Category Archives: Don’t Use

President’s Response: Endorsement of Deferred Rush for Fraternities and Sororities

DATE:    November 17, 2017

FROM:    Eric J. Barron

TO:          Matthew Woessner

I have reviewed the Advisory and Consultative report, Endorsement of Deferred Rush for Fraternities and Sororities, which was passed by the University Faculty Senate on October 17, 2017 and concur with the recommendation. I am forwarding this endorsement to Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs for his records.

Thank you for the opportunity to review this item.

cc:        Kathy Bieschke
Dawn Blasko
Nicholas P. Jones
Damon Sims (w/enclosure)

President’s Response: The Pennsylvania State University Smoke Free/Tobacco Free Task Force Report and Implementation Plan

DATE:    November 17, 2017

FROM:    Eric J. Barron

TO:          Matthew Woessner

I have reviewed the Advisory and Consultative report, The Pennsylvania State University Smoke Free/Tobacco Free Task Force Report and Implementation Plan, which was passed by the University Faculty Senate on October 17, 2017 and concur with the recommendation. I am forwarding this endorsement to Tom Poole, Vice President for Administration for his records.

Thank you for the opportunity to review this item.

cc:        Kathy Bieschke
            Dawn Blasko
            Nicholas P. Jones
            Tom Poole (w/enclosure)

President’s Response: Moving Forward Embedding Diversity Policy

DATE:        May 23, 2016
FROM:       Eric J. Barron
TO:             James A. Strauss

Thank you for the opportunity to review the Advisory and Consultative reports (Diversity Best Practices and Moving Forward Embedding Diversity Policy), which were prepared by the Joint Diversity Awareness Task Force (JDATF) and passed by the University Faculty Senate on April 19, 2016.

I appreciate the Task Force’s hard work and effort that was dedicated to the preparation of each report.  I would like to retain both reports as informative references as we look to implement the University’s Strategic Plan and more specifically our section on Fostering and Embarking a Diversity World.

Again, thank you for the opportunity to review these items.

Cc: Blannie E. Bowen
Daniel R. Hagen
Nicholas P. Jones
Marcus A. Whitehurst

President’s Response: Diversity Best Practices

DATE:        May 23, 2016
FROM:        Eric J. Barron
TO:              James A. Strauss

Thank you for the opportunity to review the Advisory and Consultative reports (Diversity Best Practices and Moving Forward Embedding Diversity Policy), which were prepared by the Joint Diversity Awareness Task Force (JDATF) and passed by the University Faculty Senate on April 19, 2016.

I appreciate the Task Force’s hard work and effort that was dedicated to the preparation of each report.  I would like to retain both reports as informative references as we look to implement the University’s Strategic Plan and more specifically our section on Fostering and Embarking a Diversity World.

Again, thank you for the opportunity to review these items.

Cc: Blannie E. Bowen
Daniel R. Hagen
Nicholas P. Jones
Marcus A. Whitehurst

Revision of AD84 Preferred Name and Gender Identity Policy

DATE:          April 18, 2017

FROM:         Eric J. Barron

TO:              James A. Strauss

I have reviewed the Advisory and Consultative report, Revision of AD84 Preferred Name and Gender Identity Policy, which was passed by the University Faculty Senate on March 21, and concur with the report.  By copy of this memo, I am asking Thomas Poole, Vice President for Administration, and Susan Basso, Vice President for Human Resources, to implement the recommendations.

Thank you for the opportunity to review this item.

cc:  Susan McGarry Basso
Blannie E. Bowen
Daniel R. Hagen
Nicholas P. Jones
Thomas G. Poole
Marcus A. Whitehurst