Two confirmed to university’s Council of Trustees

An alumnus and a local business leader have joined Shippensburg University’s Council of Trustees. Joining the council are Andrew M. Paris ’02 and William A. Gindlesperger. They will each serve six-year terms.

Two trustees, Rep. Glen R. Grell and Kenneth R. Shoemaker, were reappointed to six-year terms. Grell joined the Council of Trustees in 1995. Shoemaker joined the trustees in 1989 and has served in various roles including chair of the council.

Gindlesperger is chair of e-LYNXX Corporation, which he established in 1975. gindlespergerThe business has three divisions providing systems for print marketing and brand management, strategic consultancy to print manufacturers competing for federal contracts, and licensing of the four business process patents he has been awarded.

He is board chair of Totem Pole Playhouse and has guest lectured at Ship and Penn State Mont Alto, and he regularly mentors students.

Gindlesperger was recognized for his role in saving 3,000 jobs during the Letterkenny Army Depot base realignment and closure period and was honored as Chamber of Commerce Innovator of the Year. He has provided consultation to several governors as well as the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, where he testified several times. He received recognition from Printing Industries of America and was inducted into its Ben Franklin Honor Society. He also was recognized as one of Supply and Demand Chain Executive’s most influential leaders in North American procurement.

A Chambersburg native, he is a member of various local and state organizations. He graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in religion and philosophy. He and his wife, Maxine, have six children, including a foster daughter.

Paris, who received parishis BS in public administration from Shippensburg in 2002, is the executive deputy director of policy and planning in the office of Governor Tom Corbett. He specializes in statewide policy matters, including criminal justice and law enforcement, liquor control, gaming, emergency management, and transportation.

Prior to his current role, Paris served as Governor Corbett’s research director during the 2010 campaign for the Office of the Governor. In this capacity, he designed and executed an intensive statewide research effort to create successful outreach strategies and guide policy initiatives into action plans for government reform.

Between 2005 and 2009, he served as a legislative liaison for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, working on projects such as a legislative outreach effort to ensure the successful expansion of the attorney general’s Child Predator Unit. To advance the attorney general’s legislative agenda, he authored and advocated for legislation involving sexual and environmental offenses, firearms, drug offenses, animal welfare, and other statewide policy concerns.