RADNOR, Pa. (June 30, 2014)–Cabrini College elected Patrick J. Ward and alumnae Claire Roth ’69 and Mary Elizabeth Senkewicz ’76 to the Board of Trustees, effective July 1. They join 20 Board members.
Ward, Roth and Senkewicz will serve three-year terms. After which, Ward and Senkewicz may stand for re-election for two more terms. As an Alumni Trustee, Roth may opt for re-election once more.
Co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer at Penn Liberty Bank in Wayne, Pa., Ward has nearly three decades of banking industry experience. Previously, Ward was executive vice president of Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, overseeing and managing specialized industries, including government banking, professional banking and not-for-profit businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region. He was also chairman and president of Citizens Bank in Delaware and a member of the Citizens Financial Group Executive Policy Committee.
Prior to that, Ward served as president and chief executive of Commonwealth Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Commonwealth Bank, until its acquisition by Citizens Bank in January 2003. Under Ward's leadership, Commonwealth Bank grew to $1.8 billion in assets with 61 branches throughout eastern Pennsylvania.
Ward is active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Police Athletic League, Economics Pennsylvania and the Chester County Chamber Foundation.
Ward received a bachelor of science in economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a master of business administration from the University of Notre Dame.
A program management and communications professional, Roth of Devon, Pa., has more than two decades of experience helping organizations achieve strategic goals and improve performance. As a consultant, Roth specializes in program management office development, communications, operations and organizational analysis, and change management.
Prior to her consultant work, Roth created a program management office at Fannie Mae encompassing communications, change management, operational risk management, standards, policies and procedures, metrics reporting and corporate compliance. Previously, she worked as a strategic planner at Primerica, where she worked with its subsidiaries to create new financial business opportunities.
Roth served as President of the Alumni Board and a director for three terms. In 2010, Roth received the Martha Dale Award for Distinguished Service for loyalty, dedication and interest to Cabrini College. She continues to serve as an integral member of the Alumni Association through her efforts as a class agent, fundraiser for the Class of 1969 Scholarship and creator of the alumni group on LinkedIn.
Roth received a bachelor of arts in English from Cabrini and a master of business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Senkewicz is associate general counsel and policy advisor at the D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority. With more than 30 years of experience in health policy and insurance regulatory issues, Senkewicz helps to implement the District's State-Based Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, writes legislation and regulations to support marketplace implementation and advises on policy issues.
Prior to that, Senkewicz was a consultant on federal legislation, state proposals, and insurance issues. Formerly, as deputy commissioner for the State of Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Senkewicz oversaw financial solvency and compliance of health and life insurers and HMOs. She also served as senior counsel for health policy at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in Washington, D.C.
This is Senkewicz’s second term on the Board; she served as an alumni trustee 2002-08. In 2011, she received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award; her noteworthy career achievements embody Cabrini’s mission of leadership development and commitment to social justice and academic excellence.
Senkewicz received a bachelor of arts in English and philosophy at Cabrini College and a Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds.
Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, leadership development, and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini enrolls about 1,300 undergraduates in more than 30 majors, pre‑professional programs, concentrations and minors on its serene 112‑acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The College also enrolls about 1,400 students in graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off‑site locations.