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Shippensburg University Council of Trustees

Douglas Harbach (Chair)

Douglas Harbach (Chair)

Doug Harbach, is a lifelong central Pennsylvania resident and a 1982 Shippensburg University graduate with a degree in Communications. He was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to the Council of Trustees in November 2018 after the nomination was approved by the State Senate. It is Doug’s third appointment to the Council of Trustees serving from 1991-1997 and again in 2008-2012. In addition to serving on the Council of Trustees, Doug served his alma mater as a member of the board of the SU General Alumni Association including President in 2017-2018 and served on three Presidential Search Committees including as Chair in 2021. Doug was also honored to deliver the commencement address at the SU undergraduate ceremony in December 2015.

Since July 2006 Doug has served as Director of Communications of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. In that position, he is responsible for media and public relations, along with ensuring that the Board’s business in overseeing legal gambling in Pennsylvania is visible to the citizens of the Commonwealth. His professional background also includes work in the PA State Legislature assisting Representative Jeff Coy (SU’73) and as a business consultant in the private sector.

Doug is involved in many community activities including Treasurer of the Chambersburg Evening Lions Club and as a Sunday School teacher and choir member at First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. He has also served as Chairman of the Board for the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Patriot Federal Credit Union board. A 33rd Degree Mason, Doug is member of both the Cumberland Valley Masonic Lodge in Shippensburg and the Harrisburg Consistory of Scottish Rites where he performs with the choir.

Doug has two adult children and resides in Chambersburg with his wife Sue.

George  McElwee (Vice Chair)

George McElwee (Vice Chair)

George McElwee '98 begins his first six year term. McElwee is a founding member and managing partner of Commonwealth Strategic Partners (CSP), a bipartisan public policy firm.

Prior to forming CSP, George served as chief lobbyist to the Organization for International Investment and as chief of staff to U.S. Representative Charles W. Dent (R-PA). George spent five years as director of Federal Government Affairs for the American Financial Services Association (AFSA), a national trade association representing the consumer credit and finance industry, and on the staff of U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA).

A commissioned offer in the U.S. Navy reserve, Lieutenant Commander McElwee is a public affairs officer assigned to the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO). His previous assignments include, Flag Assistant to the U.S. Navy Vice Chief of Information (one-star admiral); U.S. Navy Office of Information; U.S. Fleet Forces Command; and Navy Public Affairs Support Element (NPASE) - East.

George holds a Master's of Arts in Strategic Security Studies from the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University; a Graduate certificate in PACs and Political Management from the Graduate School of Political Management, George Washington University; Joint Professional Military Education, Phase I from Air Command and Staff College, Air University; a graduate of Public Affairs Qualification Course from Defense Information School, Fort George G. Meade; a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; and studied at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA

William A. Gindlesperger (Secretary)

William A. Gindlesperger (Secretary)

As chairman of eLynxx Solutions, William “Bill” Gindlesperger leads the firm that he established in 1975. Under Bill’s entrepreneurial vision, eLynxx Solutions has grown into a dynamic, international, technology-driven business offering print buyer’s software for managing direct mail, promotional items and other marketing materials.
Bill's writings have been published in more than 150 national and international, professional and trade publications. He has been awarded special recognition by the president and board of the Printing Industries of America (PIA), received the only endorsement ever granted by the PIA, and was inducted into PIA's exclusive Ben Franklin Honor Society. Bill has been recognized as one of Supply and Demand Chain Executive's most influential leaders in supply chain management since 2010.

During the Base Realignment and Closure period, Gindlesperger was recognized for his role in saving 3,000 skilled jobs at the Letterkenny Army Depot. Bill has also provided consultation to governors of a number of states, as well as the United States House of Representatives and Senate, where he has testified on numerous occasions.

At home in his native Chambersburg, Bill is past president of the Board of Trustees of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, is a life member of the Pennsylvania Society, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees. He is also a member of the General James Chambers Lodge 801 F&AM, Valley of Harrisburg Consistory of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Zembo Temple and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

Bill graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in religion and philosophy. He is married to his best friend and business partner, Maxine. They have five children, a foster daughter, and mentor children to afford them opportunities on which to build successful lives.

Glen R. Grell

Glen R. Grell

On May 1, 2015, Mr. Grell became the Executive Director of the Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS), a $51.9 billion public pension system headquartered in Harrisburg, PA and currently the 20th largest state-sponsored defined benefit public pension fund in the nation with a membership of over 263,000 active school employees and nearly 214,000 retirees.

Prior to being named Executive Director, Mr. Grell served as the elected State Representative for the 87th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which includes several communities in Eastern Cumberland County. He was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2004.

During his tenure in the House of Representatives, Mr. Grell was the prime sponsor or House floor leader on legislation addressing many important matters, including: the 2010 public pension reform; eminent domain; the 2012 Justice Reinvestment Initiative for corrections reform; revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code on secured transactions; a recodification of the Notary Public Law; and tort reform.

He also served as the House Republican Caucus' representative as a member of the PSERS Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2015 and was Chairman of the 25 member South Central (GOP) Caucus.

Prior to his election, Mr. Grell was an attorney in private practice in Central Pennsylvania. From 2000 to 2005, he served as Solicitor of Hampden Township, the largest municipality in Cumberland County. He also served as Deputy General Counsel to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge from 1995 to 2000.

Mr. Grell has been a member of the Shippensburg University Council of Trustees since 1995. He serves on the Board of the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation and is chairman of its foundation. Mr. Grell is also active in several pension industry associations including, the National Association of State Retirement Administrators and the National Council on Teacher Retirement.

Mr. Grell earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1978, as well as his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in 1981.

Antoinette Marchowsky

Antoinette Marchowsky

Antoinette “Toni” Marchowsky is Deputy Chief of Staff to State Senator Vincent Hughes, Chair of the Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee. In her current position, Marchowsky handles budget and legislative matters regarding community and economic development, housing, infrastructure, and military and veterans’ affairs for the Appropriations committee. She is also responsible for managing a wide range of public policy issues impacting the City of Philadelphia and southeast Pennsylvania region.

In her previous post as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Delegation for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, she worked with members of the bipartisan Philadelphia Delegation with a primary focus on legislation, policy, and budget issues impacting the Philadelphia region. Toni also served as a director of government relations for the Harrisburg office of Duane Morris Government Services (DMGS).

Toni earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science in 2005 and a Master’s degree in public administration in 2006 both from Shippensburg University. She is a 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

Toni and her husband, Bobby, met as undergraduates at Ship, and they currently reside in East Pennsboro Township with their son and daughter.

Bryan Lowe

Bryan Lowe

Bryan Lowe is the Regional Director of State and Local Government Affairs for Walgreen Co., in this role, he represents Walgreens before state and local governments in Mid-Atlantic Region.  Prior to this position he served as Senior Director of State Government Affairs for the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, representing a national trade associations members before state legislatures throughout the country. Previously, Bryan was an Associate at the Harrisburg based government affairs firm, Greenlee Partners. In this capacity, Bryan represented various client interests before the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Additionally, Bryan formerly served as a Government Relations Associate for the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges.

Bryan received his Bachelor's in Political Science from Shippensburg University in 2008, and his Master's of Public Administration, from Shippensburg in 2017.  At Shippensburg, Bryan played four years of club roller hockey and led the team to the national championship tournament on three different occasions.  Bryan lives in Harrisburg with his wife Kristie ’10 ‘17M, and their dog Ollie.

Matthew Steck

Matthew Steck

Matthew Steck is co-owner of Greenlee Partners, LLC, a government affairs firm specializing in federal, state and local lobbying, grassroots organization and procurement. Prior to joining Greenlee in 1990, he served as vice president of government relations for a three-state insurance producer trade association. He started his professional career on the staff of the Pennsylvania Senate Pro Tempore, and moved on to work for two additional members in the Senate focusing on local government and agricultural issues in the Commonwealth. 

He serves on several community boards including the Dauphin County Industrial Development Authority, Dauphin County Economic Development Corporation, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation Board, Capital Region Economic Development Corporation and Central Pennsylvania College President’s Circle. He is also a member of the Mount Calvary Episcopal Church.

He earned a Bachelor's of Arts in government administration from Shippensburg University in 1983.

Rangeline DeJesus (Term Ends May 2024)

Rangeline DeJesus (Term Ends May 2024)

Sophomore Rangeline DeJesus was appointed to the Shippensburg University Council of Trustees by Governor Tom Wolf. DeJesus will represent her peers as the student member of the council.

“Rangeline is ready and well-prepared to become the student voice on the Council of Trustees. While the entire council works to serve and advocate for students, inclusive of underrepresented students, Rangeline’s voice truly represents the diversity of our student body and their needs, interests, and priorities,” said Dr. Charles E. Patterson, President.

DeJesus, a graduate of Reading High School, is a sophomore international studies and Spanish major with a minor in political science. An active member of the campus community, she is a resident assistant and is employed by Shippensburg University Dining Services. In high school she was a member of the National Honor Society and served as lieutenant governor of Division 13 of Key Club.

In 2019 she was honored with the Key Club’s Thomas Jefferson Award for Leadership and in 2020 she received the Robert F. Lucas Award as a Distinguished Lieutenant Governor.

“It’s an immense honor to be selected to serve as the student trustee and I’m excited to work alongside students and the Council of Trustees,” said DeJesus.

DeJesus will serve a two-year term.

Moriah Hathaway

Moriah Hathaway

Moriah Hathaway '19 is the executive director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Women. In this position, she works with commissioners, stakeholders, and legislators from across the state to advocate for women and girls at the executive level. She previously served as the special assistant to the Secretary of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, as well as the executive assistant to Governor Wolf’s Regional Directors.

She graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with the bachelor’s degree in political science. She serves on the Shippensburg University Alumni Board of Directors and the Wood Honors College Alumni Advisory Council. Hathaway is from Carmichaels, Pennsylvania located in Greene County. She currently resides in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with her wife, Bailey, and son, Emerson.

Ashley Loper

Ashley Loper

Ashley Loper '14 was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania and graduated from Shippensburg University with a dual bachelor’s degree in personal financial planning and marketing, as well as a minor in Spanish. Ashley graduated with her Master of Business Administration in 2019 from West Texas A&M University. She was appointed to the Shippensburg Council of Trustees by Governor Josh Shapiro in November 2023. She is currently a senior manager of Customer Finance for the Hershey Company and has worked in Hershey’s Revenue Management team on pricing and trade strategy. 

In her current role, she is responsible for managing Hershey's US Business P/L's for Hershey’s retailer partners. Within Hershey, she is a member of the Veteran’s Business Resource Group, as well as a member of WIN (Women in Numbers). Loper has previously worked for PFM, Asset Management focused on investing for Pennsylvania local governments and school districts.

She is actively involved with the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine, volunteering with individuals with special needs and also leads the middle school girl’s ministry at her church, LCBC, in Mechanicsburg, PA. 

Colin D. Arnold (Term Begins May 2024)

Colin D. Arnold (Term Begins May 2024)

Colin Arnold was appointed by Governor Josh Shapiro to represent his follow students on the Council of Trustees. Arnold is a history major with minors in political science and military science.

A graduate of Gettysburg Area High School, is an ROTC Cadet and hopes to commission into the United States Army upon gradation. In addition to his studies, he is an active member both on campus and within the community.

He is a member of the SGA Constitutional Review Committee, Phi Alpha Meta also known as the history honor society, and hosts 'America the Beautiful' on WSYC 88.7, the student-run radio station. Outside the university, Arnold was the founder of Flags Across Adams Fundraiser for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc. and as an affiliate of the Adam's County Historical Society, all while working on the family farm. Arnold aims to apply his leadership skills towards creating a positive impact in the military, at Ship , and beyond.

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