February 10, 2021

Governor Wolf Appoints Betty Silfa to WCU Council of Trustees

Governor Wolf Appoints Betty Silfa to WCU Council of TrusteesPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has appointed West Chester resident Betty Silfa as a new member to the West Chester University Council of Trustees.

Members of the Council are appointed by the governor for a six-year term and confirmed by the state Senate. The Council’s duties, responsibilities, and powers are set by Act 188, the founding legislation for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. WCU’s Council of Trustees execute policies of the system’s Board of Governors. Council of Trustees members greatly assist with advancing the reputation of West Chester University and representing the University throughout the state and the nation.

Silfa is vice president and commercial loan officer at Mid Penn Bank, which is based in Chester County. As a senior relationship manager with more than 40 years of experience in financial services, Silfa is a leader in the business banking and retail banking industry. Among the areas that Silfa oversees in her current role as vice president are relationship management, customer service, and risk management. She also manages a portfolio comprised of new and existing clients. Prior to joining Mid Penn Bank, Silfa was vice president and sales manager at Bryn Mawr Trust.

An active member of the community, Silfa has worked closely with the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, the Main Line Chamber of Commerce, West Chester Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chilean Chamber of Commerce, Latino Professional Group [of West Chester], the Women Referral Network of Chester County, the World Trade Center [in Delaware], and Rethink Innovations. She has also been an active board member of Chester County Futures, as well as CareLink, and has lent her expertise as an instructor at the American Institute of Banking.

Silfa holds certification in human resource management from Villanova University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration and human resource management from Pace University in New York.



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