2016 President's Annual Report

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President’s Annual Report



TABLE OF CONTENTS From the President........................................................ 1 The Mansfield Connection..................................... 2 Straughn Hall.............................................. 4 By the Numbers.................................. 6 Faculty Spotlight........................ 7 Giving.............................. 9 Financials............. 16


From the President The purpose of this report is to inform you of the progress we have made in the 2015-16 fiscal year. During the past year, Mansfield University was designated as one of the national Colleges of Distinction. We have implemented our Freeze Individual Tuition (FIT) program, which freezes a student’s tuition rate. This program was instituted in a continuing effort to provide access and enhance affordability to students and make planning for college predictable for their families. We continue to face challenges, including the shrinking demographic of high school graduates and cuts in funding, but programs such as TEAM and FIT are intended to address those challenges and enable us to continue our progress. Guided by our strategic plan, MU2020, Mansfield University is on a path that will allow us to meet the needs of our current and future students. It continues to be my honor to serve my alma mater, its students, faculty, staff and alumni as we chart that course together.

Here to Serve (H2S), Francis L. Hendricks ’79 Brig. Gen., USAF (retired) President



The Mansfield Connection How one alum gives back!

When John Golden was looking for an educational summer employment opportunity, he never imagined he’d get the chance to work for an international security and global stability firm. But thanks to 1989 Mansfield graduate Jim Reese he did just that. Reese, a 25 year veteran of the US Army who retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, founded TigerSwan in 2008 and serves as the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. When he returned to Mansfield to speak at Commencement in May 2015, Reese spoke with President Fran Hendricks about finding students who could benefit from a hands-on opportunity at his firm. “After my retirement from the Army and the Delta Force, I knew that one day I wanted to support some of the institutions that helped me along my path, and I believed providing opportunities to students at Mansfield would be a great way to show my loyalty and commitment to a University that helped me achieve my goals,” Reese said.

Golden made a “definite impression on his

Golden, a History and Political Science major from Bradford, PA was identified by his Political Science Professors, Jeff Bosworth and Jonathan Rothermel, as an ideal first candidate to take advantage of Reese’s offer. He spent the summer working at TigerSwan headquarters in Apex, NC. “It was something different,” Golden said about first learning about the opportunity. “I wasn’t really interested in international security at the time.”

supervisors. When summer ended and he headed back to Mansfield, he was offered a job as a research analyst and continues to work as a consultant for TigerSwan.

That changed once Golden got on the ground at TigerSwan. “Mostly what I did was research and writing for the company for different ventures and business opportunities all around the world,” he said. “I had the opportunity to sit in on some business meetings with potential clients, both foreign and domestic. I got to work with the Guardian Angel program, which is TigerSwan’s largest brand, and involves conducting real time integrated



surveillance for clients all around the world.” “I learned a lot about international business, which was really interesting for me since I do not have a business background,” Golden added. “I was flattered by being assigned such an important task because research, writing and contracts are a big bulk of their business.” Golden made a definite impression on his supervisors. When summer ended and he headed back to Mansfield, he was offered a job as a research analyst and continues to work as a consultant for TigerSwan. Once he graduates in December, Golden plans to explore opportunities in international business or global security analytics. All because he made a Mansfield connection. “It was definitely interesting to see where Mansfield students can go after they graduate,” Golden said. “Colonel Reese is a perfect example of that and this is also a great example of how alumni can give back to the university.” For Reese, the results of this first experience couldn’t have turned out better. He hopes to make the summer work program an annual opportunity. “I encourage other alumni who are in a position to assist in a similar program or internship to do so,” Reese said. “Many alumni, once they leave MU, never look back as they start on their next journey. It took me 26 years to return after I walked across the stage for my diploma and my military commissioning from MU. Those 26 years put me in a position to assist John and others to have an opportunity to spread their wings prior to graduation and have a glimpse out the window into the next frontier.”




Returning to Center Stage Built in 1929, Straughn Hall has hosted countless theatre and musical productions, concerts, graduations, classes and other events. International luminaries such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Muhammad Ali and Julian Bond spoke from, and music icons like Harry Chapin have performed on, the Straughn stage through the years. This grand building has undergone several small renovations through the years, but in the fall of 2014 a complete make-over was undertaken with the goal of restoring Straughn Hall to its original glory, while modernizing it with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and projection systems. No detail was too small for the project, including cleaning and repairing the mosaics and marble brought from the quarries of Carrara, Italy back in 1929. An elevator installed to make the building ADA compliant and a loading dock were among the many improvements. Straughn Hall was rededicated with a Reopening Gala Weekend in early May with the Concert Choir and Concert Wind Ensemble performing. The weekend also marked the 4


50th anniversary of the Concert Choir, with an alumni choir gracing the Straughn stage. While that was the official unveiling of the “new” Straughn Hall, fans who attended the student production of Shrek: The Musical in February were the first patrons of the newly restored auditorium. Named for William Ringgold Straughn, the last principal of Mansfield Normal School and the William Straughn first president of Mansfield State Teachers College, Straughn Hall has returned to its rightful place as the premier facility of its kind serving Mansfield University and the surrounding region.

AUSTIN ORGAN OPUS #297 Straughn Auditorium has housed a musical jewel for more than a century. In 1910, an Austin Organ Opus #297, considered the finest school pipe organ in the state at that time, was installed in the old Alumni Hall. In 1930, the organ, with a new console, was moved into the newly erected Straughn Hall. Sadly, in 2001, the blower was removed and the instrument has been mothballed since then. The Reopening Gala Weekend in May served as the official kickoff for the campaign to restore the Austin Organ Opus #297. We encourage all alumni and friends of Mansfield Music to participate in this campaign and secure a seat in Straughn Auditorium. Please contact Rita Dibble, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at rdibble@mansfield.edu for details on how to support this campaign.


BY THE NUMBERS Faculty, staff, and students completed over

10,511 community service hours.

Students have the opportunity to study abroad at MU has

150 colleges and universities in 50 countries.

100 student clubs and organizations.

Mansfield offers a total of

83 major and minor options.

MU alumnus resides in all

50 states and the District of Columbia.

You can find an MU alum in

48 countries around the world.

The average class size at Mansfield is


14 students conducted field research in Belize. There are

13 varsity athletic programs competing in Mountaineer country.

10 employees participated in the faculty and staff trip to Belize. The total student body at MU represents There is only

9 states and 9 international countries.

1 Public Liberal Arts institution recognized by COPLAC in Pennsylvania. 6


FACULTY SPOTLIGHT Following is short list of Mansfield University faculty accomplishments in the 2015-16 academic year. Bonnie Kutbay, Art History, presented “Eucharistic Liturgy and Iconography in the Sacrifice of Isaac and Christ Preaching on the Berlin Pyxis,” at the North American Patristics Society (NAPS) Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2016. Gregory Moyer, Biology, published Assessment of Genetic Diversity and Hybridization for the Endangered Conasauga Logperch (Percina jenkinsi) in the Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings. Yucong Liu, Computer Information Science, published “A Derivation of Technology Categories Using the Technology Acceptance Literature” in the 2016 Journal of Applied Business and Economics. Justin Crowl, Criminal Justice Administration, published “Criminal Justice Policy and Violent Crime in Socially Disorganized Neighborhoods: The Implications for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania” in the Journal of Law and Criminal Justice. Crowl was also named the associate managing editor of Police Practice and Research, an academic journal. Joshua Battin, Criminal Justice Administration, published “Collective Efficacy Theory and Perceptions of Crime: Documenting Neighborhood Context Effects. El Paso, TX.” Chuck Hoy, Communication, was one of only 20 professors nationwide selected to attend the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences Faculty Seminar in Los Angeles in November 2015. Holly Pieper, Communication, served as a judge for the Public Relations Society of America’s Bronze Anvil Awards international competition. Michele Whitecraft, Education and Special Education, represented MU and the rural area school districts in the Northern Tier as a Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellow. Karen Guenther, History, won the William and Elizabeth Hiester Manuscript Competition sponsored by the Berks History Center for 2015. Her award-winning submission, “Ministering to the Needs of ‘Foreign and American Germans’: The Foundation and Early Years of Zion’s German Reformed Church, Reading, Pa.,” appeared in the summer 2016 issue of Historical Review of Berks County.



Scott DiMarco, Library and Information Resources, was selected as a member of the Peer Reviewing Committee for The Fulbright Specialist Program, Specialty in Library Science. Clarence Lienhard, Mathematics, published “A Table Approach to Translations and Magnifications” in the spring 2016 edition of PCTM Magazine. Phil Savoye, Mathematics, published “A Classroom Note on Trigonometric Series” in Calculus. Mathematics and Computer Education Journal, Fall 2015. The MU Concert Choir, directed by Peggy Dettwiler, released the CDs Sing ‘til the Spirit Moves, Further Goals and A German Requiem. The MU Concert Choir, Festival Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus and Chamber Singers, directed by Peggy Dettwiler, released the DVD O Wondrous Mystery (Holiday Concert 2015). The MU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Jacobsen, released the CD Rational Exuberance. The MU Concert Wind Ensemble, conducted by Adam Brennan, released the CDs High Upon the Eastern Hill and Gusto, Rhapsodies, and Friends. Adam Brennan, Music, published War of the Worlds: Composition for Marching Band. Peggy Dettwiler, Music, was selected as an Honored Artist of The American Prize. Jeffrey Jacobsen, Music, was named a quarterfinalist for the 2017 Music Educator Award, which is presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. Tiffany Welch, Social Work, was named a consulting editor for The Field Educator online journal. Nancy Sidell, Dean, College of Natural & Social Sciences, had the second edition of her book, Social Work Documentation: A Guide to Strengthening Your Case Recording, published. Sidell was also the plenary speaker at the Louisiana state conference of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in March. Timothy Madigan, Sociology, was a visiting scholar at Central China Normal University. Janice Purk and Timothy Madigan, Sociology, and John Mansfield, Social Work, published “Bradford County Needs Assessment” in December 2015.



GIVING Scholarships at Mansfield University are endowed at a threshold of $20,000. Once a scholarship is endowed, only the earned interest is used for scholarships per criteria established by the donor. Such a scholarship lives on in perpetuity as the principal remains intact. We encourage all alumni and friends to endow scholarships at Mansfield University. In fiscal year ‘16, the following scholarships were established at Mansfield University with the goal of full endowment in the coming years. The Fran and Connie Hendricks Endowed Scholarship The Nancy and Michael Sidell Endowed Scholarship and The Military Endowed Scholarship Mansfield University conducted a “Flash Campaign” to benefit student scholarships in fiscal year ‘16. In 1 day, 18 hours and 57 minutes, 41 alumni and friends raised the funds to award six $500 scholarships to incoming freshmen in fall 2016. In conjunction with the re-opening of the newly restored Straughn Hall Auditorium, we launched a campaign to restore the Austin Organ housed in Straughn. This campaign raised $25,525. Donors to the campaign can place their names on a seat in the auditorium. Contact the MU Advancement Office to reserve your seat in Straughn.

AUSTIN ORGAN RESTORATION CAMPAIGN DONORS Mr. & Mrs. David and Elizabeth Barron ‘77 Mrs. Gail Battaglia ‘83 Mr. & Mrs. William and Joan Berresford ‘69 Mrs. Anne Clark Mr. & Mrs. Keith B. Cooper Drs. Jürgen Thym and Peggy Dettwiler Mr. Andrew Dutko ‘10 Ms. Yvonne Glass ‘88 Mr. & Mrs. Byron and Daria ‘86 Groover Brig. Gen. & Mrs. Francis Hendricks ‘79 Mr. Thomas Jones ‘81 Mr. David Lenington Mr. & Mrs. Ken and Kate Means Mr. Scott Piergrossi ‘97 Ms. Cecilia Rogers ‘77 Mr. & Mrs. Howard and Olynda ‘57 Smith Mr. Charles R. Todd III ‘66 Mrs. M. Alene York ‘61



DONORS TO MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY GEORGE WILLIAM BUTLER 1897 SOCIETY $10,000 - $49,999 Mr. Max P. Gannon Miss Carol E. Kuehner ‘62 * Mr. & Mrs. Kent Smeltz ‘82 Barbara A. Snyder *

FOUNDER’S SOCIETY $5,000 - $9,999 Brig. Gen. & Mrs. Francis Hendricks ‘79 Mr. Philip Kift ‘70

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $1,000 - $4,999 Mr. & Mrs. Cameron F. Bausch ‘64 Mr. & Mrs. William and Joan Berresford ‘69 Dr. Robert Strohecker ‘91 Mr. & Mrs. Phil and Anne Clark Mr. & Mrs. Steven M. Crawford ‘81 Drs. Jürgen Thym and Peggy Dettwiler Ms. Rita M. Dibble PA Department of Environmental Protection William B. Wilson Home Association Blossburg VFW Ms. Bobbi J. Kilmer ‘84 Mr. David Lenington Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Singer Ms. Cecilia Rogers ‘77 Mr. & Mrs. Howard and Olynda ‘57 Smith Mr. Charles Todd III ‘66 Susquehanna Health Mrs. M. Alene York ‘61 Dr. & Mrs. Steven Siconolfi



EASTERN HILL CLUB $500 - $999 Ms. Patricia Baker ‘78 Mr. & Mrs. David and Elizabeth Barron ‘77 Mrs. Gail Battaglia ‘83 Mr. & Mrs. Keith B. Cooper Mr. & Mrs. James ‘65 and Waneta ‘66 Crawford Mr. Andrew Dutko ‘10 Mr. & Mrs. Byron and Daria ‘86 Groover Mr. Thomas Jones ‘81 Mr. & Mrs. Ken and Kate Means Mr. Scott Piergrossi ‘97 Dr. Nancy Sidell Dr. John Ulrich Mr. & Mrs. Bruce L. Vickery ‘89


Karen Bishop Mr. & Mrs. Scot and Pamela Boyce Benedict’s Bus Service Ms. Dia Carleton Ms. Amy Czako ‘09 and Ms. Jessica Ricker Czako ‘03 Mrs. Karen Russell ‘79 Ms. Heather Long ‘05 Mr. & Mrs. John and Allison ‘15 Maslar Mr. Ralph H. Meyer Dr. Janice Purk Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Stephens Mr. & Mrs. Ryan and Casey ‘02 Wood

RED & BLACK CLUB $125 - $249 Mr. Bret Buterbaugh Dr. Paul C. Hafer Mr. & Mrs. Richard ‘78 and Cynthia ‘79 Heckrote Mr. Patrick D. Henderson Mr. Matthew McNulty ‘02 Mr. Richard Nelson, Jr.



Mr. & Mrs. Wade and Tanya Reese ‘99 Mr. Robert C. Rosenberg, Jr. Ms. Deborah Solfaro Mr. Vincent Stepulis ‘55 Mr. & Mrs. Russell and Carmen ‘95 Wood


Mrs. Susan Adamec, LSW ‘76 Anonymous Nancy Arduino Mr. Ugo Barbano ‘80 Mr. & Mrs. Robert ‘80 and Elizabeth ‘78 Basalyga Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bense ‘74 David Bergerstock Mr. & Mrs. William and Joan Berney ‘86 Ms. Linda Berry ‘79 Mr. Kenneth Binkiewicz Curtis Bixler Mr. & Mrs. Jason Bleiler ‘04 Judith Blood Ms. Wendy Bochnovich ‘77 Ms. Rebecca Bollinger ‘98 Ms. Linda Brisson Dr. Bruce Carpenter Mr. Richard Cashman ‘75 Mr. & Mrs. William and Carol Ewert ‘71 Mr. Loyd Chilson ‘66 John Clarke Judith Clarke Ms. Joyce Clement ‘81 Jennifer Close Mr. Barry Cohen Mr. Mark Costello ‘84 Nancy Crispell Randy Crispell Ricky Crispell Ruthann Crispell 12


Brandy Davis Mrs. Judith Davis ‘76 Jeanne Dixon Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Dombroski ‘80 Mr. & Mrs. David and Doreen Donlick ‘87 Mr. Kevin Drayer Mr. & Mrs. Dean Duffy ‘67 Ms. Beverly Dunham Mr. Anthony Eastwood ‘61 Barbara Evans Mr. Wayne Evans George Failey Ms. Haley Fitzwater ‘15 Mr. Jacob Flock ‘15 Dr. Jannis Floyd Kathleen Fogleman Paul Fogleman Shaun Fogleman Mrs. Christina Fry ‘90 Owen Gallagher Ms. Yvonne Glass ‘88 Mrs. Maybelle Golis ‘49 Andrew Goodwin Ann Goodwin Dr. Barry Green Ms. Kayla Grunza ‘15 Ms. Mackenzie Hafer Mrs. Kacy Hagan Mrs. Tamara Hagar Jack Hess Patrick Hewitt Mr. & Mrs. Richard and Angela ‘04 Hunley Dennis Inman Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Jacobs Ralph Jennings Ms. Jacquelyn Johnson Mr. Robert Johnson ‘88 13


Pam Palka Kahn ‘78 Mr. John Keefe ‘73 Dr. Peter Keller Patricia Kinter Barbara Knapp Cheryl Knapp Joyce Kocher Walter Kropf Mr. Joseph Kushner ‘72 Mr. Bryan Lane ‘88 Donna Larson Christine Lawson Judith Lawson Ms. Antoinette Mackar ‘78 Mr. Roger Maisner Mr. Thomas Malos ‘89 Richard Mancuso Mr. & Mrs. David ‘02 and Linda ‘85 Martin Mr. Guy Maryott ‘80 Mr. Mark Maryott ‘77 Mrs. Leta Jo Maue ‘73 Mr. Scott Miller Joseph Mirabito Ms. Billie Sue Morgan Francis Nicosia Ms. Rosie Pagana ‘00 Miss Virginia Pansero ‘66 William Phillips Mr. Harlan Press ‘62 Times Printing Michael Prosinski Ms. Eileen Riley ‘77 Mr. Robert Rist ‘79 Kyle Roher Fred Roys Valerie Sacks Mr. W. Patrick Schemery ‘69 14


Mr. Chester Schickling ‘66 Mr. J. Bradley Scovill Janet Secord Dr. Mark Shaffer ‘82 Kathleen Sheridan Mr. Jeffery Shick ‘83 Stephanie Sibeto Sickles, Ent. Ms. Michelle Siegfried ‘14 Mr. George Smith, Jr. ‘75 Ms. Kim Soper ‘79 Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Spoor ‘62 Kenneth Stackhouse Connie Stephano Mary Emma Sterner Mr. John Stone ‘79 Mr. & Mrs. James ‘84 and Dawn ‘87 Sweder Carl Taylor Marion Taylor Ms. June Teague Ms. Jean-Anne Teal-Greenshields Edwin Thompson R.W. Taylor Trucking Mr. Andrew Tyler ‘75 Mr. & Mrs. Brian Ulmer ‘05 Ronald Vienneau Joseph Vladika Mr. Thomas W. Putnam ‘76 Russell West Travis Wickwire James Wieczorek Mr. Bruce A. Williams ‘78 Janice Yoder Margaret Young Asterisk denotes a bequest gift Council of Trustees members are italicized



a state system “andAsuniversity, we face


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enormous fiscal challenges. At Mansfield we are meeting these challenges with innovative initiatives that promote our university and support student success.

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- President Francis L. Hendricks ’79

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President Francis L. Hendricks ’79, Brig. Gen., USAF (retired) Ms. Rita M. Dibble, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Mr. Scott Barton, Associate Vice President for Finance & Administration Mr. Terry Day, Media Liaison

COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES Mr. Steven M. Crawford ’81, Vice Chairman Mr. Max P. Gannon, Jr. Ms. Mackenzie Hafer ’18, Student Mr. Patrick D. Henderson, Secretary Ms. Bobbi J. Kilmer ’84, Chairperson Mr. Ralph H. Meyer Ms. Karen J. Russell ’79 Mr. Aaron Singer Dr. Robert D. Strohecker ’91 Mr. Bruce L. Vickery ’89



Mansfield University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

mansfield.edu This report lists donors and gifts given directly to Mansfield University between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. Please report any omissions/errors to the Office of Institutional Advancement at 570.662.4359 Rita M. Dibble, Vice President for Institutional Advancement can be reached at rdibble@mansfield.edu MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL REPORT 2016