KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES HANDBOOK 2022 - 2023
TABLE OF CONTENTS BYLAWS AND REGULATIONS MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEES OTHER COMMITTEES MEETING SCHEDULE KU ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE KU ORGANIZATIONAL CHARTS KU STRATEGIC PLAN PASSHE ACT 188 Appendix A ACT 50 Appendix B ACADEMIC PLANNING OUTLOOK Appendix C FALL 2021 FACTBOOK Appendix D HIGHER ED PRIMER Appendix E KU Foundation Volunteer Checklist Appendix F Statement of Financial Interests Appendix G KU Council of Trustees Contact Sheet Appendix H Volunteer Background Checks Appendix I
Whereas, the Council of Trustees of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a body of the State System of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and Whereas, the Council of Trustees is desirous of establishing a set of rules to regulate its governance for the purpose of expediting the faithful discharge of its statutorily conferred duties; and COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES BYLAWS AND REGULATIONS (Revised March 2021) Whereas, 24 P.S. 20-2009-A (11) authorizes the Council of Trustees to take such action as may be necessary to perform its expressly delegated power; Now therefore, the Council of Trustees of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, this 26th day of October 1989, does hereby enact and establish the following bylaws. ARTICLE I - POWERS AND DUTIES ARTICLE II - MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE III - MEETINGS ARTICLE IV - QUORUM ARTICLE V - OFFICERS ARTICLE VI - COMMITTEES ARTICLE VII - HEAD OF THE INSTITUTION ARTICLE VIII - RULES AND REGULATIONS ARTICLE I – POWERS AND DUTIES SECTION I. POWERS AND DUTIES As delineated in Act 188, Section 2009-A, the responsibilities of the Council of Trustees include the following: 1. To make recommendations to the Chancellor for the appointment and retention of the President following consultation with students, faculty, staff and alumni. 2. To assist the President in developing proper relations and understanding between the institution and its programs and the public in order to serve the interests and needs of both. 3. To make recommendations to the Chancellor for the dismissal of the President. 4. To review and provide input to the President pertaining to policies and procedures governing the use of institutional facilities and property. 5. To approve schools and academic programs. 6. To review and approve the recommendations of the President pertaining to annual operating and capital budget requirements for forwarding to the Board of Governors. 7. To review and approve recommendations for charges for tuition, and to approve room and board and other fees except student activity fees and any fees related to the provision of contracted health services. 8. To review all contracts and purchases negotiated or awarded by the President including any contracts or purchase reports with or without competitive bidding and all contracts for consultative services entered into by the President.
9. To represent the institution at official functions of the Commonwealth. 10. To take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the powers and duties herein delegated. 11. In accordance with the evaluation procedure established by the Board of Governors, the Council shall conduct an evaluation of the President and forward the results of that evaluation with recommendation to the Chancellor for submission to the Board. ARTICLE II - MEMBERSHIP (Reference Act 188, Section 20-2008-A, 1982) SECTION I. COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES The Council of Trustees shall consist of eleven members who shall be nominated and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. At least two members of the 11 member Council of Trustees shall be alumni of the institution. The Chancellor is an ex-officio member of the Council. SECTION II. TERM Ten members of each Council shall serve terms of six years respectively, and until their respective successors are duly appointed and qualified. One member of each Council shall be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing, other than a first year student, enrolled for at least twelve semester hours at the institution of which the student is a Trustee. The student member shall serve a term of four years or for so long as (s) he is a full-time undergraduate student in attendance at the institution of which (s) he is a Trustee, whichever period is shorter. Vacancies occurring before the expiration of the term of any member shall be filled in like manner for the unexpired term. Student members of the Council of Trustees shall be appointed by the Governor and shall not be subject to Senate confirmation. ARTICLE III - MEETINGS SECTION I. REGULAR MEETINGS A regular meeting of the Council of Trustees shall be held not less than six times each year. The schedule of meetings shall be formulated at the beginning of each academic year and advertised in accordance with Sunshine Act, Act of July 3, 1986, P.L. 388, No. 84, 65 P.S. 271 et seq. SECTION II. ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Council of Trustees shall be the last regular meeting of the academic year. Officers of the Council of Trustees for the next two years are to be elected at the annual meeting in 2018 and every other year thereafter. Consecutive terms in the same office shall not be permitted. SECTION III. SPECIAL MEETINGS Special meetings may be called at any time by the University President or Chairperson of the Council of Trustees. Special meetings shall also be called by the Chairperson of the Council of Trustees at the request of three members of the Council. Public notice of this meeting shall be in accordance with Sunshine Act, Act of July 3, 1986, P.L. 388, No. 84, 65 P.S. 271 et seq. SECTION IV. ADDITIONAL NOTICE OF MEETINGS The Secretary shall be responsible for notifying the Council of Trustees of the time and place of all meetings of the Council. In the case of special meetings, the purpose for which the special meeting is called shall be given in the notice, and the business transacted at such meeting shall be limited to the purpose stated in the call. Meeting schedules shall be sent to the Chancellor.
SECTION V. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Robert’s Revised Rules of Order shall be the guide for the Council in determining questions of parliamentary procedure not herein specifically provided. SECTION VI. MINUTES OF MEETINGS Minutes of each meeting shall be recorded and sent to each member of the Council of Trustees following each meeting of the Council. SECTION VII. ORDER OF BUSINESS The order of business at the regular meetings of the Council of Trustees or at the meetings of the Executive Committee unless changed by unanimous consent of those present shall be as follows: 1. Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting of the Council of Trustees or of the Executive Committee 2. Recording of attendance by the Secretary 3. Report of the Chairperson of the Council 4. Report of the President ARTICLE IV - QUORUM SECTION I. QUORUM Six members of the Council shall constitute a quorum. ARTICLE V - OFFICERS SECTION I. OFFICERS The officers of the Council shall be a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and a Secretary. The Chairperson will preside at all meetings of the Council and perform such other functions pertaining to the office; the Vice Chairperson shall perform all functions in the absence of the Chairperson and shall be designated Chairperson if the Chairperson ceases to perform that function; the Secretary shall keep, and be the custodian of, all records. SECTION II. ELECTION The officers of the Council shall be elected to two year terms at every second annual meeting beginning in 2018, and shall perform the duties usually assigned to such officers. They shall hold office until successors are legally elected. They shall be nominated by a nominating committee appointed by the Chairperson of the Council at least two meetings prior to the annual meeting at which the election will occur. The nominating committee shall present the names of the nominees to the Council at least one meeting prior to the annual meeting at which the election will occur. ARTICLE VI - COMMITTEES SECTION I. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE This committee shall consist of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, and Immediate Past Chairperson of the Council. The Chairperson of the Council shall be the Chairperson of the Executive Committee. Meetings of this committee shall be called by the Chairperson as needed. Upon the request of at least two members of this committee, additional meetings may be convened. The purpose of this committee shall be to serve as a review board for the President of the University and to act on behalf of the entire Council on extremely urgent matters. All such actions of this committee shall be official; however, they will be subject to ratification of the Council at the next regular Council meeting. 5. Committee reports 6. Old business 7. New business 8. Adjournment
SECTION II. STANDING COMMITTEES The Chairperson of the Council of Trustees shall appoint members and designate chairpersons for each of the standing committees. Ex-officio, nonvoting members shall attend each committee as determined by the President. Council Committee on Academic and Student Affairs Purpose: To keep Trustees informed about academic and student affairs programs and activities, and to review and approve new programs and/ or new or renewal of articulation agreements, if and when appropriate. Function: a. To examine and discuss the University’s academic and student affairs activities and programs, as well as supporting policies. b. To review the process of periodic program evaluation and accreditation. c. To review, provide input into the planning process, and present to the Council for consideration the University’s strategic plan. Council Committee on Finance, Property and Audit Purpose: To assist the Council of Trustees in fulfilling its responsibility for the oversight of the quality and in- tegrity of the accounting, auditing, and reporting practices of the University. Function: a. To review and discuss the University’s financial management system and supporting policies. b. To discuss the University’s current and proposed budget and any anticipated fee additions/ changes or major expenditures and to make related recommendations to the Council as appropriate. c. To review the Facilities Master Plan, including examination and discussion of maintenance, renovation and capital construction needs. d. To review current financial operations through examination of financial reports. Council Committee on Human Diversity Purpose: To enhance the Trustees’ awareness and support of and participation in the Kutztown University commitment to Human Diversity. Function: a. To review and discuss the University’s diversity programs, services, and activities that support the recruitment and retention of social equity group members. (These groups are primarily identified by race, ethnicity, cultural, gender, ability and sexual orientation.) b. To provide input into the planning process and the ongoing development of services to ensure access and equal opportunity for people historically underrepresented at Kutztown University. c. To continue to support and enhance the development of appropriate strategies to obtain the goals of the programs. d. To facilitate communication between and among other appropriate Council committees in their respective oversight roles relating to the mission and vision of Human Diversity. Council Committee on University Relations and Development Purpose: To inform Trustees about the university activities in public relations and community affairs and to provide a vehicle to enhance the Trustee participation in University fundraising through the Kutztown University Foundation and related development activities.
Function: a. To review, discuss, and make recommendations regarding the University’s public relations/community affairs and fundraising plans and policies. b. To develop strategy for Trustees participation in activities to enhance the university’s image, strengthen town gown and community relationships, and to provide input into the fundraising goals and activities. c. To join other appropriate council committees in analysis, development and support of academic/ student affairs, fiscal and facilities planning, and to develop strategies that will increase alumni, university employee, Trustees, and general citizen participation in the fiscal support of Kutztown University. ARTICLE VII - HEAD OF THE INSTITUTION SECTION I. THE PRESIDENT The University President is the institution’s chief executive officer. Within the powers and constraints of Act 188 as amended, the President is charged with carrying out the Trustees’ policies and programs and administering the educational and business affairs of the institution. The President shall advise the Council and the Council Committees on all matters where Council must take official action. The President is charged with supplying the Council with sufficient information for its decision-making. The President shall call upon the Trustees for objective counseling and advice. When acting for the Council, the President is expected to adhere faithfully to the Council’s policies. ARTICLE VIII - RULES AND REGULATIONS SECTION I. CERTIFIED COPY OF MINUTES A certified copy of the minutes of each meeting shall be sent to the Chancellor, chairperson of the Board of Governors, State APSCUF and local APSCUF, local AFSCME, and SCUPA and to such other constitu- encies as are deemed appropriate as promptly as possible after each meeting. SECTION II. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS Executive sessions, as defined by law, shall be conducted in accordance with the Sunshine Act, Act of July 3, 1986, P.L. 388, No. 84, 65 P.S. 271 et seq. SECTION III. AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS These bylaws may be changed by a majority vote of the entire Council provided each member of the Council has received a copy of the proposed changes prior to the next regular meeting at which the vote on the changed bylaws shall be taken. APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES..........................10/26/89 REVISED BY THE COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES ...............................3/14/91 REVISED BY THE COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES ...............................1/28/99 REVISED BY THE COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES ...........................1/30/2003 REVISED BY THE COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES ......................... 11/02/2006 REVISED BY THE COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES .........................10/29/2009 REVISED BY THE COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES ........................... 9/22/2011 REVISED BY THE COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES ...........................12/7/2017 REVISED BY THE COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES ...........................3/18/2021
COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES (2022-2023) Mr. Robert Grim, Esq. Chair Phone: 610-683-4102 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Dennis Giorno ’94 Vice Chair Phone: 610-683-4102 Email: email@example.com Mr. Kevin Harden ‘07, Esq. Secretary Phone: 610-683-4102 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Evan Santos Student Phone: 610-683-4102 Email: email@example.com Mr. Phillips Armstrong Member Phone: 610-683-4102 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Charles Blocksidge ’65 Member Phone: 610-683-4102 Email: email@example.com Mr. Thomas Heck Member Phone: 610-683-4102 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. W. James Ludlow Member Phone: 610-683-4102 Email: email@example.com Ms. Dianne M. Lutz, CIMA Member Phone: 610-683-4102 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Guido M. Pichini ’74 Member Phone: 610-683-4102 Email: email@example.com Mr. Jack Wabby ’69 Member Phone: 610-683-4102 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS 2022-2023 _____________________________________ COMMITTEE on ACADEMIC and STUDENT AFFAIRS Mr. Guido Pichini, Chair Mr. Jack Wabby Staff Resource: Dr. Lorin Arnold, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Donavan McCargo, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Purpose: To keep Trustees informed about academic and student affairs programs and activities, and to review and approve new programs and/or new or renewal of articulation agreements, if and when appropriate. Function: a. To examine and discuss the University’s academic and student affairs activities and programs, as well as supporting policies. b. To review the process of periodic program evaluation and accreditation. c. To review, provide input into the planning process, and present to the Council for consideration the University’s strategic plan. ______________________________________ COMMITTEE on FINANCE, PROPERTY and AUDIT Dr. Charles Blocksidge, Chair Mr. Dennis Giorno Mr. Tom Heck Staff Resource: Mr. Matthew Delaney, Vice President for Finance and Facilities Mr. William Leech, Interim Director, Facilities Purpose: To assist the Council of Trustees in fulfilling its responsibility for the oversight of the quality and integrity of the accounting, auditing, and reporting practices of the University. Function: a. To review and discuss the University’s financial management system and supporting policies. b. To discuss the University’s current and proposed budget and any anticipated fee additions/changes or major expenditures and to make related recommendations to the Council as appropriate. c. To review the Facilities Master Plan, including examination and discussion of maintenance, renovation and capital construction needs. d. To review current financial operations through examination of financial reports. ______________________________________
COMMITTEE on HUMAN DIVERSITY Ms. Dianne Lutz, Chair Mr. Evan Santos Staff Resource: Mr. Jesus Peña, Esq., Vice President for Equity, Compliance, and Legal Affairs Mr. Jerry Schearer, Interim Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students Purpose: To enhance the Trustees’ awareness and support of and participation in the Kutztown University commitment to Human Diversity. Function: a. To review and discuss the University’s diversity programs, services, and activities that support the recruitment and retention of social equity group members. (These groups are primarily identified by race, ethnicity, cultural, gender, ability and sexual orientation.) b. To provide input into the planning process and the on-going development of services to ensure access, and equal opportunity for people historically underrepresented at Kutztown University. c. To continue to support and enhance the development of appropriate strategies to obtain the goals of the programs. d. To facilitate communication between and among other appropriate Council committees in their respective oversight roles relating to the mission and vision of Human Diversity. ______________________________________ COMMITTEE on UNIVERSITY RELATIONS and ADVANCEMENT Mr. Jim Ludlow, Chair Mr. Phillips Armstrong Mr. Kevin Harden, Jr. Esq. Staff Resource: Mr. Josh Leiboff, Acting Vice President for University Relations & Athletics Mr. Alex Ogeka, Executive Director, Kutztown University Foundation Purpose: To inform Trustees about the university activities in public relations and community affairs and to provide a vehicle to enhance the Trustee participation in University fundraising through the Kutztown University Foundation and related advancement activities. Function: a. To review, discuss, and make recommendations regarding the University’s public relations/ community affairs and fundraising plans and policies. b. To develop strategy for Trustees participation in activities to enhance the university’s image, strengthen town-gown and community relationships and to provide input into the fundraising goals and activities. c. To join other appropriate council committees in analysis, development and support of academic/ student affairs, fiscal and facilities planning, and to develop strategies that will increase alumni, university employee, Trustees, and general citizen participation in the fical support of Kutztown University. [ Chairperson is an ex-officio member of all committees. ]
COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES OTHER BOARD ASSIGNMENTS 2022-2023 ______________________________________ KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION BOARD of DIRECTORS Mr. Jim Ludlow Mr. Guido Pichini ______________________________________ KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY STUDENT SERVICES INC. (KUSSI) Mr. Thomas Heck Mr. Kevin Harden Jr. Esq.
COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES MEETING SCHEDULE 2022-2023 ______________________________________ SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 NOVEMBER 3, 2022 DECEMBER 15, 2022 MARCH 23, 2023 APRIL 27, 2023 JUNE 8, 2023 AUGUST 3, 2023* ______________________________________ COMMITTEE MEETINGS 1:30 pm Academic and Student Affairs Committee 1:30 pm Finance, Property and Audit Committee 2:00 pm Human Diversity Committee 2:00 pm University Relations and Advancement Affairs Committee 3:00 pm Plenary Session *This meeting will take place only if needed.
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Ph.D. University President Phone: 610-683-4103 Email: email@example.com Toyia Heyward Senior Executive Associate to the President Phone: 610-683-4102 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pamela Reichert-Rex Administrative Assistant Phone: 610-683-4101 Email: email@example.com UNIVERSITY CABINET Lorin Basden Arnold, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Phone: 610-683-4155 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Donavan McCargo, Ed.D. Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Phone: 610-683-4328 Email: email@example.com Jesus Peña, Esq. Vice President for Equity, Compliance and Liaison for Legal Affairs Phone: 610-683-4700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Josh Leiboff Acting Vice President for University Relations and Athletics Phone: 610-683-4114 Email: email@example.com Matt Delaney Vice President for Finance and Facilities Phone: 610-683-4778 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE (2022-2023)
Alex Ogeka Executive Director, Kutztown University Foundation Phone: 610-683-4112 Email: email@example.com Lisa Kowalski Executive Director, KUSSI Phone: 610.683.4084 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE LEADERS Steve Lem, Ph.D. University Senate Officer / President Phone: 610-683-4471 Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Frances Cortez-Funk KU SCUPA Officer / President Phone: 610-683-4082 Email: email@example.com Albert Fu, Ph.D. KU APSCUF Officer / President Phone: 610-683-4277 Email firstname.lastname@example.org David Isett KU AFSCME Officer / President Phone: 610-683-4127 Email: email@example.com Barry Althouse KU SPFPA & POA Representative Phone: 610.683.4002 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kayla Sherry Student Government Board Officer / President Phone: 610-683-1501 Email: email@example.com BOROUGH OF KUTZTOWN James Schlegel Mayor Phone: 610-683-6131 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org MAXATAWNY TOWNSHIP Heath Wessner Board of Supervisors Chairman Phone: 610-683-6518 ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE (2022-2023)
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Organization Chart Kenneth Hawkinson University President Matthew Santos VP University Relations & Athletics Matthew Delaney VP Finance & Facilities Sandy Green Gov & Community Relations Liaison Patrick Donmoyer Director PA German Cultural Heritage Center Matthew Assad Comptroller Toyia Heyward Senior Executive Associate VACANT Special Events Coordinator Jesus Pena VP Equity & Compliance Lorin Basden Arnold Provost & VP Academic Affairs Donovan McCargo Interim VP Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Jacqueline Fox Asst VP for Equity & Compliance John Dillon Chief of Police McKenzie Hollenbach Interim Director Disability Services Megan Rutter Interim Asst Dir for Special Programs Jennifer Weidman Director of Human Resources Anne Carroll Dean College of Business David Beougher Dean College of Liberal Arts & Science John Ward Dean, College of Education Interim Dean of Grad Studies Bradley Shope Interim Dean College of Visual & Performing Arts Karen Rauch Assoc VP Accred & Assessmnt Interim Vice Provost Ext & Lifelong Learning Anne Imschweiler Executive Assistant to Provost Andrea Kirshman Assoc Provost Retention & Student Success Kenneth Steward Assoc VP Academic Financial Management Benjamin Trout University Registrar Troy Vingom Asst VP Information Technology Fawad Rafi Director of Institutional Research Krista Evans Director Admissions Desiree Aston Exec Director Housing, Res Life & Dining Christine Storch Executive Assistant Bernard McCree Director Financial Aid Leah Cassellia Sr Director Student Union & Student Involvement Jerry Schearer Sr Assoc Dean / Chief Diversity Officer Amanda Volkert Exec Director of Health & Wellness Svcs Leanne Recla Director of Marketing Bryan Salvadore Director Communications Renee Hellert Director Intercollegiate Athletic Svcs Amy Sandt Rec Svcs & Athletic Resources Tammy Starner Wert Executive Assistant Joshua Leiboff Acting VP of University Relations and Athletics Bryan Zellmer Director KU Presents! William Leech Interim Director Facilities Project Svcs William Meeker Interim Sr Director Admin & Facilities Campus Svcs Elizabeth Pflugler Director of Business Svcs Kyle Mills Interim Sr Director of Maint, Energy Svcs & Util Carol Sztaba University Architect Wendy Pursell Director of Student Accounts Effective 09/01/22 AAFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS: Kutztown University Foundation (Page 2) Kutztown University Student Services Inc. (Page 3) Erin Gautier Executive Assistant for Finance
CURRENT POSITION FUTURE POSITION 6/22/2022 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Erin Gautier ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT Tim Kast ’04 OFFICE MANAGER Linda Ernst GIFT ACCOUNTANT TBD STAFF ACCOUNTANT Danielle DeCindio ’19 ENGAGEMENT CENTER TBD DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC ADVANCEMENT Amanda Schaeer ’00 DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT COB CVPA Alecia Panuski ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT COE CLAS Emily Walker ’19 FOUNDATION EVENTS AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGER Cheryl Lord ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CFO Ed Richmond EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Christine Quinter SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPY AND ENGAGEMENT Jayanne Sevast ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING Tiany Brandt Thomas ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Jillian Lovejoy ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Ben Best ’18 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES Stephanie Graczyk ’15 ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR TECHNICAL ANALYST Keegan Myers ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STEWARDSHIP Cara Basile DIRECTOR OF KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL Heather Zimmerman ’92 ACCOUNTING CLERK Cynthia Mount INDIVIDUAL AND ANNUAL GIVING DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES Sarah Kassen EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Alex Ogeka DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT Malcolm Huggins CONTROLLER Kay Meischke
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Lisa Kowalski RETAIL ACCOUNTANT Chris Hammer ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT MGR Scott Senna ART MERCHANDISER Holly Hofmann COURSE MATERIALS BUYER Brian Cregar SHIPPING & RECEIVING (PT) Rich Pursell OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY Jenn McDonald KU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Renee Hellert KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY RETAIL MANAGER Sue Dell’Elmo FACULTY LIAISON (PT) Jackie Downing MARKETING MANAGER Kyle Rex ASST ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT MGR Jake Long DIXON STORE MANAGER Christina Sullivan STUDENT STORE STAFF (PT) Various GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN (PT) Student ASSOCIATE BUYER (PT) Sarah Huff SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Angela Troutman ACCOUNTING INTERN (PT) Student ACCOUNTING TEAM LEAD Emily Boyle HUMAN RESOURCES (PT) Leslie Maillie APPAREL & GIFT BUYER Karri Shearer Effective 09| 01 | 2022 STUDENT SERVICES, INC. FULL TIME POSITION PART TIME POSITION ACCOUNTING SERVICES ASST Connor Healy AUXILIARY SERVICES COORDINATOR (PT) Donna Yanalavage ASSISTANT BUYER (PT) Donna Yanalavage
Welcome to Kutztown University’s 2021-2024 Strategic Plan. Unless otherwise noted, all results should be realized by the conclusion of the plan. Kutztown University is accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026. Over this next strategic planning cycle, Kutztown University faces unprecedented challenges that will need to be met with all the capital of the university, both human and monetary, in order to foster our mission as a vibrant, affordable, comprehensive/multifaceted educational institution. This will be accomplished through academic excellence, fostering student success, and promoting inclusivity. Given rapid changes that have occurred due to COVID-19, and as we transition to a post-pandemic landscape, the university is committed to remaining agile, flexible and transparent. Kutztown University will confront its challenges, expand on its strengths, and lead with possibility.
OUR MISSION Kutztown University’s mission is to provide a high quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels in order to prepare students to meet lifelong intellectual, ethical, social, and career challenges. OUR VISION Kutztown University aspires to be a regional center of excellence providing opportunities for advanced academic, cultural, and public service experiences, within a caring community, designed to promote success in a global society. OUR PURPOSE Grounded in regional history and focused on innovative futures through the colleges of Business, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences and Visual & Performing Arts; Kutztown University: _________________________________________________ Offers a contemporary liberal arts education as the foundation for inspiring and challenging students to grow intellectually, professionally, ethically, civically, and socially; Provides support for students to reach their unique potential; Commits to access and diversity, drawing upon international, national, regional, and community partnerships to prepare new generations of global citizens; Values the life experiences of students, faculty, and staff to create a caring community on a beautiful campus; Cultivates opportunities for students to engage the world and pursue meaningful lives and careers through collaboration, mentorship, and intentional working relationships. ___________________________________________________
Communicate Effectively Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Think Critically and Creatively Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively access, evaluate, and interpret information; adapt to changing situations; and use creative and novel ideas and solutions to better solve problems and make complex decisions. Value Diversity Students will demonstrate an understanding and ability to live and work within diverse communities. Acquire Knowledge Students will demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge. Practice Social and Professional Integrity Students will demonstrate the ability to act ethically and with empathy, honesty, and responsibility. OUR INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES GOAL 1: ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE _______________ Kutztown University will promote, enhance and sustain academic excellence, through creativity, scholarship, and innovative teaching and learning environments to prepare students for a successful future and lifelong learning. Objective 1 ___________________________________ Promote exceptional teaching. Key Results: – Engagement with the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) is enhanced. – Emphasis on pedagogy in new faculty orientation is increased. – Faculty are supported to implement best instructional practices. Objective 2 __________________________________ Commit to continuous improvement of academic programs by using results of regular and rigorous assessment. Key Results: – Comprehensive review and revision of First Year Seminar, using direct and indirect assessment results, by 2022. – All graduate programs complete crosswalk of program Student Learning Outcomes to Institutional Learning Outcomes, by 2022. – Percent of academic assessment actions that are focused on curriculum and pedagogy vs. actions on changing the assessment process, increased. – Program review process integrated it into a larger, holistic assessment process. – “Close the loop” on four general education goals.
Objective 1 _______________________________ Improve academic success of all students. Key Results: – First-year retention rate increased from 74% in fall 2019 to 78% in fall 2024. – Persistence increased from 65% in Fall 2019 to 68% in Fall 2024. – Graduate retention rate increases 2.5%-2.75% year-over-year between AY 2021-22 and 202324. – Two-year graduation rate for full-time transfer students from 25.41% to 30% starting with the fall 2020 incoming cohort and the threeyear graduation rate for the same cohort of students from 51.49% to 58%. Objective 2 _______________________________ Ensure graduates are prepared for a successful career. Key Results: – Annual assessment of field-related student learning outcomes shows career readiness. – Target percentage of graduates employed within six months: Bachelor’s 60% Master’s 80%, by 2024. – Of those graduates employed within six months, target percentage employed in a field related to their career goals: Bachelor’s 80% (48% overall), Master’s: 90% (72% overall), by 2024. Objective 3 ______________________________ Ensure students engage in high impact practices and experiential learning. Key Results: – Increase experiential learning opportunities for targeted student populations, including students participating in the Honors Program, Summer Talent Academy for Rising Stars (STARS) Program, Providing Resources and Opportunities for Future Standouts (PROFS) Program, and first-year cohorts, by 2024. – Percent of senior National Survey of Student Engagement respondents who report participating in at least one experiential learning opportunity: service learning, research with faculty, internship / field experience, or study abroad is increase from 85% to 90%, by 2025. Objective 4 ______________________________ Enhance and encourage research, creativity and innovation. Key Results: – Number of grant proposals submitted by faculty increased from 22 to 26. – Faculty ongoing research shared to the broader campus. – Mentoring opportunities and scholarly communities of practice are created. GOAL 2: STUDENT SUCCESS _______________ Kutztown University will foster a culture that supports student success and well-being.
Objective 3 ______________________________ Increase our focus on student wellbeing. Key Results: – Opportunities for students to practice mindfulness and reflection is increased, by 2022. – Assessment of the efficacy of university sponsored wellness days is completed, by 2021. – Follow-up action on results of the #Real College survey, by 2021. Objective 4 ________________________________ Continue to expand and grow high impact/high retention student programs. Key Results: – Build to 80 new freshmen and 20 new transfers (with honors background) enrolled in honors program, annually. – Performance and artistic engagement opportunities expanded for students. – Student athletic and recreation opportunities expanded. – Student work-study opportunities increased.
Objective 1 _________________________________ Develop new and strengthen existing programs that address the workforce needs. Key Results: – Academic programs affiliated with high-priority occupations are included on Pennsylvania’s Eligible Training Provider Lists for both Berks and Lehigh Workforce Development Areas, by 2022. – University support for the PA Small Business Development Center (PASBDC) Lead Office is maintained and strengthened. – Regional workforce needs assessment conducted producing a prioritized list of new, or refinement of existing, programs including certificates, by 2022. Objective 2 ________________________________ Strengthen, enhance, and expand partnerships. Key Results: – Pilot program proposal for #Prepared4PA submitted by 2022. – Upward Bound grant renewal application submitted by 2022. – 7-year plan of activities submitted for PASSHE GearUp program grant. – PROFS program (supported by Child Promise) expanded. Objective 3 _____________________________ Expand community and alumni engagement with the university. Key Results: – 5% increase in the number of alumni enrolling in alumni courses. – Number of community partnerships and placements that provide mutual learning and service opportunities is increased. – Database of alumni occupations and employers created in collaboration with Kutztown University Foundation to assist in recruiting for graduate programs. GOAL 3: COMMUNITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT _______________ Kutztown University will partner with the community to serve the needs of the people of the commonwealth, the region, and the global community. Objective 1 _______________________________ Create a campus culture that is committed to a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment, and that champions the success of all members of its community. Key Results: – 5% increase in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) courses and a 10% increase in DEI instructional resources in curricular and cocurricular offerings. GOAL 4: CARING CAMPUS COMMUNITY _______________ Kutztown University will value and respect all campus constituents and embrace shared governance, to cultivate a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.
– Support structures that recognize the challenges and additional responsibilities faced by diverse faculty are created, by 2023. – Review of all public documents (incl. web pages) in order to update, identify, and remediate potential language that is not gender inclusive is completed, by 2023. – DEI experiences and training for all 1st year students is increased. Objective 2 _______________________________ Expand DEI professional development programming for all employees. Key Results: – New sources of funding for university DEI training explored. – 100% completion rate for PASSHE DEI training is achieved, by 2022. – CET workshops on culturally responsive pedagogy provided annually. – Certificate in culturally responsive pedagogy developed by CET. – Cultural competency embedded into new faculty orientation, by 2022. – Cultural competency incorporated into onboarding process for new staff and administrators. Objective 3 ______________________________ Improve diversity of the KU campus community. Key Results: – Diversity of the region is reflected in the undergraduate population. – Diversity in all shared governance committees and University leadership is assessed. – Support for different learning and ability modalities and faculty training in Universal Design is increased.
Objective 4 ________________________________ Create accountability, transparency for DEI efforts. Key Results: – Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) assessment rubrics developed, by fall 2021. – Preliminary draft of JEDI Strategic plan submitted by the Commission on the Status of Minorities – JEDI committee, by the conclusion of fall 2021. – Final Draft of JEDI Strategic plan submitted by the Commission on the Status of Minorities – JEDI committee, by the conclusion of fall 2022. – JEDI strategic plan assessed and reported annually. – Campus Climate Survey administered, with results reported within 6 months of receipt. Objective 5 ________________________________ Improve the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of the shared governance system. Key Results: – Comprehensive review of efficacy of the shared governance system completed, with action plan to implement recommendations, by 2023. – Innovative channels explored for communication among all campus stakeholders. Objective 1 _______________________________ Increase overall university enrollment. Key Results: – First-time, non-international freshmen increased from 1387 in fall 2019 to 1610 in fall 2024. – First-time, transfer students increased from 505 in fall 2019 to 535 in fall 2024. – Newly enrolled graduate students in the summer are increased from 86 to 97 between summer term 2019 and summer term 2024. Newly enrolled graduate students in the fall are increased from 246 to 260 between fall term 2019 and fall term 2024. GOAL 5: SUSTAINABILITY OF RESOURCES AND STEWARDSHIP OF PLACE _______________ Kutztown University will maintain and enhance human, physical, and financial resources necessary to fulfill its mission.
Objective 2 _______________________________ Maintain a balanced budget without the use of cash reserves. Key Results: – Annual operating expenses are aligned with annual recurring revenues within the E&G and Auxiliary operations. Objective 3 _______________________________ Attain financial sustainability (Green) as defined by PASSHE System Redesign Key Results: – Annualized FTE Enrollment levels is increasing or remaining stable (Less than 2% decrease in past two years). – Annual Operating Margin is 2% or higher, or trending upward (as measured by a 3-year moving average). – Primary Reserve Ratio is 40% or higher (as measured by a 3-year moving average). – University Minimum Reserves are greater than or equal to 180 days cash on hand. Objective 4 _______________________________ The Kutztown University Foundation will conduct a comprehensive campaign. Key Results: – Kutztown University Foundation raises $6M+ annually, through 2023. Objective 5 _______________________________ Enhance university campus through capital projects and environmental sustainability initiatives Key Results: – University mission and organizational structure efficiently aligned meeting structural and evolving needs, by fall 2021. – Begin de Francesco renovations in FY 21/22. – Begin Poplar House/Welcome Center renovations in FY 21/22. – Begin New Academic Building (Lytle) renovations in FY 23/24. – Develop a comprehensive environmental sustainability plan by 2024. Objective 6 _______________________________ Ensure that a Kutztown University education remains affordable. Key Results: – Investment in institutionally funded scholarships increases from $2.5M to $12M.
Page 1 of 22 ARTICLE XX-A THE STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (added Nov. 12, 1982, P.L.660, No.188; as amended through July 1, 2020) SECTION 2001-A. DEFINITIONS The following words and phrases when used in this article shall, for the purpose of this article, have the following meanings, respectively, except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: (1) "Affiliated entity" shall mean a private nonprofit corporation with the sole purpose of benefiting the State System of Higher Education or a State-owned university. (present (1) added and former (1) renumbered (1.1) July 1, 2020, P.L.558, No.50) (1.1) "Board" shall mean the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education. (former (1) renumbered (1.1) July 1, 2020, P.L.558, No.50) (2) "Chancellor" shall mean the chief executive officer of the State System of Higher Education. (3) "Coalition bargaining" shall mean two (2) or more employers bargaining jointly with all of their employes in a particular category or bargaining unit so that one collective process would determine the conditions of employment for all employers in the appropriate units involved. (4) "Commission" shall mean the presidents of the several institutions. (5) "Council" shall mean the council of trustees of the individual institutions. (6) "Deferment" shall mean any authorized delay in the payment by a student of all or part of his tuition fee, charges for room and board, application fee, student activity fee, or any other charge or fee. (6.1) "Education record" shall have the same meaning as in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 90-247, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g). ((6.1) added July 1, 2020, P.L.558, No.50) (7) "Employer" shall mean the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education as the successor employer to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (8) "Graduate assistant" means a graduate student appointed by the president and assigned to a faculty or staff member to assist in research, instruction and other related professional duties. (9) "Higher education" shall include any organized program of instruction, research or service primarily concerned with a field of organized knowledge, related theory, and associated practice or application of skills and which leads to a degree; that is, the work is creditable toward a degree.
Page 2 of 22 (10) "Institution" shall mean each of the State-owned colleges and university on the effective date hereof, or hereafter created, and including its personnel, and its physical plant, instructional equipment, records and all other property thereof. (11) "Professional employe" for the purposes of this act, professional employe means any employe whose work: (i) is predominately intellectual and varied in character; (ii) requires consistent exercise of discretion and judgment; (iii) requires knowledge of an advanced nature in the field of science or learning customarily acquired by specialized study in an institution of higher learning or its equivalent; and (iv) is of such character that the output or result accomplished cannot be standardized in relation to a given period of time. (12) "Refund" shall mean any return payment, or remission, by an institution to a student of all or part of any sum he has paid for tuition, room and board, application or student activity fee or any other charge or fee. (13) "Secretary" shall mean the Secretary of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or such person as the secretary may designate to act on behalf of the secretary with regard to any of the duties and prerogatives imposed by this act. (14) "State board" shall mean the State Board of Education. (15) "Student" shall mean a person who is enrolled in a course of study in any institution which is subject to the provisions hereof. (16) "Student association" shall mean the officially recognized representative body of the student population of each institution. (17) "System" shall mean the State System of Higher Education. (18) "Waiver" shall mean any release from initial payment by a student of all or part of his tuition, charge for room and board, application or student activity fee or any other charge or fee. (19) "Maintenance projects" shall mean those activities, materials, labor and contracts necessary to replace, restore, refurbish or enhance real property which do not alter the architectural or engineering characteristics of the structure, as follows: painting; window repair and replacement; roof repair and replacement; repointing and masonry repair; downspout and gutters; landscaping; roadways, parking facilities, track and athletic court resurfacing and reconstruction; sidewalk and curbing reconstruction and replacement; asbestos abatement (in accordance with all State and Federal statutes and regulations); caulking and insulation; and replacement, reconstruction and construction of non-load bearing interior walls. No such project shall affect the structural integrity of any existing facility or utility system. ((19) amended July 11, 1990, P.L.424, No.103) P.L.304, No.48) (20) "Campus police" shall mean all law enforcement personnel employed by the system who have successfully completed a campus police course of training approved under 53 Pa.C.S. Ch. 21 Subch. D (relating to municipal police education and training). ((20) added Dec. 23, 2003, P.L.304, No.48)
Page 3 of 22 (21) "Grounds" shall mean all lands and buildings owned, controlled, leased or managed by the system and all highways, trafficways and bicycle and pedestrian facilities that traverse or abut such lands and buildings. ((21) amended Oct. 1, 2015, P.L.174, No.41) SECTION 2002-A. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND ITS INSTITUTIONS. (a) Subject to the regulatory powers conferred by law upon the State Board of Education, there is hereby established a body corporate and politic constituting a public corporation and government instrumentality to be known as the State System of Higher Education, independent of the Department of Education, hereinafter referred to as the system, which is granted sovereign immunity and official immunity pursuant to 1 Pa.C.S. § 2310 (relating to sovereign immunity reaffirmed; specific waiver) and which shall consist of the following institutions and such other institutions, presently existing or until changed as provided under subsections (a.1), (a.2), (a.3), (a.4), (a.5), (a.6) and (a.7): (1) Bloomsburg State College; (2) California State College; (3) Cheyney State College; (4) Clarion State College; (5) East Stroudsburg State College; (6) Edinboro State College; (7) Indiana University of Pennsylvania; (8) Kutztown State College; (9) Lock Haven State College; (10) Mansfield State College; (11) Millersville State College; (12) Shippensburg State College; (13) Slippery Rock State College; and (14) West Chester State College. (a.1) The board shall develop policies and procedures by which the board may create, expand, consolidate, transfer or affiliate an institution, except for an institution with a Fall 2019 headcount enrollment greater than 10,000 students. This subsection shall not be construed to include the power to close an institution. (a.2) Before the creation, expansion, consolidation, transfer or affiliation of an institution, the board shall direct the chancellor, in consultation with the board, to conduct a review of the financial stability of any impacted institution utilizing student support metrics, student success metrics and other financial metrics and develop a report and recommendations. The report and recommendations shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the following:
Page 4 of 22 (1) Enrollment trends. (2) Projections of revenues and expenditures for the current year and the next five (5) years, both assuming the continuation of present operations and as impacted by any recommendation for the board to exercise the board's powers under subsection (a.1). (3) Assets, liabilities and institutional reserves. (4) Actions undertaken to improve the financial stability of the institution and the financial impact of those actions. (5) Additional actions that could be taken to improve the financial stability of the institution, the projected financial impact of those actions and whether those actions would alleviate the need for the board to exercise the board's powers under subsection (a.1). (6) The financial impact on the institution and the system if no action is taken by the board to exercise the board's powers under subsection (a.1). (7) The financial impact on the surrounding community of the institution if action is taken by the board to exercise the board's powers under subsection (a.1). (8) Impacts on affiliated entities and any donor restrictions on the use of non-State-appropriated funds. (a.3) Upon the board's receipt of the report and recommendation, the chancellor shall develop a proposed implementation plan. The proposed implementation plan shall include the following information: (1) Description of the proposal to exercise powers under subsection (a.1). (2) Rationale, goals and objectives of the proposal to exercise powers under subsection (a.1). (3) Method for evaluating achievement of goals and objectives. (4) Relation of the proposal to the mission and strategic plan of the institution and system as a whole. (5) Impacts on academic programs, nonacademic units and accreditation. (6) Impacts on students, faculty and staff. (7) Impacts on the community. (8) Impacts on shared governance. (9) Before and after organizational charts for all impacted institutions. (10) Information included in the chancellor's report and recommendation under subsection (a.2). (11) Timeline for the implementation plan. (a.4) The proposed implementation plan shall be approved by a majority vote of the board. If the board rejects the proposed implementation plan, the chancellor may amend the proposal and present it to the board for