Dr. Brosnan Announces Formation of President’s Advisory Council

Jul 14, 2008

As part of Delaware Valley College's strategic planning initiatives for the college's future, Dr. Joseph Brosnan has solicited the help of business, political and academic leaders nationally naming them to the college's new President's Advisory Council.

The group will advise the president and the Board of Trustees on strategic issues. They will develop ideas and offer guidance to strengthen the college within the context of its mission and traditions. The group recently met in New York City to discuss economic and population growth, college branding and marketing, strategic planning and institutional development.

Individuals named to the Delaware Valley College President's Advisory Council include former Pennsylvania Governor, Mark S. Schweiker, current President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; Donald D. Brown, Jr., Senior Partner with law firm Sprigel, Brown, Fichera & Cote, LLP in New York; W. Warner Burke, the Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education and the Education Program Coordinator for Graduate Programs in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University; Iris Chen, President and  CEO of the "I Have A Dream" Foundation," based in New York; Michael Gallis, Principal of Michael Gallis & Associates, a strategic planning and design firm in based in Charlotte, NC; Arthur Levine, President of The Woodrow Wilson Foundation, based in Princeton, NJ;  James J. Linksz, President of Bucks County Community College; Michael Moss a member of the Bucks County Board and overall Managing Board of Team Capital Bank, a financial services group; Michael O'Connor, President and Founder of Independent Professional Services, Inc., a financial services company providing back office, benefits administration and contract and vendor management services in Doylestown; and Thomas W. Watson, former Vice Chairman of the Omnicom Group and current Dean of Omnicom University, graduate of the DelVal class of 1957 and founder of the College's Executive-in-Residence Program.