Guidance & Support Boards

The perspectives of those who know us best supplement the leadership and guidance of Honors College staff. Our advisory and volunteer boards are essential and trusted voices for the College as we strive to maintain our reputation as the nation's premier honors program.

Sign commemorating the Schreyer Honors College William A. Schreyer Courtyard at Atherton Hall

External Advisory Board (EAB)

The External Advisory Board is composed of Penn State alumni, friends of the Schreyer Honors College, parents of Scholars, and others committed to the College realizing its mission.

The board convenes twice a year at meetings held on the University Park campus.

Board members demonstrate leadership and commitment to the College through their advice and counsel of the Dean and staff, mentorship of current Scholars, by sponsoring internships and research projects, and through personal philanthropy.

Melissa Marshall headshot
Melissa Marshall '00 EMS Chair, Career-Immersion Experiences Chief Compliance Officer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Edward Marx headshot
Edward Marx '98 Eng Chair, Scholar Access Executive Director, Enterprise Analytics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Tracy Riegel headshot
Tracy Riegel '85 HHD Chair, Community
Brian Schmanske headshot
Brian Schmanske '86 Eng Chair, Brand Development and Deployment President, Jupiter View Strategic Advisors, LLC
Robert Poole headshot
Robert Poole '72 Bus Chair, EAB and Steering Group President and CEO, S&A Homes, Inc. CEO, Poole Anderson Construction
Robert Edwards headshot
Robert Edwards '75 Bus, '83 MBA Vice-Chair, EAB Retired Executive Vice President, PNC Bank
William Bogdan headshot
William Bogdan '83 Lib Attorney at Law, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Mark Bowser headshot
Mark Bowser '77 Bus EVP and CFO, Cox Automotive
Karen Buck headshot
Karen Buck '83 Lib Executive Director, Senior Law Center
William Donato, Jr. headshot
William Donato, Jr. '94 Bus President and COO, Safegard Group Inc.
Charles Frazier headshot
Charles Frazier '12 Bus, '12g Bus Treasurer, BDR Properties
Kelly Frazier headshot
Kelly Frazier Assistant Registrar & Staff Supervisor, All-Sports Museum
Linda Gall headshot
Linda Gall '06 Hon
Lisa Hart headshot
Lisa Hart '97 Eng Senior Vice President - Underwriting Team Leader, Commercial Real Estate M&T Bank
Reginald Hedgebeth headshot
Reginald Hedgebeth '89 Lib Chief Legal Officer, Capital Group American Funds
Kathy Hilt headshot
Kathy Hilt '90 Bus Division Vice President, Macy's Inc.
Edward Hintz headshot
Edward Hintz '59 Bus President, Hintz Capital Management
Basel Kayyali headshot
Basel Kayyali '96 Eng Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Jason Kushner headshot
Jason Kushner '93 Bus Managing Director, PNC Capital Markets
Thomas Lindquist headshot
Thomas Lindquist '86 Sci Senior Vice President/General Manager for Government Programs, Medica
Todd Lippincott headshot
Todd Lippincott '94 Lib Vice President, Global Rewards, Mars
Nathan Nair headshot
Nathan Nair '97 Sci Neurosurgery Residency Director and Associate Professor, Georgetown University Hospital
Ryan Newman headshot
Ryan Newman '01 Bus Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Carol Packard headshot
Carol Packard '99 Lib Associate Vice President, Colleges and Units - Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell University
Mark Prybutok headshot
Mark Prybutok '97 Lib Managing Director, GI Partners
Rick Riegel headshot
Rick Riegel '85 Eng Chairman, ActiGraph & Deerfield Agency
DrueAnne Schreyer headshot
DrueAnne Schreyer President, BDR Properties, Inc.
Sarah Shaffer headshot
Sarah Shaffer '97 Bus Rates & Regulatory Director, Equitrans Midstream Corporation
Kristin Smith headshot
Kristin Smith '91 Bus Retired Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Stephen Snyder headshot
Stephen Snyder '79 Eng Retired Managing Partner, Accenture (Comms/High Tech/Energy)
Kathryn Sutton headshot
Kathryn Sutton '85 Lib Retired Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Tony Talbert headshot
Tony Talbert '99 Eng Partner, The Shidler Group
Edward Weber headshot
Edward Weber '92 Bus Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, MLB Advanced Media, LP
James Wiggins headshot
James Wiggins '72 Com Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley & Co.
Christopher Wilson headshot
Christopher Wilson '06 Lib Senior Associate, Baker Botts LLP
Thomas Wilson headshot
Thomas Wilson '91 Lib Managing Partner, Frederickson Partners
Brenna Wist headshot
Brenna Wist '77 HHD Retired Partner, KPMG
Jack Yoskowitz headshot
Jack Yoskowitz '89 Lib Litigation Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP

Scholar Alumni Society Board (SASB)

The Scholar Alumni Society Board is the governing body of the Scholar Alumni Society, an affiliate group of the Penn State Alumni Association. Board members lead efforts to achieve the mission of uniting and connecting alumni of the Schreyer Honors College by engaging and supporting alumni and current Scholars by giving of their time, talent, and treasure, working directly with College staff.

They sponsor the Scholar Alumni & Friends Tailgate, Homecoming Pre-Parade Tailgate, Mentoring With Honors, and Connect Networking & Career Day and serve as a strategic partner in the Alumni Admissions Interview Program for which they were recognized with the 2019 PSAA Volunteer Group Award for Young Alumni Involvement. Board members endowed the SASB Future Leaders Scholarship for upper-division Scholars demonstrating leadership in the College.

The Board meets quarterly — during the spring and fall at University Park, and winter and summer via conference call. Committees focused on Alumni & Student Engagement and Career Development & Mentorship hold monthly conference calls. Eighteen at-large members serve three-year terms and are joined by a faculty representative and a student representative. The President of the SASB sits on Alumni Council. Applications for membership are announced each fall.

Executive Board Members

Natalie Keller headshot
Natalie Keller '17 Agr President Senior Scientist, Cookies & Crackers, Campbell's
Brian Harkless headshot
Brian Harkless '95 Eng Vice-President Command Property Officer, NAVAIR (US Navy)
Alayna Auerbach headshot
Alayna Auerbach '15 Bus Chair, Student Engagement Committee Manager, Workplace Mental Health, NAMI-NYC
Olivia Francois headshot
Olivia Francois '14 Agr Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee Exam Developer, The National Restaurant Association
Eleni Kornblatt headshot
Eleni Kornblatt '98 Bus Co-Chair, Career Development & Mentorship Committee Vice President, Commercial Strategy and Marketing, Dynavax Technologies
Michael O'Connor headshot
Michael O'Connor '05 Eng Co-Chair, Career Development & Mentorship Committee Senior Counsel, Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange

Board Members

Jennifer Ashman headshot
Jennifer Ashman '94 Bus, '96g Bus President, CX Amplified
Samuel Bonsall headshot
Samuel Bonsall '04 Lib, '04g Bus Faculty Representative Deloitte & Touche Teaching Excellence ProfessorĀ in Accounting, Penn State Smeal College of Business
Lori Feathers headshot
Lori Feathers '90 Lib Co-Owner and Book Buyer, Interabang Books
Nikolai Foreman headshot
Nikolai Foreman '14 Bus Director, Environmental Markets Research, Green Trading Capital
Asia Grant headshot
Asia Grant '17 Bus Immediate Past President Founder, Redoux
John Hemmer headshot
John Hemmer '03 Eng Patent Attorney and Partner, Morgan Lewis
Sue Kelley headshot
Sue Kelley '91 Lib Dean of Business, Arts & Sciences, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Emma Khoury headshot
Emma Khoury '25 Sci Student Representative President, Schreyer Student Council
Emily Kowey Roth headshot
Emily Kowey Roth '12 Lib Associate General Counsel, Aramark
Kristin Lambert headshot
Kristin Lambert '14 Agr, '19g Medicine Pediatric Resident Physician, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Jared Edgar McKnight headshot
Jared Edgar McKnight '11 A&A, Lib senior associate and designer, WRT Design
Aleks Radovic-Moreno headshot
Aleks Radovic-Moreno '05 Eng Partner, Longwood Fund
Nikhil Shekher headshot
Nikhil Shekher '16 Bus Technology Investment Banking Associate, Jefferies
Kathryn Pruss Zeltwanger headshot
Kathryn Pruss Zeltwanger '98 Lib Deputy General Counsel, Armstrong Group

Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)

The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) consists of senior faculty members from a variety of disciplines that advise the Schreyer Honors College on academic policies and programming.

Seth Blumsack headshot
Seth Blumsack Professor, Energy and Mineral Engineering
Rhonda Demchak headshot
Rhonda Demchak Administrative Assistant, Schreyer Honors College
Gregory Dillion headshot
Gregory Dillion Professor, Polymer Engineering & Science
Chris Forest headshot
Chris Forest Professor of Climate Dynamics, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Amanda (Mandy) Hammell headshot
Amanda (Mandy) Hammell Professor of Practice, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Ekaterina Haskins headshot
Ekaterina Haskins Professor, Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts
Indrit Hoxha headshot
Indrit Hoxha Associate Professor of Economics, Business
Michael Janik headshot
Michael Janik Professor of Chemical Engineering, Acting Department Head
Helen Kamens headshot
Helen Kamens Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Health
Angela Linse headshot
Angela Linse Executive Director and Associate Dean, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
Ashley McCarroll headshot
Ashley McCarroll Vice President, Schreyer Honors College Student Council
Robert Melton headshot
Robert Melton Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Maura Shea headshot
Maura Shea Associate Teaching Professor, Bellisario College of Communications
Richard Stoller headshot
Richard Stoller Interim Associate Dean, Schreyer Honors College
Andrew Zydney headshot
Andrew Zydney Professor, Chemical Engineering

Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee consists of a group of faculty interested in helping the Schreyer Honors College incorporate ethics into the Scholar experience.

Jeffrey Catchmark headshot
Jeffrey Catchmark Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Affiliated Faculty, Rock Ethics Institute
Jennifer Eury headshot
Jennifer Eury Clinical Assistant Professor, Management and Organization Affiliated Faculty, Rock Ethics Institute
Joshua Inwood headshot
Joshua Inwood Associate Professor, Geography Senior Research Associate, Rock Ethics Institute
Hil Malatino headshot
Hil Malatino Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Philosophy Research Associate, Rock Ethics Institute
Ted Toadvine headshot
Ted Toadvine Nancy Tuana Director, Rock Ethics Institute Associate Professor, Philosophy
Alan Wagner headshot
Alan Wagner Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Research Associate, Rock Ethics Institute
Schreyer Scholar Connor Cassady

Being in Schreyer has pushed me further than I ever thought an undergraduate education could. I knew coming to Penn State that I would receive an amazing education with access to a multitude of state-of-the-art resources, but being a Scholar has allowed me to use this environment to maximize my potential and place my education in an ever-changing global community.

Connor Cassady ' 18 Mathematics