Alfred J. Weber named Emeritus TrusteeDate: 3/18/2014
Longtime Alvernia board member, Alfred J. Weber, was named Emeritus Trustee on March 17, 2014. He is President and Founder of the consulting firm Tweed-Weber.
“Over the last two decades of Alvernia’s history, Al has been an invaluable and faithful trustee. He has contributed expertise, served as a proud and credible advocate among the business and civic communities, challenged trustees and presidents alike with probing questions—all the while inspired by his love and respect for the BFS,” said Alvernia president Tom Flynn.
Citation by board member Frances A. Aitken, CPA:
“Al Weber is widely known in this community as the ‘go to guy’ for strategic planning advice and marketing research. Whether for clients here in Berks County, across the state, or beyond these borders, Al serves as a trusted and insightful advisor to companies, organizations and individuals. In addition, consistent with the Alvernia tradition, Al has contributed countless hours of pro bono service to not-for profit organizations throughout this community.
Al Weber joined the Alvernia Board of Trustees in 1993. He served as Vice Chair from 1998 to 2001 and as Chair from 2001 to 2003. He was invited to return to the Board in 2005 and he again served as Vice Chair from 2008 to 2011 before concluding his Board service in 2012. His active Board service lasted for 18 years and covered a span of 20 years. Just imagine the changes that took place over those two decades. Al worked with Presidents DeLucca, Mazzeno and Flynn. Faculty tenure was established during his first two years. Graduate programs were begun and satellite sites were launched in the late 90s. The campus moved from being largely commuter to significantly residential. A tiny college became a respected regional university. His advice and guidance helped the faculty and staff members who were instrumental in the creation of the University strategic plan approved in 2007, which still shapes our work today.
As a trustee and board leader, Al could always be counted on to have a steady hand on the institutional tiller and be a rational voice in deliberation and debate. During times of transition or challenge or periods of unprecedented progress, Al has kept us focused on his famous “change agenda” — a call for continuous improvement and progress as an academic community. His keen insights and quick wit have been staples of his service. Few have served so long and so well.
Al, by unanimous consent of the Alvernia Board of Trustee, I am happy to confer upon you the designation trustee emeritus.”