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STRIKE ENDS: A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JONES

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Posted on October 21, 2016

To our Cal U campus community,President Jones.

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has announced a tentative agreement with APSCUF, the union representing faculty at all 14 State System universities, including Cal U.

Faculty return to work officially at midnight, and classes will resume Monday as scheduled. This is good news for our students, who can return to their studies without further delay.

As a campus community, our job now is to come together and, with mutual respect, return to our primary purpose: providing every Cal U student with a high-quality academic education and a college experience that is second to none.

We will move forward in the spirit of our core values — Integrity, Civility and Responsibility. I am proud to say that those values were on display even during the past three days, and I expect them to guide our interactions in the days ahead.

I want to thank all those who worked tirelessly on behalf of our students during this challenging time.

Above all, I thank our students for their patience and cooperation. You are the heart of our University, the reason that our faculty and staff come to work every day. I will be glad to see you back in our classrooms on Monday morning.

Sincerely yours,

Geraldine M. Jones
President, California University of Pennsylvania

P.S. For more information about the tentative agreement, read the news release from the State System of Higher Education.