Keynote Speaker: Robert E. Fenza
Rob Fenza serves as a Trustee of The Pennsylvania State University and as Chair of the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning. Fenza was elected to the Board of Trustees effective July 2015 representing Business and Industry. He earned a B.Ph. in Landscape Architecture and Real Estate in 1980 from Penn State and is a member of the University’s Society of Distinguished Alumni.
In March 2015, Fenza retired from his position as Chief Operating Officer of Liberty Property Trust, a $7 billion real estate investment trust that, at the time, owned 80.5 million square feet of office and industrial space in more than 21 markets throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Along the way, Fenza helped turn Liberty into one of the country’s leading developers of high-performance, environmentally friendly, green office and industrial buildings.
In 2004, the University honored Fenza with an Alumni Fellow Award, and in 2012 Fenza was named Penn State’s Fundraising Volunteer of the Year.
Fenza has endowed scholarships in Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture to help graduates and other low-income students pay for college expenses not supported by traditional scholarships. He also established the Fenza Gaynor Endowment for Cancer Research at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in honor of his father Matthew M. Fenza, and father-in-law Joseph Gaynor, who both died of cancer.
Fenza has four children: Michelle, Dylan ’11, Erica, and Jake. Fenza is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association.
Student Speaker: Seth Hubler
Seth Hubler, '23, is a native of Minersville, Pa., and has been engaged with serving his community for many years, including in leadership roles for the Boy Scouts of America where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, and as a volunteer with his local township booster club and rescue squad. His interest in the community and in political service led to his decision to major in business with a management/marketing option.
During his time on campus, Hubler has made significant contributions to Penn State Schuylkill through his participation in student clubs and organizations. This includes taking an active role in student government where he served as the student body president at Penn State Schuylkill and on the executive committee for Future Business Leaders of America, Collegiate. Hubler is also an exemplary student who has been in the Penn State Schuylkill Honors Program and has made the dean’s list almost every semester.
Not only that, Hubler has balanced college with running his own lawn care company, working in his family business, and as a front-end supervisor and accountant at Giant. Hubler also has worked on several successful political campaigns, and through Penn State Schuylkill Co-Op he served as a legislative intern for a local senator. This internship resulted in his full-time job as a constituent relations specialist with the Pennsylvania Senate, a position that he began before completing his undergraduate career. After graduation, Hubler will continue working full-time in this position and also begin a Master of Arts in Leadership graduate program.