CAL U MOURNS EX-TRUSTEE, U.S. REP. FRANK MASCARACAL U MOURNS EX-TRUSTEE, U.S. REP. FRANK MASCARA

CAL U MOURNS EX-TRUSTEE, U.S. REP. FRANK MASCARA

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Posted on July 11, 2011

The campus community at California University is deeply saddened by the death of former U.S. Rep. Frank Mascara, a member of the University’s Council of Trustees from 1973-1999 and one of only five individuals to be honored with Cal U’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

A member of the Class of 1972, Rep. Mascara received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Cal U in May 1999.

The Belle Vernon native began his political career as the Washington County controller, a position he held from 1974 to 1980. He served as chairman of the Washington County Board of Commissioners from 1980 to 1994, when he was elected to Congress.

Rep. Mascara, a Democrat, represented Pennsylvania’s 20th District through 2002. He is remembered as a strong advocate for the University, as well as for the Southpointe complex in Canonsburg, the Mon Valley Expressway and the urban maglev transit project proposed for Cal U.

He last visited the University in spring 2009, during Cal Pride Weekend, when he accepted the University’s 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.

On behalf of the University, President Angelo Armenti, Jr. extends his deepest condolences to Rep. Mascara’s family and friends.