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Members of the Board of Trustees

  The overall fiduciaries of the University – The Board of Trustees – create policy, set mission and purpose, and are tasked with building and maintaining a successful organization. They ensure good management, adequate resources and they appoint and support the Office of the President.

As directors of a non-profit and as leaders of an institution responsible for educating the next generation of leaders, trustees are the keepers of the mission of Mount St. Mary’s University. As such, they must pay particularly close attention to the mission, and the obligations to society that are unique to the academic enterprise. The Board of Trustees achieves this through various committees that create policy, review programs, strategic planning, relating the campus to the community, and the community to the campus. Among its largest roles is fundraising for the University, as well as engaging our alumni, parent, and student communities.

The Mount St. Mary’s University Board of Trustees is composed of great individuals that have come together to embody one of the country’s oldest, and greatest Catholic Universities.

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Chair of the Board

Mrs. Mary D. Kane, C'84
Director, U.S. Diplomacy Center
U.S. Department of State

Vice Chair of the Board

Mr. Howard N. Bolte, C'84
Executive Vice President
BDP International

Secretary of the Board

Mrs. Gracelyn A. McDermott, C'93
Executive Director, Account Management
Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States

Treasurer of the Board

Mr. Robert C. Dondero, C’74
Retired Partner
Pricewaterhouse Coopers


Mr. Anthony J. Agnone, C'75

President and CEO 
Eastern Athletic Services, Inc.

Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde

Bishop Emeritus of Arlington

Mr. Johnson I. Agogbua

Mr. Richard P. Miller, C'74

President and CEO

Honorable Jennifer M. Anderson, C'81

District of Columbia Superior Court

Mr. Hugh W. Mohler, Jr., C'90


Mr. Edward M. Caruso, C'86

Caruso Insurance

Ms. Janice I. Obuchowski

Freedom Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Kenneth B. Chodnicki, C'82

Chief Operating Officer
Deep Run Security

Mrs. Mary Noel Page

Mr. David P. Conaghan, C'81

Executive Director
CIBC Capital Markets

Mr. Paul J. Palmieri, C'92

Managing Partner
Grit Capital

Mr. Jeremy M. Ellermeyer, C’92

Managing Director

Mr. William S. Roohan, C'81

Vice Chairman
CBRE, Inc.

Rev. Msgr. John J Enzler, C’73

President and CEO
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

Mr. Brian L. Smith, C'70

Retired, Chief Operating Officer
Segal Select Insurance Services, Inc.

Rev. J. Kevin Farmer, C'87

St. John the Evangelist


Mr. Patrick J. Goles, C'64

Senior Vice President 
Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC


Most Reverend William E. Lori, STD, S'77

Archbishop of Baltimore


Trustee Emeriti

The Board of Trustees acknowledges former trustees with a record of distinctive service to Mount St. Mary's University and who have been elected by a majority of their peers to receive the honor of Trustee Emeriti.

Deacon John H. Baker, M.D. 
Msgr. John J. Bendik 
Mrs. Agnus McGlade Berenato 
Rev. Msgr. John A. Bergamo 
Mr. Joseph J. Beshel 
Mr. Richard J. Bolte, Jr. 
Mr. Robert J. Bolte, Sr. 
Mr. James T. Brady 
Mr. John R. Bransfield, Jr. 
Mrs. Beverly B. Byron 
Mr. J. Frank Cashen 
Mr. Kevin P. Charles 
Mr. Richard Thomas Christopher, Sr. 
Honorable James P. Courtney, Jr. 
Most Rev. William G. Curlin., D.D. 
Mr. Daniel F. Curtin 
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Dahut 
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Delaplaine 
Rev. John J. Dietrich 
Mr. Edward F. Egan 
Mr. Edward T. Egan 
Mrs. Stephanie Swenarton Engelstad 
Mr. Thomas B. Finan, Jr. 
Rev. J. Thomas Finucan 
Mr. Louis S. Fleck 
Most Rev. Harry J. Flynn, D.D. 
Rev. Gerard C. Francik 
Most Rev. William B. Friend 
Mr. J. Brian Gaeng 
Mrs. Jacquelyn Gaines 
Most Rev. Norbert F. Gaughan 
Mr. Jerome W. Geckle 
Mr. Charles M. Grace 
Rev. Robert S. Grace 
Mr. John D. Graham 
Most Rev. Edward J. Herrmann 
Mr. Thomas S. Hogan, Sr. 
Mr. Caswell F. Holloway, Jr. 
Mr. Thomas Robert Holmes 
Mr. Joseph F. Horning, Jr. 
Mr. B. Larry Jenkins 
Mr. C. Gregory Kallmyer 
Mr. Eugene I. Kane 
Mr. John Murray Kane 
Most Rev. John R. Keating 
Mr. James J. Keelty 
Mr. William L. Keller, Esq. 
General P. X. Kelley, USMC, Ret. 
Ms. Mary Anne Kelly 
Mr. William T. Kennedy 
Ms. Martha M. Kenney 
Mr. Richard Patrick Kidwell 
Mr. John F. Kinsella 
Mr. O. James Lighthizer 
Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Luca 
Mr. Lawrence Lucchino 
Mrs. Holly Mankiewicz 
Mr. Thomas W. Matan 
Mr. Patrick T. McGahn, Jr. 
Msgr. Andrew J. McGowan 
Mr. Matthew F. McHugh, Esq. 
Mr. Matthew M. McKenna 
Msgr. Frederick R. McManus 
Mr. Hugh A. McMullen 
Mrs. M. Natalie McSherry, Esq. 
Mr. Kenneth L. McVearry 
Dr. Frank P. Merolla 
Rev. Msgr. James F. Montgomery 
Rev. Msgr. Godfrey T. Mosley 
Mr. Joseph W. Mosmiller 
Rev. John J. Mudd 
Msgr. John F. Murphy 
Hon. Robert C. Murphy 
Msgr. Terrence J. Murphy 
Mr. Morgan E. O'Brien 
Mrs. R. Frances O'Brien, Esq. 
Mr. Thomas G. O'Hara, C'64 
Mr. Peter F. O’Malley 
Ms. Susan N. O'Malley 
Mr. David M. Osnos, Esq. 
Rev. John M. O'Toole 
Mr. Dominick J. Perini 
Mr. Edward J. Piszek 
Mr. Peter H. Plamondon 
Mrs. Rose Marie Porter 
Very Rev. Edward J. Quinlan, III 
Ms. Patricia T. Ralston 
Rev. Msgr. William M. Richardson 
Mr. Richard C. Ridgway, Esq. 
Mr. John J. Rooney 
Mr. Richard R. Russo 
Msgr. Philip P. Saylor 
Mr. James E. Schaeffer 
Rev. Msgr. G. Michael Schleupner, Jr. 
Mr. Thomas B. Schmidt 
Honorable Julie R. Stevenson Solt 
Mr. Robert F. Sullivan 
Mr. Stephen J. Sweeney 
Rev. F. Dennis Tinder 
Mr. Stanley C. Van Ness, Esq. 
Mr. James A. Verrecchia 
Mrs. Shelia Vertino 
Mrs. Mary Elaine Holland Vining 
Mrs. Alice K. Voelkel 
Mr. Eugene M. Waldron, Jr. 
Mr. George R. Walsh 
Mr. John J. Walsh 
Mrs. Julia M. Walsh 
Mr. J. Scott Wilfong 
Mrs. Carol F. Horning Woehrle
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