Board of Governors re-elects Pichini chair; Conley, Maser elected vice chairs


July 10, 2015

Harrisburg, Pa. - Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors at its July 9 meeting re-elected Guido Pichini to a fifth consecutive term as its chairman. Marie Conley of Harrisburg and David Maser of Philadelphia were elected vice chairs.


Pichini is president of WSK & Associates and its related companies of Wyomissing. He is in his third term on the Board of Governors and also is a member and former chair of the Council of Trustees at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and the former chair of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees (PACT), the statewide organization that comprises the trustees from all 14 State System universities.

Pichini earned a bachelor's degree in education/political science, and completed graduate studies in public administration at Kutztown. He also graduated from Wilson College with certification in the minor judiciary, attaining the highest grade in the history of Pennsylvania. He served two terms as a councilman in the Borough of Wyomissing Hills and four terms as mayor, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board.

Conley is a consultant focusing on engagement strategies and fund development for a variety of clients through her company Conley Consulting, LLC. She works primarily with the Paterno family to assist with a number of initiatives around the issue of child sexual victimization. She previously was director of the Children's Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. She is a 1994 graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in speech communications and political science, and served for a number of years on the university's Council of Trustees. She has been a member of the Board of Governors since 2002 and chairs the Board's Academic and Student Affairs Committee.

Maser is counsel with Chimicles & Tikellis, which has offices in Haverford and Wilmington, Del. He has worked in both law and government for 17 years and has been involved with multiple presidential campaigns and numerous other federal, state and local campaigns. He previously worked with the Major League Baseball Players' Association and as a government affairs specialist, representing numerous clients, including Fortune 500 companies. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Law and Pennsylvania State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in marketing.

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