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Pichini Named Chairman Emeritus

October 12, 2016

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Guido M. Pichini, who served as chair of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education for five years, has been named chairman emeritus by his Board colleagues.

Mr. Pichini, who first was appointed to the Board in June 2005, was elected chair in July 2011 and was subsequently re-elected to four additional terms. A graduate of what was then Kutztown State College, he was the first State System alumnus to serve as Board chair.

In a resolution honoring his service as chair, Pichini was described as a "tireless advocate for Pennsylvania's public universities and all of higher education" who has demonstrated "unrivaled passion for the State System; the universities; and, most important, students."

Pichini, who continues to serve on the Board of Governors, is the third Board chair to receive emeriti status, following founding Board Chair F. Eugene Dixon Jr. and Kenneth M. Jarin.