Office of the President

Council of Trustees

Each Pennsylvania State owned university has a Council of Trustees, consisting of 11 members who, except for student members, are nominated and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Student members are nominated by their respective campus, approved by the Chancellor and appointed by the Governor. 

Primarily, the trustees are responsible to make recommendations to the chancellor for the appointment and dismissal of the president and to approve the university budget, new academic programs, contracts and fees other than tuition.  The full list of trustee powers and duties is located in Act 188 of 1982, which is the legislation for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

The trustees are an active, valuable supporting force for Millersville University. The President frequently consults with trustees on University issues and they assist with public relations and advancement. Trustees further support the University by serving actively on the Strategic Advisory Council, Honorary Degree Committee, the boards of affiliated organizations and capital campaign cabinets. They also participate in various other University events.

Millersville University's current members of the Council are:

President John M. Anderson, Ph.D., ex officio
Dr. James P. Argires
Senator Gibson E. Armstrong
Ms. Kaitlyn M. Bistline, student member
Dr. Richard L. Frerichs, '64, Vice Chairman
Mr. Kevin F. Harley, '86, Secretary
Representative Jordan A. Harris, '06
Dr. William B. McIlwaine
Mr. Brian A. Rider, '87
Gerald S. Robinson, Esquire
Mr. Michael G. Warfel, '84, Chairman
Dr. Karen M. Whitney, Interim Chancellor, ex officio
Mrs. Ann S. Womble



Office of the President
Millersville University
Biemesderfer Center
101 North George Street
Millersville, PA 17551-0302

Phone 717-871-7001
Fax 717-871-7930

Biemesderfer Center

Biemesderfer Center

Everyone that comes to Millersville and passes the old library is awe struck. All the intricate detail on the outside of the building is worth stopping to look at.

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