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Two New Members Elected to Westminster College's Board of Trustees

Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Westminster College Board of Trustees added 10 members in its Class of 2012, including two first-time trustees.

William L. Carlton '67, Leonard M. Carroll, Ann H. Haldeman '48, Doreen A.  McCall, and Jeffrey T. Wiley '75 were elected to their second consecutive four-year terms, while Barbara B. Guffey '70, Thomas S. Mansell '61, and Thomas A. Tupitza '79 rejoined the Board after a one-year absence.

New to the 40-member Board in 2008 are Robert W. Buehner Jr. '75 and Robert C. Jackson '91.

Buehner has been the Montour County district attorney since 1992. A graduate of Dickinson School of Law, he is a past president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, a member of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, president of the Columbia-Montour Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and former member of the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees. He and his wife, Alice, live in Danville and are the parents of three children.

Jackson, who earned an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, is chief executive officer at Grove City Medical Center. The recipient of Westminster's Outstanding Young Alumni Citation in 2006, he holds fellow status with the American College of Health Care Executives and is a member of the Grove City Rotary Club. He serves on a number of boards: Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, Hospital Association of Pennsylvania Political Action Committee, George Junior Republic, Health Center Pharmacy, Slippery Rock University Foundation, Slippery Rock University Institution Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects, and Family Hospice & Palliative Care. He and his wife, Beth, live in Grove City and are the parents of two children.

Four new associate trustees were elected for 2008: Carolyn K. Cuff '78, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and John P. Bonomo, associate professor of computer science, were named faculty representatives; senior Ashley L. Carnahan, a business administration major from Greensburg, and junior Travis M. Gulling, a public relations major from Canton, Ohio, were added as student representatives.

Three former trustees earned emeritus status: Robert J. Bruce, president of Bruce & Merrilees Electric Company in New Castle; Dr. Ross H. Musgrave '42, retired distinguished clinical professor of surgery; and Martha V. Wile '57, former part owner and board member of Dymon, Incorporated.

For more information, contact JoeAnn Miller, executive secretary for the president of Westminster College, at (724) 946-7134 or e-mail

Robert Buehner
Robert Jackson