Joseph Maurelli, who has led Marymount University’s governing body during a period of growth at the school that included the development of the new Ballston Center complex, was honored with a tribute of appreciation for his service during Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting.
Maurelli has served the university for nearly twenty years, first on the board of visitors, which oversees the School of Business Administration. He then joined the Board of Trustees in 2007 and was elected chairman in 2012. He officially retired from the role at the May 24 board meeting.
“He has served us faithfully in all capacities and has been a great supporter of the university,” said Marymount President Matthew D. Shank
. “He has helped us seize some great opportunities, such as the development of the new Ballston Center complex, and he has also led us through some challenges as well. We are all very grateful for his dedicated service.”
Maurelli is the former chairman, president and CEO of Techmatics Inc., a company that grew from 12 to nearly 1,000 employees before it was sold to General Dynamics. Prior to that he worked as a nuclear engineer at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company and as a civilian project supervisor and ship designer for the Navy in Washington, D.C. He also served in the Merchant Marine.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering and naval architecture from the State University of New York Maritime College and a master of science degree in engineering management from The George Washington University.
The resolution presented Wednesday commended Maurelli “for his outstanding record of service” and “his contributions to the growth and well-being” of Marymount.
“Resolved further that the Trustees hereby express their appreciation to Mr. Maurelli for the qualities of heart and mind that have made him a highly respected fellow Trustee and friend, with such commendation and appreciation duly noted,” the tribute read.
Marymount University is an independent, coeducational Catholic university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines.
Joseph Maurelli, who has led Marymount University’s governing body during a period of growth at the school that included the development of the new Ballston Center complex, speaks at a ribbon cutting for the facility.
Joseph Maurelli and Dr. Matthew D. Shank, Marymount’s president, cut the ribbon to the new Ballston Center complex.
Classes will be held for the first time at the new Ballston Center this fall.