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Each university in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is governed by a Council of Trustees whose duties, responsibilities, and powers are set by law in Act 188.

PennWest’s Council of Trustees consists of 15 members who, except for three student members, are appointed by the Pennsylvania’s governor and approved by the state Senate.

Powers and Duties of Trustees 

  1. Make recommendations to the chancellor for appointment and retention of the president.
  2. Assist president in developing proper relations and understanding between the institution and its programs and the public.
  3. Review and provide input to the president on facility policies and procedures.
  4. Approve schools and academic programs.
  5. Review and approve the university’s annual operating and capital budgets.
  6. Review and approve charges for tuition, room and board, and other student fees.
  7. Review contracts and purchases negotiated by the president.

Bylaws

View the Council of Trustee Bylaws.

Kathy L. Pape ’75, Chair
Edinboro
Larry Maggi ’75, Vice Chair
California
J.D. Dunbar ’77, ’79, Secretary
Clarion
Sarah Seader
Student Trustee, California
Rachel Kister
Student Trustee, Clarion
Sonia Yost
Student Trustee, Edinboro
Barbara Logue
California
Barry Niccolai ’93
California
Rep. Donna Oberlander ’91
Clarion
Larry Pickett ’77
Clarion
Neil Weaver ’00
Clarion
Mark Bellini ’79
Edinboro
Patricia Kennedy ’85
Edinboro
Danny Jones ’13
Edinboro
Dr. Daniel Greenstein, Ex-Officio
State System Chancellor

The council’s regular meetings are held in person and livestreamed here.

If you wish to provide public comment at an upcoming meeting, email the board liaison at least 24 hours prior the meeting to be added to the public commenter list.

2023-2024

January 19, 2023
Meeting agenda
Meeting minutes
Watch on YouTube

April 13, 2023
Meeting agenda
Meeting minutes
Resolution: New Certifications and Certificates
Resolution: Rename Egbert Hall John S. Shropshire Hall
Resolution: University External Financial Support
Watch on YouTube

July 13, 2023
Meeting agenda
Meeting minutes
Resolution: Order of Succession
Watch on YouTube

September 28, 2023
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Watch on YouTube

January 25, 2024
PennWest California
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Resolution: University External Financial Support
Watch on YouTube

February 5, 2024
Special Meeting
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Resolution: Approving the Presidential Search Committee and Commencing the Presidential Search
Watch on YouTube

Upcoming Meetings

March 28, 2024
PennWest Edinboro

June 20, 2024
PennWest Clarion

September 26, 2024
PennWest California


Contact Information

Information: 
Kelly Repinski
Vice President for University Affairs and Advocacy
kmoran@pennwest.edu

Media contact: 
Wendy Mackall
mackall@pennwest.edu