Trustees approve new master’s program, three certificates

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University’s Council of Trustees held its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, approving one new master’s degree program and three new certificate programs.
The Trustees approved a new master’s of science in information technology degree program, which will help students with degrees in other fields and pairs them with a technology degree. Also, approved were a graduate certificate in concussion/mild traumatic brain injury; a Playwork certificate, and an American studies certificate for international students.
Prior to the meeting, the Trustees conducted their annual inspection of facilities, visiting the Scranton Commons, Lycoming residence hall, Hartline Science Center, Upper Campus athletic facilities, Nelson Field House and the lower campus east parking lot construction. Their approval will be shared with the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
Also during the meeting, the Trustees:

Approved of Purchasing Activity under Act 188.
   Changes to the Student Code of Conduct
   BU President Bashar Hanna granted faculty emeritus to S. Michael McCully, department of English; and the late Darla Bressler, library services. Also, two retirees were granted manager emeritus status: Thomas Kresch, assistant vice president for student affairs; and Mona Bartholomew, executive secretary to the vice president for student affairs.
Accepted the nominating committee’s recommendation for a new slate of officers for 2018 to 2020 fiscal years: Mary Jane Bowes, chair; Nancy Vasta, vice chair; and Brian O’Donnell, secretary.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.