Alumni Council

Get Involved! Join the Alumni Council.

The Delaware Valley University Alumni Council is a leadership group of alumni volunteers. The Council supports the University’s overall alumni engagement and philanthropic efforts. We're looking for interested alumni from a diverse representation of class years and programs, geographic regions, and interests to join the Alumni Council as representatives this fall. Alumni Council representatives serve for a three-year term and are elected by the alumni at large.

Interested in serving?

Please fill out the 2024 Interest Form

Please note that the information you enter on this form will be used for the official ballot, so please fill out the form carefully and thoroughly. A member of the Alumni Council’s Nominating, Membership and Credentials Committee will contact you to further discuss your interest in the Council and the expectations of members. After these discussions, interested and qualified nominees will be placed on an electronic ballot that will be sent to all alumni for voting.

In addition to representative positions, the position of Alumni Council President is also up for nominations this fall and is open to current members of the Alumni Council. More information about the role of the President can be found on the Interest Form.

Service on the Alumni Council is a meaningful way to engage with your alma mater and, one that is greatly appreciated by Delaware Valley University. Thank you for your interest!

Benjamin Rakus ’96


Committee Lead: Scholarship


Bill Long '94

Vice President

Committee Lead: Awards


Kristen Hovarka '06 



Olivia Gardner ’16



Kevin Foster '82

Chair, Nominating and Membership


Aaron Rill '16

Chair, Alumni Outreach and Giving


Lauren Rizzitano '16 

Chair, Homecoming


Mike Sobczak '07

Chair, Student/Alumni Engagement 


Henry Sumner '76

Chair, Strategic Planning


Tiffany Lenhart '22, MBA '23

Chair, A-Day Committee

Celina Burgueno '16

Board of Trustees Representative

Committee Lead: Nominating and Membership

Jeffery Bartholomew '81
Christine Brown '90
Jon Cassel '76
James Diamond '61
Jason  Doll '16
Bill Dougherty '69
Annmarie Ely MBA '19
Eric Goldstein '01
Gregory Hinderliter '98
Pete Hoffman '63
Wyatt Hoffman '22
Dave Klosinski '93
Kenneth Lipton '61
Dawn  Lundin '95
Stephen Nathan '92
Andrea Nickoloff '09
Lauren  Nye '14
Rick  Osman '75
Jennifer Ramos '97
Matt Riddick '18
Shaina Roselle '18, MBA '24
Laura Viel '18
Jackie Wright '03
Emeritus Members
Ray  Cupples '64 
Joanne DaCunha '82
Pete Duane '72
Bill  Dunscombe '68
Ray  Funkhouser '72
Melissa Roseman '08, MBA '10 
Leon Thompson '64 
Jim  Trainer '84

The Alumni Events Committee plans and oversees events as named in the three subcommittees. The Awards Subcommittee participates in the selection and naming of the Alumni Council Awards.


A-Day: Olivia Gardner

Awards: Bill Long '94

Homecoming: Lauren Rizzitano '16

Aaron Rill

  • Identifies and leads support of in-person fundraising opportunities
  •  Offers peer-to peer support through calling/postcard campaigns
  • Responsible for ensuring 100% committee giving

Olivia Gardner

  • Approves committee budget requests and tracks council expenditures
  • Reviews funding requests as needed throughout the year

Celina Burgueno '16

  • Oversees elections and onboarding of new members
  • Ensures members are fulfilling council obligations and leads disciplinary action as needed
  • Develops and maintains a succession pipeline for council membership and leadership


Mike Sobczak '11

  • Plans and implements engagement opportunities between alumni and current students
  • Collaborates with campus partners to co-host events, and provide alumni resources as able

Benjamin Rakus '96

  • Recognizes excellence in students through the selection of awardees for annual scholarships
  • Reads and commends students via application process

Henry Summer '76

  • Sets strategic initiatives to mirror the University strategic plan
  • Coordinates with other committees to ensure that Council goals are aligned with University needs and policies

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The Office of Alumni Engagement at DelVal provides support to all Aggies long after graduation. To connect with the alumni engagement office email

Development and Alumni Affairs

700 E. Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901