Five individuals were elected to the West Virginia University Foundation Board of Directors at its annual meeting held earlier this month.

They are:

  • Dr. Vicente “Vince” Anido Jr. of Corona Del Mar, California, who graduated from WVU with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in 1975 and a master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences with a focus on pharmacy administration in 1978. He is currently chairman and CEO of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat glaucoma. Earlier this year, Anido was inducted into WVU’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni. He currently serves on the School of Pharmacy’s campaign committee.
  • Kaye C. Daniel of Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, who earned her master’s degree in 1984 from WVU’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. She is former president of Sportec, Inc., and former project coordinator for Development Dimensions International. She currently serves on the Davis College’s campaign and visiting committees.
  • Penelope “Penni” F. Roll of New York, who graduated magna cum laude earning her BSBA degree in accounting from WVU in 1988. She is currently the chief financial officer of Ares Capital. Before that, she served as chief financial officer of Allied Capital Corp. She serves on both the campaign and visiting committees of the College of Business and Economics.
  • George S. Weaver, III of Lancaster, Pennslyvania, who earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture/resource management from WVU, graduating magna cum laude in 1979. He is chairman of the board of Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc. Weaver currently serves on the visiting committee for the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

In other business, Gary R. Pell (‘73) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was elected board chairman. He recently retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers after a distinguished career of more than 30 years with the company. He has been a member of the WVU Foundation Board of Directors since 2006. Benjamin M. Statler (‘73, ‘09 Hon.) of Naples, Florida, and McMurray, Pennslyvania, co-founder/CEO of Gulf Coast Capital Partners, LLC, was elected vice chair. Re-elected secretary was Marcia A. Broughton (‘76, ‘79) of Clarksburg, an attorney with Jackson Kelly PLLC. Joan Corson Stamp (‘73) of Wheeling, will serve a one-year term as assistant secretary.

Directors re-elected to three-year terms include W. Marston (Marty) Becker (‘74, ‘77) of Jupiter, Florida, and Charleston; Dr. Patrice A. Harris (‘82, ‘86, ‘92) of Atlanta, Georgia; E.G. “Ken” Kendrick Jr. (‘65) of Phoenix, Arizona; Pamela Maphis Larrick (‘72) of New York; Robert O. (Bob) Orders Jr. (‘72) of Charleston; Statler; and Fred T. Tattersall (‘70) of Glen Allen, Virginia. Stamp was re-elected to a one-year term.

The board recognized outgoing chairman Robert R. Reynolds (‘74, ‘07 Hon.) of Boston, Massachusetts, for his service. He will remain on the board. Outgoing member John C. Harmon (‘77) of Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, was honored for his service and commitment to the Foundation. Harmon served 15 years on the board of directors, the maximum number allowed under the Foundation’s by-laws.

Private funds donated through the WVU Foundation go to support student scholarships, faculty development, academic programs and public services initiatives at WVU. The Foundation, in partnership with the University, is currently conducting A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University. The goal of the largest fundraising effort in the history of the University is to raise $750 million by December 2015. For more information on the campaign, visit



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