On May 8, 2013 the Penn State Graduate Council approved the proposal for the Intercollege Master's of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (iMPS-RESS). Only one more approval remains before the program can officially launch--that of Penn State's Board of Trustees. We anticipate that the Board will review it at their July 12 meeting. After nearly three years of effort, it is very exciting to find ourselves this close to being underway. We are making plans for program rollout, including a RESS faculty orientation workshop August 9th, in the hopes that the board of trustees will look favorably on our proposal.