Press Release

Franklin University Board of Trustees Elects Valerie Pitteroff as its Newest Member


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations
(614) 947-6581

Columbus, OH (May 9, 2022)

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce the election of Valerie Pitteroff, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources at Cardinal Health, to its Board of Trustees. The Trusteeship Governance Committee recommended Pitteroff during its April meeting.

As Senior Vice-President, Human Resources at Cardinal Health, Valerie has responsibility for the company’s international Medical Segment.  She joined Cardinal Health in October 2002 and has held both HR Business Partner and Talent Management Center of Excellence roles supporting all facets of the Cardinal Health business.

Before joining Cardinal Health, Valerie was a United States Peace Corps member, serving in Paraguay, South America.  Her volunteer service focused on working with educators and farmers to establish a rural community cooperative and developing educational programs for women and students.  

“Helping others achieve their goals is a passion of mine and I am thankful to be given this position of trust and the opportunity to serve Franklin University and the students it serves,” shared Valerie.

She is originally from Southern California and is a graduate of the University of California at Riverside.  She now resides in Hilliard, Ohio, with her husband Jason, children Ethan and Sofia, and rescue dog Cooper.  The Pitteroff family enjoys game nights, movies, and traveling together.

Franklin University is committed to building strategic relationships within the community. More than twenty local business leaders currently make up the Franklin University Board of Trustees. Learn more about the Franklin Board of Trustees here.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit, and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. Through agreements with partner institutions, the University also offers international academic programs, including its top-ranked MBA.

Franklin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Franklin University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

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