Delaware Valley University has added three new members to its board of trustees. All three are alumni of the university.
The university’s new trustees are:
– Dr. Frederick Cope, Class of 1969. Cope is the CEO of Physis International LLC, a company that is dedicated to expanding the use and access to medicines and health care worldwide. Cope has received many honors in the U.S. and internationally, such as a Japan National Cancer Center Research Institute Award and the Ernest H. Volwiler Medal in Medical Research.
Cope received his bachelor’s degree in biology from DelVal, his Master of Science from Millersville University, and his doctorate from the University of Connecticut.
– Rick Finkel, Class of 1983. Finkel is the retired president and founder of Applied Nutrition Corp., a company that grew from a startup into a global leader in the manufacture, sale and distribution of medical food products. Recently, Finkel sold Applied Nutrition to Group Danone (known as Dannon Yogurt in the U.S.). Finkel currently consults in business development for food manufacturing companies.
A member of a legacy family (with his father, Gilbert Finkel, graduating from DelVal in 1957), Finkel earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from DelVal in 1983.
– Dr. Gary Ulrich, Class of 1982. Ulrich is a retired orthopedic surgeon who is now a clinical professor at Indiana University School of Medicine.
He is a past president of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO), current president of the AOAO Foundation, and a recipient of the AOAO’s highest service award, the Donald Siehl Award. In addition to his involvement with AOAO, he is a board member of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation.
Ulrich earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from DelVal in 1982. He graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in 1986.
“In addition to welcoming our new members, the university would like to thank the trustees who have recently finished serving on the board – including Allen Childs, Marlene De la Cruz, Greg Gallant, Greg Krug, Class of 1977, and Michael Rettig – for their service,” said DelVal President Dr. Maria Gallo. “During their time on the board, they provided insight and experience that helped DelVal make significant progress and achieve