Trustees focus on facilities

For Immediate Release: June 11, 2014

Campus facilities were the main focus of the June 11 quarterly meeting of Bloomsburg University’s Council of Trustees.

Trustees issued a resolution commending the condition of buildings and grounds, based on their annual inspection of facilities; OK’d bond funding of the steam plant, which will allow expansion of the future Waller Building renovation project; and recommended Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors’ approval for the demolition of the Magee Center, severely damaged during floods in 2006 and 2011.

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The Trustees also reviewed this summer’s construction projects, including roof replacement on the Student Recreation Center, McCormick Center, Warren Student Services Center and Columbia Hall; replacement of turf at Sports Stadium, tile in the Nelson Field House pool, sidewalk and lighting near Carver Hall and the lower campus electrical substation; and an upgrade to the interior of Scranton Commons.

They listed two projects for inclusion on the Capital Project Request List — McCormick Center renovation and a new maintenance center.

Also during the meeting, the Trustees:

  • Approved a new slate of officers – Patrick Wilson, chair; Mary Jane Bowes, vice chair; and Nancy Vasta, secretary – and a resolution honoring outgoing chair, Robert Dampman.
  • Granted non-instructional emeritus status to Carol Arnold and Heather Sobolesky, both of graduate studies and research, and Vickey Rainis, social equity. BU President David Soltz previously granted faculty emeritus to William Green, mass communications; Howard Schreier, communication studies; and Pamela Wynn, management and marketing.
  • Approved compliance certification with Board of Governors Policy 1985-04-A for the BU Foundation, Community Government Association, Husky Research Corp. and their subsidiaries.
  • Accepted changes to clarify articles within the Student Code of Conduct, including those related to alcohol policy violations, judicial boards and sexual misconduct.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.