The Edinboro University Council of Trustees (COT) recently welcomed two new members and recognized the reappointment of two others. The appointments to Edinboro’s governing body were made by Gov. Tom Wolf.
Mark A. Bellini, retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, was confirmed as a member of the COT by the state Senate, which also confirmed the reappointments of COT Chairperson Dennis R. Frampton and Vice Chairperson Barbara C. Chaffee. Frampton has been a COT member since 2010 and chair since July 2015, while Chaffee has served since 2012 and has been vice chair since July 2015.
Bellini earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1979 from then Edinboro State College and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army through the Edinboro ROTC program. During more than 32 years of active duty service, he held a variety of command and staff positions, both in the U.S. and overseas.
Following his retirement from the Army in 2011, he was vice president and general manager for ITT Exelis, later Exelis Corporation. Bellini has served on the Edinboro University President’s Advisory Council since 2011.
Trustees are nominated and appointed to six-year terms by the Governor of Pennsylvania, with the advice and consent of the state Senate..
Edinboro University student Kyle Hurysz, who is double majoring in Economics and Political Science, will serve as the student representative on the COT until his graduation or until his term expires in May 2020. A native of Castleton-On-Hudson, N.Y., he is a member of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business and the Edinboro University Senate Finance Committee.
Hurysz previously served terms as the vice president of Procedure and the chairman of the Organizational Review Committee for Edinboro University’s Student Government Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Edinboro University Honors Program and an Eagle Scout.
Hurysz will have the same voting rights and responsibilities as all COT members, and, as a student trustee, he might be called upon to represent the University at official functions such as convocation or commencement.
Photo caption: Edinboro University student-trustee Kyle Hurysz