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PASSHE Board of Governors honors President Cevallos

April 15, 2014
  Cevallos honoredPictured, left to right: Pa. State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors Chair Guido Pichini '74, KU President Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, PASSHE Chancellor Frank Brogan.

HARRISBURG, PA - Earlier this month, KU President Dr. F. Javier Cevallos was honored for his dedication and contributions to Kutztown University in a resolution by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors.

The resolution praised Cevallos' leadership at KU, where he oversaw enrollment, academic and diversity growth; the renovation and expansion of campus projects; all while raising the stature of KU and the state system through service to various national and regional organizations. 

Dr. Cevallos, who has served as KU's president since 2002, announced earlier this year that he had accepted the position of president at Framingham State University, where he will begin his presidency in July.

Read the full text of the resolution below or view as a PDF.

Resolution Honoring the Contributions
Dr. F. Javier Cevallos

WHEREAS, Dr. F. Javier Cevallos has served as president of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania since July 2002; and

WHEREAS, during his tenure, Kutztown University's enrollment has grown significantly, especially in the diversity of its student body; and

WHEREAS, under the direction of Dr. Cevallos, Kutztown University developed several new academic programs, including its first Professional Science Master's degree and a Master of Fine Arts, and signed articulation agreements with several regional community colleges; and

WHEREAS, the campus of Kutztown University has experienced a major renewal, with the completion of several major capital projects, including the construction of the new Science Center and Academic Forum and the renovation of Schaeffer Auditorium; and

WHEREAS, Kutztown University significantly upgraded its student housing facilities, with the construction of Dixon Hall and the acquisition and renovation of Honors Hall, a building that combines housing and classroom space for honor students; and

WHEREAS, as president, Dr. Cevallos helped raise the stature of Kutztown University and the entire Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education through his service to various national and regional organizations; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Cevallos will leave Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in June to become president of Framingham State University in Framingham, Massachusetts;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education expresses its sincere appreciation for these and the many other contributions Dr. F. Javier Cevallos has made to public higher education and to the students of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Governors extends best wishes to Dr. F. Javier Cevallos in all of his future endeavors.

Unanimously adopted by the Board
April 9, 2014                                         
Guido M. Pichini, Chairman