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Two New Trustees Appointed at Kutztown University

December 13, 2016

Robert GrimDr. Jolynn HaneyKUTZTOWN, Pa. - Robert P. Grim and Dr. Jolynn L. Haney have been appointed to the Kutztown University Council of Trustees by Governor Tom Wolf and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate.  Both will serve six-year terms which began on Oct. 25. 

Grim is a life-long resident of Kutztown where he has practiced law since 1969.  He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Lafayette College, Easton, Northampton County, and is a graduate of the Villanova Law School, Philadelphia. 

Grim began his career as an assistant public defender in Berks County and has served as a municipal solicitor in the area for more than 40 years.  Grim is the co-founder and a former director, solicitor and treasurer of the Kutztown University Foundation.  He has served as director of the Berks County Bar Association, the Berks County March of Dimes, Kutztown Business Association and the Kutztown Area Historical Society, Inc.  He is a co-founder and former president of the Kutztown Area School District Educational Foundation, Inc. 

Grim was a recipient of the Kutztown Outstanding Community Citizen Award. He is the grandson of James S. Grim (1873-1949), an 1893 graduate of Keystone State Normal School (KSNS) who taught physical science at KSNS from 1900 - 1945.  The Grim Science Building is named in his honor. 

A two-time alumna of Kutztown University, Haney earned both a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1984 and a master's degree in counseling psychology in 1993. She completed her doctorate in social work at Widener University, Chester, Pa., where she was the recipient of the Thomas Young Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2014.

For more than 30 years, Haney has worked in the behavioral healthcare field, providing clinical and managerial services to programs that care for persons with substance abuse problems, serious mental illness, and intellectual disability.

In 2002 she formed Deerfield Data Management, LLC, Collegeville, Montgomery County, a firm specializing in collecting, extracting and interpreting behavioral healthcare information for non-profit organizations and county government. She is an accomplished data analyst and database administrator. 

In addition to managing multiple behavioral health Medicaid data warehouses across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, she has developed algorithms to inform Medicaid program decision-making.  Haney is also an assistant professor of social work, specializing in research pedagogy. Haney has been published multiple times and has presented her research at national conferences.  She provides annual training sessions on autism to master and doctoral students interning in the Kutztown University Counseling and Psychological Service Department.