Penn State Wilkes-Barre Advisory Board Welcomes New Members

Chancellor Dr. Charles Davis and Christopher Borton, advisory board chair, are pleased to announce the appointment of the following new board member and three ex-officio members to the Penn State Wilkes-Barre 2011-2012 Campus Advisory Board.

Richard Williams, a new board member, is a shareholder in the firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, P.C. where he practices in the firm's Kingston office concentrating on commercial and residential real estate, zoning and land development, commercial law, banking, collection and creditor's rights. He received his B.S. from Penn State University and his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court.

Linda Barlett, president of the Penn State Chapter of the Wyoming Valley, is a lawyer with Cefalo & Associates law firm in West Pittston.  A graduate of Penn State, she spent a portion of her college years studying abroad in Germany and Austria. She is a former Woman of the Year in Luzerne County and enjoys running marathons.

Scott Finlon, president of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society, is an information security engineer at the University of Scranton. He is a graduate of Penn State Wilkes-Barre with a B.S. in information science technology and is also a former Penn State Wilkes-Barre Student Government Association President.

Dr. Thomas Winter, chair of the Campus Faculty Senate, is a professor of physics at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and chairman of the Math and Science Faculty.  Dr. Winter has been at Penn State Wilkes-Barre since 1976 excluding his time spent on sabbatical at Kansas State University, Rice University, as well as a visiting scientist sabbatical at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.  Dr. Winter has a B.A. in Mathematics from Queens College of the City University of New York as well as a Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in physics.