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Council of Trustees Approves May Graduates

April 21, 2016

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Kutztown University Council of Trustees approved the candidates for degree in preparation for 2016 Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 7.

The action was one of 10 approved by the Council at its December board meeting Thursday afternoon. Two ceremonies will be held KU's Spring Commencement, which will take place at O'Pake Field House.  The College of Business and College of Education ceremony will be held at 9 a.m.  The ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts and Science and the College of Visual and Performing Arts will be held at 2 p.m.  More than 1,100 students will be receiving bachelor's degrees, and 158 master's degrees will be awarded.

In other business, the KU Council of Trustees:

*Approved new internship agreements for KU students with Altoona Area Public Library, Altoona, Pa.; Bethany Christian Services of GDV, Elkins Park, Pa.; Community Service Foundation, Pipersville, Pa.; Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill, Pa.; Emmaus Public Library, Emmaus, Pa.; Fleetwood Public Library, Fleetwood, Pa.; Frac Sand Inc., Lewistown, Pa.; Lackawanna County Children's Library, Scranton, Pa.; Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, Pa.; Sinking Spring Public Library, Sinking Spring, Pa.; and USA Field Hockey, Manheim, Pa.

*Approved College of Education Student Teaching Affiliation Agreement with Boyertown Area School District, Boyertown, Pa.; Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Schnecksville, Pa.; Palmerton Area School District, Palmerton, Pa.; Panther Valley School District, Allentown, Pa.; Parkland School District, Allentown, Pa.; and Pen Argyl Area School District, Pen Argyl, Pa.

*Approved the dual admissions/core-to-core agreement with Reading Area Community College.

*Approved Consent Agenda items consisting of select purchases and contracts under $100,000, and select purchases and contracts $100,000 and over.

*Approved the 2016-17 Auxiliary Fees and Budgets.

*Approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kutztown University Foundation, which advances the mission of the university by securing philanthropic support and improving the KU alumni experience.

*Approved the Capital Budget for 2016-21, to include life cycle renewal of three existing buildings.

*Approved the renovation of Deatrick Hall, a campus residence hall, which opened in 1967. The $10.2 million project will begin in August and continue through July 2017.

*Approved the university's Strategic Plan for 2016-19.

The KU Council of Trustees next public board meeting is scheduled for June 16, 2016 at 3 p.m. The meeting site will be announced in the near future.