Eight Named to Carlow University Board of Trustees

Carlow University announces eight new members of the Board of Trustees named.

University Communications For Immediate Release
Drew Wilson, Director, Media Relations October 24, 2014
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Two Carlow Alumni Among Eight New Additions to the Board of Trustees

Pittsburgh,Pa. – Eight new members have been elected to the Carlow University Board ofTrustees. They are:

  • Gilmary Bauer, RSM, assistant professor, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Stephen Casey, principal and founder, Stephen Casey Architects
  • Dorothy A. Davis, J.D., attorney at Eckert Seamans
  • William J. Gatti, owner, founder, and CEO of Trek Development Group, Inc.
  • DonnaHudson, managing director, Pittsburgh regional manager, BNY Mellon
  • Larry Karnoff, J.D., CFRE,principal, Larry Karnoff Consulting
  • William Schenck, III, vice chairman, TriState Capital Bank
  • Nancy Stuever, nursing education consultant

“We are honored to have such well-respected and outstanding individuals join our Board,” said Suzanne Mellon, PhD, president of Carlow University “They will each be a great asset to the institution and we look forward to working with them over the coming years to further Carlow’s commitment to academic excellence and service to the region and beyond.”

Sister Gilmary Bauer is from the West/Midwest Community of the Sisters of Mercy located inMichigan. She currently serves as assistant professor, adjunct faculty of religious studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Education at the University ofDetroit Mercy, holding a master of divinity in theology and ethics from YaleUniversity Divinity School. She received her bachelor of arts degree from MercyCollege of Detroit. Prior to her faculty position, she served as president and team member of the Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Detroit for 20 years. She has extensive speaking experience, offering lectures on women in the Church, social justice and education, changing ethical norms, healthcare ethics, general education/core curriculum, charism, spirituality and higher learning. She has participated in panel discussions on women in religions, the Church and corporate investments, sponsorship and governance. In 2014, she is celebrating 50 years as a Sister of Mercy. She will serve on the AcademicAffairs Committee and the Compliance and Institutional Ethics Committee of theBoard of Trustees.

Stephen Casey is a residential architect with his own firm, Stephen Casey Architects, which is located in Lawrenceville. He previously served as a non-Trustee member of the Facilities and Technology Committee of the Board of Trustees, and has most recently shared his expertise and experience with Carlow concerning the University Commons project. He will continue to serve on the Facilities and Technology Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Dorothy (Dot) Davis is an attorney at Eckert Seamans, where she also serves as Eckert’s chair of the Women’sInitiative. She concentrates her practice on commercial, business and real estate transactions and litigation in both individual cases and class actions, and is a strong advocate of women’s leadership. Davis is a 1978 graduate ofCarlow with degrees in English and psychology. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a 2014 Carlow Laureate, and a 1996Carlow Woman of Spirit. In 1992, she received the Carlow Alumni AssociationService Award. She is a member of Carlow’s National Alumnae Campaign Council. She will serve on the Facilities and TechnologyCommittee, and the Trusteeship Committee of the Board of Trustees.

WilliamJ. Gatti is the owner, founder, and CEO of Trek Development Group, Inc., areal estate development firm in Pittsburgh specializing in residential housing and community development. He received his bachelor’s degree from BostonCollege’s Wallace E. Carroll School of Management. He previously served as anon-Trustee member of theDevelopment andCultivation Committee of the Board of Trustees. He will serve on the Facilities and Technology Committee. Gatti also serves on the Parents Advisory Council at the Campus School of Carlow University.

Donna Hudson is managing director, Pittsburgh regional manager, BNY Mellon, where she represents the office of the Chairman of BNY Mellon of Pennsylvania and oversees regional employee and community engagement strategies. She is responsible for facilitating cross-business collaboration and maximizing long-term employee development for what is the company’s single largest employee location around the world. Experienced in the areas of public accounting, internal audit, and law firm administration, Hudson is a summa cum laude graduate of Muhlenberg College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and received an MBA summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati.  She is a certified public accountant. Hudsonis actively involved in BNY Mellon’s Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN), serving on the Executive Committee and as co-chair of the WIN Mentoring Program.  She was a founding co-chair of the WIN chapter in the company’s Pittsburgh region. She will serve as chair of theStrategic Marketing and Enrollment Committee and serve on the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Larry Karnoff, JD., CFRE, is the principal of Larry Karnoff Consulting, a firm to help charitable organizations raise funds. Previously, he was director of development and capital campaign manager for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where he managed the Library’s capital campaign, which raised $55 million for renovations to the first floor of the main library in Oakland and work at nine of the 18 neighborhood branches. Karnoff has over 20 years of experience as a development professional building successful fund raising programs for universities, hospitals, social service agencies, membership associations and cultural organizations, and 10 years as a practicing attorney. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from BostonUniversity, and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He received the2008 Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award from the Association ofFundraising Professionals’ Western Pennsylvania Chapter and the PittsburghPlanned Giving Council. Karnoff will serve as the chair of the Development andCultivation Committee and serve on the Trusteeship Committee of the Board ofTrustees.  

William Schenck is vice chairman of TriState Capital Bank. Prior to co-founding TriState Capital, he served as Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking, appointed by Governor Rendell inJanuary 2003. In that capacity, Bill led the state Banking Department, supervising Pennsylvania state-chartered banks, trust companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions and non-depository financial services companies. He has spent more than 30 years working in the banking industry beginning with PNC Bank, where he rose through the ranks to the position of executive vice president in charge of consumer and small business banking. He also served as vice chairman of Great Western Financial Corporation, Chatsworth, California, and as chairman and chief executive officer of Fleet MortgageGroup, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina. Schenck earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Virginia. He will serve on Audit Committee andFinance Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Nancy Stuever isa 1973 graduate of Carlow with a bachelor of science in nursing. She continued her education at the University of Pittsburgh where she graduated with a masters in cardiovascular nursing/nursing education. She earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership/nursing education from the University of Phoenix. After graduating from Carlow, she held positions as an Urgent Care Nurse and Critical Care Nurse before becoming a Nurse Educator. Stuever resides in Wisconsin and is self-employed as a nursing education consultant, and holds faculty positions at the University of Phoenix and Marian University. She served on the Board of theCalifornia League for Nursing, and was named in the sixth edition of “Who’s Who in American Nursing.” She served as the national chair of Carlow’s President’sSociety during the 1983 and 19984 Annual Fund Campaigns and is a charter member of the President’s Leadership Giving Council. She, along with her husband, established The Maysie E. Wisnom Endowed Scholarship in honor of her mother, which is available to first generation full-time Nursing students, with preference going to non- Catholic students from single-parent homes. In December 2013, the Stuever’s offered an Alumni Challenge for the Carlow Fund to help meet theAnnual Fund goal. She will serve on the Academic Affairs Committee and Development and Cultivation Committee of the Board of Trustees.  

The 32-member Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall direction of the University. It approves the operating and capital budgets, supervises the investment of the University’s endowment and oversees campus real estate and long-range physical planning. The trustees also exercise review and oversight of changes in major policies, such as those involving admission and financial aid.

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