Antioch University Midwest Welcomes New and Returning Leadership to its Board of Trustees

Marva Cosby appointed chair, Plato Pavlatos vice chair, and Rick Stover reappointed treasurer

The Antioch University Midwest Board of Trustees recently appointed new and returning members to leadership roles. In May, Marva Cosby was voted in as the board’s new chair, with Plato Pavlatos to serve as vice-chair and Rick Stover to continue to serve as treasurer, effective July 1, 2015.

“We are grateful for the expertise that Marva, Plato and Rick bring to our Board of Trustees and look forward to their service in their roles as chair, vice-chair, and treasurer,” said Dr. Karen Schuster Webb, president of Antioch University Midwest. “Each are proven community leaders and are highly regarded in their respective fields. Their collective experience is a tremendous asset to our board leadership and to the work being done to support the mission of our university.”

Marva CosbyMarva Cosby is the President of the Cosby Consulting Group, LLC and a certified professional executive coach. She has over 30 years of experience in human resource executive leadership and has served a number of prestigious companies in the field. An active community leader, Cosby was a YWCA Dayton 2015 Women of Influence honoree and was selected by the Dayton Daily News in 2012 as a Ten Top Women honoree. In addition to her service on the board of Antioch University Midwest, she also serves on the boards of the Dayton Foundation, Executive Women’s Golf Association Dayton, We Care Arts and after many years of service, retired from the Sinclair Community College Board of Trustees where she served on the executive committee. Cosby received her Bachelor of Science in Consumer Science and Social Work from Ball State University and her Master of Arts in Management from Antioch University Midwest.

PlatoPavlatosPlato Pavlatos, a native of Springfield, Ohio, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of C&N Contractors, Inc., a general contracting company based in Springfield. Pavlatos is an active member of his community and currently serves as chairman of the Springfield Foundation Board of Trustees. In the past, he has served on a number of boards including chairman of the Community Health Services Foundation Board of Trustees, president of the Springfield Rotary Club, chairman of the Springfield Airport Advisory Board, and member of the Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors Board of Trustees. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Wittenberg University and his Master of Arts in Management from Antioch University Midwest. Additionally, Pavlatos is a graduate of the Community Leadership Academy and has obtained his credentials as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified professional.

Rick Stover, wallet sizeRick Stover has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting. He served as a partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1991 until his retirement in July 2014. Stover has been involved with his local community for many years and is currently finance committee chair for CityWide Development, board member of the URS Foundation, board member of the Kettering Development Corporation and committee member of the Accountability Committee for the Dayton Public Schools. He is also the past chair for the EPI Foundation (Dayton’s Charitable Foundation), past chair for the Dayton Regional Chamber of Commerce, past chair of the Dayton Opera, and a board member for Kettering Development Corporation, Family and Children First Allocations Committee, CityWide Development Corporation, and Leadership Dayton.

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