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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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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ESU welcomes back Dan DiZio ’95 for commencement

Dan DiZio ‘95 will be the keynote speaker for East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 14, at 9:45 a.m. in Koehler Fieldhouse. DiZio is the CEO and Co-founder of the Philly Pretzel Factory.

DiZio’s entrepreneurial spirit started at the young age of 11 thanks to a neighbor who owned a bakery in a small town outside of Philadelphia. He would sell the bakery’s pretzels on a street corner in Philadelphia and his neighbor would split the sales for the day. DiZio set up shop every day after school, on weekends, and throughout the summer. Read the full DiZio story by clicking here.

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Homecoming Weekend registration is now open!

Welcome to ESU Homecoming 2019: Ignite your Spirit

ESU looks forward to seeing everyone at Homecoming 2019.  This year, we have made some enhancements to ensure that you, your classmates, family members, and friends have a time that they will never forget.

As we lead up to Homecoming 2019, keep your eyes open for e-mails and social media that will update you on our schedule.

We are also asking that you visit our Facebook page and post photos of ESU memories, and past Homecomings using the hashtag #esuhomecoming2019. We will be displaying these pictures throughout the weekend at our events.

The Classes of 1954 and 1969 will be celebrating their reunions on campus during Homecoming. For details, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at (570) 422-3194. SEE THE SCHEDULE.

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Have you seen the new athletics website?

The East Stroudsburg University sports information department unveiled the redesigned ESUWarriors.com on Wednesday, debuting a new look and updated features for the official athletics website of ESU.

The redesign, which debuted Wednesday afternoon, was revamped in a collaborative effort with college athletics website provider SIDEARM Sports and the ESU sports information office. The new-look home for ESU’s 22 varsity athletics programs features a modern design, easier navigation, and integration with Warriors athletics social media platforms.

Additionally, the new layout now boasts a responsive layout that will automatically adapt to a user’s custom screen resolution and browser settings, as well as mobile devices and tablets.

“We look forward to growing our partnership with SIDEARM sports for this upcoming athletic year and beyond as we continue to enhance and grow East Stroudsburg University’s presence online,” said Doug Page, ESU Assistant Sports Information Director. “SIDEARM has been awesome to work with throughout this entire process and we look forward to continuing to provide an outlet for our student-athletes, fans, and supporters who follow Warrior athletics to stay up-to-date.”

Among the improvements, visitors will now have quicker access to schedules and rosters, a more comprehensive all-sports calendar, and a static ticker that scrolls through recent scores and upcoming games. Other improvements include easier access to photo galleries and video highlights as well as fan zone content.

CHECK IT OUT!

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The latest edition of the Alumni Herald is here

The Spring/Summer 2019 issue of the Alumni Herald connects you with Dr. Deborah Gebhardt ’69, a Warrior whose professional and personal journey has been far from ordinary. She’s a scientist focused on issues related to health, fitness and workplace safety, an entrepreneur, accomplished educator as well as coach who has led women’s collegiate teams to the playoffs. This year, she returns to ESU as part of the Class of 1969 reunion celebration.

CLICK HERE to read online.

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