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February 10, 2014 Central Penn College board elections and appointments

Carol Wilson Spigner, emerita associate professor and clinician educator at University of Pennsylvania, former associated commissioner for the United States Children’s Bureau and child welfare consultant, has been appointed vice chair of the Central Penn College board of directors.

Spigner, who was elected to the board in 2012, brings experience in higher education, policy and administration to the board as it assures that the College meets its mission, and responds to the interests of alumni, students, faculty and staff.

The governing body of Central Penn College is the board of directors. Ultimately, the board is accountable for the college’s academic quality and planning, fiscal and academic integrity, assets and financial health.

Central Penn College board of directors:

    • William Kobel ’81, vice president of strategy and integrated communications at JPL – Chair
    • Carol W. Spigner, emerita associate professor and clinician educator at University of Pennsylvania and child welfare services and policy consultant – Vice Chair
    • Thomas Fraticelli, Caldwell & Kearns, P.C. – Corporate Secretary
    • Harlon L. Robinson, president, Robinson Management Services, LLC
    • Esmeralda Y. Hetrick, client manager, central region sales, Highmark Blue Shield
    • Brad Morgan, owner, SERVPRO of Hershey/Swatara
    • Carl E. Heininger, vice president, sales, Sting Communications
    • Robert E. Kelly, Jr., partner, Kelly, Parker & Cohen LLP
    • Michael W. Schmid, partner, ATG Execution
    • Dr. Karen M. Scolforo, president, Central Penn College

    Kobel was elected to continue to serve as board chairman, Fraticelli was appointed corporate secretary and Robinson was appointed to the executive committee. The executive committee meets with the president’s cabinet to plan board meeting agendas, monitor progress on board directives, provide operational guidance and discuss confidential/sensitive issues. It serves to streamline board information and prioritize board action items. Members of the executive committee include Kobel, Spigner, Morgan, Robinson and Fraticelli.

    Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, now offering career-focused associate, bachelor's and master’s degrees in a variety of fields. Degree programs are available in: accounting, business administration, criminal justice, information technology, communications, healthcare, homeland security, legal studies and organizational leadership. The college, currently serving students at its Harrisburg, Lancaster and Lehigh Valley locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Based on Central Penn’s most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 87.8 percent of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. www.centralpenn.edu