College of Engineering Advisory Board

The College of Engineering Advisory Board is a consultative body that meets twice a year to advise the Dean and the College’s administration. Committed to securing the continued betterment of the College’s educational program, the members of the Board

  • Review the strategic plan of the College and its integration into the overall plan of Villanova University
  • Identify current trends in the engineering profession and their potential impact on the College’s educational program
  • Assist in the development of networks and partnerships regarding internships, scholarships, fellowships, faculty research, distance education, and graduate placement
  • Help establish, refine, and implement strategies for student, faculty, and College recognition
  • Act as advocates for the mission, needs, and strategic initiatives of the College

Board members are appointed and serve a one-to-three-year term. The current members are listed below:

L. Gene Alessandrini, EE ‘86
Owner, LGA Energy, LLC
William Leighton, Ph.D.  EE '73
Former Sr. VP R&D, AT&T
Jack Appolonia, ME ‘86
President, East Region
Airgas USA, LLC
David E. Lewicki, P.E., CE ’98, MCE ‘00
Engineering Manager
Chicago Bridge & Iron
Richard D. Avil, Jr., Esq. EE ‘70
Partner, Jones Day (Retired)
Robin R. Loporchio, Esq., EE’89
Senior Counsel
Intellectual Property & Licensing
Raytheon Company
William M. Brown, ME ’84,’87
President & CEO, Harris Corporation
Eileen Maginnis, CE ’79, MSCE ‘82
President, ABC Fulfillment Company
Susan M. Castellan, CE ‘84
Vice President
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Ted McCarthy, ME ‘65
Former Principal & President
Michael Curry, ECE ‘99
CEO, base2Engineering, LLC
Sean McDermott, EE ‘88
Chief Executive Officer
Windward IT Solutions
Joseph P. Denny, CE '68
Retired, Vice Chair, Liberty Property Trust
Dan Miranda, ME ‘84
President & CEO
Landmark Protection, Inc.
John Dionosio
Chairman Emeritus, AECO
Mark Muller, ME ’90, MSME ‘98
Manager, Operations Analysis
Boeing Company, Inc.
Melissa Morea Evola, CE ‘94
Director, Navigant Consulting
David Oneglia, CE ‘74
President, O&G Industries, Inc.
George N. Facas, Ph.D., PE, ME’81
Professor and Dean Emeritus
School of Engineering
The College of New Jersey
Joseph Posillico, CE ‘81
CEO & President, Posillico Civil, Inc.
Richard K. Faris ’69 CEE, ’70 MSCE
Retired, Sr. VP - Product Dev., Oracle
Co-Founder Primavera Systems, Inc.           
Anne Roby, ChE ‘86
Senior VP, Praxair, Inc.
Daniel C. Flynn, ChE ‘82
President, Shannon Chemical Company

Karl F. Schmidt CE '78 MCE '82, EAB Chair
Vice President, (Retired)
Johnson and Johnson

Kevin Fogash, ChE ‘92
Global Business Technology Director
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Casimir Skrzypczak ME '62
Sr. Vice President, Cisco Systems (Retired)
Gary A. Gabriele, Ph.D.
Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering
Villanova University
Robert P. Slegelmilch EE '84
Vice President, Engineering & Technology – IS&GS (Retired)
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions Defense
John F. Hartner, ME ‘85
Chief Operating Officer
EnvisionTEC, Inc.
John Stranix, CE’78
President, Stranix Associates
Michael J. Hayes
Managing Director
The Goldman Sachs Group

Patricia C. Woody
Machinery Research & Engineering
Department Head, C/90