Interim President Kenneth Long ‘Ideal Person’ to Take the Helm During Volatile Time

Just months into her tenure as East Stroudsburg University’s 13th president, Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. began searching for a chief financial officer for ESU. One name kept coming up.

At the time, Kenneth Long was assistant vice president for administration & finance at Kutztown University and his stellar reputation in the field was widely known.

“Everything I heard was he was the best CFO in the state,” Dr. Welsh says. “I met him and he was so genuine and so intelligent that I thought he would be just perfect for ESU.”

Mr. Long started as ESU’s vice president of administration and finance in 2013 and quickly lived up to his reputation, according to Welsh and others who have worked with him. Three months after Welsh announced her retirement, the Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education voted unanimously to appoint Long to serve as interim president of ESU on April 10. He officially takes the helm on July 31.

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Time fillers while staying at home!

Show your Warrior spirit by downloading an ESU themed background for your video calls, meetings and virtual get-togethers. Entertain your future and current Warriors with our activity sheets! Visit our new Just For Fun page for Warriors of all ages!

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Alumni Board nominations being taken

Did you know?

The Alumni Association Board of Directors consists of a 26-member panel of individuals that represent a wide range of graduating classes and who live across the United States. The board meets at least four times annually and works to engage, connect, support and celebrate alumni and friends of ESU. The board also promotes programs and events through the Office of Alumni Engagement as well as the various national chapters throughout the country. READ MORE AND MAKE A NOMINATION.

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Whose pet has the most spirit?

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Cherry Blossom Brunch date set for April

Join ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., for the Annual Cherry Blossom Brunch that welcomes alumni and friends from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. This year, ESU alumna Annie Corcoran McChrystal ’76 will speak on Navigating a Career in this Complex World. Register for the event here.

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Submit your ESU Sweetheart story for a chance to win!

Do you and your significant other want to be named as the first ever ESU Alumni Sweethearts? Did you meet at ESU, or were college sweethearts? Couples that are both ESU alumni, are eligible to enter!

Make sure to get your submissions in by February 13, 2020 for your chance to win a package with ESU items and for the title as ESU’s Alumni Sweethearts.

Alumni that shared their story last year, are encouraged to share again for their chance to win.

Please only enter once. All entries will be submitted to a random generator and there will not be any judging. Entries may be published.

Please submit all entries via email to mkoerber@esufoundation.org

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President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., announces retirement

After eight years at the helm, East Stroudsburg University President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., announced her retirement on Friday, January 17 in a statement to University colleagues and friends. In her message, she stated, “… I have sincerely enjoyed being a part of the Warrior family and know that, in my heart, I will always be a Warrior.”

READ ABOUT DR. WELSH’S RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT.

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Just released: Fall-Winter 2019 Alumni Herald

Meet some of ESU’s wonderful GOLD alumni! These Graduates of the Last Decade are making us proud with all they have accomplished since graduating. They are also a segment of Warrior alumni the Office of Alumni Engagement looks to connect with as they lay the foundation for a robust GOLD alumni program. See if you come across any familiar faces and sign up to be included on announcements and events.

The Fall-Winter 2019 edition also features Homecoming Weekend 2019 wrap ups, alumni awards honorees and exciting news from the athletics arena…check out their new website!

Brimming with alumni news, Class Notes, campus happenings and Warrior athletic updates, the Alumni Herald keeps every Warrior in touch with their alma mater. READ THE ALUMNI HERALD.

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MLK award winners announced; tickets available to celebration

ESU selected the winners for the 2020 Boddie Scholarship, Martin Luther King Jr. awards, and the Julianna V. Bolt Art Contest. The recipients will be recognized at the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast, which will be held on January 20 in the Mattioli Recreation Center on ESU’s campus from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. See the story and purchase tickets to the celebration.

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Happy Holidays from ESU!

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