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Austin named vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor

Kelly Austin has been named Penn State’s permanent vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor, following a national search. Austin’s appointment, which has been approved by the University’s Board of Trustees, is effective Jan. 17. Austin has been serving in this role in an interim capacity since August 2021, following Madlyn Hanes’ retirement from Penn State last summer.

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Professor awarded $100,000 for research to advance economic mobility, equity

The WorkRise grant funds the 18-month study "Underemployment in the U.S.: Its Distribution and Effects on Workers," which will be led by Lonnie Golden, professor of economics at Penn State Abington.

Abington summer fall 2021 commencement

Penn State Abington awards more than 200 degrees

Two hundred eighteen degrees were awarded at the Penn State Abington summer/fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 17, 2021.

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Abington student credits intensive summer program for success, early graduation

A high-achieving Penn State Abington student will graduate a semester early this week, crediting the academic and financial support she received through the Pathway to Success: Summer Start and scholarships for her success. 

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Hazleton, UAEU students reflect during Cross-Cultural Collaboration Symposium

The inaugural Cross-Cultural Collaboration Symposium provided a forum for students from Penn State Hazleton and United Arab Emirates University to reflect on a weeks-long collaboration dedicated to understanding one another's perspective and culture.