Schlouch, Inc. President Barry Schlouch and Inperium Founder Ryan Smith ‘93 Become Alvernia Trustees

Two new members were appointed to the Alvernia University board of trustees on June 11, the university announced Monday.

The new trustees are Barry Schlouch, President of Schlouch, Incorporated, and Alvernia alum Ryan Smith ’93, founder and president of Inperium, Inc.

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“We’re very pleased to welcome Barry and Ryan to the board,” said Alvernia University Board of Trustees Chair Michael Fromm. “They both have a wealth of relevant experience, a deep commitment to Alvernia’s mission and a passion for the university’s transformative Reading CollegeTowne initiative.”

Schlouch and Smith join John Arnold, Kevin DeAcosta ’00, John Gallen Jr. and Khalid Mumin, Ed.D. as new trustees to join the board in 2020-21.

“We couldn’t be happier to continue the expansion of our board with mission-driven community members,” said Alvernia University President John R. Loyack. “Barry and Ryan have the energy, enthusiasm and leadership that will make them successful Alvernia trustees. I look forward to working together to continue the transformation of the university and bring Reading CollegeTowne to life.”

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Schlouch leads the Berks-county-based construction site preparation specialists at Schlouch, Inc., which he and his wife, Deb, founded in 1983. Starting from the confines of their basement, the Schlouchs have grown their business to over 285 employees with 300 pieces of equipment. Schlouch was ranked the #1 Best Place to Work in PA for large companies.

“It’s an honor to serve Alvernia and our community,” said Schlouch. Schlouch has previously served on Alvernia’s President’s Advisory Council, the Berks County Planning Commission, and the Greater Reading Economic Partnership board.

Schlouch is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization and Harvard Business School’s Presidents Program in Leadership, Business Administration and Management and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Leadership Program.

Smith founded Inperium, a Reading-based sole member of non-profit agencies that provide person-centric mental health, intellectual disability, co-occurring disorders services, health-related supports, and other related services, in 2016.

“I am excited and honored to join the Alvernia University board and begin to work with its talented leadership and trustees,” said Smith. “I am looking forward to contributing to the vision and inventive initiatives.”

Smith has previously served on Alvernia’s President’s Advisory Council and has served in various capacities with Edison Court, Children’s Home of Reading and the Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County.

Smith graduated from Alvernia in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

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