Mark Campbell and Mary “Missy” Feeley officially began their roles in October as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Board of Trustees of Allegheny College. Rob Smith, of Meadville, Pa., completed his three-year term as chair.
All three are alumni of the College: Campbell graduated from Allegheny in 1982, Feeley in 1978 and Smith in 1973.
Campbell, previously the board’s vice chair, has served as a trustee since 2007. A partner with the Ridge Policy Group, a federal and state bipartisan government affairs practice with offices in Washington, D.C. and Harrisburg, Pa., Campbell is the former chief of staff to two Pennsylvania governors, Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker. He also serves on the board of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle. Campbell is a native of Warren, Pa., and resides in Carlisle, Pa. He has a son, Tyler.
“Rob Smith led the Board of Trustees with distinction and dedication during a momentous time in Allegheny history, as we celebrated the College’s bicentennial and continued to grow in national prominence,” said Allegheny president James H. Mullen, Jr. “We are grateful for Rob and his service, and Mark Campbell will carry on that legacy of insight and guidance that will sustain Allegheny in our third century. Mark brings to the chairmanship not only abiding loyalty to Allegheny, but also a unique appreciation for public service and the importance of the liberal arts, and the students we educate, to the public good.”
Feeley has served as a trustee since 2012. She retired as chief geoscientist from ExxonMobil Exploration Co. in 2014 following a 30-year career holding a variety of technical and management positions with Exxon Production Research Co., Exxon Exploration Co. and other firms. Feeley has served on boards and committees with several prominent organizations, including the International Council for Science and the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Feeley, who earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in oceanography from Texas A&M University, resides in the United Kingdom with her husband, Clive Gregson.
“Missy Feeley has garnered deep respect for the discernment and expertise that she has demonstrated as an Allegheny trustee and as a co-chair of the College’s Our Allegheny: Our Third Century Quest fundraising campaign,” Mullen said. “She will be an outstanding vice chair with devotion to her alma mater and a wealth of experience gained through her distinguished career and civic service.”
The Allegheny College Board of Trustees is the governing body elected to oversee the College. The board’s primary responsibilities relate to policymaking and sound management of the college’s resources.