Board of Trustees Standing Committees

Much of the work of the Board is accomplished through the standing committees which serve in an advisory capacity to the Board. Committees are chaired by trustees and a senior officer of the University serves as the administrative coordinator. Members of the Board are appointed to serve on these committees; with representatives from faculty, staff and students who are appointed by the president, and are considered affiliate members of these committees.

Academic Affairs Committee

Responsible for oversight of the academic and research areas of the University and for recommending appropriate standards and policies.

Chair: TBD

Administrative Coordinator: Paul Benson, Ph.D.

Members: Rev. James Fitz, S.M., Bro. Francisco Gonzalez, S.M., Joseph Hinrichs, Thomas Holton, Bro. Bernard Ploeger, S.M., Jenell Ross, Mary Jo Scalzo, Ph.D. and Rev. Martin Solma, S.M.

Athletics Committee

Responsible for reviewing the strategic issues of the Athletic Division.

Chair: Lawrence Woerner

Administrative Coordinator: Neil Sullivan

Members: Bro. William Campbell, S.M., Thomas Cronin, Kevin Crotty, Bro. Thomas Giardino, S.M., Rick Granite, Larry Harris, Thomas Holton, Joseph Hinrichs, Rick Pfleger, Jenell Ross and Lynton Scotland

Audit Committee

Responsible for the audit of University financial statements and the work of the external and internal auditors.

Chair: Joseph Spadaford

Administrative Coordinator: Andrew Horner

Members: Kevin Crotty, Dennis Marx, Richard Omlor, Mary Jo Scalzo, Ph.D. and Bro. Bernard Ploeger, S.M.

Committee on Trustees

Responsible for seeking suitable candidates for Board membership and for assisting in the continuing development of trustees.

Chair: Richard Pfleger

Administrative Coordinator: Lisa Rismiller

Members: Catherine Babington, Bro. William Campbell, S.M., Dennis Marx, Richard Pfleger, Jenell Ross and Michael Ruffolo

Executive Committee

Directs the Board of Trustees and acts on behalf of the Board between regular meetings.

Chair: David Yeager

Administrative Coordinator: Eric Spina, Ph.D.

Members: Mary Boosalis, Bro. Joseph Kamis, S.M., Dennis Marx, Richard Omlor, Richard Pfleger, Michael Ruffalo, Mary Jo Scalzo, Ph.D., Rev. Martin Solma, S.M., Joseph Spadaford, Thomas Swidarski and Lawrence Woerner

Facilities Committee

Responsible for policies on the maintenance and operation of the University and for reviewing the long-term plan for University facilities.

Chair: Richard Omlor

Administrative Coordinator: Beth Keyes

Members: Bro. William Campbell, S.M., Thomas Cronin, Larry Harris, Bro. Joseph Kamis, S.M., Michael Ruffolo and Rev. Rudy Vela, S.M.

Finance Committee

Responsible for those areas relating to the fiscal operations of the University, including the University budget.

Chair: Mary Boosalis

Administrative Coordinator: Andrew Horner

Members: Derek Porter, Lynton Scotland, Joseph Spadaford, Thomas Swidarski, Ty Williams and Lawrence Woerner

Investment Committee

Responsible for the stewardship of the University's monetary and related marketable assets.

Chair: Michael Ruffalo

Administrative Coordinator: Andrew Horner

Members: Catherine Babington, Dennis Marx, Richard Omlor, Rev. Martin Solma, S.M. and Thomas Swidarski

Mission & Identity Committee

Responsible for raising issues in light of the University's Catholic and Marianist traditions and assures that all Board policies and decisions are framed within this context and woven throughout all committees and the Board itself.

Chair: Bro. Joseph H. Kamis, S.M.

Administrative Coordinator: Rev. James F. Fitz, S.M.

Members: Margaret Cavanaugh, Ph.D., Rev. James Fitz, S.M., Bro. Bernard Ploeger, S.M., Joseph Spadaford and Ty Williams

Research and Scholarship Committee

Responsible for reviewing the strategic and business aspects of research in both the academic departments and the University of Dayton Research Institute.

Chair: Thomas Swidarski

Administrative Coordinator: John Leland, Ph.D., P.E.

Members: Mary Boosalis, Margaret Cavanaugh, Ph.D., Rev. James Fitz, S.M., and Thomas Holton

Student Life Committee

Responsible for oversight of all issues of non-academic student life under the administrative responsibility of the division of Student Development.

Chair: Mary Jo Scalzo, Ph.D.

Administrative Coordinator: William M. Fischer, J.D.

Members: Mary Boosalis, Bro. Francisco Gonzalez, S.M., Derek Porter, Michael Ruffolo and Rev. Rudy Vela, S.M. 

University Advancement Committee

Responsible for oversight of the advancement of the University through strategic marketing, fund-raising, public relations and alumni relations.

Chair: Dennis Marx

Administrative Coordinator: Jennifer Howe

Members: Catherine Babington, Margaret Cavanaugh, Ph.D., Kevin Crotty, Bro. Thomas Giardino, S.M., Richard Granite and Richard Pfleger

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