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Statements and Addresses

View statements and addresses from Dr. Hawkinson.

To review statements more than two years old, please contact the President's Office.

Message from President Hawkinson to KU Community at Close of the 2021-22 Academic Year

President Hawkinson's message to campus community as the 2021-22 academic year comes to an end.

May 09, 2022

Student Member of the Board of Governors

President Hawkinson invites students to apply to serve on the State System Board of Governors.

March 28, 2022

Spring Semester 2022 Update and Welcome from President Hawkinson

January 24, 2022, update and welcome from President Hawkinson.

January 24, 2022

Veterans Day: A President's Perspective

Veterans Day holds special meaning for the Kutztown University community.

November 11, 2021

Update from President Hawkinson on COVID-19 issues

September 10, 2021, update from President Hawkinson on COVID-19 issues.

September 10, 2021

2021 Faculty/Staff Convocation and Celebration

Keynote address and video from President Hawkinson's 2021 Opening Day Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration

August 27, 2021

Student Trustee Appointed at KU

Evan Santos ’23 has been named Kutztown University's newest additions to its Council of Trustees.

July 15, 2021

Message to KU Campus from Drs. Hawkinson, Hilton & McCargo on Derek Chauvin/George Floyd Trial

As the trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-police officer accused of the murder of George Floyd, nears a conclusion, many members of the KU family are dealing with strong, mixed emotions.

April 20, 2021

Kutztown University Stands with its Asian American Community

The tragic events in Atlanta Tuesday, and the recent reports of hate crimes around our country against Asian Americans are disturbing and appalling.

March 18, 2021

KU to hold in-person Spring Commencement

In a message to Campus, President Hawkinson announced plans for in-person Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies.

March 03, 2021

President Hawkinson Advises Students to Limit Exposure Before Traveling Home

As students return home later this month, I am strongly encouraging all students to limit unnecessary travel and close contacts (i.e., quarantine) for 14 days before traveling.

November 02, 2020

Update from President Hawkinson on 2021 Spring Semester

President Hawkinson outlines the calendar, preliminary plan and invites feedback for the 2021 spring semester.

October 12, 2020

Action Items related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

KU is enhancing and/or initiating more than 100 action items to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus.

August 12, 2020

Reopening Kutztown University in Fall 2020

Message from President Hawkinson to Faculty, Staff, Students and Broader Community

August 03, 2020

Message from President Hawkinson and Dean McCargo on Recent National Events

Kutztown University is committed to diversity, and promotes an environment wherein all those associated with our institution can feel valued and safe.

June 01, 2020

President Hawkinson's Message to the Class of 2020

President Hawkinson delivers a video congratulations to KU's graduates of the spring 2020 semester, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 09, 2020

KU Campus Update from President Hawkinson

President Hawkinson summarizes the many actions KU has taken to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

April 15, 2020

Video: Update from President Hawkinson on Coronavirus and Transition to Online Courses

KU Community, please watch this video update from President Hawkinson with the latest information about the coronavirus as KU prepares to transition to online classes next week.

March 20, 2020

KU Financial Sustainability Plan

Information from President Hawkinson on KU's plan for Financial Sustainability.

February 13, 2020

Welcome Back

Welcome back for the spring 2020 semester from President Hawkinson.

January 21, 2020

2019 State of the University Address

Keynote address and video from President Hawkinson's 2019 Opening Day Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration.

August 23, 2019

Inaugural Address

April 15, 2016