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Dear Fellow Trustees,

It is an honor and privilege to serve as a trustee within the PASSHE system and to serve you as president of PACT. The goal of our organization is to help you be the best trustee possible by providing a network of support for all trustees at a university with PASSHE.

PACT Conference

This year’s annual conference was held virtually on April 3, 2024 from 12-2 p.m.  In addition to the traditional report from the Chancellor and a short business meeting, we heard ffrom the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) who facilitated a discussion on the role of trustees in the State System. Our role as trustees is quite different than the trustee role at private or state related institutions, and this was a great conversation to help equip us for our role. 

As always, contact me if you have any questions.
Dr. Rich Frerichs
Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees

PACT Board and Officers

  • Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg - Ray Zaborney  
  • Commonwealth University - Lock Haven - Krystjan Callahan  
  • Commonwealth University - Mansfield - Karen J. Russell (PACT Treasurer)  
  • Cheyney - Cheryl E. Harper  
  • East Stroudsburg - Thomas Grayuski (PACT Secretary)   
  • IUP - Nathan T. Spade  
  • Kutztown - Sandra Green   
  • Millersville - Dr. Richard L. Frerichs (PACT President)
  • PennWest California - Barry Niccolai  
  • PennWest Clarion - Honorable Donna Oberlander  
  • PennWest Edinboro - Mark A. Bellini (PACT 2nd Vice President)
  • Shippensburg  - Doug Harbach
  • Slippery Rock - Jeffrey Smith  
  • West Chester - Betty Silfa (PACT 1st Vice President)