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August 03, 2015 6:47 AM ET

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Company Overview of Pennsylvania State University

Company Overview

Pennsylvania State University is an educational and research institution that offers certificate, associate, bachelors, masters, doctoral, and post bachelor’s degrees. It offers courses in agricultural sciences; arts and architecture; business; communications; earth and mineral sciences; health and human development; information sciences and technology; liberal arts; and nursing. The university was founded in 1855 and is based in University Park, Pennsylvania.

201 Old Main

University Park, PA 16802-1505

United States

Founded in 1855





Key Executives for Pennsylvania State University

Interim Dean
Senior Vice President of Research and Dean of the Graduate School
General Counsel, Vice President and Director
Age: 70
Associate Vice President of Auxiliary and Business services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Pennsylvania State University Key Developments

Pennsylvania State University - University Park Announces Changes to Committee and Subcommittee Leadership Positions, Effective on July 1, 2015

Pennsylvania State University - University Park announced changes to committee and subcommittee leadership positions on the Penn State Board of Trustees were announced June 16, 2015 by Chairman Keith Masser. The appointments become effective on July 1, 2015. New committee chairs will be Ryan McCombie, chair of the Committee on Outreach, Development and Community Relations; Paul Silvis, chair of the Committee on Compensation; Walt Rackowich, chair of the Committee on Audit and Risk; and Richard Dandrea, chair of the Committee on Legal and Compliance. Trustees Abe Harpster, Mark Dambly and Keith Eckel will continue as chairs of the committees on Academic Affairs and Student Life; Finance, Business and Capital Planning; and Governance and Long-Range Planning, respectively. Vice chairs for the committees also have been announced. The following trustees will serve as vice chair for the committees listed: Ted Brown (Audit and Risk); Todd Rucci (Academic Affairs and Student Life); Betsy Huber (Governance and Long-Range Planning); Kathy Casey (Legal and Compliance); and Daniel Mead (Outreach, Development and Community Relations). Trustee Donald Cotner will continue in his role as vice chair of the Committee on Finance Business and Capital Planning. It is expected that the trustee elected as vice chair of the Board at the July 17 meeting will also become vice chair of the Committee on Compensation. New subcommittee chairs will be Bill Oldsey (Subcommittee on Architect/Engineer Selection) and Cliff Benson (Subcommittee on Finance) and Donald Cotner (Subcommittee on Risk). Trustee Paul Silvis will continue as chair of the Subcommittee on Human Resources, and Rick Dandrea will continue as the chair of the Subcommittee on Legal. McCombie is a retired United States Navy Captain (SEAL) with more than 26 years of service. He is an independent business consultant and serves on the boards of advisors/directors of several national firms. Silvis, CEO, coach, inventor and founder of Restek Corporation, where he served 20 year. He is now chairman of the board for Restek. Rakowich was elected to the Board of Trustees in July 2014 representing business and industry. Dandrea, an attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC, was elected to the Board of Trustees in July 2013 representing business and industry.

Pennsylvania State University Announces Election of Penn State's Board of Trustees, Effective from July 1

Pennsylvania State University announced that Four incumbents and nine new members were named to serve on Penn State's Board of Trustees, either by election or appointment on May 8. Their terms will begin July 1. elected Robert J. Tribeck. Luke Metaxas was elected to the board for a two-year term as the student trustee, and Dr. David Han was elected to the board for a three-year term as the academic trustee. Kathleen L. Casey, who tendered her resignation as a gubernatorial appointee effective June 30, 2015, Matthew W. Schuyler and Julie Anna Potts were appointed as at-large trustees. Kay Salvino, by virtue of her position as of July 1, 2015, as immediate past president of the Alumni Association, also will assume a seat on the board. Robert E. Fenza retired on March 31, 2015, as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Liberty Property Trust. Dr. David Han is vice chair of the Department of Surgery and program director of the residency in general surgery at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine, where he was granted tenure as associate professor of surgery and radiology in 2008. In 2014 Chris R. Hoffman was appointed to chair the American Farm Bureau Federation's Promotion and Education Committee. Luke Metaxas is completing his fourth semester at Penn State as a dual major in information sciences and technology and supply chain management and information systems. A Schreyer Scholar and member of the Presidential Leadership Academy, he is an on-campus resident assistant active with organizations such as the entrepreneurship group Innoblue, co-directing its Accelerator Program. Julie Anna Potts is executive vice president and treasurer of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Mary Lee Schneider is former president and CEO of the Follett Corporation. Matthew W. Schuyler is chief human resources officer of Hilton Worldwide.

Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory Wins $4.93 Million Contract

Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory, State College, Pennsylvania, won a $4,929,965 federal contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, for research and development services.

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