Penn State is seeking candidates for the chancellor position at Penn State Schuylkill. The position opened when former Chancellor R. Keith Hillkirk was appointed chancellor of Penn State Berks in March.
Mukund Kulkarni, senior associate dean for academic affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, has been named chancellor at Penn State Harrisburg, effective Nov. 1. He has served as interim chancellor at the campus since July 1.
Penn State is seeking candidates for the chancellor positions at both Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, and Penn State Harrisburg. The position is open at Fayette due to the death of Emmanuel Osagie. The position opened at Harrisburg when Madlyn Hanes was appointed vice president for Commonwealth Campuses. The chancellor serves as the chief executive officer and principal academic leader of the campus and is responsible for the quality of academic programs in teaching, research, and service; strategic planning; budgeting; philanthropy; faculty and staff development; outreach; and alumni relations.
Mukund Kulkarni, senior associate dean for academic affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, has been named interim chancellor at Penn State Harrisburg, effective July 1. He replaces Madlyn Hanes, who will take over July 1 for the retiring John Romano as vice president for Commonwealth Campuses.
Donald L. Birx has been chosen as the next chancellor of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Birx will replace John D. "Jack" Burke, who is retiring June 30. As the campus' chief academic and administrative officer, Birx will be responsible for the quality of Penn State Erie's academic programs in teaching, research and service, and overall operations of the campus, including strategic planning and budgeting, fundraising, alumni and community relations, intercollegiate athletics, outreach activities, faculty and staff development and personnel matters.
A 40-year University career that has spanned areas as diverse as residence life, the faculty ranks, campus leadership, enrollment management and a vice presidency will conclude on June 30, 2010. John J. Romano, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses, has announced his pending retirement.