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College Authorized to Continue Operations Pending State Budget

The Board of Directors of Pennsylvania College of Technology has authorized the college to continue operations after June 30 at budgeted levels approved for fiscal year 2004-05, in the event a state budget is not passed. The routine action, presented each year to give the administration authority to continue operations if the governor has not signed the commonwealth’s budget by the end of the fiscal year, was approved during the board’s regular meeting on Thursday.

In other business, the board authorized the president and/or vice president for business affairs to enter into a contract for banking services with Omega Bank, effective July 1. The board also approved engaging Larson, Kellett & Associates, PC, Certified Public Accountants, of Montoursville, to perform auditing services for fiscal years ending June 30, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost Veronica Muzic presented to the board a list of faculty promotions approved in Spring 2005. These included:

  • Instructor to assistant professor Kelly B. Butzler, chemistry; Lawrence W. Emery, counseling; Robert S. Heiser, heating/ventilation/air conditioning; Dale J. Kissinger, heating/ventilation/air conditioning; Paras P. Shah, computer science, and Wayne R. Sheppard, construction technology
  • Assistant professor to associate professor Thomas E. Ask, heating/ventilation/air conditioning, and William T. Goddard, construction technology
  • Associate professor to professor Irwin H. Siegel, business administration

The vice president/provost also presented approved 2005-06 faculty sabbaticals to the members of the board. Faculty members who have been granted sabbaticals are:

  • Dorothy J. Gerring, associate professor, architecture, Fall 2005
  • LaRue R. Reese, assistant professor, human services, Fall 2005
  • Steven J. Moff, associate professor, business administration, Spring 2006

In the only formal presentation to the board in April, Edward A. Henninger, dean of business and computer technologies, presented an update on activities within the school, which offers majors in accounting, business administration, health information technology, information technology, legal assistant/paralegal and office information technology.

The largest of the college’s academic schools, the School of Business and Computer Technologies enrolls 1,318 students 21 percent of the total student population. In recent years, baccalaureate-program enrollment in the school has steadily increased to 64 percent of its total enrollment. Highest enrollment growth is seen in information technology and business administration bachelor’s degrees.

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