Council of Trustees

Meet Our Trustees:

grahamMr. Guy Graham, ’63, Chair  
A 1963 LHU Alumnus and making history on the football team, Mr. Graham began his career as a school teacher in Clearfield.   He is the former president/ owner of the Jeffrey B. Coal Company and Guy Graham Trucking, Inc.  He has also served as President of the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce and as manager of the Lawrence Township Wolf Run Industrial Park Authority.  Guy served as President of the Clearfield Educational Foundation and was instrumental in the release of funds and acquisition of grants to construct the Clearfield Branch Campus and is considered one of the Founders of that Campus.  Serving since 1996, Graham is the chair of the LHU Council of Trustees and serves as the chair of the Trustee Chairs of the 14 state universities, a group that meets to exchange collaborative conversations.   He and his wife Nancy reside in Clearfield.    

Ms. Margery Brown Dosey, ’66
krevskyMs. Dosey is a Lock Haven-native and LHU alumna with an elementary education degree. Today, she resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and is Founder/CEO/President of one of the largest premier full-service talent management agencies whose niche is recruiting, outfitting and training men and women as "product specialists" for auto shows.   She has authored an award-winning book that chronicles the history and legacy of auto shows and has earned numerous print and broadcast media attention – from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times to NPR and CNN – for her leadership and business accomplishments.  Dosey is the recipient of a 2010 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the 2012 Women's Automotive Association International Spirit of Leadership Award and the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) 2013 Headliner Award, and is listed in the "Who's Who" of American Business women.   Dosey most recently served as Vice Chair of the LHU Trustees, and is a passionate and long-time arts benefactor.  She spearheaded LHU's effort to become an official All-Steinway School and has endowed a scholarship to reward musical excellence at LHU – The Margery Brown Dosey Scholarship for the Arts.


durrwactherMr. George Durrwachter, '61, Vice Chair  
Mr. Durrwachter graduated LHU in 1961 as a Health and Physical Education major with a minor in Science. He went on to receive a dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh and certification in Orthodontics from Temple University. After practicing orthodontics in Williamsport for over thirty years, he retired and became actively involved in his alma mater. He now serves on the Council of Trustees and previously served as president of the Foundation. George lives with his wife Shirley and they share their time between their townhouse in Loyalsock Township and their retirement home on Pine Creek at Cammal.

 

 

 

coploffMs. Mary Coploff, Secretary  
Ms. Coploff was appointed in February 2009 to the LHU Council of Trustees.   A 1974 graduate of Bloomsburg University, Coploff spent her career in teacher education.  She taught in the Danville Area School District for five years before moving to the Lock Haven area.  She then taught in the Keystone Central School District, retiring after 27 years.  She has been, and continues to be, an active member in the Pennsylvania State Education Association serving at the local, state, and national level.  Coploff has been active in many civic organizations in Clinton County, currently serving on the board of directors for the Clinton County Arts Council and the Historical Society, and a member of the Lock Haven Planning Committee.  Coploff and her husband, Larry, reside in Lock Haven.


callahanMr. Krystjan Callahan, '02
Mr. Callahan currently serves as the Chief of Staff to the Majority Leader in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He has served the caucus since 2003; prior to that post he served as the Executive Director to the House Republican Whip and as the Executive Director of the House Republican Policy Committee. Callahan has also worked on the Commerce Committee in the House Republican Research Department and staffed several caucus task forces.   Appointed to the Council of Trustees in 2012, Callahan is a 2002 alum, receiving a B.A. in political science.   Callahan, his wife Megan, and their daughter currently reside in Mechanicsburg, PA.

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Mr. Daniel Elby, '71
Mr. Elby is the co-founder, CEO and president of Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, a non-profit human services agency since 1975 that has been recognized as one of the most successful juvenile treatment programs in the country.  In addition to serving as a trustee since 1983 at his alma mater, Elby has also served as a member of the PASSHE Board of Governors, Chair of the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Disproportionate Minority Contact Subcommittee, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice’s Equal Justice Initiative’s Advisory Committee, and school board director for the Central York School District. Elby is married to LHU alumna, Brenda.  They and their three children all reside in the York area.

 

houserMr. Donald Houser, '94
Mr. Houser received his B.A. in political science in 1994 from Lock Haven University is a former Township Commissioner in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County.  He is currently the Director of Regional Federal, State & Local Affairs for Dominion Resources, Inc.  In this position, he works closely with all of Dominion’s business units and is responsible for coordinating all of Dominion’s government affairs activities in Pennsylvania and New York, where he also sits on the Board of Directors of the Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc.  Prior to joining Dominion, he spent 13 years in the Senate of Pennsylvania where he was Field Representative to former state Senator J. Doyle Corman and Chief of Staff for ten years to Senate Appropriations Chairman Senator Jake Corman.  Houser and his wife Mindy (Simmers) ‘95, and two sons Jackson and Sloan, reside in Robinson Township, Allegheny County.

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Ms. Juliet Seidel
Ms. Seidel serves as the student trustee until her expected graduation in 2015.   Her home is Greencastle, PA, and she is majoring in Chemistry: Nanoscience with a minor in Biology.  Seidel is a member of the LHU Global Honors Program, Gay-Straight Alliance, Chemistry Club, and Nanoscience Club, and works as a laboratory assistant in the chemistry department.   She has received the prestigious Matthew Anderson, Charles R. White, LHU Foundation, Honors Program, and Nanoscience scholarships in recognition of her excellent work ethic and academic success.     

 


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Ms. Deborah Suder, '81
Ms. Suder earned her B.S. in political science and pre-law at LHU and her M.A. in governmental administration from The University of Pennsylvania.  Since 1993, she has been a member of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, in the firm’s State government Relations Section.  In 2002 Suder received an Outstanding Young Woman of America Award and in 2009 was noted in Susquehanna Valley magazine as a Woman of Excellence. She has served on boards of directors for numerous organizations, including the Lock Haven Alumni Association and the Harrisburg Regional Chamber. She has served on the Government Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives, the Legislative and Developmental Affairs Committee of the State System of Higher Education Advocacy, and the Government Relations Committee of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber. Other civic activities include the Pennsylvania Council of Alumni Associations and service as a faculty member for Leadership Harrisburg Area.  Suder was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as Pennsylvania’s  2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in the Government Relations Sector.

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Mr. Jerry Swope, '66
Mr. Swope a resident of Lock Haven and a 1966 LHU graduate. Swope who attended Penn State, Temple, and East Stroudsburg earned an undergraduate degree from Lock Haven and a Master’s in Education from East Stroudsburg State College. He is a life-long educator beginning his career at Warrior Run High School in 1966 and retiring in 2002 from Millersville University. The wrestling enthusiast is a member of the Lock Haven University Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Clinton County Sports Hall of Fame, Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame, and the West Branch Wrestling Hall of Fame. Jerry Swope and his wife Darla Weaver Swope live in Lock Haven.

Mr. Frank Brogan, ex-officio

All correspondence directed to the Trustees can be mailed to:  

LHU Council of Trustees

  c/o: Ms. Gwen Bechdel, 
  Assistant to the President 
  202 Sullivan Hall 
  Lock Haven University
  Lock Haven, PA  17745

 or sent to gbechdel@lhup.edu with a designation that the email message is intended for the LHU Council of Trustees

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