Holy Family University Board of Trustees Names New Leadership

William (Bill) Strecker, Chair, Board of TrusteesBruce Miller, Vice Chair, Board of TrusteesJames (Jim) Bennett, Esq., BA '82, Board of Trustees

Pictured above from left to right: William (Bill) Strecker, Chair, Board of Trustees, Bruce Miller, Vice Chair, Board of Trustee, James (Jim) Bennett, Esq., BA '82, Board of Trustees

The Holy Family University Board of Trustees has named William (Bill) Strecker Chair and Bruce Miller Vice Chair, with terms beginning July 1. James (Jim) Bennett, Esq., BA ’82, has joined the Board.

Strecker, of Jamison, PA, has been Vice Chair and has served on the Board since 2013. He is the former CEO of Kingsbury, Inc., the leading manufacturer of highly-engineered bearing products primarily serving the global oil and gas and power generation industries. His leadership skills and extensive knowledge of financial and operational issues have made him an asset to the HFU Board of Trustees. 

“I am pleased to turn over the reins of the chair’s role to my friend and colleague, Bill Strecker, who will work side by side with Bruce Miller. We’ve all devoted our time to the ongoing health of this fine University, and I know our mission will continue in the capable hands taking over.” said Anthony J. Szuszczewicz, outgoing Chair of the Holy Family University Board.

Miller, of Wilmington, DE, joined the board in 2016. As owner of a chain of Open MRI centers, he brings his business acumen and his knowledge of board service to the University. He also is Chair of the Board at Prudential Bank and a member of the Nazareth Hospital Foundation Board.

Bennett, a resident of Berwyn, PA, serves as Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education. After graduating from Holy Family Cum Laude with a BA in English, he went on to earn a JD from Villanova Law School in 1985.

“It’s been an honor to be asked to join the Board of Holy Family,” said Bennett. “I came to Holy Family on a full scholarship, and the connections I made here and the learning I gleaned during my tenure changed my life. Now it’s my time to pay it forward, and ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to be influenced like I was from studying here.”

“With the academic and professional pedigree from decades of work as an attorney focused on the software industry, we know Jim’s insights will be invaluable on the Board of Trustees,” said Szuszczewicz.

“We have a best-in-class Board of highly invested individuals working to make our University better every day,” said Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, PhD, University President. “Thanks to Tony’s stewardship, we are well-prepared and positioned to meet the challenges that lie ahead. I look forward to working with our new leaders at the helm and having Jim’s fresh perspective on higher education and the opportunities which abound.