Hagen named executive director of University Faculty Senate

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Daniel R. Hagen, professor of animal science at Penn State, has been appointed executive director of the University Faculty Senate, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

A faculty member in the College of Agricultural Sciences for 35 years, Hagen previously completed three terms on the University Faculty Senate, serving as chair in 2011-12 and immediate past-chair in 2012-13.

“Dan is a terrific appointment for this important post, given his outstanding history of leadership, as well as the extent of his familiarity with the Senate and the University,” said Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas P. Jones.

Hagen has held significant University leadership positions, serving on the University Access Committee, the University Committee on Instructional Facilities and the University Strategic Planning Council, as well as several task forces and search committees. He was selected as a CIC Academic Leadership Program Fellow in 2010-11.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Hagen currently serves as interim assistant dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences and as coordinator of graduate programs in animal science. He holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural science and doctoral degree in animal science, both from the University of Illinois.

As executive director, Hagen will be responsible for overseeing all functions of the Senate Office and for supporting and facilitating the Senate in the performance of its duties. He will replace Susan C. Youtz, executive director of the Senate since 2001, who plans to retire from the University at the end of December.
 

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Last Updated December 09, 2013