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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.

Student Member of the Board of Governors

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

November 01, 2022


First African American Graduate Presented Kutztown University President's Medal

In 1950, Crenshaw became the first African American to graduate from the institution, earning a B.S. in education.

August 26, 2022


2022 Faculty/Staff Convocation and Celebration

Keynote address and video from President Hawkinson's 2022 Opening Day Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration

August 26, 2022


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


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


Inaugural Address

April 15, 2016