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Statements and Addresses

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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