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College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association Board

The CLA Alumni Association Board is elected to represent all CLA alumni worldwide, with the goal of connecting alumni to campus and each other. To learn more or to get involved, please contact Maria Papa at (215) 204-4381 or

Board of Directors:

President: Dawn E. Ramos, CLA ’07
Vice President: Elena M. Banis, CLA ’95
Secretary: Deidre A. Downes, CLA ’99
Treasurer: Anthony Luongo, CLA ’96
Past President: Gerald S. Vigna, CLA ’73

Eric J. Appelbaum, CLA ’95
Sydney Ann Beckett, CLA ’65, EDU ’67, EDU ’93
Robert Louis Bocchino, CLA ’64
Anthony L. Buffone, CLA ’93, EDU ’99
Robert E. Cherwony, Esq., CLA ’69, LAW ’73
Ira S. Clavner, CLA ’77, ENG ’91
Joel Goodhart, CLA ’75
Kristin Grubb, CLA ’09
Claire Ippoliti, CLA ’89
Marlena Robinson Kleit, EDU ’64, CLA ’67
Gretchen Kubiak CLA ’05
Matthew Lachs, CLA ‘12
Chelsey T. Lowe, CLA ‘14
Philip Lutz, CLA ‘77
Sarah Matthews, CLA ’00
Joseph Maugeri, CLA ’82
Dennis McCrossen, CLA ’77
Seth McDowell, CLA ’99
Mina Mounir, CLA ’05
Andrea Swan, KLN ’98, CLA ’11
Neil Weitz CLA ’80

Lifetime Members:

Sheila R. Aronow, CLA ’65
Spencer H. Davis, CLA ’65, EDU ’68
The Honorable Marlene F. Lachman, CLA ’68
Leonard Mellman, CLA ’49
Sylvia P. Thomas, CST ’46
Richard David Weiss, CST ’61, MED ’65, MED ’69
Marie L. Zecca, CLA ’85, EDU ’01


Maria A. Papa
Associate Director of Development & Alumni Relations
1225 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-4381