Metzgar earns emeritus status from Penn State Board

July 10, 2009

New Kensington, Pa. -- Robert D. Metzgar, president of North Penn Pipe & Supply Inc., of Warren, Pa., and former member of the Board of Trustees was awarded the rank of trustee emeritus in recognition of his loyal and meritorious service as a board member.

“Bob Metzgar has been an invaluable member of the board for 14 years and a dedicated and active member of the Penn State family for much longer than that,” said Penn State President Graham Spanier. “We are grateful for his many contributions and we are pleased to have him continue to serve as a trustee emeritus.”
Although retired from voting and serving as officers, Penn State's trustee emeriti continue to serve on the board as their schedules permit.
In May 1995, Metzgar was appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees by former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge. He was elected to serve on the board as a business and industry trustee for a three-year term beginning July 2000 and was reelected for succeeding terms. His final term ended June 30, 2009.
A 1960 Penn State graduate, Metzgar spent two years at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College before going to the University Park campus to complete his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also pursued post-graduate work in business at the University.
In 1996, Metzgar was named a Penn State Behrend Alumni Fellow, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Penn State Alumni Association and administered in cooperation with Penn State’s academic colleges. Earlier this year, Penn State Erie broke ground on the Robert and Sally Metzgar Admissions and Alumni Center, to which the Metzgars committed $2 million.
Metzgar is a member of the Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows, the Nittany Lion Club, the President’s Club, and a life member of the Penn State  Alumni Association. He currently serves on the PNC Bank Advisory Board, is treasurer of the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association and serves on the board of directors of the New York Oil and Gas Association. He also served as Charter President of the Tri City Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society and is a past member of the National Management Association. His civic organization memberships include the Warren Chamber of Commerce, Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Last Updated July 10, 2009