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Professional Specialist; Director, MBA Program; Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership


Donald Schalk is a Professional Specialist in the Business Department of Alvernia University and Director of the MBA Program. In addition, he is the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and works with regional business firms in the areas of professional development and corporate education, focusing on leadership and strategic management. Prior to his current role, Schalk was a strategically astute, multidimensional business builder and leader who drove growth and profitability within publicly and privately held energy, agriculture, retail, consumer products, service and wholesale industries.

A highly principled leader, who led with integrity, he built strong teams through collaboration and mentoring using a natural talent for articulating vision that gained trust and by-in from both internal and external stakeholders. He served as President and CEO of Agway Retail Services, Richland Partners LLC, Energy United Propane and President of C.H. Briggs Company prior to retiring to pursue a goal of teaching.

Schalk graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and was inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame for baseball. Schalk also earned a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University. He has served as a Trustee of Alvernia University and currently serves on the Boards of Ben Franklin Technologies, The LeMoyne Alumni Board, The 18th Ward Improvement Association and the Advisory Board of Visions Credit Union. He is married to wife Mary, has five sons and nine grandchildren. The Schalks reside in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.