Monday July 27, 2015

Leaders Who Serve

The University of Dayton has named six leaders in education and business to its board of trustees.

The University of Dayton has named six leaders in education and business to its board of trustees for three-year terms.

The newly appointed trustees include:

• Catherine V. Babington, retired vice president of public affairs for Abbott Laboratories and retired president of the Abbott Fund. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and a master's degree in business administration from Loyola University of Chicago.

• William J. Campbell, S.M., director of the Office of Formation for Mission for the Marianist Province of the United States and a lifelong educator. He holds a doctorate in education administration from the University of La Verne; three master’s degrees (private school administration from the University of San Francisco, theology from St. John’s University and counseling education from Fordham University); and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Dayton.

• Thomas J. Cronin Jr., founder and president/CEO of Dayton Freight Lines Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from The Ohio State University.

• Richard Granite, president and co-owner of Granite Diagnostic Laboratories Inc. in Palm Harbor, Fla. He’s also president of the University of Dayton Alumni Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton and a master’s in business administration from Marquette University.

• Derek A. Porter, senior vice president for plant operations and asset management at Panda Power Funds. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University.

• Jenell R. Ross, president of the Bob Ross Auto Group. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Emory University and completed the General Motors Dealer Management Development Program. She is also a graduate of the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Candidate Academy.

"We are honored to have these dedicated leaders serve on the University of Dayton's board of trustees," said President Daniel J. Curran. "They will help chart a strategic course for our future — one that prepares our students, in the Catholic, Marianist tradition, to use their education and leadership skills to serve others.”

The University of Dayton is a top-tier national Catholic research university and the largest private university in Ohio. It was founded by the Society of Mary (Marianists) in 1850.

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