Message from State System Leadership

08/12/2021

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: 
    
In a matter of weeks, thousands of students, faculty, and staff across the State System will arrive at our universities to kick off the academic year. The energy and excitement surrounding our long-awaited return to a fuller range of campus activities is palpable, and we want to make sure the semester gets off to a great start.  
 
You can help!
   
Our universities continue to take precautions on campus to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus with various uses of testing, masking, and other protocols per public health guidelines, but the best way to protect everyone is through vaccination. We want everyone to have a rich, engaging, and safe experience on campus this year, so we encourage you to get vaccinated.  
   
Vaccines are available at no cost to you—often on a “walk-in” basis at pharmacies and other locations in the community. What’s more, they have proven to be effective at helping to control the impacts of the virus. 
   
This is YOUR BEST OPPORTUNITY to help preserve the university experience all of our students deserve. Together, we can prevent the kinds of disruptions we’ve seen over the past 18 months. Together we can help save lives. Together, we can make this a great year. 
 
Working together,

Cynthia D. Shapira
Board of Governors Chair
 
Daniel I. Greenstein
Chancellor

University Presidents:
 
William J. Behre
President, Slippery Rock University
 
Michael S. Driscoll
President, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    
Christopher M. Fiorentino
President, West Chester University
    
Bashar W. Hanna
President, Bloomsburg University
Interim President, Lock Haven University
Interim President, Mansfield University
 
Kenneth S. Hawkinson
President, Kutztown University
 
Kenneth Long
Interim President, East Stroudsburg University
 
Charles E. Patterson
Interim President, Shippensburg University
 
Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson
President, Clarion University
Interim President, California University
Interim President, Edinboro University
 
Aaron A. Walton
President, Cheyney University
 
Daniel A. Wubah
President, Millersville University
 
Statewide Union Leaders:
 
Myra Hepburn
OPEIU Local 153
 
Jamie S. Martin
APSCUF
 
Frank A. Remmick
SPFPA Local 502
 
Todd Spaulding
SCUPA