The Council of Trustees is an active and valuable supporting force for PennWest. The president frequently consults with trustees on university issues and initiatives that are important to the university’s future success. Trustees also help to advance the reputation of Pennsylvania Western University and represent PennWest throughout the state and nation.
Each university in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is governed by a Council of Trustees whose duties, responsibilities, and powers are set by law, in Act 188.
Like its counterparts throughout the State System, the PennWest Council of Trustees meets at least four times a year and publishes an agenda prior to each meeting. Meetings are open to the public. The Council reflects the university's diverse population and possesses an array of professional expertise.
The composition of PennWest’s Council of Trustees is delineated in Act 188, Section 2008-A:
“The Council of Trustees shall consist of fifteen members who, except for three student members, shall be nominated and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. At least three (3) members of the fifteen-member Council shall be alumni, one from each institution consolidated. Three (3) members of the Council, one from each institution consolidated, shall be full-time undergraduate students in good academic and disciplinary standing, other than a freshman, enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. The Chancellor is an ex-officio member of the Council.”
View the Council of Trustee Bylaws.
Barbara Logue, California
Barry Niccolai ’93, California
Rep. Donna Oberlander ’91, Clarion
Larry Pickett ’77, Clarion
Neil Weaver ’00, Clarion
Mark Bellini ’79, Edinboro
Danny Jones ’13, Edinboro
Patricia Kennedy ’85, Edinboro
Sarah Seader, Student Trustee, PennWest California
Kathryn Robinson, Student Trustee, PennWest Clarion
Sonia Yost, Student Trustee, PennWest Edinboro
Daniel Greenstein, Chancellor, ex-officio
Meetings of the PennWest Council of Trustees are open to the public. The Council’s regular quarterly meetings are held in person and livestreamed on YouTube. The university reserves the right to amend the dates and locations of regular council meetings with appropriate public notice.
The 2023 meeting schedule:
Anyone wanting to offer public comment must preregister by email to email@example.com no later than Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, to receive instructions on how to offer public comment.
For special accommodations, contact the President’s Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-938-4400) at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.
April 13, 2023
July 13, 2023
October 12, 2023
RLA Learning and Conference Center, Cranberry Township
Executive Staff Associate and Trustee Liaison