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April 12-13, 2018 | Hilton Harrisburg Hotel
October 9, 2018 | Dixon University Center


Dear Trustees,

It was great seeing everyone at the PACT 2017 Fall Workshop that was held on October 17, 2017 at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg. Many thanks to our guest speakers and panelists who provided valuable information and data on several key topics that were the focus of the agenda. Given the current issues in the country that the System is also confronted with, many of these discussions were timely and pertinent. Interim Chancellor Karen Whitney and Board of Governors’ Chair Cynthia Shapira also engaged the trustees on two important items: the role of trustees and the Board of Governors in the presidential hiring process, and contract negotiations. Follow up information and details from the Fall Workshop can be found on the Fall 2017 Workshop page​.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming annual PACT Spring Conference that will be held April 12-13, 2018 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel. The Planning Committee has already begun work on the agenda and other details which will be shared soon!.

Thank you.

Harold Shields
PACT President



The PACT Executive Board is pleased to offer "The Role of Trustee in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education." This document was designed to provide not only an initial orientation for new trustees in conjunction with their university orientation, but also to provide a reference tool for all our State System trustees.


Please reach out to Charissa Williams (717-720-4125) with any questions, comments or recommendations regarding your PACT website.   


​​PACT Execut​ive Board Me​mbers 

​Harold Shields, Trustee and President
Edinboro University

Michele Mandell, Trustee and 1st Vice President
California University

Mary Coploff, Secretary
Lock Haven University

John Wabby, Trustee,  2nd Vice President and Interim Treasurer
Kutztown University

Ed Edwards, Trustee
Bloomsburg University

No Cheyney PACT Exec Board Member Appointed

Milissa Bauer, Trustee
Clarion University

Marcus​ Lingenfelter, Trustee
East Stroudsburg University

Gealy Wallwork, Trustee
Indiana University

Karen Russell, Trustee
Mansfield University

Rich Frerichs, Trustee
Millersville University

Andrew Paris, Trustee
Shippensburg University

Jeffrey Smith, Trustee
Slippery Rock University

Stephen Kinsey, Trustee
West Chester University​



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