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Council of Trustees

The Commonwealth University Council of Trustees, appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania and approved by the Senate, are charged with reviewing the administration, fiscal management and physical plant of the university.

Future Meetings

  • Friday, October 6, 2023 - To paticiate in the virtual meeting via ZOOM please access here;The meeting ID is 955 9083 9285 and meeting passcode is 768242,                                                 

  • Friday, March 8, 2024                                                                     
  • Friday, May 3, 2024                                                                                         


Trustee Roles

The Trustees also conduct an annual evaluation of the president, which is given to the Chancellor for submission to PASSHE's Board of Governors. Based upon recommendations from the president, the Council of Trustees reviews and approves standards for:

  • the admission, discipline, and expulsion of students
  • policies and procedures governing use of institutional facilities and property
  • the creation of schools and academic programs
  • annual operating and capital budget requirements
  • charges for room and board, other fees (except student activity fees)

Council of Trustees Members

Mr. John E. Wetzel, Chair
Ms. Karen Russell, Vice Chair
Mr. Michael K. Hanna Jr., Secretary
Mr.Daniel P. Elby, At Large Officer
Ms. Amy Brayford
Dr. Brian D. O'Donnell
Mr. Ray Zaborney
Mr. Steve Crawford
Mr. Patrick Henderson
Ms. Susan Kefover
Mr. Krystjan K Callahan
Ms. Angela C. Smith 
Ms. Jessica Dodge, Student Trustee
Ms. Tynesha Holloway, Student Trustee

Council of Trustees Documents

Facilities and Programs Naming Policy
Trustees Bylaws

Commonwealth University Council of Trustees Meeting Minutes Archives 

March 21, 2023March 10, 2023 • December 9, 2022 • October 5, 2022 •

Bloomsburg University Council of Trustees Meeting Minutes Archives

 June 1, 2022 • Mar. 2, 2022Feb. 25, 2022 Special Public RemarksDec. 8, 2021Oct. 6, 2021 • June 3, 2021March 3, 2021Dec. 2, 2020Oct. 7, 2020 • June 3, 2020March 4, 2020 

Minutes Bundled by Years:
2019 201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001

Act 50 of 2020 empowers the Board of Governors to make the appointment of students to serve on the Councils of Trustees for the 14 universities with the State System. Prior to the enactment of this law, the appointment was made by the Governor.