Student government to host town hall meeting with President Barron

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State students will have a chance to hear from President Eric Barron and ask questions during a University Town Hall meeting student government organizations are holding at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 16.

The University Park Undergraduate Association, Council of Commonwealth Student Governments and Graduate Student Association are holding the event, which will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Hintz Alumni Center on the University Park campus. The forum also will be livestreamed at studentforum.psu.edu, allowing students at all Commonwealth locations and in World Campus to participate.

Lauren Doyle, an intern at WPSU, will moderate the event, to be followed by a 30-minute reception in the Hintz Center. The University's direction in the future and the role of long-range strategic and capital planning will be among the topics Barron will discuss.

“We see this Town Hall as an opportunity for students to air concerns, ask questions and hear from University leadership about a broad range of issues,” Barron said. “At the same time, the forum will provide me and other administrators with a chance to listen to students and learn more about what issues are on their minds. We hope to hear from students from all locations and look forward to finding out more about their perspectives, which help inform our priorities and our decisions.”

Students will be able to ask questions in person or submit them online through the event website, http://studentforum.psu.edu. Students at the Commonwealth campuses and World Campus can also submit questions using an email address that will be provided. The community is invited to follow on Twitter at #PSUForum.

This is the first student Town Hall meeting of the year, with more to follow, according to University leaders. Check Penn State News, Penn State Today and social media for updates.

Last Updated March 16, 2016