Wilkes-Barre chancellor addresses House committee

HARRISBURG -- Penn State Wilkes-Barre Chancellor Charlie Davis addressed the Pennsylvania House Majority Policy Committee today (April 15) at the capitol.

Davis spoke during a session titled “Tying Workforce Needs with Academic Curriculum" before Reps. Dave Reed, committee chairman, and Karen Boback.

“As a chancellor of one of our region’s Penn State Commonwealth Campuses, I am keenly aware that our campuses are a reflection of the broader communities they serve,” Davis said. “Changes in our local economy, especially those that impact our students and families present challenges, but they also create new opportunities.

“Providing access to fields of study that inspire the interests and careers of our students and serve the changing needs of our local communities remains Penn State’s highest priority. We take stewardship of our academic programs very seriously and are committed to producing highly skilled and job-ready graduates.”

For a transcript of Davis’ comments, go to http://www.psu.edu/ur/2014/Davis_House_comments.pdf.

The public hearing titled “Successful Approaches to Preparing College Students for Careers” included input from education leaders from Pennsylvania College of Technology, Wilkes University and Misericordia.

Last Updated April 15, 2014