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Ohio Northern University elects Oscar J. Mifsud as chair of the ONU Board of Trustees

Nov 7, 2014

The Ohio Northern University Board of Trustees has elected Oscar J. Mifsud as chair of the ONU Board of Trustees for a two-year term, and Daniel Walker was retained as vice chair of the board for a two-year term at its October meeting.

ONU President Daniel DiBiasio said, “Oscar Mifsud is the perfect fit to lead the Ohio Northern Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Judy, have made life-long commitments to the University and have shown this with their leadership, numerous contributions and endless support for ONU.”

Mifsud, who replaces John Bishop as chair, graduated from ONU with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1972 and is the president and CEO of the Mifsud Group LLC, a private investment and management company, and the former president, CEO and owner of SMR Aerospace. He has served on the ONU Board of Trustees since 2000 and, in 2007, was named vice chair of the board and a member of its executive committee. He also is a member of the board’s finance, investment and trusteeship committee. Mifsud established the Oscar J. Mifsud Leadership Scholarship Fund for the Dicke College of Business Administration.

Mifsud received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009, the Dicke College of Business Administration’s Outstanding Service Award in 2012, and the college’s Pinnacle Award in 2013. In 2013, he was given an honorary degree from ONU. Mifsud served as national campaign chair in the University’s latest highly successful capital campaign in 2012, which raised more than $110 million,

In addition to Mifsud being elected chair, Pamela S. Hershberger was named to the board. Hershberger has been managing partner of the Toledo office of Ernst & Young LLP since July 2008. She graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1987.

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