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Mount St. Mary’s University Welcomes New Trustees

Katherine Stohlman Pieters, C'19

The Mount St. Mary’s University Board of Trustees voted into office at its October meeting four new trustees, all of whom are alumni and are deeply committed to service. They will attend their first Board meeting in January, as will Suzanne Hueston, C’91, who will serve on the Board as chair of the President’s Council. A sixth new trustee, Sr. Teresa George, D.C., joined the Board in June and attended her first meeting in October.

deveda-coley.jpgDeVeda Coley, Ph.D., C’93, brings expertise in the educational and diversity, equity, and inclusion fields to the board. She is the supervisor of the community school program for Frederick County Public Schools.

A student at Mount St. Mary’s from 1989 to 1993, Coley obtained her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She went on to earn her master’s degree in educational leadership and doctorate in organizational leadership from Hood College in 2000 and 2020, respectively. Coley has worked for FCPS for the past 29 years and has been an administrator for the past 21 years. She was inducted into the university’s Dean’s Circle of Excellence in 2015.

Coley is an active member of the Frederick community. For the past year she has served as director of the Francis Scott Key Lions Club and is a member of the Frederick Elks Lodge #684, as well as Kappa Delta Pi, an international education honors society.

Robert “Bob” Deegan, C’82, is a resident of Bowie, Maryland, and the retired senior vice president and chief financial officer of Array Information Technology in Greenbelt, Maryland.

bobdeegan_highres-1-1.jpgDeegan’s ties to the Mount span generations: his father was legendary Mount soccer and track and field coach, Jim Deegan. His wife, Margaret “Maggie” Cahill Deegan, is a member of the Mount’s Class of 1981, and two of their three daughters are also Mount alumnae, Carly, C’13, and Cara, C’15. He was inducted into the Mount’s Athletic Hall of Fame for soccer and lacrosse in 1996.

Deegan earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Mount and became a certified public accountant. Over the years he worked in financial and contract management fields, and specialized in government contracting, particularly with the U.S. Department of Defense in the field of information technology. In his spare time, he serves on the board of the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association and was formerly a member of the board of the Freestate Soccer Alliance.

Deegan brings to the Board of Trustees experience and expertise, particularly in the fields of accounting, government and nonprofit management, and information technology.

diluigi_dave.jpgDavid DiLuigi, C’92, is the regional president of the Wilmington Trust at M&T Bank. He lives in Ashburn, Virginia, with his wife Regina McFadden-DiLuigi, C'92. He comes to the Board with business expertise, particularly in the fields of finance, strategic planning, and fundraising

DiLuigi earned his bachelor’s degree in business and finance from the Mount and went on to obtain his M.B.A. from American University in 1997. He also participated in Columbia University’s Executive Leadership Program in 2006. DiLuigi adds membership on the Mount’s Board of Trustees to a long list of service positions, including the board of trustees at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, the advisory board for the Mount’s Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business, and the boards of the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

Jason Epps, C’05, a Vienna, Virginia, financial planner and retirement planning counselor, brings to the Board expertise in the finance, financial diversity and equity, and stock market fields. He is vice president of and private wealth advisor for KFA Private Wealth Group, LLC.

jasonepps001.jpgEpps grew up in a military family and lived all over the U.S. Today he lives in Washington, D.C. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the Mount in 2005.

Epps has volunteered extensively in the D.C. area, including with Britepaths, a financial services group for low-income families, and Main Street Child Development Center, and Shelter House Inc., which provides shelter to those facing homelessness and domestic violence, and the Special Olympics in Loudoun County, all in Northern Virginia.

Sr. Teresa George, D.C., serves on the provincial leadership team for the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul – St. Louis Province as both provincial councillor and provincial treasurer. Previously, she was the campus administrator george,-sister-teresa-4.jpgfor Daughters of Charity Ministries, Inc. in Albany, New York.  Before that, she served as the chief operating officer of Children’s Hospital of Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, having responsibility for the daily operations of the hospital as well as the strategic development of pediatric services for the Seton Healthcare Family.

George, a resident of St. Louis, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baylor University in 1985. She obtained her master’s degree in pastoral studies in 1990 from Loyola University in New Orleans. She is also a certified public accountant.

George serves on the board of trustees for the Sarah Community, a group of Christian retirement communities in Missouri. She is also a member of the Leadership Council of Women Religious. The Mount community values the experience and expertise Sr. George has brought to the Board of Trustees, particularly in the business and healthcare fields.

Suzanne Hueston, C’91, general counsel for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was honored in 2019 by Pope Francis with the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, also known as the Cross of Honor in recognition of her dedication and distinguished service to the Church.

suzanne-hueston.jpgAfter earning her bachelor’s degree at the Mount, Hueston went on to receive a juris doctor degree in 1994 from Widener Law School. She and her husband, Colin Hueston, C’90, live in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and are parents of two children. They are active members of SS Peter and Paul Parish in West Chester.

Prior to joining the Archdiocese, Suzanne was appointed by four consecutive governors of Pennsylvania to serve as deputy general counsel in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel. During this time, she also served as chief counsel to two executive branch agencies—the PA Department of Corrections and the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Hueston brings to the Board wide-ranging experience and expertise, especially in corporate governance, law and regulations, real estate, risk management and strategic planning.

Katherine Stohlman Pieters, C'19