Carlow University Board of Trustees Adds Five New Members

Carlow University has added five new members to its Board of Trustees.

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Gabler, Paone, Venkatu, Werthman, and Wholey added to the Board of Trustees

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Carlow University Board of Trustees welcomed five new members for 2018-2019.

“Our five new trustees bring valuable experience and expertise to our board, as well as a passion for Carlow and our community,” said Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD, president of Carlow University. “I am excited to welcome them to the board, and look forward to working with them to further the mission of the university.”

Bart Gabler, JD, MBA, is the director of Pricing and Legal Project Management for the law firm of K&L Gates, LLP.

Susan Paone, PhD, is president of Innovation Advising, LLC.  She is also adjunct faculty in Carlow’s MBA program.

Guhan Venkatu is the group vice president, Regional Analysis and Outreach, for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Sister Linda Werthman, RSM, is director of Trinity Health, chair of Catholic Health Ministries, and current chair of Mercy Housing, Inc.

Lois Wholey, JD, is a fundraising professional and the former director of Development for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

The five new trustees were all seated at the October 19, 2018, meeting.


About Carlow University

Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow’s graduates, curricula, and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice; ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership; and service to the community that has a meaningful impact. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in four colleges: Health and Wellness, Leadership and Social Change, Learning and Innovation, and Professional Studies. Carlow graduates are in demand for their professional expertise, in fields ranging from nursing, the sciences, and perfusion technology to counseling, education, and forensic accounting; their entrepreneurial spirit and creative mindset; and their ability to manage change.  Carlow’s 13 athletic teams are known as the Celtics, a reflection of the university’s Irish heritage and roots.

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