BU Trustees Name New Residence Hall in Honor of Retiring President

For Immediate Release: June 15, 2017 

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved naming the university’s new residence hall in honor of retiring President David L. Soltz at their meeting on Wednesday, June 14. The Trustees also recommended and approved President Emeritus status for Soltz, who steps down on July 7.

The seven-story, $61 million residence hall, featuring 138 suite-style apartments with accommodations for 394 students, will open in August.

Trustees approved a new major, International Business, in the Zeigler College of Business. The major will next go before the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors for approval.

Other action approved by Trustees include:

  • A certificate program in Instructional Game Design.
  • A resolution for the demolition of Mitchell House and Alumni House garage.
  • A resolution authorizing additional borrowing for the combined academic and administrative building.
  • Revisions to BU’s Student Code of Conduct.

At the meeting, retired staff who had been granted emeritus status were recognized. They are: James Gessner, director of application development and operation (Manager Emeritus); and Sandy Mayernick, facilities services (Non-Instructional Emeritus).

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.