Board Members

Institutional Advancement & Communications

Williams Hall
Phone: 937-484-1323
Fax: 937-484-1322
Institutional Advancement & Communications Employees

 

Robert (Bill) Bean '71

President, The L.B. Berry Insurance Co., Inc.
Mayor Elect, City of Urbana
bbeano@ctcn.net

 

Betsy Coffman  '71

Co-Owner, Positive Perspectives, Inc.
bcoffman@woh.rr.com

 

Owen Donelon '10, Secretary

Recruiter, Maximum Healthcare
owdonelo@maxhealth.com

What did Urbana give me?

Urbana University gave me the opportunity to flourish as a student, as an athlete, and, more importantly, as a person. Urbana taught me that it is not our successes that make us who we are, but instead it is our failures that reveal our true character. The U molded me into the man I am today and I am forever grateful for that. With that being said I would love nothing more than to give back to the Urbana community that gave me so much.

 

Herbert (Herb) Greer '71

Retired as Vice President of Agricultural Lending at Key Bank
Herbert.greer@bankatfirst.com

 

Robert (Bob) Harrison '78

Superintendent, Waste and Wastewater Department of West Liberty
timberframeone@yahoo.com 

 

Theodore (Trip) Hopkins III '96

Admission Counselor, Ohio Dominican University
triphopkins@hotmail.com 




 
 

Amy Kemp '00, Co-Chair

Director of Manufacturing Operations
Akemp66@yahoo.com

What impact does Urbana University have on your present day life?

Without Urbana University, I'm not sure I would have been able to complete my undergraduate education.  As a working adult, wife and mother the flexibility and schedule that UU for Life allowed was invaluable, and provided me with attainable options for completion of by B.S. in Business.  Without the undergraduate degree there would be no Master's.  For me, education is everything.  That is why I persevered for 25 years of part-time, some-times and full-time classes to finally attain my B.S. at Urbana University. 
 
 

Melanie Price McKenzie '08

Advancement Services Manger, Urbana University
Mmckenzie@urbana.edu

What impact does Urbana University have on your present day life?

Because of Urbana University, I was able to obtain my bachelors.  I am now doing what I'm meant to do.  I am working in my dream job and everything that I've worked towards has led me to this point.  I'm happy.  I'm at home at Urbana University.  Who could ask for anything more? 
 
 

Kent Miller '82

Commercial Pilot and Retired Business Owner
kemiller@embarqmail.com

Why did I commit to the advisory board? 

To give of my time and talents to the University, and acknowledge them for the superior education I received to be successful in my career. UU gave me an opportunity to pursue a self-designed major in Aviation while staying close to home.  Since that time in 1980, I received a B.S. degree in Accounting (1982) and will soon earn an MBA in August 2011.  The University has been part of my life for over 30 years.  My education has given me the confidence in business and aviation to pursue my dreams. 
 
 

Steve Moore '72

Retired as Special Education Director from Delaware / Union Educational Service Center
Smoore113@woh.rr.com

Why did I commit to the advisory board? 

From my experiences in the field of education [local & state-wide] and local community activities, I see myself contributing, as a member of the Alumni Advisory Board, to the future success of the University in the community and to help recruit future students. I want these students to have the same chance I had to learn at a school of higher education, have a great family, a great career, enjoy life and be successful. 
 
 

Eric Music '98

Athletic Director, Beechcroft High School
emusic26@yahoo.com

 

John Parker '08

Senior Athletic Program Coordinator, City of Dayton
johnparkermpa@att.net

What did I gain from Urbana?

I am happy and proud to say that choosing Urbana is one of my best decisions I've ever made.  While working my way through the ACE program, I received rigorous instruction and at the same time, the program met the needs of the adult learner. The instruction I received was from passionate scholars that were always accessible and ready to help.  I was inspired by their knowledge, creative thinking, and the dynamic learning environment. 
 
 

Bill Robbins, Faculty and Staff Representative

General Manager, Urbana University Dining Services
Certified Executive Chef (CEF)
brobbins@urbana.edu 

 
 

Kiya Starr Hunt '00, Chair

Assistant Principal, Pickerington High School Central
kiyahunt@gmail.com

Why did you commit to the Alumni Advisory Board?

I wanted to become a part of this board when I heard the basis and foundation behind the creation of the board. My college experience was such a great one, and I want to develop a new connection with the University for other alumni, the current students, as well as myself.  I want to continue to be connected to Urbana University and build on my experiences.  Participating in, and leading the ideas and missions of this board will allow me to achieve that for myself as well as others.  I also believe it is important to give back.  This opportunity has presented itself to me at a perfect time in my life.   I want to give back to the University which has given me so much. 
 
 

Cynamyn Williams '07

Human Resources and Safety Manager, Enkon LLC
wcynamyn@hotmail.com

Kyle Wunderlich '05

General Manager, Cintas Corporation
WunderlichK@cintas.com

Why did you commit to the Alumni Advisory Board?

I committed to the Alumni Advisory Board for two reasons. First, since graduating in 2005, I've tried to find ways to give back to the university (i.e. help with soccer camp, organize alumni soccer games, on-campus interviews). Secondly, I think and have always felt that with the right leadership, Urbana University has tremendous upside. Through the advisory board, I'm optimistic that we can find additional ways both financial and non-financial for other alumni to help make that upside a reality.

 

Faculty / Staff Representative TBD

 

Student Government Rep TBD

 

From Our Alumni

"I am happy and proud to say that choosing Urbana is one of my best decisions I've ever made.  While working my way through the ACE program, I received rigorous instruction and at the same time, the program met the needs of the adult learner."

-John Parker
Class of ‘08