University College Advisory Council
The Council advises the Dean on matters related to building and strengthening the College’s relations and partnerships with community partners, employers, alumni, and potential supporters of the College.
The Council supports the Dean’s efforts in advancing the College’s commitment to inclusive student success, engagement, and achievement, agency in student learning, and ongoing professional and personal development for sustained academic excellence.
- serve as informed ambassadors for the College.
- promote University College and Millersville University.
- make suggestions to the Dean based upon their professional expertise and experience.
- provide feedback to the Dean on the College’s strategic plans and fundraising goals.
- advocate, as needed and where possible, for University College through fundraising and networking with alumni and community partners.
- participate, when appropriate, in the College’s programs and activities.
Advisory Council Members
Dr. Susan P. Luek
Dr. Susan P. Luek, Faculty Emerita of Psychology, taught at Millersville University for exactly 40 years, from 1972 to 2012. She was one of the founders of what is now the University Honors College, and she remains an active part of it. She chaired the Commission on the Status of Women and was a co-founder of Millersville University's Women's Center, and she was awarded an Excellence and Equity Award in 2009. Dr. Luek was named Millersville University's Educator of the Year in 2011. In 2017, the former Byerly Hall was renamed the Susan P. Luek Hall in her honor. Dr. Luek received an Honorary Alumnus Award in 2018. She is a member of the following honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Psi Chi, and Pi Lambda Theta. At Millersville University, Dr. Luek served as Faculty Advisor of Psi Chi and Pi Lambda Theta. She is currently the treasurer of Millersville University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological Association, and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. In addition, she volunteers for the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.
Tom Renkevens earned his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Meteorology with honors and a math minor from Millersville University in 1992. He earned his Master's Degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma in 1997, where in part he was involved in tornado chasing. Tom has been employed by NOAA (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) for nearly 30 years, with most of his work related to the operations and product creation and dissemination from NOAA's weather satellites, and currently manages 50 employees. Tom is a weather geek at heart, with multiple backyard weather stations, and is a Skywarn storm spotter for the National Weather Service. He thoroughly enjoys a huge snowstorm. A native of New Jersey, Tom now lives in Laurel Maryland with his wife Jennifer (B.S. in Education from Millersville University in 1992) and their two teenage daughters.
Antoine RJ Wright
Antoine RJ Wright is an experienced organizational strategy and process designer who has worked with various teams and business-forward organizations. Earning his B.S. in Speech Communications from Millersville University in 2002, he has continually embraced and extended new and existing initiatives and innovations, communicating complex technologies and processes into applicable, accessible, and usable behaviors for teams and organizations. From entrepreneurial projects to collaborations on several opensource efforts, his track record of re-engineering complexity has been a valued asset in the digital space. He is often recognized for maintaining and elevating projects and teams through impactful responsibilities. In addition, Antoine's corporate training (including mobile, smart city, and sketchnote seminars across North America, Europe, and Australia for faith-based, environmental, and other industries) extend lessons learned into physical spaces, enabling individuals and teams to take proactive steps forward in this changing world.
Francis Miliano is the District Office Director for Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, Representative Mike Sturla’s District Office, and Event Coordinator for his Annual Back to School Event. She holds a Notary Commission through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of State. Her volunteer involvement includes serving as an Executive Board Member and Co-Chair of the Youth Committee for the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board. She also serves as an Executive Board Member for the Bench Mark Program and is a recent 2022 Leadership Lancaster Core Class graduate. Francis received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Millersville University in Social Work in 2017 and was also crowned as 2016’s Homecoming Queen. Currently, Francis is in her last semester at Millersville completing her Master of Science degree in Emergency Management. Francis has a cat named Baby Miliano and is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiast, competing around the country in various tournaments.
Natalie Edington is the Chief Customer Experience Officer of the Baltimore County Public Library in Maryland where she oversees the operations, services and staff of 19 branch libraries and three customer-facing departments. She has over 20 years of experience working in public libraries. She advocates for libraries at both the state and national level and has served on the Legislative Advisory Panel of the Maryland Library Association for more than ten years. After graduating from Millersville University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Natalie brought her interest in technology to the University of Maryland where she earned a Master of Library Science and pursued her passion for serving the community through public library service.