Council of Trustees


The Commonwealth University Council of Trustees, appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania and approved by the Senate, are charged with reviewing the administration, fiscal management and physical plant of the university.

Future Meetings

  • Special Meeting of the Commonwealth University Council of Trustees
    March 21, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. To participate on the virtual meeting please access

    The meeting ID is 961 9036 4203 and meeting passcode is 754425.

  • Friday, May 5, 2023

Trustee Roles

The Trustees also conduct an annual evaluation of the president, which is given to the Chancellor for submission to PASSHE's Board of Governors. Based upon recommendations from the president, the Council of Trustees reviews and approves standards for:

  • the admission, discipline, and expulsion of students
  • policies and procedures governing use of institutional facilities and property
  • the creation of schools and academic programs
  • annual operating and capital budget requirements
  • charges for room and board, other fees (except student activity fees)

Council of Trustees Members

Mr. John E. Wetzel, Chair
Ms. Karen Russell, Vice Chair
Mr. Michael K. Hanna Jr., Secretary
Mr.Daniel P. Elby, At Large Officer
Ms. Amy Brayford
Dr. Brian D. O'Donnell
Mr. Ray Zaborney
Mr. Steve Crawford
Mr. Patrick Henderson
Ms. Susan Kefover
Mr. Krystjan K Callahan
Ms. Angela C. Smith 
Ms. Julia Burcin, Student Trustee
Ms. Jenna Nila, Student Trustee
Mr. Justin White, Student Trustee

Council of Trustees Documents

Facilities and Programs Naming Policy
Trustees Bylaws

Commonwealth University Council of Trustees Meeting Minutes Archives

October 5, 2022 •

Lock Haven University Council ot Trutes Archives on right



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