June 16, 2006

Five Alumni Appointed to Serve on Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees

CLEVELAND—Five Case Western Reserve University alumni have joined their alma mater’s Board of Trustees.

John P. Campi, a 1988 graduate of the Weatherhead School of Management; Joseph M. Mandato, a 2004 graduate of the Weatherhead School; and Thomas F. McKee, a 1975 graduate of the Case School of Law, were appointed in early June to serve four-year terms on the board. Also appointed earlier this academic year were Andrew Wasynczuk double alum from Case Institute of Technology and the Graduate School and Alan Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., triple alum from Adelbert College, Graduate School and School of Medicine.

Their appointments bring the total number of alumni serving on the university’s Board of Trustees to 31 of its 35 members. “One of the objectives of the board in its governance reform three years ago was to engage more alumni as part of its composition”, said Frank N. Linsalata, Chairman of the Board and CIT alum.  “Since then, the board has increased its alumni representation from 66 percent to 89 percent.; I am honored to continue my role as chair and in the company of such accomplished individuals”.

The university is governed by the Board of Trustees, volunteers who give their time and expertise to sustain the university's physical and financial assets and enhance its long-term welfare. In support of the university's vision, the trustees executed a Trustee Vision Acceleration Campaign, which resulted in trustee contributions totaling $21 million to date. The trustees also contribute to a Trustee Annual Fund, which is allocated each year to support a designated program such as diversity, athletics, and the library.

John P. Campi
John Campi’s experience at the Weatherhead School of Management was a major influence in his life. A 1988 graduate of the Executive MBA program, Campi went on to become the senior vice president for Global Sourcing and Supply Chain of Home Depot. He currently resides in Atlanta and is actively involved with Weatherhead’s Alumni Association and Visiting Committee (Advisory Committee). For his leadership, contributions and loyalty to the school, Campi was recognized as the Weatherhead Outstanding Alumnus in 1996. 

Joseph M. Mandato
A 2004 graduate of the Weatherhead Executive Doctor of Management Program, Joseph Mandato said he is excited about the opportunities he sees in Cleveland and has taken an active role on the board of BioEnterprise in addition to his new position on the Case Board of Trustees. He is managing director of De Novo Ventures, a California-based life sciences venture capital firm that invests in medical technology, biotechnology and drug delivery startups. Mandato recently hosted a reception in the Bay area for alumni and friends of the university.

Thomas F. McKee
Thomas McKee is co-chairman of Calfee, Halter & Griswold, and graduated from the Case School of Law in 1975. Since then, he has served as a Class Agent who assists in raising funds and as a member of the law school’s Visiting Committee (Advisory Committee). In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession of law and the School of Law, he was inducted into the Society of Benchers in September 2001.

Andrew Wasynczuk
Andrew Wasynczuk is the James M. Collins Fund Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School and a double alum of Case. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering.  Prior to joining Harvard’s faculty, he was with the New England Patriots for 16 years.  He is active on several charitable boards, including the Massachusetts Salvation Army and Marketplace Network.

Alan L. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D.
Alan Schwartz is triple alum, having earned his A.B. in 1970, his Ph.D. in 1974 and his M.D. in 1976 from the university.  Schwartz is the Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor of Pediatrics and chair of the department of pediatrics at Washington University and physician-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

For more information: Susan Griffith 216-368-1004.

Posted by: Kevin Adams, June 16, 2006 11:35 AM | News Topics: HeadlinesMain

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