Thomas R. (Rudy) Ruth, Ed.D.

Rudy Ruth
Dr. Rudy Ruth

Director of the O’Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Public Service 

Director of business development in School for Graduate and Adult Education






  • Doctor of Education, Administrative Leadership Focus, Widener University, 2005
  • Masters of Science, Elementary Education, Kutztown University, 1996
  • Masters of Science, Health and Physical Education, West Chester University, 1992 
  • Bachelors of Health and Physical Education, West Chester University, 1982 


Leadership Experience

  • Director of the O’Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Public Service, Alvernia University
  • Director of Business Development Education Programs, Alvernia University
  • Superintendent, the Wilson School District
  • Asst. Superintendent, the Wilson School District
  • Principal, Wilson Central Junior High
  • Dean of Students, Wilson Central Junior High
  • Health & Physical Education Teacher Wilson Central Junior High 


Boards & Advisory Committees
  • 2018 18th Wonder Board - 18th Ward Advisory Group
  • 2018 Alvernia University Business Advisory
  • 2018 Berks County Redevelopment Authority Board 
  • 2016 Reading Rising Committee 
  • 2016 Berks Executive Leadership Council    
  • 2016 Board Member St. Ignatius School Board 
  • 2016 Board Member Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 2016 Wilson Education Foundation Board Member
  • 2015 United State Water Polo – Northeast Zone Executive Board 
  • 2007 PIAA Coaches Advisory Board
  • 2005 Member of United States Water Polo National Coaching Staff
  • 2003 Governors School for Leadership
  • 1997 Van Reed Athletic Association Board Member
  • 1986 Pennsylvania State Commissioner for Water Polo
  • 2014 Inducted to the Wilson Athletic Hall of Fame 
  • 2009 Bill Barnett Distinguished Men’s Coaching Award (USA Scholastic Coach of the Year)
  • 2005 Berks County Athletic Association Service Award
  • 2002 Berks County Aquatic Hall of Fame
  • 2001 Lehigh University Outstanding Educator of the Year Award 
  • 1992 United States Water Age Group Polo Coach of the Year



Contact Information


Suite 106, Upland Center
540 Upland Ave.
Reading, PA 19611

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