EPI Board of Trustees

Exercises the powers of the Board of Trustees as defined in the Bylaws. Reviews the activities of the Education & Public Improvement (EPI) Foundation, approves policy decisions and actions, and approves & monitors budget, grants, awards, and designated fu

K.L. Allen

Western Governors University

Dr. K. L. Allen has served as chancellor of WGU Ohio, the state affiliate of the online, nonprofit Western Governors University since May 2020. 

Dr. Allen has close to two decades of higher education experience, ranging from launching and leading collegiate departments of business development and veteran affairs to being a professor in business, economics, and education. He is also a veteran of the Army National Guard.  

Dr. Allen is an advocate for socioeconomic equality, education, and entrepreneurship, as illustrated by his 60-plus published op-eds. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Allen is passionate about removing social and economic barriers so that individuals may pursue educational opportunities that can help improve their chances to overcome those barriers. As Chancellor of WGU Ohio, he has championed the university’s mission of changing lives for the better by creating pathways to opportunity.  

Dr. Allen earned a B.A. in criminal justice, an M.B.A. in global management, and a doctorate in educational leadership, where his research focused on employee engagement, socioeconomics, and leadership. He is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi and sits on several boards in Ohio such as the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Dayton Chamber of Commerce EPI foundation, and the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. 

Linda Ashworth

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director / Staff Liaison

Douglas Cleaves

PNC Bank

Randy Domigan

Brady Ware

Jacqueline Gamblin

JYG Innovations LLC

Jennifer Harrison

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Chris Kershner

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Patricia McDonald

Patricia McDonald - Community Volunteer

Katie Ward

P & R Communications Service, Inc.

Kevin Weckesser

Brixey & Meyer, Inc.

Lori Zirkle

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Staff Liaison
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