Graduates of Walsh University now include a community of more than 17,000 alumni from 34 countries and all 50 states. Since 1964, the Alumni Association has worked to maintain and strengthen relationships with alumni, while supporting the University and its initiatives. As our alumni base continually extends beyond the borders of our home state, the Alumni Association must also expand to meet the needs of a larger, more geographically diverse group. The Alumni Board will be governed by a Board of up to 24 Trustees. The Board will meet three times per year with additional subcommittee meetings via conference call.

The purpose of the Alumni Board is to:

  • Represent the interests of the alumni base to Walsh's administration
  • Develop a more diverse alumni association
  • Promote Walsh University in communities across the globe, which will enhance international visibility and reputation consistent with Walsh's excellent quality
  • Strengthen connections between and among the University and its alumni
  • Meet the needs of our growing alumni base

The Alumni Board will:

  • Serve as an advisory board to the University's Alumni Office
  • Advise on annual Outstanding Alumni Awards
  • Coordinate events
  • Assist with Cavs in the Community Day
  • Help support the University's recruitment and fundraising efforts
  • Contribute to the vision of the University and its outreach to alumni
  • Facilitate the Alumni Scholarship process

Executive Board


Alumni Board President Steve Weigand

Steve Weigand ’10
Finance & Management B.A.
Cleveland, OH


Alumni Board Vice President Monica Engelhardt

Monica Engelhardt, CPA ’13
Accounting & Finance B.A.
Cleveland, OH

Interim Treasurer

photo of Mike Kindelberger, Interim Treasurer of the Alumni Board

Mike Kindelberger ’95
History & Communications B.A.
Uniontown, OH


Alumni Board Secretary Melissa Owens

Melissa Owens ’19
Organizational Development
and Leadership B.A.
North Canton, OH


Alumni Board member Pat Jeffcott

Patricia (Pat) Jeffcott ’76
Sociology B.S
North Canton, Ohio

Alumni Board Member Nic Harvey

Nic Harvey, CPA ’14
Accounting & Finance B.A.
North Canton, OH

Alumni Board member Miguel Chavez

Miguel Chavez ’04, ’07 & ’13
B.A. Theology/Pastoral Ministry
North Canton, OH

Alumni Board Member Laura Kozuszek

Laura Kozuszek ’15
Biology B.S.
Anderson Island, WA

Alumni Board Member Bob McCarthy

Bob McCarthy ’70
Business B.A.
Houston, TX

Alumni Board Member Anthony Rich

Anthony Rich ’07
Accounting & Management B.A.
Juris Doctor from Cleveland State University
North Canton, OH

Alumni Board member JoAnna Schwenning

Jo Anna Schwenning ’07
English: Language and Letters B.A.
North Canton, OH

Alumni Board Member Marcellus Stroud

Marcellus Stroud ’99 & ’16
Marketing B.A.
Business Administration M.B.A.
Canton, OH

Alumni Board Member Mike Steele

Mike Steele ’09 & ’11
Management B.A
Business Administration M.B.A
Uniontown, Ohio

Alumni Board Member Kevin Surnear

Kevin Surnear ’03
Management B.A.
Canton, OH

Walsh University Staff

Stephanie Koontz '08
Asst. Vice President, Alumni & Career Connections
Office: 330.244.4943

Annette Bernard ’98
Director of Alumni & Career Connections
Office: 330.490.7380

If you are interested in becoming involved on the board or subcommittee, have any questions, or would like to make a suggestion please contact the Alumni Office at or call 330.244.4943.