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.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Friday, March 8, 2024
  • Friday, May 3, 2024

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. Jessica Dodge, Student Trustee
  • Ms. Tynesha Holloway, Student Trustee
  • Mr. Marvens Ravix, Student Trustee

Council of Trustees Documents

Council of Trustees Meeting Minutes

  • Commonwealth University Council of Trustees Meeting Minutes Archives can be found at
  • Lock Haven University Council of Trustees Meeting Minutes Archives can be found on the right side of the page.
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