For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact the Office of Marketing & Communications.
Executive Director of Marketing & Communications
Bogel Hall 140D
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Laurie Boreanaz Carra ’81 has been elected chair of the Hilbert College Board of Trustees. Boyd Wible has been elected vice chair and Jill Meyer has been re-elected secretary of the Board of Trustees. Bridget Corcoran ‘88, Rev. Sean DiMaria, Thomas McArthur ‘06, and Michael Tepfenhart have been elected to three-year terms on the College’s Board of Trustees.
Carra has been affiliated with Hilbert’s board since 2017. She is Senior Deputy Counsel in the Legal Department of Independent Health. Carra received her associate’s degree from Hilbert College in 1981 and then her bachelor’s from SUNY Fredonia. Carra then went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Union University’s Albany Law School. Wible has been a member of Hilbert’s board since 2016. He is currently a senior vice president at Merrill Lynch. Meyer has been a member of Hilbert’s board since 2015. She is the human resources manager at Baillie Lumber Co.
Corcoran currently serves as Chief of Staff to New York State Senator Chris Jacobs. Prior to this role, she held a number of positions in local government and owned her own communications firm. Bridget majored in business administration at Hilbert and then attended the State University of New York College at Buffalo to complete her bachelor’s degree in business.
Fr. Sean DiMaria is the pastor at St. John Paul II Parish in Lakeview, N.Y. DiMaria’s brother, Mark, is a 2005 graduate of Hilbert.
McArthur is currently the Assistant Vice President for Alumni and Family Engagement at the College of Wooster in Ohio. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Hilbert in 2006. McArthur served as the Hilbert Alumni Association Board Chair in 2012-13 and was named the Hilbert Graduate of the Last Decade recipient in 2009. He earned his Ed.M in higher education administration from the University at Buffalo in 2008.
Tepfenhart is General Manager of West Herr Ford Lincoln of Amherst. He graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1998 and started as a sales consultant for West Herr. Tepfenhart has worked at West Herr for 21 years. He is a member of the Board of Directors at the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 800 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs in criminal justice administration and public administration, including a track in health administration.
Application forms, procedures and additional information
There are many ways to experience
Hilbert for yourself
Learn more about the programs that interest you