Madlyn L. Hanes is the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Executive Chancellor of Penn State.
The Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Executive Chancellor reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost. As Vice President and Executive Chancellor, Hanes has executive oversight for 20 campuses of the University. The Commonwealth Campuses of the University enrolls 31,500 students in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees.
Dr. Hanes provides leadership for the University’s multiple missions across the Commonwealth and is responsible for the quality of academic programs in teaching, research, and service; strategic planning; budgeting; fundraising, alumni relations and outreach; and management of the campuses’ facilities.
Hanes joined Penn State University in 1988 as the chief academic officer of Penn State Delaware County, now Penn State Brandywine. In 1997, she was named chief executive officer of Penn State Great Valley, the graduate campus of Penn State serving southeastern Pennsylvania, and in 1998, founding head of its School of Graduate Professional Studies. From 2000-2010, Hanes served as Chancellor of Penn State Harrisburg, the Capital College.
Hanes holds the rank of Professor and C.C.C. in speech-language pathology. She earned a B.A. in English, M.A. in speech-language pathology, and Ph.D. with a specialization in language and literacy development from the University of Florida. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her community and organizational leadership, including the award for Administrative Excellence from Penn State. In 2015, she received the Donna Shavlik awardee for her work as a national spokesperson and co-chair of the American Council on Education’s Moving the Needle: Advancing Women Leaders in Higher Education initiative. The University of Florida honored her with the University Distinguished Alumnus Award.