Presidential Search Update
Dear Campus Community,
We would like to share that the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) this morning unanimously selected Interim President Kenneth Long to serve as the 14th president of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
We would like to say thank you to all of the members of the search committee who did a wonderful job during the entire process and with the recommendations of the two final candidates to the Council of Trustees, who then recommended the same candidates to the State System’s Board of Governors. We know that the Board of Governors had two strong candidates to conduct their interviews before making the final decision.
We are delighted and confident that the Board of Governors decision to select President Long is one that will continue to move ESU in the right trajectory as is already evident from the positive results with our post-pandemic enrollment, great community relations and student success. His strong financial acumen has also made ESU fiscally sound despite enormous pressures facing higher education in general and the PASSHE universities specifically.
We know that President Long, who has been part of the Warrior Family for the past nine years will be looking forward to continuing his work with faculty, students, staff, administrators, alumni and the local community in advancing the mission of ESU and making us the university of choice for our students in the commonwealth.
On behalf of the Council of Trustees, please join us in sharing our congratulations with President Long and his family and hope that our entire Warrior Family is looking forward to working together for the future success of our students.
Patrick Ross ’67
Chair, Council of Trustees
Tina L. Nixon ’89
Chair, Presidential Search Committee