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.
chair of e-LYNXX Corporation, which he established in 1975. The 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.
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.
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
his 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
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
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.