Daily Brief

July 1, 2022


Jerry Schearer will serve as interim assistant vice president and dean of students at Kutztown University, effective immediately. Schearer has been at KU since 2008, most recently serving as KU’s senior associate dean/chief diversity officer. The appointment was announced Thursday by Kutztown University president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson. Schearer will serve as interim assistant vice president and dean of students while Dr. Donavan McCargo fills his role as interim vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. Schearer will continue his role as chief diversity officer while in the interim role.

University Relations


Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Krista M. King Dissertation Defense

The Department of Social Work announces Krista M. King, MSW LSW, will be defending her doctoral dissertation, "Social Determinants of Health: Examining Effect on Medicaid Recipients’ Emergency Department Utilization," 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 via Zoom. Chaired by Dr. John Vafeas; committee members Drs. Yasoda Sharma and Kathleen Stanfa.

Sharon C. Lyter, Department of Social Work

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
July 2-10 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Folk Festival
July 4 All Day Independence Day
University Closed


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Non-Discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.