Board elects new trustees
The Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees elected three new members at its fall meeting.
Paul L. Vikner '71 of Allentown, and Elizabeth A. Urmston-Fowle '76 of Porter Ranch, Calif., have been named trustees. Jeffrey R. Porphy '89 of Harrison, N.Y., has been named an associate trustee.
Vikner is no stranger to the Board of Trustees, having served
on the Board from 1995-1998. He
is currently president and CEO of Allentown-based Mack Trucks, Inc. Mack is a subsidiary of AB Volvo, one of the world's top truck manufacturers, headquartered in Sweden. Vikner is also a member of Volvo's management team, and was previously executive vice president for sales and marketing at Mack.
Urmston-Fowle is the president of Graphic Marker International in Chatsworth, Calif. The company is the world's sole producer of envronmentally safe, non-toxic, refillable marking pens. The business was formerly a family enterprise known as Cooper Color Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey. In 1998, Muhlenberg recognized Urmston-Fowle's successful efforts to re-engineer the company's mission, product line and marketing strategies, naming her Entrepreneur of the Year.
Porphy is chief operating officer for the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in New York. CSFB is a subsidiary of the Swiss bank Credit Suisse Group, one of the top global investment banking firms.