on march 17 the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s state system of
Higher education unanimously selected dr. Kenneth s. Hawkinson to be
the 12th president of Kutztown University.
After the vote he and his wife,
Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, were introduced to the KU community.
Hawkinson served as provost of Western Illinois University (WIU) since
January 2012. Originally hired as an assistant professor of communication at
WIU in 1988, he also served in the U.S. Army as both an Infantry officer and
a public affairs officer.
Prior to his appointment as provost at Western Illinois, Hawkinson served
the university for four years as associate provost and associate vice president for
By david Johnson
photos By dan Z. Johnson