Thursday August 21, 2014

Leadership and Vision

The University of Dayton has named three prominent alumni leaders in law, education and business to its board of trustees.

The University of Dayton has named three prominent alumni leaders in law, education and business to its board of trustees.

Each will serve a three-year term, beginning in October. The new trustees include:

• Larry D. Harris, a construction law attorney and partner in Fox Rothschild, LLP, in Washington, D.C. He is former chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction and is president of the American College of Construction Lawyers. He received a bachelor of science in management from the University of Dayton and a law degree from The George Washington University Law School.

• Mary Jo Scalzo, educational consultant and former superintendent of Oakwood City Schools. She holds three degrees from the University of Dayton — bachelor of science in elementary education, master of science in educational administration and a Ph.D. in educational leadership. She has served as either an administrator or teacher for more than 40 years in the Dayton region.

• David P. Yeager, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Hub Group, Inc., America’s largest intermodal marketing company that's based in Oak Brook, Ill. He received a bachelor of arts in chemistry from the University of Dayton and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

The new trustees replace Cathy Babington, Dick Davis, John Riazzi, Richard Pfleger, Katherine Schipper and Deb Tobias, who have stepped down from the board.

"I am deeply grateful for the leadership and vision these individuals brought to our board," said Daniel J. Curran, president of the University of Dayton. "Our new trustees bring a depth of experience and a generosity of service that will greatly benefit our students and faculty as we continue to chart a course for the future."

The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university and the largest private university in Ohio. Founded by the Society of Mary (Marianists) in 1850, the University of Dayton ranks among the 10 largest Catholic universities in the nation.

Contact Teri Rizvi, executive director of strategic communications, at 937-229-3255.

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