For immediate release: June 6, 2007
BLOOMSBURG — David W. Klingerman Sr. of Bloomsburg is the newest member of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees.
Vice president of JDK Management Co., Klingerman oversees the operations of nursing facilities, hotels and restaurants, as well as land development. He has owned and operated nursing care and assisted living facilities in northeast Pennsylvania since 1981 and earned certification as a licensed nursing home administrator in 1983. For the past 35 years, he has owned Klingerman Farms, currently producing soybeans, corn, wheat and beef cattle on more than 800 acres in Columbia County.
Klingerman, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, served on the school board for the Bloomsburg Area School District from 1977 to 1992, including two terms as president. He and his wife, the former Donna Kline, have four children and nine grandchildren. Klingerman replaces David Petrosky of Daleville, who served as a Trustee since 1995.
Along with Klingerman’s appointment, three current members were reappointed to BU’s Council of Trustees – Ramona Alley of Berwick, Marie Conley Lammando of Harrisburg and Charles “Nick” Housenick of Bloomsburg.
Alley, office manager at the Alley Medical Center in Berwick, has been a member of the Council of Trustees since 1983 and is past chair, vice chair and secretary. Active in many community organizations, she has been a trustee of the YMCA since 1989, is past president of the Columbia County Medical Auxiliary and serves on the Berwick Hospital Charity Ball Committee. She is a member of the WVIA Public Television Board of Trustees executive committee and past president of Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
Alley holds a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University. She chaired the Columbia County campaign committees for Reagan-Bush in 1988 and Bush-Quayle in 1992, as well as campaign committees for former governors Richard Thornburgh and Tom Ridge. The wife of Dr. Ali A. Alley, she is the mother of five children.
Marie Conley Lammando
Conley Lammando, a 1994 BU graduate, was appointed to the Council of Trustees in May 2001 and to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors in December 2002. She is a consultant for fund raising and event planning who served as financial director for Mike Fisher’s gubernatorial campaign. A former finance director for the Republican State Committee, Conley Lammando worked for Gov. Tom Ridge's administration in a range of capacities, including staff assistant, scheduler, deputy director of the southeast regional office and director of the 1999 inaugural ball. She also directed activities for the Pennsylvania delegation to the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. Conley Lammando and her husband Chris Lammando are the parents of a son.
Housenick was appointed to the Council of Trustees in 2005. A graduate of Bloomsburg University, he was a member of the Bloomsburg Town Council for 12 years. Throughout his career, he was president and general manager of the former Housenick Motor Co. and an account executive with the financial planning firms of E.F. Hutton and Co., Williamsport, and Oppenheimer and Co., Bloomsburg. Housenick also has a history of community service. He chaired the town's parking and municipal authorities and is a past director of the Bloomsburg Rotary Club, Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce and Columbia Alliance for Economic Growth. His memberships include the Bloomsburg chapter of the Elks, the Eagles Mere Country Club and the Bloomsburg Fair Association.
Each of the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is governed by a Council of Trustees whose members are recommended by the governor and approved by the state Senate. BU’s Council of Trustees, made up of community leaders, business professionals, BU graduates and a student representative, reviews and approves policies and procedures; fees, including room and board; and contracts and purchases. They make recommendations to the chancellor regarding the president’s appointment and retention, approve schools and academic programs and conduct an annual physical inspection of facilities.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.