Three distinguished alumni have joined the Board of Trustees, effective July 1. Dale Chorba, ’85, of Hinckley, Ohio, Dr. Karen Kovalow-St. John, ’79, of Valparaiso, Indiana, and Paul Stallings, ’79, of Akron, Ohio, will serve four-year terms, according to Heidelberg President Robert Huntington.
Dale is the president/owner of Action Management Services, a privately held search and executive recruitment firm in northeastern Ohio. A standout student-athlete, Dale and his 1983-84 basketball teammates were inducted into Heidelberg’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. In his community, he is active with the Highland High School Foundation as a trustee and with the Hinckley Chamber of Commerce.
Karen received her M.D. degree from Indiana University, followed by a three-year residency and a two-year fellowship to become a rheumatologist. She is currently on the staff of the Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute in Chesterton, Indiana, as a certified rheumatologist. She is active with the First Christian Church in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Paul is an accounting manager – real estate control for Progressive Insurance in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, after about 30 years with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. He received his MBA from Georgia State University in 1998. Paul serves on the board of the Still Here Foundation, created by his amateur basketball team to provide funds to cancer and diabetes foundations and to assist students in participating in AAU basketball activities. He also serves as board treasurer of Alpha Phi Alpha Homes, which provides senior housing to lower-income individuals, is on the board of Project Grad Akron and on the Berg Business Board.
The three new trustees attended their first board meeting in June and participated in Alumni Weekend activities. Rob is excited about their potential contributions going forward.
“It’s always great when we can infuse new energy, ideas, expertise, and passion to our board as we collaborate to move Heidelberg forward,” he said. “Dale, Karen and Paul are exceptional individuals who will be great assets to our board. We are fortunate that they have made a commitment to serve their alma mater in this important way.”