The new members, all YSU graduates, are Susan Spencer Briney, Stephen J. Gurgovits, Atty. Jude Jospeh Nohra and Stuart T. Wise. All board members must be nominated by a current Foundation board member.
“We are grateful to Susan, Steven, Jude and Stuart for joining the Board of Trustees; they add great experience and knowledge to a very committed and dedicated governing body,” said Garry Mrozek, chair of the YSU Foundation Board of Trustees. “All four are very active civically in their communities, and Steve and Stuart increase our presence in Western Pennsylvania.”
Spencer Briney, who graduated from YSU with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, is a retired nurse and established a scholarship in her name with the YSU Foundation for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing. She is the daughter of the late YSU Foundation Trustee Emeritus William L. Spencer. Mr. Spencer and his wife established the William and Margaret Spencer Scholarship in 2005, which has grown to nearly $1 million.
Gurgovits currently is chairman of the Board of FNB Corp. and First National Bank of Pennsylvania. He also was past president and chief executive of FNB Corp. and First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Gurgovits graduated from YSU with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Nohra is vice president, general counsel and secretary of the Home Savings and Loan Co. of Youngstown and advises Home Savings on all legal matters. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from YSU. Nohra is the son of YSU Foundation Trustee Emeritus Joseph S. Nohra.
Wise graduated cum laude from YSU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is the regional president of ComDoc in Pittsburgh. Wise is the son of former YSU basketball standout Ray Wise, who was inducted into the YSU Hall of Fame in 2000.