Six Trustees Confirmed to Thaddeus Stevens Board

Gov. Wolf appoints Cargas, Maguire, Sterner

 Lancaster, PA—Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is welcoming three members of its Board of Trustees.

The state Senate confirmed Gov. Wolf’s appointments of Donald “Chip” Cargas, Jr., Michael Maguire and Jeffrey Sterner in October. They join trustees Paul Hoffer, Patricia Hopson-Shelton and Richard Watson, whose reappointments were also confirmed.

Chip Cargas is founder, chairman and CEO at Cargas Systems, an employee-owned business software company based in Lancaster. Founded in 1988, the company has grown to 99 employees and is poised to move into a new, larger facility in the city in the spring of 2019. Cargas previously served on Thaddeus Stevens’ community advisory council and received an honorary doctorate of public service from the college in 2013. His term runs until 2023.

Michael Maguire assistant director of the political and legislative department at AFSCME Council 13. He is a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens, plumbing, Class of 1989. The Philadelphia native previously worked for Brubaker, Inc. and as a housing inspector for the City of Lancaster. He serves on the board of the Keystone Research Center, a Harrisburg think tank, and volunteers with various youth and high school sports organizations. His term runs until 2021.

Jeff Sterner is president and CEO at High Industries, where he has served in leadership for 20 years. High Industries comprises affiliates High Steel Structures LLC; High Concrete Group LLC; High Steel Service Center LLC; High Structural Erectors LLC; High Transit LLC; High Construction Company; and Greenfield Architects Ltd. He also serves on the boards of the American Institute of Steel Construction, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the Evangelical Theological Seminary. His term runs until 2019.

“The Thaddeus Stevens College community is pleased to have our existing Board members reaffirmed and excited about the diverse and rich experience the three new Board members bring to the College,” said Thaddeus Stevens president William Griscom. “The Board represents the public the College serves and is responsible for determining our path to the future and ensuring our performance matches our purpose.”

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