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Two Alumni Join Ursinus Board of Trustees

Kelly P. Finch Mobley ’82 and Philip Richard Flynn Corson ’04 were elected by the board during its February meeting. 

“I’m pleased to welcome Kelly and Flynn to the board of trustees,” Ursinus President Brock Blomberg said. “Both are proud alums of our institution who have chosen to give back by leading our strategic priorities as we celebrate our sesquicentennial year and look ahead to our bright future. Both have earned a reputation as leaders, innovators and collaborators and their experience will be invaluable to our board. I’m excited to start working with them.”

Kelly P. Finch Mobley ’82 returns to the Ursinus board of trustees after having previously served from 2001-2013. She retired in 2018 as executive vice president and director of workforce readiness for PNC’s retail bank. Mobley also served as regional sales manager at PNC, leading greater Philadelphia region branches. She also was director of customer and employee experience for PNC’s strategic initiatives office and had previously served as a managing director of Madison Consulting Group and senior vice president of QuestPoint, Inc. She is board chair of the Philadelphia Heritage Chorale and serves on the board of the Philadelphia Dance Company and Fortress Arts Academy. Mobley earned her MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was previously named as one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business and is a multi-year Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner.

“As the product of a family that highly valued education, I’m appreciative of institutions that not only educate, but prepare students to contribute to society as a whole. The fact that my alma mater is one such institution makes my participation in the process all the more rewarding,” Mobley said. 

Philip Richard Flynn Corson ’04 is a native of Montgomery County and currently serves as head of Upper School and dean of academics at Indian Mountain School (IMS), a junior boarding school in northwestern Connecticut. He has held consulting and senior administrative positions at independent schools in Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu, including an associate headship at the Pacific Buddhist Academy. He earned graduate degrees from Columbia University and Middlebury College and has performed extensive scholarship in Shakespearean literature and Irish poetry at the Lincoln College of Oxford University. He is the co-founder of Coalition 2030, an educational think tank, consultancy and program incubator committed to sustainable development, and is president of the Corson Foundation, a nonprofit organization primarily serving schools and community hospitals in the tri-state and greater Philadelphia areas.

“Ursinus is a special place for me,” Corson said. “My family has been a proud part of the community for three generations—well before I relished in the transformational experience the school provides for so many, shaped in large part by the care and expertise of its exceptional faculty and staff. I’m honored to join the board and serve alongside so many who care as deeply about Ursinus as I do.” –By Ed Moorhouse