Eugene I. Kane
  • Mr. John Murray Kane
  • Mrs. Mary D. Kane, Esq.
  • Most Rev. John R. Keating
  • Mr. James J. Keelty
  • Mr. William L. Keller, Esq.
  • General P. X. Kelley, USMC, Ret.
  • Ms. Mary Anne Kelly
  • Mr. William T. Kennedy
  • Ms. Martha M. Kenney
  • Mr. Richard Patrick Kidwell
  • Mr. John F. Kinsella
  • Mr. O. James Lighthizer
  • Mr. Lawrence Lucchino
  • Mrs. Alice Rooney Mahoney
  • Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly
  • Mrs. Holly Mankiewicz
  • Mr. Thomas W. Matan
  • Mr. James V. McAveney Jr.
  • Mr. Patrick T. McGahn Jr.
  • Msgr. Andrew J. McGowan
  • Mr. Matthew F. McHugh, Esq.
  • Mr. Matthew M. McKenna
  • Msgr. Frederick R. McManus
  • Mr. Hugh A. McMullen
  • Mrs. M. Natalie McSherry, Esq.
  • Mr. Kenneth L. McVearry
  • Dr. Frank P. Merolla
  • Rev. Msgr. James F. Montgomery
  • Rev. Msgr. Godfrey T. Mosley
  • Rev. John J. Mudd
  • Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Mullelly
  • Msgr. John F. Murphy
  • Hon. Robert C. Murphy
  • Msgr. Terrence J. Murphy
  • Mrs. Suzanne Nicholson
  • Mr. Morgan E. O'Brien
  • Mrs. R. Frances O'Brien, Esq.
  • Mr. Thomas G. O'Hara
  • Mr. Peter F. O'Malley
  • Ms. Susan N. O'Malley
  • Rev. Vincent J. O’Malley, C.M.
  • Mr. David M. Osnos, Esq.
  • Rev. John M. O'Toole
  • Mr. Paul J. Palmieri
  • Mr. Dominick J. Perini
  • Mr. Edward J. Piszek
  • Mr. Peter H. Plamondon
  • Mrs. Rose Marie Porter
  • Very Rev. Edward J. Quinlan III
  • Rev. Msgr. William M. Richardson
  • Mr. Richard C. Ridgway, Esq.
  • Mr. Thomas C. Rogers Jr.
  • Mr. John J. Rooney
  • Mr. Richard R. Russo
  • Msgr. Philip P. Saylor
  • Rev. Msgr. G. Michael Schleupner Jr.
  • Mr. Thomas B. Schmidt
  • Mr. Robert J. Smith
  • Honorable Julie R. Stevenson Solt
  • Mr. Robert F. Sullivan
  • Mr. Stephen J. Sweeney
  • Rev. F. Dennis Tinder
  • Mr. Stanley C. Van Ness, Esq.
  • Mr. James A. Verrecchia
  • Mrs. Shelia Vertino
  • Mrs. Mary Elaine Holland Vining
  • Mrs. Alice K. Voelkel
  • Mr. Eugene M. Waldron Jr.
  • Mr. George R. Walsh
  • Mr. John J. Walsh
  • Mrs. Julia M. Walsh
  • Mr. J. Scott Wilfong
  • Mrs. Carol F. Horning Woehrle