Oct. 11, 2005
HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, has named three new members to its board of trustees to represent the regions served by its campuses in Lebanon, Lancaster and Gettysburg.

New to the board are Robert J. Phillips of Lebanon, Timothy L. Sandoe of Newmanstown and Jeffrey A. Shaffer of Gettysburg.

"Our campuses in Lebanon, Lancaster and Gettysburg have grown significantly, and we are pleased that so many students continue to choose HACC," said HACC President Dr. Edna V. Baehre.

"Because the board is making decisions affecting those campuses in addition to the Harrisburg campus, we believe it makes good business sense to seek representatives from those regions to add to the already superb group of professionals that serve us from the greater Harrisburg area," said Baehre.

Robert J. Phillips of Lebanon is the owner of the Robert J. Phillips Insurance Agency, Inc. He also serves as board chairman of Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon; president of Lebanon 2000 Inc., the Downtown Revitalization Program; and vice president of the Community of Lebanon Association, the Downtown Business Association. He is a former board member and past board president of the Lebanon School District and the Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13.

Timothy L. Sandoe of Newmanstown is senior vice president and Retail Division manager at the Fulton Bank headquarters at Penns Square in Lancaster. An employee since 1983, he previously served Lebanon Valley National Bank (through a merger with Fulton Financial Corporation) as senior vice president, Retail Group manager.

Sandoe has served as Advisory Board chairman, HACC Lebanon and Lancaster Campuses for 10 years. He also is past chairperson of the Occupational Advisory Committee at ELCO and the Education Committee of Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce, and a past member of the Consumer Advisory Unit at PA Banker Association.

Jeffrey A. Shaffer of Gettysburg opened RE/MAX of Gettysburg in 1995 and serves as co-owner/real estate broker there. Shaffer, a HACC alumnus, is a realtor/real estate broker with GRI designation since 1987. He also has had his Broker/Appraisers certification since 1993.

He is a partner at Times Square, LLC, an investment group of local businessmen who desire through the rehabilitation of property to see Gettysburg sustain a viable economic atmosphere to the benefit of the citizenry and businesses. Previously he served in the Lieutenant Governor's Office, Senate of PA.

He is a board member of Adams County Economic Development Authority, Gettysburg Area Industrial Development Authority, and Habitat for Humanity. He serves on the Business and Industry Committee of the Gettysburg/Adams County Chamber of Commerce and on the Advisory Board of the Gettysburg Campus of HACC. He also is past president of Upper Adams Lions Club and a past member of the Board of Directors, American Heart Association.

HACC serves more than 16 thousand degree-seeking students in a 10-county region in Central Pennsylvania. The college also serves more than 50 thousand students in its workforce development and community education programs.

In addition to campuses in Harrisburg, Lebanon, Lancaster and Gettysburg, a new HACC Center has been established in York, and classes are offered at a number of off-campus community sites.

As Central Pennsylvania's Community College, HACC provides degree and diploma programs in more than 154 fields. Students also continue to increase usage of online classes with HACC's Virtual Campus, and many combine in-class work with online coursework.

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