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Lourdes names 3 new board members

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Lourdes University has appointed three new Toledo-area residents to its Board of Trustees.

Brady Brady

Susan Allan Block, Thomas E. Brady, and Daniel M. Johnson will join the board, starting July 1.  Each will serve two four-year terms.

Johnson Johnson

The new trustees will replace six members whose terms end, as the Sylvania university‘s board downsizes to 29 members.

Terms end for John Bachey, John Hayes Harris III, Richard G. LaValley Jr., Larry Peterson, William Rudolph, and Chairman Thomas B. Geiger Jr. Vice Chairman Ernest Enrique is slated to be the new chairman. 

Mrs. Block is committed to causes for animals and children’s health, Lourdes says in a statement.

She is a board member for the Toledo Children’s Hospital Foundation and a member of the special advisory council for the Toledo Area Humane Society. She is a member of the Toledo Zoo board, co-chairing the development committee. She is a board member of the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo. She resides in Sylvania Township with her husband Allan Block, who is chairman of Block Communications Inc., the parent company of The Blade.

Mr. Brady has been recognized for entrepreneurial and business endeavors and his work in the plastic industries. He is the chairman and founder of Plastic Technologies in Holland. In addition, he is a founding board member of the Toledo Technology Academy. He serves on the board of trustees for the Regional Growth Partnership, Ohio Polymer Strategies Council, Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo Symphony, and University of Toledo’s Innovation Enterprise Corporation. He is a member of the industrial advisory board for UT‘s College of Engineering.

Mr. Johnson, president emeritus of UT, served as university president from 2001 to 2006. Under his presidency, the merger was initiated between the university and the Medical University of Ohio, formerly the Medical College of Ohio. At the university, he was a distinguished professor of Public Policy and Economic Development and director of the Office of Global Initiatives. In that role, he improved partnerships in Lebanon, South Africa, China, and India. Mr. Johnson held leadership positions at Blackburn College, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of North Texas, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Lourdes board members are unpaid, serving as volunteers.

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