USF announces appointment of Board of Trustees committee directors

February 20, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis is pleased to announce two committee director appointments to the USF Board of Trustees.

Jeff McDonald has been named Committee Director for Academic Affairs and Nicole Satalino has been named Committee Director for Development.

Directors at USF are individuals whose expertise and interests make them excellent leaders for the university’s various board committees.

McDonald serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Sweetwater Sound Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from DePauw University, graduating with honors, and serves on the USF Music Tech Advisory Board and the Ferris State University Music Tech Advisory Board and is a former Grant Committee chair for Schwab Foundation.

Satalino serves as Manager of Business Development for the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from USF. She has served as president of the USF Alumni Cabinet; sponsorship committee member for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research; board member for Healthier Moms and Babies, where she is current Gala committee chair and previously Women’s Philanthropy Group chair; and board member of Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana, where she currently serves as Director at Large of Fund Development and previously served as Leadership Institute program chair.

For more information, contact Melissa Studebaker at 260-399-7700, ext. 6912, or email

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.