DePoy, Pignatello finalists for LHU president

LHU trustees announce recommendations

LOCK HAVEN – The work of the Lock Haven University Presidential Search Committee has concluded.

The LHU Council of Trustees on Monday morning unanimously endorsed the committee’s recommendation to forward Dr. Bryan DePoy and Robert Pignatello to the Board of Governors for consideration as LHU’s 15th president.

Both candidates will continue the interview process with the Board of Governors and office of the chancellor in Harrisburg on March 14, with a final selection to occur by the end of the month.

Current president, Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr., will retire March 30 and Dr. Donna Wilson, provost and executive vice president, will serve as interim president until the new president takes office this summer.

The committee, chaired by Trustee Guy Graham, consisted of voting members George Durrwachter, Cindy Allen, Mark Cloud, Trevor Dietz, Daniel Elby, Matt Girton, Lynn Gray, Rich Heimer, Deana Hill, Jill Mitchley, Nicole Rall-Miller, and Ed Wright, representing the many constituent groups of the university. Resource members included Dr. Michael Driscoll, Indiana University of Pennsylvania president; state Rep. Mike Hanna, Board of Governors member; and Peter Garland and Lois Johnson of the PASSHE Chancellor’s Office.

The committee was assisted by Richard Allen and Dana Cohick of RPA Inc., an executive search and consulting firm.