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:
Richard D. Avil, Jr., Esq. EE ‘70
Partner, Jones Day
John F. Hartner, ME ‘85
President and CEO
Dover Printing & Identification
Zareh Baghdasarian, EE '83
President and CEO
Tahoe Associates
William Leighton, Ph.D.  EE '73
Former Vice President
George G. Bitto, EE '81
Vice President and Treasurer
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
William K. Lorenz, ChE '68
Retired Partner
Environmental Resources Management
William M. Brown, ME ’84,’87
President and CEO
Harris Corporation
Sean McDermott, EE '88
Windward IT Solutions
Coleen Burke-Finney, ME '90
Director, Advanced Systems Business Development, Strategy and Operations
The Boeing Company
William J. Midon, ME '75
Chairman and CEO
InterVest International Ltd.
Elizabeth Catania, CE '81
Vice President
Catania Engineering Associates, Inc.
Stephen A. Mucchetti  EE '64
Retired, Vice President
Managed Application and SaaS Services, AT&T Business Solutions
Joseph P. Denny CE '68
Retired, Vice Chairman
Liberty Property Trust
Adelene Q. Perkins, ChE '81
President and Chief Business Officer
Infinity Pharmaceuticals
Thomas J. Durling, Esq, ME '80
Flaster/Greenberg PC
James P. Regan, EE '62
Chairman, President and CEO
Dynamics Research Corporation
George N. Facas, Ph.D., ME '81
Professor and Dean Emeritus
School of Engineering
The College of New Jersey
Karl F. Schmidt CE '78 MCE '82
(EAB Chair)
Retired, Vice President, Strategy & Innovation
Global Supply Chain
Johnson and Johnson
Robert M. Farrell, Ph.D., EE '69
President and CEO
Seneca Technology Group
Casimir Skrzypczak ME '62
Retired, Senior Vice President
Cisco Systems
Michael C. Ferrara EE '64
Executive Chairman, Adlens
Robert P. Slegelmilch EE '84
Deputy President &
Vice President of Operations
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions Defense
Gary A. Gabriele, Ph.D.
Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering
Villanova University
Patricia C. Woody
Department Head, NAVSSES
Machinery Research & Engineering