New, Returning Board of Regents Members


Two new members have joined the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents, and two long-serving members have returned to the board after a brief hiatus.

The new members are Mr. John C. Marous III, technology executive, and Dr. Gene Leonard, a retired educator and administrator from the Greater Latrobe School District. Most Rev. Roger Foys, Bishop of the Diocese of Covington, and Dean Maureen Lally-Green of the Duquesne University School of Law have returned to the board.


Mr. Marous has been chief executive of two technology manufacturing companies recently sold to global industry entities. He now is an advisor to four technology companies in the areas of technology development, financing, and commercialization. Holding a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an MSIA from Carnegie Mellon University, he has worked in engineering and sales and marketing roles in the semiconductor and integrated circuit industries before moving to industrial and military controls and then to medical devices.

He co-founded the PA Distance Learning Charter School, a 1000-student Pennsylvania charter school, in 2002, and has been a member of its Board of Trustees since then. He is on the Board of Visitors of the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of BioEngineering. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Golf Association. Mr. Marous and his wife have six children, five of them graduated from college and one currently in high school in the Pittsburgh area.


Dr. Leonard had a career spanning 27 years in the Greater Latrobe School District and Bedford Area School District, including ten years as an elementary classroom teacher in both districts; 20 years as an elementary school principal in Greater Latrobe and seven years as director of elementary education at Greater Latrobe. He served as the founder and director of the ScienceWISE program at Saint Vincent College and has been a member of the school’s adjunct faculty for seven years.

His volunteer work includes service with the American Red Cross, member of the Board of Directors for the Friends of Flight 93, serving as a member of the executive committee of the Latrobe Art Conservation Trust and member and chairperson of the Greater Latrobe School Authority. He is involved with parish council at Saint Benedict Parish, Marguerite, and received The Bishop’s Medal of Honor from Bishop Lawrence Brandt of the Diocese of Greensburg. He and his wife have two daughters and two grandsons.


Bishop Foys was ordained and installed as the tenth Bishop of Covington, Kentucky, on July 15, 2002. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Steubenville on May 16, 1973, and is formerly vicar general and vocations director for the Diocese of Steubenville. Bishop Foys was appointed Prelate of Honor to his Holiness Pope John Paul II on December 30, 1986.

Bishop Foys has received widespread praise for the great sensitivity and compassion with which he has dealt with victims of abuse, and in implementing the USCCB’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, and for his leadership in planning for the future of the Diocese of Covington. He serves the Church on a national level as a member of the Pastoral Practices Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and was on the USCCB Institute on Religious Life Committee. He is also the Episcopal Liaison to the Catholic Facilities Manager Group. A member the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents from 2002-2017, he chaired its recruitment committee.

Among his memberships are the Canon Law Society of America, National Catholic Stewardship Conference, Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development and the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators.


Before her present appointent as dean of the Duquesne University School of Law, Dean Lally-Green served the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh as associate general secretary anddirector of the Office of Church Relations from 2009 to 2015.

Appointed by Governor Tom Ridge and confirmed by the Senate in 1998, Lally-Green was elected to a ten-year term on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in January of 2000.

She began her career at Duquense University School of Law in 1983, moving from adjunct professor of law to visiting professor, assistant professor, associate professor and then professor of law, until her appointment as judge.

She has served as a consultant to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1985 to 1998, had her own law practice (1986 to 1998), was counsel to Westinghouse Electric Corp. (1978 to 1983) and was counsel for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (1975 to 1978). Prior to that she was an instructor in business law at Robert Morris University and an attorney in private practice.

Her present professional memberships include the Allegheny County Bar Association; the Pennsylvania Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Association, Saint Thomas More Society board member, International Bar Association, International Women’s Judges Association and the Brehon Society.