Dean’s Leadership Board

The CoLA Dean’s Leadership Board engages with Dean Kristin Sobolik to advocate for the liberal arts and advance support for our students and programming within the college and to our broader community.  Members provide crucial financial support that funds Leadership and Study Abroad Scholarships for CoLA students, and some members serve on sub-committees to select the recipients for these important awards.

Kathy Arquilla

Retired

member since 2005

Graduation year and Major:
1973, Sociology

Pablo Banhos

Director of Major Gifts, Ohio Wesleyan University

member since 2016

Graduation year and Major:
2006, Int’l Studies & Political Science
2009, Int’l & Comparative Politics

Pat Bradley-Falke

Realtor, RE/MAX Alliance Realty

member since 2015

Graduation year and Major:
1973, Education

Greg Brush

Montgomery County Clerk of Courts

member since 2014

Graduation year and Major:
1985, Sociology

Naomi Ewald-Orme

Owner, Adoption Link

member since 2005

Graduation year and Major:
1990, Social Work

David Finnie

Police Chief, Wright State University

member since 2016

Graduation year and Major:
2004, Applied Behavioral Science
2007, Public Administration

Gary Gall

Retired, Greene Co. Prosecutor’s Office

member 2006-09; and since 2013

Graduation year and Major:
1974, Political Science

Kery Gray

Director, Dayton City Commission Office

member since 2015

Graduation year and Major:
1986, Communication Studies

Kathy Hinders

CFO, Crown Packaging

member since 2005

Graduation year and Major:
1997, English

Jeff Hoagland

President & CEO, Dayton Development Coalition

member since 2016

Graduation year and Major:
2000, Urban Administration

Ildikó Marcus

Retired

member since 2006  

Graduation year and Major:
1979, Latin
1979, Nursing

Wendy Merkert

Grant Specialist, Invent Now Inc.

member since 2010

Graduation year and Major:
2000, English
2006, English

Mark Owens

Clerk of Court, Dayton Municipal Court

member since 2005

Graduation year and Major:
1978, Political Science

Marsha Pippenger

Artist and Instructor

Member since 2016

Graduation year and Major:
2007, Humanities

Colleen Ryan

Retired Colonel, WPAFB / President, Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio

member since 2013

Aaron Sorrell

Director of Planning on Community Development, City of Dayton

member since 2016

Graduation year and Major:
1998, Urban Affairs

J. Stanton

Director of Sales & Marketing, Boston Stoker Coffee Company

member since 2016

Graduation year and Major:
1994, Communication

Judy Thompson

Executive Director, Kettering Family Philanthropies

member since 2003

Graduation year and Major:
1999, Classics

Beth Whelley

Senior VP & Managing Director, Fahlgren Mortine

member since 2015

Graduation year and Major:
1997, English