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Penn State trustees to meet at Harrisburg campus this week; if you want to make comments, act now

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com
Posted 7/18/17

The Penn State University Board of Trustees this week is meeting at Penn State Harrisburg for the first time since 1988.

The 36-member board will hold committee sessions all day Thursday, July 20, …

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Penn State trustees to meet at Harrisburg campus this week; if you want to make comments, act now

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The Penn State University Board of Trustees this week is meeting at Penn State Harrisburg for the first time since 1999.

The 36-member board will hold committee sessions all day Thursday, July 20, in the Olmsted Building. A full listing of committee sessions can be found by going to https://trustees.psu.edu/agenda/schedulejuly2017.html.

All committee sessions are open to the public, unless otherwise noted on the agenda as being a closed-door executive session.

Members of the public who wish to address the board must file a request on line ahead of time.

The deadline for filing a request to address the board during the July 21 meeting is 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19.

To file a request to address the board, go to http://trustees.psu.edu/public_expression_guidelines.html.

The full board will receive public comment starting at 8 a.m. Friday in Room W107 of the Olmsted Building. The board will then go into executive session.

The July meeting of the full board will be called to order at 1 p.m. Friday in Room 210 of the Student Center in the Capital Union Building.

The entire full board meeting is open to the public, and will also be available via live stream at wpsu.org/trustees.

The complete agenda for Friday’s meeting of the full board can also be found by going to https://trustees.psu.edu/agenda/schedulejuly2017.html.

Each July the board meets at one of Penn State’s branch campuses throughout Pennsylvania. Otherwise, the board usually meets at University Park. The board’s most recent meeting was on June 2 at University Park.

The board in recent years has also met once a year at Penn State Hershey, according to a schedule of meetings posted on the Penn State Board of Trustees website.

In July 2016 the board met at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The July 2018 board meeting is to be held at Penn State Berks.

This is only the fourth time in the 50-year history of Penn State Harrisburg that the university board of trustees has met at the campus here, said Curtis Chan, a spokesman for Penn State at University Park.

The full board first met at Penn State Harrisburg in 1980, and again in 1988 and in 1999.

A number of trustees were at Penn State Harrisburg in 2000 for the dedication of the new campus library, however no official meeting of the board was held. So this week’s visit is the full board’s first time back in 18 years.

The board is meeting here to mark the end of Penn State Harrisburg 50-year campus anniversary celebration, which was observed during the 2016-17 academic year, Chan said.

In addition to the normal agenda for Friday’s full board meeting, Mukund Kulkarni, Penn State Harrisburg chancellor since October 2010, will give an overview presentation on the campus to the board.

Kulkarni’s presentation will focus on “some of the exciting things happening at Harrisburg, its successes and future plans,” Chan said.

Otherwise, the board’s agenda includes no items that are specific only to Penn State Harrisburg, Chan said.

However, many items on the agenda will impact students at Penn State Harrisburg, as well as students throughout Penn State University in general.

For example, among the items on Friday’s agenda is the proposed tuition and fees effective for the fall 2017 semester, under the board’s committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning.

Chan said he did not have any more information regarding the tuition and fees item.

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