Friday September 14, 2012

Alumni Leaders Who Serve

The University of Dayton has tapped four alumni, all leaders in their fields, to serve on the board of trustees.

The University of Dayton has named four prominent alumni leaders to its board of trustees for three-year terms.

The new trustees include:

• Kevin P. Maloney, owner of Maloney & Associates, a commercial real estate firm in Washington, D.C., and president of the University of Dayton's National Alumni Association. He graduated in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in political science and economics.

• Bro. Bernard J. Ploeger, S.M., president of Chaminade University in Honolulu since 2009. He joined Chaminade's administrative ranks as executive vice president and provost in 2001. Previously, he served 15 years at the University of Dayton as vice president for administration, then senior vice president for administration. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1971 from the University of Dayton. He also received a master's degree and a doctorate from The Ohio State University.

• Mike Ruffolo, CEO and president of Crossbeam Systems, a market leader in information security infrastructure, in Boxborough, Mass. He brings more than 25 years of experience in global sales and marketing, professional services, operations and information technology management. He holds a 1982 bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Dayton and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

• Ty J. Williams, senior vice president and Northeast market manager for the corporate banking group for Fifth Third Bank. Previously, he worked in a variety of senior leadership roles at Wells Fargo Bank and its predecessors for 30 years. A member of the University of Dayton's School of Business Administration advisory council, he earned a bachelor's degree in communication in 1977.

"These individuals bring a wealth of higher education, corporate and marketing experience to the board. They will be strong voices on the board as we strategically move the University of Dayton forward nationally and globally," said Daniel J. Curran, president of the University of Dayton. "They all have a deep love for their alma mater, and we're delighted they have stepped up to serve."

Teri Rizvi, associate vice president for University communications, at 937-229-3241.

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