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.
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.View EAB Members
Melissa Marshall '00 EMS Chair, Career-Immersion Experiences Chief Compliance Officer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Edward Marx '98 Eng Chair, Scholar Access Executive Director, Enterprise Analytics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Tracy Riegel '85 HHD Chair, Community
Brian Schmanske '86 Eng Chair, Brand Development and Deployment President, Jupiter View Strategic Advisors, LLC
Robert Poole '72 Bus Chair, EAB and Steering Group President and CEO, S&A Homes, Inc. CEO, Poole Anderson Construction
Robert Edwards '75 Bus, '83 MBA Vice-Chair, EAB Retired Executive Vice President, PNC Bank
William Bogdan '83 Lib Attorney at Law, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Mark Bowser '77 Bus EVP and CFO, Cox Automotive
Karen Buck '83 Lib Executive Director, Senior Law Center
William Donato, Jr. '94 Bus President and COO, Safegard Group Inc.
Charles Frazier '12 Bus, '12g Bus Treasurer, BDR Properties
Kelly Frazier Assistant Registrar & Staff Supervisor, All-Sports Museum
Linda Gall '06 Hon
Lisa Hart '97 Eng Senior Vice President - Underwriting Team Leader, Commercial Real Estate M&T Bank
Reginald Hedgebeth '89 Lib Chief Legal Officer, Capital Group American Funds
Kathy Hilt '90 Bus Division Vice President, Macy's Inc.
Edward Hintz '59 Bus President, Hintz Capital Management
Basel Kayyali '96 Eng Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Jason Kushner '93 Bus Managing Director, PNC Capital Markets
Thomas Lindquist '86 Sci Senior Vice President/General Manager for Government Programs, Medica
Todd Lippincott '94 Lib Vice President, Global Rewards, Mars
Nathan Nair '97 Sci Neurosurgery Residency Director and Associate Professor, Georgetown University Hospital
Ryan Newman '01 Bus Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Carol Packard '99 Lib Associate Vice President, Colleges and Units - Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell University
Mark Prybutok '97 Lib Managing Director, GI Partners
Rick Riegel '85 Eng Chairman, ActiGraph & Deerfield Agency
DrueAnne Schreyer President, BDR Properties, Inc.
Sarah Shaffer '97 Bus Rates & Regulatory Director, Equitrans Midstream Corporation
Kristin Smith '91 Bus Retired Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Stephen Snyder '79 Eng Retired Managing Partner, Accenture (Comms/High Tech/Energy)
Kathryn Sutton '85 Lib Retired Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Tony Talbert '99 Eng Partner, The Shidler Group
Edward Weber '92 Bus Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, MLB Advanced Media, LP
James Wiggins '72 Com Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley & Co.
Christopher Wilson '06 Lib Senior Associate, Baker Botts LLP
Thomas Wilson '91 Lib Managing Partner, Frederickson Partners
Brenna Wist '77 HHD Retired Partner, KPMG
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.View SASB Members
Executive Board Members
Natalie Keller '17 Agr President Senior Scientist, Cookies & Crackers, Campbell's
Brian Harkless '95 Eng Vice-President Command Property Officer, NAVAIR (US Navy)
Alayna Auerbach '15 Bus Chair, Student Engagement Committee Manager, Workplace Mental Health, NAMI-NYC
Olivia Francois '14 Agr Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee Exam Developer, The National Restaurant Association
Eleni Kornblatt '98 Bus Co-Chair, Career Development & Mentorship Committee Vice President, Commercial Strategy and Marketing, Dynavax Technologies
Michael O'Connor '05 Eng Co-Chair, Career Development & Mentorship Committee Senior Counsel, Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange
Jennifer Ashman '94 Bus, '96g Bus President, CX Amplified
Samuel Bonsall '04 Lib, '04g Bus Faculty Representative Deloitte & Touche Teaching Excellence Professor in Accounting, Penn State Smeal College of Business
Lori Feathers '90 Lib Co-Owner and Book Buyer, Interabang Books
Nikolai Foreman '14 Bus Director, Environmental Markets Research, Green Trading Capital
Asia Grant '17 Bus Immediate Past President Founder, Redoux
John Hemmer '03 Eng Patent Attorney and Partner, Morgan Lewis
Sue Kelley '91 Lib Dean of Business, Arts & Sciences, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Emma Khoury '25 Sci Student Representative President, Schreyer Student Council
Emily Kowey Roth '12 Lib Associate General Counsel, Aramark
Kristin Lambert '14 Agr, '19g Medicine Pediatric Resident Physician, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Jared Edgar McKnight '11 A&A, Lib senior associate and designer, WRT Design
Aleks Radovic-Moreno '05 Eng Partner, Longwood Fund
Nikhil Shekher '16 Bus Technology Investment Banking Associate, Jefferies
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.View FAC Members
Seth Blumsack Professor, Energy and Mineral Engineering
Rhonda Demchak Administrative Assistant, Schreyer Honors College
Gregory Dillion Professor, Polymer Engineering & Science
Chris Forest Professor of Climate Dynamics, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Amanda (Mandy) Hammell Professor of Practice, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Ekaterina Haskins Professor, Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts
Indrit Hoxha Associate Professor of Economics, Business
Michael Janik Professor of Chemical Engineering, Acting Department Head
Helen Kamens Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Health
Angela Linse Executive Director and Associate Dean, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
Ashley McCarroll Vice President, Schreyer Honors College Student Council
Robert Melton Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Maura Shea Associate Teaching Professor, Bellisario College of Communications
Richard Stoller Interim Associate Dean, Schreyer Honors College
Andrew Zydney Professor, Chemical Engineering
The Ethics Committee consists of a group of faculty interested in helping the Schreyer Honors College incorporate ethics into the Scholar experience.View Ethics Committee Members