BU Trustees OK buildings and grounds

Council of Trustees For immediate release: June 8, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University’s Council of Trustees approved the condition of the campus’ structures and grounds Wednesday, June 8, after their annual inspection of facilities.

Prior to their quarterly meeting, Trustees visited Sutliff Hall, home of BU’s College of Business which is currently under renovation; Elwell Residence Hall; and the campus steam plant. The PASSHE Board of Governors requires Trustees at each of the 14 universities to inspect the campus’ buildings and grounds each year.

In other business during the meeting, the Trustees:

  • Recognized the following retirees who received emeritus status: Barry Jackson, director of the Drug, Alcohol and Wellness Network (DAWN); Joseph Battaglia, assistant professor of English; Walter Brasch, professor of mass communications; Betty Pursel, coordinator of the Kehr Union Information Center; and Rose Andreas, management technician with University Safety and Police.
  • Appointed Trustee Patrick Wilson ’91 as the board’s secretary for 2011-2012, replacing Marie Conley Lammando, who recently resigned from the Trustees.
  • Approved minor changes to the naming policy for campus buildings and programs. The policy specifies that the Bloomsburg University Foundation accepts financial gifts while the Trustees approve names.
  • Heard a presentation on the new Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD) by Michael Tidwell, dean of the College of Business. Terry Zeigler ’76, president and CEO of Datacap Systems Inc., Chalfont, and his wife, JoAnn Schultz Zeigler ’77, are sponsoring the institute with an investment of $1.67 million. The institute, which will focus on professionalism and the interconnectedness of functional business areas, starts this fall.
  • Presented a certificate of appreciation to Eric Milner, former vice president for facilities, honoring him for his accomplishments during 10 years at BU. Milner now works in facilities at Salve Regina University, Newport, R.I.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.