2015

December

Concern about University Climate

Message from the President: I am writing to you today because I am concerned about the IUP family and about the growing sense of unease about how we talk about and treat each other.

November

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum, November 5

Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty and staff members on issues of their choosing will be Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Gorell Recital Hall. 

October

Student Death: Alex Moreland

I am saddened to inform you of the death of Alex Moreland, a sophomore communications media major from Greensburg.

Action Plan Provides Short-Term Direction

President Michael Driscoll shares IUP’s Action Plan for the State System, notes its alignment with the IUP Strategic Plan.

September

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum, October 5

Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty and staff members on issues of their choosing will be Monday, October 5, 2015 in Gorell Recital Hall. 

Council of Trustees Public Meeting, September 17

The IUP community is invited to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Thursday, September 17, at 5:00 p.m. in the PNC Room, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

New Academic Year Has Positive Start, Despite Unfortunate Events

In a message to alumni delivered in IUP Alumni Connections, President Michael Driscoll comments on recent events on campus.

Student Death: Devin Michael Lecomte

I am saddened to inform you of the death of Devin Michael Lecomte, 19, a freshman fine arts/art education major from Ashville, Cambria County.

Caring for Each Other

Message from Dr. Mike Driscoll, IUP president: “While I wish this communication would be filled with the traditional welcome and congratulatory messages about jobs well done during move-in and Welcome Weekend, I need to talk with you in a different way right now.”

August

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum, September 2

The purpose of the Open Forum is to answer questions posed by members of the audience. Join us September 2, 2015. 

July

Budget Update: Moving Forward

President Michael Driscoll provides an update on the university’s budget following the Board of Governors’ approval in July of a tuition and technology fee increase of 3.5 percent for the 2015–16 academic year.

Student Death: Christopher Allen Grabowski

I am saddened to inform you of the loss of Christopher Allen Grabowski, 36, a senior computer science major from Delmont.

April

Council of Trustees Public Meeting, May 7

The IUP community is invited to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Thursday, May 7, at 5:00 p.m. in Conference Room 6/7, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Budget Update: Uncertain Circumstances Delay Finalizing 2015–16 Fiscal Plans, Tuition Pilot

In a budget update to the IUP community that details the State System Board of Governors' vote to freeze tuition, President Michael Driscoll announces that IUP's Per-Credit Tuition Pilot program will be deferred for one year.

March

Staff Death: Christina Arroyo

President Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Christina Arroyo, a member of the Office of International Education.

Student Death: Cody Miller

President Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Cody Miller of Homer City, a freshman majoring in safety, health, and environmental applied sciences, on March 17, 2015.

University Family Drive Creates Momentum. We All Benefit

Message from President Michael Driscoll: Your participation in the University Family Drive creates the momentum we need to capture the attention of the outside world and convince them to invest in all the important work we are doing. More important, your investment in IUP helps students in some direct way.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum, March 5

Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty and staff members on issues of their choosing will be Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Gorell Recital Hall. 

February

Finding Our Success

The president announces a functional realignment to stabilize undergraduate and graduate enrollment, to expand the range of students we serve, and to better support scholarship and funded research.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum, February 4

The purpose of the Open Forum is to answer questions posed by members of the audience. Please join us February 4, 2015.