Board of Trustees

Officers of the Board

 

Kevin L. Clayton '84 '13P*

Kevin L. Clayton ’84 ’13P

Chairman of the Board
Trustee: 1993-1999, 2005-2010
Corporate Trustee, 2010- 2025
Interim President, 2014-2015

Kevin Clayton earned a B.A. in Government from Lehigh University in 1984 and an M.B.A. from St. Joseph’s University in 1988. Clayton began his business career with Chrysler Corporation, holding a variety of management positions in the U.S. Automotive Sales and Marketing Division. In 1990, he moved to Trust Company of the West, an institutional investment management firm, rising to senior vice president. He joined Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., a publicly-traded global investment management firm, at its inception in 1995. Clayton served as a principal and director of the firm, and as supervising principal at OCM Investments, LLC, Oaktree’s registered broker-dealer entity. He is currently a partner with Energy Capital Partners, a private equity and credit firm focused on investing in North America’s energy infrastructure. Clayton leads the firm’s global fundraising and investor relations activities. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Aquicore, a commercial real estate energy management company in Washington, DC.

Clayton became chair of the Board of Trustees at Lehigh University on July 1, 2017. He previously served as vice chair of the board since 2012 with the exception of the 2014-2015 academic year in which he served as Lehigh’s interim president.

Robert L. Brown III ’78*

Robert L. Brown III ’78

Vice Chair of the Board
Corporate Trustee, Trustee Since 2002
Current Term: July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021

Robert L. Brown is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He also serves on the board of the Philadelphia Zoo. He received a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Lehigh in 1978.

Philip B. Sheibley ’81 '19P*

Philip B. Sheibley ’81 '19P

Vice Chair of the Board
Corporate Trustee
Current Term: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020

Philip B. Sheibley is a venture capital investor with a primary focus on the alternative energy and life sciences industries. He is also the chairman of Fiberight LLC, an advanced biofuel company, and serves on the board of directors for a number of his other portfolio companies. He retired as a managing partner with Accenture in 2010, where he was industry director for the Life Sciences industry practice. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh in 1981.
 

Frank A. Roth, Corporate Secretary

Denise M. Blew, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer

David L. Hammer, Assistant Treasurer

 

Members of the Board

Lia Iacocca Assad


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022

Lia Iacocca Assad

Lia Iacocca Assad was a founding member of Kacoon Development Inc., a residential development company in California. She serves on the boards of the Iacocca Family Foundation, and Planet Hope. Lia earned a B.A. in communications from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. She is the daughter of Lee and Mary K. Iacocca.

Craig Benson '85


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021

Craig Benson

Craig Benson ’85, of Charlottesville, Va., is the Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Virginia, as well as the Hamilton Endowed Chair in Engineering. Benson has a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University and a Master of Science in Engineering and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the University of Virginia, Craig was appointed as a Distinguished Professor, Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Chair of Geological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was also Director of Sustainability Research and Education for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, leading one of the three cross-campus strategic initiatives. He serves on the Environmental Engineering Committee of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board and ExxonMobil’s Sustainability Advisory Committee. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and currently serves on the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Advisory Council.

Nicholas P. Bigelow ’80 ’81


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020

Nicholas P. Bigelow ’80 ’81

Nicholas P. Bigelow is the Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics and Optics at the University of Rochester. He is a member of the Rochester Quantum Information Center, the Rochester Center for Coherence and Quantum Optics, and the University of Rochester’s Materials Science Program. He is director of the University of Rochester Integrated Nanosystems Center. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University in 1980, a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Lehigh in 1981, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 1989.

Paul D. Bosco ’80


Appointed Trustee Since 2014; Current Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020

Paul Bosco

Paul D. Bosco is formerly a vice president, general manager, and site executive at Cisco Systems. He is currently a Fellow at Harvard University focused on emerging technologies & innovation models, internet & computation futures, entrepreneurship & leadership development, the future of work & education for a digital economy, and inclusive solutions to societal challenges. He also advises new ventures and established firms on strategy, innovation, talent, and leadership. Paul built and led Cisco’s broadband business, now the global leader in products and technologies that connect homes and businesses to the Internet. At Cisco he also led transformational initiatives with global internet, media, and telecommunications leaders. Previously at IBM, he led high performance computing and communications R&D teams that developed Internet advances deployed across early national/global Internet initiatives. Paul earned a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh, a master’s degree and MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a master’s degree from Yale University. He was awarded an IBM Doctoral Fellowship to attend MIT where his research focused on technology and policy issues for a digital and connected future, including Internet delivered health, education, and news services.

Jeffrey Bosland '88 '22P


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021

Jeffrey Bosland

Jeffrey Bosland ’88 ’22P, of Basking Ridge, N.J., is the Senior Managing Director of Cerberus Capital’s Operations and Advisory Company, where he is responsible for advising and driving improvement in portfolio companies in the financial services industry. Prior to Cerberus, Jeff worked for JPMorgan Chase for 12 years, where he was a Managing Director and member of JPMorgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank’s Management Committee. He most recently served as Global Head of Client Treasury Services, and was previously head of U.S. Public Finance, U.S. Agencies Debt, and also head of Americas Sales and Marketing. Earlier in his 29-year business career in banking and fixed income sales and trading, Bosland managed U.S. Interest Rate Swaps Derivatives Trading at Bankers Trust Co. and Deutsche Bank, where he also led the U.S. Agencies Debt trading business. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Lehigh University in 1988. He currently serves on Lehigh’s College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council.

Robert Buckheit III '09


Alumni Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021

Robert Buckheit

Robert Buckheit III ’09, of Columbia, Md., is the Director of Business Development for ImQuest BioSciences, Inc., a preclinical contract research organization that specializes in infectious disease product development services. In 2009, he graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Lehigh University. In 2013, he obtained a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the Johns Hopkins University. Buckheit has served Lehigh as the President of the Regional Alumni club of Baltimore, is the Class of 2009 Correspondent and Reunion Co-Chair, serves as an Alumni Admissions Outreach Volunteer, he is a member of the Lehigh University Board of Directors, and previously served as a member of the Young Alumni Council Executive Council. As an undergraduate, he was President of the Interfraternity Council, President of the Sigma Chi fraternity, an Orientation Coordinator and Orientation Leader, a Presidents Scholar, member of the Alpha Theta History Honors Society, and recipient of the Bosey Reiter Leadership Cup.

Gary K. Chan ’80 ’17P


Alumni Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020

Gary Chan

Gary K. Chan retired as senior vice president, finance, after a 34 year career at Kraft Foods and Mondelez International. Gary served in several top leadership positions at Kraft in finance and strategy in the Global Supply Chain, International and North America businesses. Gary served as the president of the Lehigh University Alumni Association (LUAA) Board of Directors. Gary also served on the Board of Directors of the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Gary earned a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University in 1980 and an M.B.A. degree in finance from the University of Houston in 1985.

Maria L. Chrin ’87 ’10P


Corporate Trustee, Trustee Since 2004
Current Term: July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2023

Maria Chrin

Maria is the founder and managing partner of Circle Wealth Management, LLC, an independent investment management and wealth advisory firm based in NYC. Prior to launching CWM, she spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs, where she built a premier practice within the Private Wealth Management Division. She is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School and a director of Women Moving Millions. She received a B.S. in Economics from Lehigh University in 1987 and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1989.

Peter C. Diamond


Appointed Trustee Since 2014, Current Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020

Peter C. Diamond

Peter C. Diamond of New York is executive vice president of Programming for NBC Olympics at NBCUniversal. A 16-time Emmy Award-winner through the 2016 Summer Olympics, Peter is responsible for programming NBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games and United States Olympic Trials. He has been the U.S. network Olympic programmer every Summer Games since 1984 and every Winter Games since 2002. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be his 19th – more than any broadcast network executive in television history. Peter graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1974. Peter’s father, Ted Diamond ’37 ’85H (deceased), earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Lehigh in 1937 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree by Lehigh in 1985.

Pat Fischer '97 '98G


Alumni Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021

Pat Fischer

Pat Fischer ’97 ’98G, of Basking Ridge, N.J., is Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture at Salesforce. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh in 1997 and then earned a Master of Science degree in economics in 1998 as part of the President’s Scholar Program. While at Lehigh, Fischer was an Iacocca Scholar and involved in the engineering co-op program, working for Unilever. Since graduation, he has remained involved in the Alumni Association, most recently serving as president. He received the Alumni Award in 2017.

Jordan Hitch '88 '20P '21P


Corporate Trustee, Trustee 2014-2015
Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024

Jordan Hitch ’88

Jordan Hitch of Wellesley, Massachusetts, was formerly a Managing Director of Bain Capital, one of the world’s leading private, alternative asset management firms. He joined Bain Capital in 1997. Jordan graduated from Lehigh in 1988 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and he earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1995. As an undergraduate, Jordan was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. He is currently an active private investor and serves on the board of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Burlington Stores, and Helix Sleep.

Anne R. Kline ’81


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2021

Anne Kline

Anne R. Kline is a senior vice president and commercial banker at Revere Bank. She is on the Executive Committee of the Washington National Opera’s Board of Trustees and member of the National Committee for the Performing Arts of the Kennedy Center. She is currently serving on the Catholic Charities Prince George’s County Advisory Group, and also serves on the Board of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. She received a bachelor’s degree in social relations and Spanish from Lehigh in 1981. Post graduate education includes the Maryland Banking School, Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Professional Banking Diploma from the American Institute of Banking.

Mark V. Mactas ’74


Corporate Trustee, Trustee Since 2011
Current Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022

Mark V. Mactas ’74*

Mark V. Mactas is retired chairman and chief executive officer of Towers Perrin (now part of Willis Towers Watson). He currently serves on the board of directors of Accolade, which helps individuals and their families get the right care by giving them access to their own Accolade Health assistant® –a single point of contact for any health benefit or healthcare need. He has previously served on numerous corporate, not-for-profit and professional boards. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Lehigh in 1974.

James R. Maida ’85 ’17P ’19P


Corporate Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024

James R. Maida ’85 ’17P ’19P

James R. Maida is the president and chief executive officer of Gaming Laboratories International, LLC, the preeminent testing laboratory worldwide for electronic gaming devices and systems in the gaming industry. In addition to serving on the Lehigh Board of Trustees, he is a member of the university’s Leadership Council and the Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Monmouth Medical Center Board of Trustees and a member of the Monmouth Medical Center South Campus Foundation. James earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering from Lehigh in 1985 and a juris doctorate degree with high honors in taxation from Rutgers School of Law in 1990.

Deidre Martin ’06


Alumni Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022

Deidre Martin

B.S. Business and Economics, J.D., Drexel University School of Law, 2013
Owner of Law Office of Deidre Martin, Esq. LLC. Prior to opening her own firm, Deidre worked as a Co-Op for Schnader, Harrison, Segal and Lewis, and was an intern for the Honorable Carolyn Engel Temin, in Philadelphia. Since her graduation, she’s been involved with the Lehigh Lawyers Association (President since 2018 and former Director and Chairperson for the Fall Events Committee, and former member of the Fall Events Committee). She was a member of the Lehigh Young Alumni Council, and the Lehigh Club of Philadelphia.

Peter Morales ’82


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2021

Peter Morales ’82

Peter Morales is founder and chairman of Black Hawk Beverage Group, a New York-based global food and beverage trading company. Prior to founding Black Hawk, Morales held executive positions at Metz Metallurgical Corp, Johnson & Johnson, Grand Metropolitan PLC of London, and Peerless Importers of NY. Peter earned a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science and Psychology from the Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences, and previously served as a member of the Lehigh Alumni Association Board of Directors as well as President of Zeta Psi Fraternity Alumni Association. Peter is the Founder/ President of “Vision 57,” a global education/arts foundation established in 1998 at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Vision 57 supports primary school educational initiatives in agricultural regions worldwide.

Edward Ramos ’89


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2021

Eddie Ramos

Edward (Eddie) Ramos is an investment management professional with more than 25 years of experience as a portfolio manager in global and international equities. His years of experience as a portfolio manager in global and international equities include positions as chief investment officer at Cornerstone Capital Management, Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Templeton Investment Counsel. Eddie earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Lehigh in 1989 and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is a chartered financial analyst (CFA).

Michele Scaringella ’90


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022

Michele Scaringella

Michele Scaringella is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CBS Television Stations, based in New York City. As CFO, Michele has financial and strategic oversight for the twenty-eight local television stations owned and operated by CBS Corporation. Prior to assuming this position in 2010, she was Senior Vice President Internal Audit, for CBS Corporation. Prior to CBS separating from Viacom in 2006, she worked for Viacom as the vice president in charge of Financial Reporting and Analysis. Michele earned a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting from Lehigh in 1990. She also served as a member of the Lehigh Accounting Program Advisory Board for many years.

Sarat Sethi ’92


Corporate Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024

Sarat Sethi ’92

Sarat Sethi is a Managing Partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee at Douglas C. Lane & Associates, a registered investment advisory firm. He is a chartered financial analyst, a chartered investment counselor, and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He is the president of Lehigh’s Martindale Society and also serves on the Children’s Hope Advisory Board. Sarat is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lehigh in 1992 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1997.

Jill Triani '94


Alumni Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022
Jill Triani ‘94

B. A. Architecture; M. Arch., University of Michigan, 1996
Past President of the Springfield Elementary PTA and an adult volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Troop 258. She is the Team Manager for two PA Rush soccer teams and has managed and coached other youth teams. She has lead successful fundraisers, along with her daughter, Emma, for the Save-A-Limb Fund at the Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics. Jill worked in high-end residential architecture for 6 years before leaving the field to start a family. Her last role was as project manager and consultant for Mark Johnson and Association in Michigan. Jill currently serves as the President of the LUAA Board. She served one term as SVP and one term as director at large on the board. Jill served as the Michigan Alumni Club president, a member of the Lehigh Leadership Council, the Reunion Chair Class of 1994, and the Class of 1994 flag bearer at the first-year student rally. She received the Alumni Award at her 20th reunion in 2014. As a student, Jill was a member of the Lehigh University Wind Ensemble, the American Institute of Architecture Students, and was the President of the Residence Hall Association.

Karen O’Donnell VanderGoot ’99


Appointed Trustee, Trustee Since 2010
Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Karen O’Donnell VanderGoot ’99

Karen O’Donnell VanderGoot is the Division Chief for the Conflict, Peacebuilding and Governance Division in the Bureau for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Karen’s team works to promote state-of-the-art USAID programming in sub-Saharan Africa that addresses critical peace, security, democracy, human rights, and governance challenges. She previously served as a director for African affairs at the National Security Council and was a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s policy planning staff. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science and French from Lehigh in 1999 and a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University in 2002.

Richard Verma '90


Corporate Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024

Richard Verma

Richard Verma ’90, of Bethesda, Md., is Vice Chairman and Partner at The Asia Group, where he is leading the firm’s growth in South Asia. He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to India from 2014 to 2017, where he is credited for the historic deepening of bilateral ties. A leading expert on trade and diplomacy in Asia, Ambassador Verma was previously the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs, where he led the State Department’s efforts on Capitol Hill. He worked as Senior National Security Advisor to the Senate Majority Leader and also spent time in the House of Representatives. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served on active duty as a Judge Advocate. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal. He holds degrees from the Georgetown University Law Center (LLM), American University’s Washington College of Law (JD), and Lehigh University (BS).

Frank E. “Ted” Walsh III ’88


Appointed Trustee Since 2014, Current Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020

Frank E. “Ted” Walsh III ’88

Ted Walsh of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is founding partner of WR Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity investment partnership and a Vice President of Jupiter Capital, a New Jersey based family office. Ted earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Lehigh in 1988. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the Newman Association and Beta Theta Pi fraternity. As an alumnus, Ted was a member of the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and the Career Advisory Network. Ted has served as a director for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG), Veritone, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI) and First Constitution Bank Corp. (NASDAQ: FCCY). He is currently a director for World Point Holdings and True Green Capital. World Point owns and operates approximately 15 million barrels of petroleum storage facilities throughout North America. True Green has developed and owns approximately 350 MW of commercial solar projects throughout the US. Ted also serves as a trustee for St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey, and is an officer of several other private foundations. Ted’s father, Frank E. Walsh Jr., graduated from Lehigh in 1963.

Amy Weaver ’22P


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022

Amy Weaver

B.A. Wellesley College, J.D. Harvard Law School
President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, Salesforce. Amy Weaver leads the legal, compliance, internal audit, security, and government affairs teams at Salesforce. She is a member of the company’s executive committee. Prior to joining Salesforce, Weaver was executive vice president and general counsel of Univar Inc., where she was responsible globally for all legal and corporate affairs, governance, corporate transactions, compliance, litigation and employment law matters. Previously, Weaver was senior vice president and deputy general counsel at Expedia, Inc. Weaver practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and at Perkins Coie LLP. Prior to entering private practice, she served as a legislative aide to a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council and as a clerk on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Andrew T. Woodward '11


Alumni Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020

Andrew Woodward

Andrew Woodward ‘11 of Boston, Massachusetts, is a Project Manager for Bond Brothers, Inc., a construction manager and contractor, where he is focused on energy and utility infrastructure. In 2011, Andrew earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in Economics from Lehigh. As an undergraduate, he was President of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, co-Captain of the rowing team, Officer on the Interfraternity Council and played on the ice hockey team. As an alumnus, Andrew serves as member of the Lehigh University Alumni Association Board of Directors and previously served as President of the Young Alumni Council. Andrew is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.

Mark R. Yeager ’81


Corporate Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024

Mark R. Yeager ’81

Mark R. Yeager is the founder and owner of MRY Associates, LLC, a private equity real estate organization. He is a member of Lehigh’s Wall Street Council, Lehigh Leadership Council, and the Athletic Partnership Advisory Board. He also serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the Regional Business Partnership. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Lehigh in 1981 and an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1983.

Trustees Emerti

Nancy Berman ’97H

Peter E. Bennett '63 '93P

Michael J. Caruso ’67

James J. Duane, III ’73 ’04P ’06P ’06PG

Murray H. Goodman ’48 ’88H

William F. Hecht ’64, ’70G

Douglas C. Lane ’67

Paul N. Leitner ’76

Eugene Mercy, Jr. ’59 ’98H

Philip R. Peller ’60

Edwin F. Scheetz, Jr. ’54

Dennis E. Singleton ’66

Daniel E. Smith, Jr. ’71 ’14H

Karen L. Stuckey ’75 ’10P

James B. Swenson ’59

James R. Tanenbaum ’70 ’13H

Ralph Albert Thomas '76 '77G '16P

R. Charles Tschampion, III ’67 ’68G

Ronald J. Ulrich ’67 ’05H ’98P ’99P

Honorary Trustees

Lee A. Iacocca ’45 ’69H

Warren V. Musser ’49

Victoria Zoellner

Ex Officio

John D. Simon, President