Penn State Schuylkill searches for new chancellor

September 26, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – 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.

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.

The position requires an individual who can lead a campus that is part of a 24-campus, student-centered, comprehensive research university. In addition to providing academic and administrative leadership, the chancellor is a key executive of the University and serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Council and Council of Campus Chancellors. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with an entrepreneurial outlook who is able to take charge of an effective and thriving campus, and is capable of providing leadership for higher education in the region. Demonstrated success in fundraising is essential.

Located in east-central Pennsylvania, Penn State Schuylkill’s 70-acre campus is near major cities such as Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C. Current enrollment is 1,032 students, one in four of which is a returning adult student. About 80 percent of students are pursuing bachelor’s degrees. Five baccalaureate and five associate degrees as well as six minors are offered at the campus. Penn State Schuylkill students can complete the first two years of more than 160 bachelor’s degree programs or earn one of five associate degrees.
Nominations, applications and inquiries for the chancellor position should be sent to Search Committee for the Chancellor of Penn State Schuylkill, The Pennsylvania State University, 111 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802. The committee also will accept applications or nominations by email at
Review of applications will begin in late September, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2012. For more information, email


Last Updated September 29, 2011