Gannon Board of Trustees Welcomes Two New Members

Posted: July 5, 2012

Gannon University has announced two new members to its Board of Trustees. Each will serve a three-year term:

  • Meg VanderLaan is vice president of corporate communications at MWH Global, headquartered in Broomfield, Colo. The company is a leader in water engineering, hydropower, mining and transportation projects for government and private-sector clients worldwide. VanderLaan graduated from Gannon University with a bachelor’s degree in communication arts, including a proficiency certificate in German. She is a past recipient of the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. VanderLaan is active in the community, serving on the Downtown Denver Partnership Management Group, the Denver Civic Ventures Board of Directors and the Downtown Denver Events Board of Directors. She and her husband, John, are residents of Highlands Ranch, Colo.
  • Richard G. Orlando, M.D., is founder of Columbus Ophthalmology Associates in Dublin, Ohio. Since Orlando founded Columbus Ophthalmology Associates in 1984, it has grown to include more than 65 staff and doctors at two facilities and three satellite locations. A native of Ashtabula, Ohio, Orlando graduated from Gannon University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and earned a doctor of medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is a past recipient of Gannon University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Orlando and his wife, Cindy, are members of St. Brigid of Kildare Parish in Dublin. 

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