Trustee Dr. Edward S. J. Tomezsko
Edward Tomezsko is Chancellor Emeritus at Penn State Delaware County in Media, Pennsylvania. He also has the tenured rank of associate professor of chemistry. Dr. Tomezsko holds a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry from Villanova, master’s degree in Fuel Technology and a doctorate in Physical Chemistry, both from Penn State. He retired on July 8, 2005.
His professional experience includes working at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., the Atlantic Richfield Company before he joined Penn State in 1971. Dr. Tomezsko spent ten years on the faculty during which time he won the campus’ Outstanding Teaching Award. His administrative experience at Penn State includes serving as the Academic Officer at the campus, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Penn State Commonwealth Educational System, and Assistant Vice President for Technology and founding Director of the Division of Technology.
Dr. Tomezsko’s current interests include leadership development, strategic planning, adult education, international education, and academic support of economic development. In addition to campus responsibilities, he had served on the Penn State’s Philadelphia Project Central Steering Committee and the Philadelphia Council working group. Dr. Tomezsko is active with the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Delaware County Workforce Investment Board where he is head of the strategic planning group as well as the Vice Chair of the Board, and the Delaware County Economic Development Advisory Committee.
Dr. Tomezsko serves as Chair of the Board of Computer Forensics and Analysis Training Center and the finance committee of Old St. Joseph’s Church in Philadelphia, both non-profit organizations. He is the vice-chair of the Delaware County Workforce Investment Board. He has been nominated to the board of the Slovak-American Foundation for Education and Science. He has served as the secretary to the Chester Education Foundation
His wife Jean recently retired as a Clinical Research Nutritionist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia specializing in nutritional issues related to cystic fibrosis and chronic pulmonary dysfunction. They have four daughters: Linda an artist, Janet a surgeon and mother of Kyle and Michaela, Marianne the mother of Elena, Caroline and Nicholas, and an elementary school teacher, and Christina an elementary school teacher and the mother of Raeghan.