Carlow University Board of Trustees Elect New Chairperson

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Bryan DiLucente, CPA, CFF, Managing Director, LitCon Group, Begins July 1

PITTSBURGH – The Carlow University Trustees elected a new Board Chair along with several new Board members at its June 24, 2022 meeting, announced President Kathy W. Humphrey, PhD. The Board elected current Trustee and Vice Chair, Bryan DiLucente, CPA/CFF, Managing Director, LitCon Group, LLC, as the new Board Chair for the term beginning July 1.

Mr. DiLucente is a Certified Public Accountant (Certified in Financial Forensics) and holds a number of related certifications in the fields of finance, accounting and construction. DiLucente earned his undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Industrial Management & Managerial Economics and has an MBA from University of Pittsburgh. He also earned a Corporate Director Certificate from Harvard Business School.

Mr. DiLucente, who has served as a Trustee since 2015, has served on numerous University committees and task forces over time. Most recently, he served as the Chair of both the Enterprise Risk Management and Audit Committee and the Capital Campus Transformation Plan Task Force. He formerly served as Board Treasurer, Chair of the Financial Oversight Committee and was a member of the University’s Presidential Search Committee.

“I am committed to ensuring strong fiduciary leadership and stewardship in advancing Carlow’s mission and am honored to serve in this leadership capacity,” said Mr. DiLucente. “What drives me is knowing that at Carlow, the difference we make in each student’s life is will be additive to generations to come.”

Approximately 44% of Carlow’s student population is PELL-eligible, 26% are students of color, and Carlow ranks 23rd on social mobility. This is consistent with Carlow’s tradition of helping those, who otherwise may not have had opportunity, earn a certificate or degree, thereby changing the course of their life and transforming the lives of generations to follow.

Mr. DiLucente credits his father, a contractor who performed work for the University long ago, for instilling in him at an early age the concept of giving back. In the spirit of that parental advice, Mr. DiLucente has honored his father’s legacy by being actively involved as a Trustee at the University over the years. “Higher education and Carlow are evolving rapidly to respond to the needs of the 21st century student,” noted President Humphrey. “I could not be more pleased to have such a committed Board Chair at the helm during this transformative time.”

As the immediate past Board Chair, Dorothy Davis, Esq., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, will continue as an officer of the Board. “Dorothy has been the essence of a servant leader,” remarked President Humphrey. “Carlow has been very fortunate to have had her as Board Chair, for she is deeply committed to the mission and welfare of the institution. Her work has made a difference, and Carlow is stronger today because of her.”

The board also elected three new Trustees to a first term beginning July 1.

  • Anita Courcoulas, MD, MPH, FACS

Dr. Courcoulas is The Anthony M. Harrison, MD Chair and Professor of Surgery and Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric, and General Surgery at UPMC. She received her undergraduate degree at Brown University and her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine.

  • Amie Downs, Esq.

With more than 25 years of experience in municipal, county and state government serving both the legislative and executive branches, Ms. Downs has been serving as communications director for Allegheny County since 2011. After receiving her BA in communications from Carlow University, Ms. Downs pursued and completed her JD from Duquesne University of Law.

  • Norman F. Mitry

As President and Chief Executive Officer at Heritage Valley Health System, Mr. Mitry is responsible for the strategic direction and operation of the entire Integrated Delivery System (IDS) from three full service acute care hospitals and 200 wholly owned employed physicians in 70+ community-based offices to a number of free-standing community-based health centers. A lifelong Pittsburgher, Mr. Mitry received his Masters of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University and his BS from Robert Morris.

About Carlow University

Located in Oakland, the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district, Carlow University is a private, co-educational, Catholic university founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy. Offering an intimate, personable environment and faculty focused on teaching excellence and experiential learning, Carlow is known for its strong commitment to social justice, ethical forward-thinking leadership and meaningful services that make a positive impact in the community and beyond.

Carlow University is unique in serving babies to age three through its early childhood education center, children PreK to K-8 at its Campus Lab School, and students from high school to age 66 through its campus network and online educational offerings. From undergraduate degree programs to more than 50 graduate, doctoral and certificate programs, Carlow students graduate ready to meet today’s workforce demands for specialized knowledge and skills. Approximately, 96% of Carlow undergraduate alumni are enrolled in an advanced degree program or employed within six months of graduation.

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