Office of The President

Council of Trustees

Each Pennsylvania State owned university has a Council of Trustees, consisting of 11 members who, except for student members, are nominated and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Student members are nominated by their respective campus, approved by the Chancellor and appointed by the Governor. 

Primarily, the trustees are responsible to make recommendations to the chancellor for the appointment and dismissal of the president and to approve the university budget, new academic programs, contracts and fees other than tuition.  The full list of trustee powers and duties is located in Act 188 of 1982, which is the legislation for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

The trustees are an active, valuable supporting force for Millersville University. The President frequently consults with trustees on University issues and they assist with public relations and advancement. Trustees further support the University by serving actively on the Strategic Advisory Council, Honorary Degree Committee, the boards of affiliated organizations and capital campaign cabinets. They also participate in various other University events.

Current Trustee Members

Adam Bachman

Mr. Adam T. Bachman

Adam T. Bachman serves as the student member of the Council of Trustees.  He is a senior government and political affairs major with a dual minor in German culture studies and psychology.  Adam was appointed to the Council of Trustees in May 2019 and serves as a member of the Programs Committee.


Brandon Danz

Mr. Brandon W. Danz, '03

Brandon W. Danz is currently employed as the Director of Government and Risk Programs for WellSpan Health.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Millersville University, a master of public administration from Shippensburg University, and a master of health administration from The Pennsylvania State University.  Brandon was appointed to the Council of Trustees in October 2018 and serves as a member of the Programs Committee.


Richard Frerichs

Dr. Richard L. Frerichs, '64, '69(M)

Richard L. Frerichs is a professor emeritus of Educational Foundations at Millersville University.  He received a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in education/counselor education from Millersville University, as well as a doctoral degree in education from the University of Delaware.  Richard was appointed to the Council of Trustees in September 2013 and serves as the Council Vice Chairman, as well as a member of the Programs Committee and the PA Councils of Trustees Executive Board.


Jordan Harris

Representative Jordan A. Harris, '06 

Jordan A. Harris currently represents the 186th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives where he also serves as the Democratic Caucus Whip.  He received a bachelor’s degree in government and political affairs from Millersville University and later a master’s degree in education from Cabrini College.  Representative Harris was appointed to the Council of Trustees in October 2016 and serves as the Council Secretary, as well as a member of the Resources Committee.


Mr. Brian A. Rider, '87Mr. Brian A. Rider, '87

Brian A. Rider serves as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association.  He graduated from Millersville University with a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in economics.  Brian was appointed to the Council of Trustees in December 2007 and serves as a member of the Programs Committee.


Gerald Robinson.pngMr. Gerald S. Robinson

Gerald S. Robinson, Esquire, is a founding partner of Robinson & Geraldo, Attorneys at Law.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Howard University and later received his Juris Doctor from the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.  Gerald was appointed to the Council of Trustees in October 2001 and serves as the Chairman of the Programs Committee.


Kathryn RossMs. Kathryn R. Ross

Kathryn R. Ross is the founder and CEO of the sales and marketing advisory firm, Kross Strategies, LLC, and has over 25 years experience working with and for fortune 100 companies, and advertising and media agencies.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in health and sports sciences from Wake Forest University.  Kathryn was appointed to the Council of Trustees in October 2018 and serves on the Resources Committee.


Holly TregoMs. Holly L. Trego, '98

Holly L. Trego is currently employed as Manager of IT Solutions at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Millersville University, as well as a master’s degree in computer science from The Pennsylvania State University.  Holly was appointed to the Millersville University Council of Trustees in October 2018 and serves on the Resources Committee.


Michael Warfel

Mr. Michael G. Warfel, '84

Michael G. Warfel is currently employed as the Vice President of Governmental Affairs at Highmark, Inc.  He graduated from Millersville University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.  He later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in governmental administration.  Michael was appointed to the Council of Trustees in June 1999 and serves as the Council Chairman.


Ann Womble

Ms. Ann S. Womble

Ann S. Womble previously served as the Executive Director for Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning and as Chair of the Republican Committee of Lancaster County.  She received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina.  Ann went on to receive an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Florida.  She was appointed to the Millersville University Council of Trustees in November 2013 and serves as the Resources Committee Chair. 

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