Alumni Board

The LHU Alumni Association's Board of Directors consists of 20 alumni from the 1970s to the 2010s and every decade in between. Presided by Dan Cruttenden '73 and vice president Amee Vance '75, the Board is divided into four committees: Legacy, Development, Campus and Relationships.

Each committee has a chair representative that works closely with Alumni Office staff to assist in fundraising, marketing, relationship-building and event planning initiatives that support the LHU Alumni Office's mission.

All board members are volunteers who have been elected into their roles in large part for their unwavering loyalty and commitment to preserving the past while ensuring the future of Lock Haven University.

 

Mr. Dan Cruttendon, President                                                                                           

Class of 1973
Hometown: Elkland, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Retired - Health & PE Teacher (Whitehall - Coplay School District)
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I have always loved being a grad of Lock Haven – I enjoyed 4 wonderful years there.  I felt I received a solid education that prepared me well for my future.  I continue to visit the school often due to my connection with several sports, fraternities, and the fact that my wife and I reconnect with many classmates that also return (i.e. Homecoming).  One of those friends became involved with the Foundation Board and another with the Alumni Board.  Knowing I was a firm supporter of LHU, they approached me about possible involvement with the Alumni Board, and I quickly said “yes”.  I want to help make a difference in young peoples lives by being involved in making LHU a great place to further their education and enjoy some great life experiences.

Mrs. Amee Lewis Vance, VICE PRESIDENT

Class of 1975
Spouse Name: Ron Vance '75
Hometown: Hummelstown, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Former elementary school teacher
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
Former After becoming actively involved with Zeta Tau Alpha's 50th year celebration, I learned of the opportunity to become further engaged in promoting communication with Lock Haven University and alumni. I have fond memories of LHU and my college experience, which prepared me for a 35-year teaching career. I look forward to the next step as a way of honoring my mentors and to expand my network of university alumni, faculty and students.

 Mr. Edward Wright, Former President

Class of 1971
Spouse Name: Gay Wright
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: National Consultant for School Improvement/Educational Leadership
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I have always felt that my experience at Lock Haven set me on a path for success. It gave me a quality education, helped me to see the world from a different perspective, and most importantly, created lifelong relationships with people with whom I attended school. I would like to work through the Alumni Association to encourage alumni to be more active in supporting their alma mater. Through these efforts we will be able to give back, by offering the students of today more opportunities to receive the same benefits of an education from Lock Haven University.

Mr. Kyle Losch, Treasurer

Class of 2015
Hometown: Blanchard, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Fulton Bank, Commercial Relationship Manager
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
As a first generation college student, LHU has provided me with a great deal of opportunities in business. I look forward to leveraging the knowledge gained from those opportunities, as well as the relationships established, to better the university for future students.

 

Mrs. Malarie Hastings, Secretary

Class of 2009
Spouse Name: Michael Hastings '09
Hometown: Lock Haven, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Source4Teachers/Substitute Teacher
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
First, because I am so proud to be a graduate of LHU! Also, when I was a student in need at LHU after having an unexpected life event occur, the Foundation helped me buy books for a semester. This generosity helped me return to school and continue to be a successful student. I am grateful for this experience and was honored to be asked to be a part of the LHU Alumni Association. As a board member, I am very involved with our Career Closet on campus helping students access professional business attire for interviews, college fairs and presentations.

Mrs. Terri Koehler

Class of 1985
Spouse Name: Terresa, "Terri" Koehler, '85
Hometown: Dillsburg, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Pottsgrove School District, Elementary School Principal
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I joined the LHU Alumni Board because I loved my time as a student at LHU and I believe that my experiences at LHU have shaped the person I am today. I joined the alumni Board to support the institution that has been such an important part of my life and to provide future generations of students access to the same opportunities.

Ms. Susan Stiftinger Crook

Class of 1977
Spouse: Roger Crook
Hometown: Yardley, PA
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
Having attended local LHU alumni events in the Philadelphia area for years, I wanted to become more involved with alumni events both locally and on campus.

Mr. Matt Henry

Class of 2005
Hometown: Swiftwater, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: CLVEN National House Corporation, Assistant Director of Housing
Why did you decide to be part of the Alumni Association?
I feel as though my time at LHU was an impact on my life that I want to see all Bald Eagles have. The university is a place that I call home and I know many others do as well. I want to work to have the younger generation of Bald Eagles get involved at this level to show why Lock Haven University really is the best school around. I am proud to call myself a graduate of LHU and I know that without the resources of a board such as this one my time would have been hard. The support of board volunteers, devoted staff and faculty are what make LHU special. I hope to bring a new perspective to the board while helping secure the future of LHU.

Mr. Rob Cooper

Class of 1990
Spouse Name: Mychelle Cooper
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Amerihealth Caritas Family of Companies/Corporate Marketing Director
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
Some of the best years of my life were spent at Lock Haven University. I decided to be a part of the Alumni Association to assist the aims and purposes of the University. The Alumni Association allows me to stay involved, while helping to connect our past to the present.

Ms. Anita Chesek

Class of 1980
Spouse Name: James McCarthy (fiancé)
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Retired
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
Education was a key factor in advancing my career. This is an opportunity for me to be involved in supporting others to achieve the same type of successes.

Mrs. Shannon Kay Walker

Class of 2010
Spouse Name: Dale L. Walker Jr.
Hometown: Lock Haven, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Lock Haven University/Director, Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I want to make a difference! Lock Haven University has provided me and my family with tremendous opportunities; it is my duty to give back. I have a passion for lifelong learning and fostering relationships with our students, my university colleagues and fellow alumni.

 

Mr. Frank Condino

Class of 1972
Spouse Name: Martha "Marty" Starr Condino
Hometown: Johnsonburg, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Former Athletic Director at IUP
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
To assist the Alumni Office with its mission to engage and interact with alumni.

Mr. Norm Gordon

Class of 1973
Hometown: State College, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Retired - Former collegiate track & cross country coach
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
The education, friendships and atmosphere at the university were keys to my professional and personal success. It is time to continue to give back!

Mrs. Billie Miller

Class of 1990
Spouse Name: Joe Miller
Hometown: Lock Haven, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Williamsport Area School District, School Counselor
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
To give back to LHU.

MR. Jason Madigan

Class of 1998
Spouse Name: Kelly Madigan
Hometown: Lock Haven, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Sport & Spine Chiropractic Rehab, Doctor & Owner
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I wanted to join the board as a way to stay connected to the university and to give back in any way that I could. I hope to contribute in growing the Alumni Association and to help keep other graduates engaged with the university.

 

Ms. Zakiyah Ingram

Class of 2015
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Drexel University, Coordinator, Student Involvement & Leadership
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I decided to be part of the Alumni Association to reconnect to LHU in a different capacity. Being a higher education professional, I know more than ever how important it is to stay connected and support your undergrad university. My love for college and for working with college students came directly from my experience at LHU, so joining the Alumni Association is a way to give back to a university that has given so much to me. In addition, being a young alumna on the board will enable me to connect with recent LHU graduates to encourage them to continue to give back to the university.

Mr. Brandon Pardoe

Class of 1992
Hometown: Williamsport, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Williamsport Area School District/Head High School Principal
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
It is important that secondary schools and higher education work together to create opportunities for students to pursue college in order to obtain their career goals. Serving as a member of the LHU Alumni Association affords me this opportunity to help students while they are in high school and when or if they choose to attend The Haven.

Mr. Andrew Kremser

Class of 2009
Hometown: Lock Haven, PA
Current Employer/Job Title:
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?

Dr. Dave Bower

Class of 1975
Hometown: Williamsport, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Lock Haven University Emeritus (Retired 2015)/ Consultant at West Branch Drug & Alcohol Abuse Commission
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
The Alumni Association is vital to the advancement of LHU.  I feel my 33 years on the faculty and the thousands of students that I was fortunate to mentor may be an asset to the growth of the LHU Alumni Association.

Mr. Christopher Harris

Class of 1999
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: School district of Philadelphia/Assistant Principal
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
Being a part of the Alumni Association is a great opportunity to connect with fellow LHU alums. It is with pride and pleasure that I pledge my support to the aims and purpose of Lock Haven University.

Ex-Officio Members

Mrs. Ashley Koser
Executive Director of Alumni Engagement

Mr. Robert Pignatello
Lock Haven University President

Mr. Robert Smith
Class of 2004

Mrs. Meghan Hepler
Class of 2005

Major Chris Raup, Past President
Class of 1990

Mr. Joseph Koehler, Past President
Class of 1984

Contact Us

Lock Haven University Alumni Association

Office of Alumni Relations
10 Susquehanna Ave
Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center
Lock Haven, PA 17745

(570) 484-2586
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