Board of Visitors

Authorized and appointed by the College’s Board of Trustees, the Board of Visitors serves as an advisory and resource body and as a “window to the world” to enable Hiram College to learn how its plans and programs are perceived by its various publics.

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The Board provides advice and guidance to the President and the College’s administrators, and reports its activities to the College’s Board of Trustees on a regular basis. Visitors’ terms are two years in length, running from July through June. A maximum of three consecutive terms (six years) is allowed. A Chair of the Board is appointed from the membership to serve two year terms.


Michael J. Read ’96 (Chair)

Chagrin Falls, OH
Business Development Director, ABA Insurance Services Inc.

Debbie Abdalian-Thompson ’75

Cleveland, OH
President/Owner, Cleveland Outdoor Advertising

Lynne Abramovich ’73

Bath, OH
President, MAPP Consulting Service, Inc.

David W. Ambrose ’67

Warren, OH
K-12 Educator – Retired

Michael Carlson, Ph.D. ’70

Garrettsville, OH
CEO, Mallory DeHaven Carlson Funeral Home

Sarah Chase ’02

New York, NY

Teresa Conroy-Roth ’90

Indianapolis, IN
AXIA Consulting

Andrew C. Currie, Ph.D. ’61

Eden Prairie, MN
Founder (Retired), Currie, Ferner, Scarpetta & DeVries, LLP

Greg Dooley ‘00

Hudson, OH
Vice President Finance, Goodyear Latin America

Kristina Dooley ’00

Hudson, OH
Co-Founder & Independent Consultant, Estrela Consulting, LLC

Patricia Enos

East Lansing, MI
Assistant VP for Student Affairs (Retired), Michigan State University

Joel B. Greenhouse, Ph.D.

Pittsburgh, PA
Professor of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University

Ankur Gupta ’02

Chicago, IL
Software Developer, Citadel Investment Group

Ted Hellmuth

Cleveland, OH
VP Marketing, Boyd Watterson Asset Management, LLC

Joshua Herbert ’98

University Heights, OH
Regional Art Manager, Progressive Insurance

Matthew Hinderegger ’90

Canton, OH
Sr. Vice President,PNC Bank

Norman E. Kelker, Ph.D. ’61

Farmingdale, NY
Sr. Vice President (Retired), Biochem, Inc.

Nathaniel I. Koven ’06

Boston, MA
Program Manager for Executive Education, Harvard Business School

Melissa A. Laubenthal ’01

Independence, OH
Ohio Underwriting Counsel for Ohio Republic Title

John Lauder ’68

Oakton, VA
Independent Consultant

Averil Y. McClelland, Ph.D. ’57

Kent, OH
Dept. of Educational Foundations and Special Services, Kent State University

Michael R. Myers, Ph.D. ’83

Indianapolis, IN
Senior Director, LRL-Due Diligence, Eli Lilly and Company

Andrew Oldman ’68

Cambridge, MA
President, Broadway Landmarks Inc.

Denise M. Patterson ’91

Chagrin Falls, OH
Director of Corporate Marketing, Smithers-Oasis

Jennifer N. Prugh ’91

Cleveland, OH
Director of Marketing, PolyOne Corporation

James Reinart

Chagrin Falls, OH
General Manager, Ganley Chevrolet of Aurora

Kimberly Robertson

Chagrin Falls, OH
Retired Director, NE Ohio VA Healthcare System

Christopher G. Schmitt, Esq. ’04

Cleveland, OH
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, National Association of Manufacturers

Todd M. Schneider ’77

Richfield, OH
Director, External Communications, First Energy

Barbara T. Shipley ’80 / WEC ’04

Cleveland, OH
Project Coordinator, NASA Beamed Energy Propulsion Study

Rasheen W. Sinclair ’01

Arlington, TX
Agent, Primerica

Stephen G. Smith ’69

Canton, OH
First Vice President, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

Bartholomew Timm ’76

Webster, TX
President, Timm & Associates Management Consultants

Matthew R. Vana ’08

Charleston, SC
Assistant Controller, Afaxys Inc.

Michele M. Warholic, Esq. ’80

Cortland, OH
Consultant, Non-Profit Executive Recruiter

Marshall E. Winkle ’57

Mount Vernon, OH