Kevin St. Cyr Named Chair of Alvernia University’s Board

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Alvernia University has named Kevin St. Cyr — senior vice president for the Enterprise Segment of CommScope Inc., and former president of Berk-Tek — Chairman of its Board of Directors.

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Kevin St. Cyr, Chairman of the Board at Alvernia University

This is an exciting time to be part of Alvernia. The university’s continued growth, academic expansion through new programs like the Doctor of Nursing Practice and on-going commitment to the Reading community have well positioned it for future success.

Alvernia University has named Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president for the Enterprise Segment of CommScope Inc., Richardson, Texas, as chairman of its board. In his role, St. Cyr will provide leadership for Alvernia’s 41-member Board of Trustees, working closely with university’s President Thomas F. Flynn to guide the institution’s strategic direction and future plans.

“This is an exciting time to be part of Alvernia,” said St. Cyr. “The university’s continued growth, academic expansion through new programs like the Doctor of Nursing Practice and on-going commitment to the Reading community have well positioned it for future success. I look forward to working with the board and leadership to continue the positive momentum that is in place.”

CommScope is a global leader in connectivity solutions for communication networks, providing infrastructure solutions for wireless, business enterprise, residential broadband and carrier wire line networks. In his position there, St. Cyr guides strategic planning for the Enterprise Segment, addressing opportunities and challenges to meet the company’s growth objectives worldwide. He also has responsibility for the Market, Product Management and Research & Development areas for the segment that serves business enterprises in intelligent building and/or data center applications.

Formerly president of Berk-Tek, New Holland, Pa., St. Cyr is a strong community advocate, having supported the United Way in various leadership roles throughout his career. He’s previously served on the board of directors for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry and as founding chairman of Communications Cable & Connectivity Association. He has been an Alvernia trustee since 2003 and most recently served vice chair of the board.

St. Cyr continues to be an active supporter of the University of Lowell (UMASS-Lowell) where he earned a bachelor’s degree in plastics engineering and at Pennsylvania State University where he received a master’s degree in business administration. He and his wife Ellen are parents of two grown children.

ALVERNIA is a fast growing Franciscan university, grounded in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, that combines diverse academic opportunities with personal attention and an unmatched commitment to community service. Situated on a scenic 121-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pa., the university is conveniently located near Philadelphia (60 miles) and within an easy drive of New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. With a College of Arts and Sciences and College of Professional Studies, Alvernia offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors including pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, law, and veterinary medicine. The university also provides a range of graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels through its School of Graduate and Adult Education.

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