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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Council of Trustees

Council of Trustees

Welcome to the Mansfield University Council of Trustees web site.

  • Mr. Ralph H. Meyer, Chairman
  • Mr. Steven M. Crawford, Vice Chairman
  • Dr. Robert D. Strohecker, Secretary

The Mansfield University Council of Trustees is dedicated to the oversight, advocacy, accountability, and support of the university and its strategic goals as a liberal arts based institution committed to promoting leadership development through character, scholarship, culture and service. The Council strives to ensure the immediate needs and the long-term sustainability of the institution in order to support student academic, professional and personal success.

Meet Our Trustees

Steve Crawford

Mr. Steven M. Crawford '81

Steven M. Crawford, a 1981 Mansfield graduate, is Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell’s chief of staff. Prior to being named to his current position on May 2009, he had been the Governor's secretary of Legislative Affairs since the beginning of Rendell’s first term in 2003...there's more

Max P. Gannon

Mr. Max P. Gannon, Jr.

Max Gannon is the President of Gannon Associates, Inc. Max started his insurance career in 1972, founding Gannon Associates in 1973. He owned and operated Gannon Associates, a 10-office regional insurance agency in Pennsylvania. The business base was in the farm community...there's more.


Patrick Henderson

Mr. Patrick D. Henderson

Patrick Henderson currently serves as Energy Executive for Governor Tom Corbett. In this role, Henderson acts as a senior advisor on energy policy; partners with state agencies to coordinate a cohesive energy strategy that reflects Governor Corbett's vision for energy; and works with citizens and stakeholders on advancing sound energy policies in the Commonwealth...there's more.

Bobbi J. Kilmer

Ms. Bobbi J. Kilmer '84

Bobbi Kilmer was named President & CEO of Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative in March of 2006.....there's more




Ralph H. Meyer

Mr. Ralph H. Meyer, LFACHE, Chair

Ralph Meyer has been a member of the M.U. Council of Trustees since 1997 and is currently the Council Chair...there's more

Russell Karen

Ms. Karen J. Russell '79

Karen Russell is President of Keystone North, Inc. located in Mansfield, PA. Keystone North, Inc. is a manufacturing company specializing in the contract manufacturing...there's more

Robert D. Strohecker

Dr. Robert D. Strohecker '91, Secretary

Robert Strohecker received his B.A. in General Studies (Magna Cum Laude) from Mansfield University in 1991 AFTER receiving his Doctor of Optometry in 1989 from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is the only graduate in MU history to do this...there's more

Zane Swanger 

Mr. Zane N. Swanger

Zane Swanger is the Student Trustee to the Council of Trustees. Zane is originally from Lewistown, Pennsylvania, graduating from Lewistown Area High School in 2011. He began his colleagiate career at Mansfield University in fall of 2011...there's more


Pamela A. Witmer

Commissioner Pamela A. Witmer

Pamela Witmer took the oath of office as a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner on June 30, 2011. She was nominated to serve as Commissioner by Gov. Tom Corbett on June 7, 2011, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on June 27, 2011. Commissioner Witmer’s term will expire April 1, 2016...there's more