Today Magazine Winter 2020 - Page 9

M ercy U? GMercyU Welcomes New Vice Presidents James Gallo, EdD James Gallo, EdD assumed his role as the Vice President for Mission Integration on July 1, 2019. Dr. Gallo previously served as the Director of the Center for Church Management at Villanova University and prior to that served as the Director of Student Activities at Neumann University. He earned his BA in Theology from Loyola University in Maryland, his MS in Education from Neumann University, and his EdD in Educational Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University. His dissertation was: The Relationship Between Student Involvement and Mission Perception at a Catholic University. Dr. Gallo is succeeding Sister Catherine McMahon (more commonly known as Sister Kati), who retired from her nearly 40-year tenure at GMercyU in June 2019. James E. Trusdell, MBA James E. Trusdell, MBA assumed his role as the Vice President for Finance and Administration on March 1, 2020. Jim comes to GMercyU from Georgian Court University, where he held a similar position. Prior to his time at Georgian Court, Jim served as VPFA and CFO at Holy Family University where he led a financial turnaround that resulted in four years of increased revenues and improved cash management. He also held multiple director- and executive-level roles in finance at Temple University, and spent more than 15 years in the business world as a controller and assistant vice president. Jim succeeded Kevin O’Flaherty, who stepped down on February 29 after serving as VP for Finance and Administration at GMercyU for the last 16 years. Welcome New Directors Fall 2019 brought many new faces to GMercyU’s campus leaders, including: Brandi Crawford Director of Accessibility Services Brandi started her role on November 18, 2019, and most recently worked at Lincoln University. She has a strong background in accessibility support services, in both the K-12 setting and in higher education. Andrew Seaman Director of Plant Services Andrew began his role in October 2019 and came to Gwynedd Mercy University from Drexel University where he was the Facilities Manager for their clinical, research, administrative and residence hall space located in Center City. Prior to Drexel, Andrew was the Energy and Facilities Manager in the town of Medfield, MA. Alex Sperrazza Director of Undergraduate Admissions Arriving in December 2019, Alex brings more than 10 years of admissions experience to GMercyU, including five years as the Director of Graduate, Freshman and International Admissions at Wilkes University. He also has served as an assistant wrestling coach and an adjunct instructor in business. Jeff Wallace Director of Campus Ministry Jeff began his role of Director of Campus Ministry on August 1, 2019. He comes to us from Catholic Relief Services, where he was Relationship Manager. He also previously served as Campus Minister at Merrimack College. TODAY 7