Former State Senator to Chair Ursinus College’s Board of Trustees

Rob Wonderling spoke to chamber members about a statewide economic growth agenda called Grow PA, an initiative designed to engage business and civic leaders from across Pennsylvania

Former state senator, Montgomery Country resident and business leader Robert C. Wonderling will be the new chair of Ursinus College’s board of trustees, writes Susan Snyder for

The president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia will take over from Nina Stryker, who had been serving as interim chair since September.

Stryker replaced Michael C. Marcon after he resigned over years of controversial tweets made on his private account which were brought to light by students.

A holder of bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College with a master’s from the University of Pennsylvania, Wonderling has served on the board of the liberal arts school in Collegeville for three years.

He was also recently honored with the Anti-Defamation League Americanism Award for his work at the chamber on the issues of diversity, inclusion, and tolerance.

“I’m passionate and extremely optimistic about the future of Ursinus College, and I am honored to be appointed chair of its board,” said Wonderling.

“As president of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, I understand how transformative a liberal arts education can be in building a creative, entrepreneurial workforce. Ursinus has a proud history of doing just that.”

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