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Three Trustees Appointed to Board

Tiffenia “Tiff” D. Archie, Ph.D. ’92, of Philadelphia; the Rev. Robin M. Hynicka ’75, of Philadelphia; and Sharon P. Minnich ’92, of Lewisberry, Pa. They will serve three-year terms.

Archie is assistant vice president of Temple University’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL), where she overseas diversity and inclusion initiatives for the campus community. Archie also teaches courses in sociology and education on the topics of race, ethnicity, class and gender,  as well as diversity issues in higher education. Prior to joining Temple, Archie served as Albright’s director of academic support, disability support and minority retention, and later as assistant academic dean, implementing the still-utilized early  warning system to aid in the identification and retention of at-risk students.

Hynicka previously served as a College trustee from 2009 to 2015. He is senior pastor at the Arch Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, where he led the  church in establishing itself as a Reconciling Congregation and in instituting the Grace Café, a peaceful and resourceful safe haven for the congregation’s neighbors who are currently homeless. Hynicka’s service in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church has included the Cookman United Methodist Church in North Philadelphia, the Frankford Group  Ministry, and the Central and Rehoboth United Methodist Church in the Frankford  section of Philadelphia. He is a founding member of Philadelphia Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild.

Minnich previously served as a College trustee from 2001 to 2010. She serves as secretary of the Office of Administration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As  a member of Gov. Tom Wolf’s senior staff and cabinet, she leads the agency responsible for oversight and administration of the enterprise functions of human
resources, information technology, continuity of government and records management for nearly 80,000 employees under the governor’s jurisdiction. Minnich also co-chairs the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund, which provides health benefits to 300,000 active and retired employees and their dependents.