Penn State Blue & White Vision Council Members Announced

           Penn State Blue & White Vision Council Members Announced

PR Newswire

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Nov. 16, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Penn State today announced
members of its Blue & White Vision Council, which is expected to identify key
strategic challenges and opportunities facing the University over the next
several years.

The Council, previously announced by Board of Trustees Chairman Karen Peetz at
a special meeting of the Board in August, is comprised of student, faculty,
staff, academic and campus leadership, as well as representatives from Penn
State Hershey Medical Center and the Board of Trustees.

Stanley Ikenberry, former president of the American Council on Education and
past president of the University of Illinois and current senior fellow at Penn
State, will advise the Council.

By mid-year 2013, the Blue & White Vision Council is expected to provide
strategic planning recommendations, in advance of the selection of a new Penn
State president. The group held its first meeting Oct. 27. A link from the
Board of Trustees website will be available soon and will provide progress
updates, as well as future meeting dates and locations.

"The members of the Blue & White Council are providing a critical service at
an important time in Penn State's long history of outstanding performance and
educational results," explained Peetz. "Higher education throughout the
nation faces an array of issues in the years ahead. Penn State needs to be not
only prepared, but continue to lead."

Members of the Blue & White Vision Council are:

Michael A. Adewumni, Vice Provost for Global Programs
Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry, Chancellor, Penn State Altoona
Ingrid M. Blood, Professor of Communication Disorders
Alvin H. Clemens, Trustee, Senior Partner, Agility-Partners LLC
Mark H. Dambly, Trustee, President, Pennrose Properties, LLC
Stephanie N. Deviney, Trustee, Attorney at Law, Fox Rothschild LLP
William E. Easterling, Dean,  College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Wanika B. Fisher, graduate student and President of the Graduate Student
Henry C. Foley, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
David J. Gray, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business/Treasurer
Donald C. Hambrick, Evan Pugh Professor and Smeal Chaired Professor of
Tracy S. Hoover, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, College of
Agricultural Sciences
Peter J. Hudson, Director, Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences and Willaman
Professor of Biology
Keith E. Masser, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, Sterman Masser, Inc.
Joel N. Myers, Trustee, President, AccuWeather Inc.
Robert N. Pangborn, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost
Karen B. Peetz, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Financial Markets and Treasury Services, Bank of New York Mellon
Kathleen M. Quinn, student, University Park Undergraduate Association  and
Schreyer's Honor College Representative  to Academic Affairs Committee
Carl T. Shaffer, Trustee, President, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Paul V. Suhey, Trustee, Orthopedic Surgeon, Martin & Suhey Orthopedics
John P. Surma, Trustee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, United States
Steel Corp.
Adam J. Taliaferro, Trustee, Healthcare Alliance Liaison, Bristol Myers Squibb
Ronald J. Tomalis, Trustee, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Craig D. Weidemann, Vice President, Outreach
Susan Welch, Dean, College of the Liberal Arts
Robin D. Wittenstein, Director and Chief Operating Officer, Penn State Hershey
Health System

For more information on efforts and actions of the University, visit online.

For more information on the Board of Trustees, including agendas, meeting
minutes, and other information, visit

About The Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University is a state-related, land-grant university
located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855 as an
agricultural college, Penn State received university status in 1953. Penn
State has 24 campuses throughout Pennsylvania, including undergraduate
locations as well as special-mission campuses such as the College of Medicine
in Hershey and the Penn State Law School. The Penn State World Campus is the
University's online distance education component. In total, Penn State serves
more than 95,000 students. The University awards more associate, bachelor's
and graduate degrees than any other institution in the Commonwealth, and has a
research enterprise in excess of $800 million. Its mission is to improve the
lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation and the world through
integrated, high-quality programs in teaching, research and service.

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