Who We Are
Outstanding Raiders March 2015
Tony J. Aretz, '82 M.A.
Wright State University Graduate School
Tony Aretz has been the president of the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, since July 1, 2008. During his six years, he has led the Mount through a strategic planning effort, a comprehensive restructuring, the creation of ethical leadership and career readiness programs for all Mount undergraduate students, and the creation of new graduate and undergraduate programs, including the Mount’s second doctorate program and its first fully online program.
Tony previously was the academic vice president at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, from 2004 to 2008. Prior to arriving at CBU, he was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and a member of the faculty at the USAF Academy, where he was the founding director of the USAF Academy Scholars Program and director of academic strategic planning. Tony was a member of the USAF faculty for 17 years, teaching a variety of engineering psychology, human factors, psychology, leadership, research, and statistics courses.
He received a Ph.D. in engineering psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Arts degree in human factors from Wright State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the USAF Academy. Tony is currently a member of the board of trustees for Seton High School, the board of directors of Mercy Health Partners of Southwest Ohio, the executive committee of the board of directors of the Council of Independent Colleges, and the executive committee of board of directors of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, among various other leadership positions in Cincinnati.
Tony and his wife Terry have been married for 30 years and have three sons, Tommy, David, and Michael.
Marvin J. Lefeld, '92 B.S.B., '97 M.B.A.
Wright State University Lake Campus
Marvin Lefeld serves as the chief financial officer for Cooper Farms, an agricultural livestock and food processing company based in northwest Ohio. In 1992, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Wright State, graduating magna cum laude, and later earned his M.B.A. from Wright State University–Lake Campus as a member of the inaugural cohort class in 1997.
After seven years acquiring business management experience in various supervisory roles with EMRO Marketing, Huffy Corporation, and Amcast Automotive, Marvin returned to his agricultural roots by joining Cooper Farms in 1999.
As a 15-year team member of Cooper Farms, he has served as accounting manager, director of accounting, and corporate controller. In 2012, Marvin was named chief financial officer for all Cooper Farms business entities.
He currently resides in St. Henry, Ohio, with his wife Tricia and five children: Shelby, Nathan, Sam, Logan, and Shaylee. Marvin participates in various organizations including the Western Ohio Education Foundation (WOEF) board as a member of its Strategic Planning Committee. He enjoys spending his time on activities that are centered on family, faith, and community. Marvin is thankful for the educational growth that Wright State has provided to him over the years, and is proud to claim Wright State University and the Lake Campus as his alma mater.
Instructor, College of Nursing and Health
Since becoming a clinical instructor in the College of Nursing and Health in 2011, Stephanie Triplett has become one of Wright State’s most distinguished nurse educators.
Throughout her career at Wright State, Triplett has worked collaboratively as the co-coordinator of a senior-level clinical course, taught undergraduate pathophysiology, and provided expert clinical supervision at the undergraduate level. She also worked in partnership with another faculty member to evaluate and update components of a course focusing on the nursing management of individuals with complex, critical illnesses.
In the classroom, Triplett has been described by nursing students as a “superb teacher,” “an advocate for student learning,” “committed to excellent instruction,” and having the unique ability to “challenge students while working tirelessly to help them understand and apply knowledge.”
She consistently demonstrates the ability to apply current evidence and practical application in her teaching style. On top of all that, Triplett is adept at engaging a class in a large lecture hall or students in a team-based learning environment, always guiding them through the process of making the connections between theory and application.
Triplett’s previous experience as a manager in a complex health care setting has given her the unique ability to use important techniques in “crucial conversations” with students regarding their performance. She is skilled in communicating with compassion, while not compromising the high standards of the profession and in the College of Nursing and Health.
In addition to her many teaching responsibilities, Triplett continues to practice at the bedside as a certified critical care nurse, giving her the ability to provide students with a current perspective on the realities of being a registered nurse. She is also well positioned to assist the career development of graduates due to her networking connections within the local hospital community.
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