The IUPUC Board of Advisors (BoA) consists of 25 community members who participate in quarterly meetings with campus leaders and collaboratively assist the campus in its continued growth to be a regional leader providing a best-in-class university experience.


Tom Harmon, MBA, ChairCEO/CEO/PresidentHarmon Steel/Taylor Bros./Harmon Construction
Gregg Summerville, MBA, Vice-ChairPresidentTecumseh Capital Partners, LLC
Reinhold Hill, PhDVice Chancellor and DeanIUPUC

Local & Regional Representatives

Dave BarkerRetiredSIHO Insurance Services
Julie Bilz, PhDSchool Board MemberBartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
John Burnett (ex officio)President and CEOCommunity Education Coalition
David Elwood, PhDChairman of the BoardElwood Staffing
Melinda Engelking DelapRetiredEngelking Patterns
Clayton Force, MSVice PresidentForce Construction Co., Inc.
Jacquie Franz, MSRetiredIUPUC
Cindy Frey (ex officio)PresidentColumbus Area Chamber
of Commerce
Edgar HernandezFinancial AnalystCummins Inc.
Jack HessExecutive DirectorCivicLab: An Institute for Civic Collaboration
Jason Hester, MBA (ex officio)PresidentGreater Columbus Economic Development Corporation
Rick JohnsonOwner, President, & CEOJohnson Ventures, Inc.
James Lienhoop (ex officio)MayorCity of Columbus
Lora Mount, JDAttorneyVoelz, Reed, & Mount, LLC
Karen Niverson (ex officio)Executive DirectorColumbus Area Visitors Center
Daniel Noel, BSN, RNDirector, Clinical TalentColumbus Regional Health
Srikanth Padmanabhan, PhDVice President, Cummins Inc.; President, Engine BusinessCummins Inc.
Gil PalmerAgentState Farm Insurance
Greg Pence, MBAU.S. Representative, 6th District; OwnerPence Group, LLC
Amy Pettit, DNPVice President & CNOSchneck Medical Center
Jim PlumpExecutive DirectorJackson County Industrial Development Corporation
Jim Roberts, Ed.D (ex officio)SuperintendentBartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
Tom Vujovich, MPARetiredPentzer Printing, Inc.

Faculty & Staff Representatives

Carla LaymonExecutive AssistantOffice of the Vice Chancellor and Dean
Jay Lesandrini, MA, MFADirectorCommunications & Marketing
Scott McIntyreDirectorEnrollment Management
Lori Montalbano, PhDAssistant Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs; Dean of StudentsOffice of Academic Affairs
Joan Poulsen, PhDAssociate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs; Deputy Title IX CoordinatorOffice of Academic Affairs
Bryan RushtonPresidentIUPUC Alumni Association Board
Matt Souza, JDSpecial Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for StrategyOffice of the Vice Chancellor and Dean
Brenda Vogel, MBADirectorOffice of Development and External Affairs
Arianna WoodsPresidentStudent Government Activities Board