Penn State Fayette names interim chancellor

UNIONTOWN, Pa. – Effective Aug. 1, Arlene Hall, director emerita of Academic Affairs and associate professor of kinesiology, will serve as interim chancellor of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.

Hall served as Penn State New Kensington’s director of academic affairs from 2001-12, among other key roles in her 36 years at Penn State. Hall has leadership experience in faculty development, curriculum and program planning, and strategic planning at both campus and college levels. She was recognized with a Faculty Achievement Award by the College of Health and Human Development and was twice-honored as women’s volleyball coach of the year by both the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference and the Commonwealth College Athletic Conference.

Madlyn Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses, said, “I am confident that Penn State Fayette will benefit from (Hall’s) exceptional leadership and sense of community in this period of transition.”

Commenting on Hall’s appointment, Francis Achampong, who will be transitioning to the Mont Alto campus effective Aug. 1, said “I have known Arlene for over a decade. She was a great colleague when we both served as chief academic officers for our respective campuses. I am sure she will work well with faculty, staff, students and the broader community to keep Penn State Fayette moving forward.”

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Last Updated May 23, 2013