Council of Trustees
Meet Our Trustees:
Dr. George Durrwachter, '61, Chair
Dr. 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 was elected in 2016 to serve as chairperson of the Council of Trustees and previously served as president of the LHU 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. In 2013 Durrwachter was inducted into the LHU Business Hall of Fame.
Mr. Krystjan Callahan, '02
Mr. Callahan is a partner at Maverick Strategies, a government relations and political consulting firm in Harrisburg. He previously served as the Chief of Staff to the Majority Leader in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives; 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, former Bald Eagle football player, receiving a B.A. in political science. Callahan, his wife Megan, and their two daughters, Kyla and Scarlett, currently reside in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Ms. 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.
Ms. Margery Brown Dosey, ’66
Ms. 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. In 2012 Dosey was inducted into the LHU Business Hall of Fame and most recently was recognized by the 2015 Distinguished Women’s Award by Northwood University.
Mr. Daniel Elby, '71, Vice Chair
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. In 2013 Elby was inducted into the LHU Business Hall of Fame.
Mr. Guy Graham, ’63
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. Graham served as chairperson of the Trustees from 1996 to 2016 and currently leads the trustee chairs group which meets for the purpose of exchanging collaborative conversations. He and his wife Nancy reside in Clearfield.
Mr. Mike Hanna Jr, BA ’05 & MA ‘08
Mr. Hanna graduated from LHU in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Master Degree from LHU in 2008 in Liberal Arts, with a focus in Political Science. He currently serves as Deputy Secretary of Legislative Affairs for Governor Tom Wolf. Previously, he served as a floor manager for the Minority Leader in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Hanna also worked in the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services within DCED in 2004. In 2005 he was elected to the Clinton County Government Study Commission where he served as Vice-Chair and Chairman of the Commission. He was appointed to the Council of Trustees in 2015. Hanna is a lifelong resident of Lock Haven.
Mr. 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 Majority Leader Jake Corman. Houser and his wife Mindy (Simmers) ‘95, and two sons Jackson and Sloan, reside in Robinson Township, Allegheny County.
Appointed by Governor Wolf in 2016, Radle is a senior with an expected graduation date of May 2017. He is from Mechanicsburg and majoring in Applied Computer Science/Information Systems and Sport Administration, with a concentration in mobile and game application development. He also works as a Resident Assistant in Fairview Suites and as an Information Technology student technician. AJ spends his limited spare time as the president, coach, and captain of the LHU Quidditch team.
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. In 2015 Suder was inducted into the LHU Business Hall of Fame.
Mr. Frank Brogan, PASSHE Chancellor, ex-officio
All correspondence directed to the Trustees can be mailed to:
LHU Council of Trustees
c/o: Ms. Gwen Bechdel,
Executive Assistant to the President
399 Ulmer Hall
Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA 17745
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