CANTON: Ruhlin Group President Rod Neuenschwander has been named chair of the Malone University board of trustees.

Neuenschwander, a 1999 graduate of Malone, was elected to a three-year term and has spent the past six years as vice chair of the board and chair of the Finance Committee. He succeeds David Murray, who recently finished his second term as chair of the Malone board.

Neuenschwander’s wife Liz also is a Malone graduate.

“I’m honored to be asked to serve Malone in this capacity,” he said in a prepared statement. “When Liz and I look back at our Malone days, the quality education we received, it’s impossible to put a value on all that we received. For us, to be able to play a small part in helping other students have this experience is priceless.”