Alumni Association
Board of Directors

Mission Statement: The mission of the Ashland University Alumni Association is to engage alumni with Ashland University where "Accent on the Individual" is a lifelong experience.

Serving on the board means being part of a tradition, showing pride in your alma mater and making an impact on the future of Ashland. As a board member, you’ll discuss current issues with University leaders and hear from other speakers across campus about student activities, faculty programs and strategic priorities. You will have a voice and a chance to make a difference in the current student experience at Ashland and the experience provided to alumni across the globe.

Meet Your Volunteer Alumni Leadership

2024-2025 Board of Directors

President
Joan Stanbrook Sustarsic '78

Elyria, OH

Vice President
Ken Dworznik '98, '00 M.Ed.

Rocky River, OH

Past President
Phil Yale '78

Westlake, OH

John Benedict '03 MBA
Canton, OH

Zach Bernhard '16
Cleveland, OH

Megan Betche '04
Grafton, OH

Kristen Carpenter '03
Lorain, OH

Amy Cepelnik '18 MBA
Bay Village, OH

Maria Dehne '06
Cincinnati, OH

Michael Kuentz '92
Dearborn, MI

Lisa Lang '96, '00 M.Ed.
Big Prairie, OH

Will Levering, Jr. '05
Fredericktown, OH

Hannah Mattar '16
Doylestown, OH

Marie Migliore Meixner '99
Copley, OH

Heather Olson '07
Parma, OH

Elaine Robinson '02 M.Ed.
Howard, OH

Hallie Mast Rutt '12
Dover, OH

Dolph Santorine '81
Wheeling, WV

Deborah Smith Sullivan '78
Ashland, OH

James Turner '98, '03 MBA
Columbus, OH

Susan Welch '78
Westlake, OH

Jeffrey Whitesel '74
Silver Spring, MD

Pier Young '82
Alexandria, VA

Past Members of
The AUAA Board of Directors

Shirley Sziraski Tipper '54 MC

Wilbur Ritzhaupt '63, '85 M.Ed.

Lew Hollinger '65

Judith Greer Davis '65 MC

Suzanne Diehm '69

Lois Ridgway '69, '93 M.Ed.

Donald Graham '69

Donald Jakeway '70

Mark Miller '70

Michael Moses '70

H. Spreng '70

Mary Jane Stanchina '71

H. Spreng '70

Mary Jane Stanchina '71

Deborah Liebert Karl '72

Bruce Keller '72

Steven Hewes '74

Terry Kozma '75

Susan Holding Mills '77, '00 MCP

Gary Scypta '77

Deborah Brooks
McDaniel '77, '92 M.Ed.

Karl Keith '78

Bruce May '78

Lisa Heropoulos '79, '87 MBA

Mark Cunningham '79

Norman Lehman '80

Marcia Meier Strobel '80

Lee Anne Speck Stueber '80

Deirdre Mason
Gregory '81, '89 M.Ed.

Joel Beckler '84, '92 MBA

Doretha Pendleton '85

James Walborn '85

Mark McIntyre '85, '95 MBA

Rachel Hanna Day '86

Beverly Saive Walborn '87

Harold Drayton '88

Steve Oster '88

Amy Warner Akermann '90

Sherri Baldwin
Richter '90, '08 M.Ed.

Joseph Gilmer '90

Lisa Slater Chittenden '91

Sheri Akermann
Ryals '92, '05 M.Ed.

Michael Gershe '92

Loreen Drushal '93

Dr. Richard Rader '93, '95,
'01, '08 ATS

Joseph Furko '93

Tyler Lecceadone '93

Jill Lindsay Earnheart '94

Anthony Price '94, '00 MDV

Jennifer Dague Malloy '94

William McCartney '94

Cathleen Sherman '96

Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi '97

Vicki King-Maple '97,
'00, '19 Ed.D

Mattew Klein '97

Jennifer Roy Barrows '99

Benjamin Hollinger '00, '04 MBA

Jill Potts Miller '01

Neil Gupta '01, '06 Ed.D

Thaddeus Hicks '02

Robyn Rhodes Minnear '02

Zachary Davis '03

Michael Donatini '03

James Hudson '03

Carla Harris '05

Paul Lucas '05, '09 Ed.d

John Greenhalge '05 MBA

Emily Pettigrew Tully '05

Michelle Druso
Koussa '05, '10 M.Ed

Eric Spaulding '06

Rachel Kavanagh
Heller '06, '11 MBA

James Croskey '07

Keona Padgett '07

Irina Yakhnitskiy '07

Justin Scheeff '08

Travis Scott '08 MBA

Tera Lackofi '09

Kelly Wake '10

Jessica Davisson
Garton '10, '14, '18 M.Ed

Sarah Strohminger '11

Emily Day La Torre '12

Curtis Rutt '12

Austin Erb '13

Joseph Platek '13 MBA

Stephanie Rankin Kromer '14

September Long Coyne '15

Kathryn Rossman '15

Ambur Banner '19 MBA

Lillian Kibler Denning '20 MBA

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