Administrative Fellows named for 2004-2005

June 17, 2004

Three University Administrative Fellows for the 2004-2005 year have been announced. They are:

Angelique M. Bacon-Woodard, director of supplemental instruction and assistant director of the University learning centers, undergraduate education and international programs;

Cheryl J. Glenn, associate professor of English, College of the Liberal Arts; and

Rachel E. Smith, financial officer and director, budget and finance, Commonwealth College.

The program, developed jointly by the Office of the President and the Commission for Women, offers faculty and staff the opportunity to work with senior University officials to gain knowledge and experience pertaining to the challenges of leadership. By working with a senior administrator in a mentoring relationship, Fellows may increase their awareness of higher-education issues, enhance their understanding of the contexts within which decisions are made and have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of decision-making processes.

In 2004-2005, the Administrative Fellows will have an opportunity to work with Rodney A. Erickson, executive vice president and provost of the University; Vicky L. Triponey, vice president for student affairs; and Gary C. Schultz, senior vice president for finance and business/treasurer. This year's class bring the total to 48 Fellows who have participated in the program since its inception in 1986.

Bacon-Woodard will be working with Triponey as her mentor. Before coming to the University, she held a number of teaching positions in public schools and was assistant director of admissions/coordinator of minority recruitment at Lock Haven University. Bacon-Woodard was a graduate assistant in administration, policy, foundations and comparative/international education at Penn State from 1992 to 1993; a visiting lecturer in educational organization and leadership in the summer of 1995 at University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign; and a graduate research assistant in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Penn State from 1993 to 1996, before being appointed to her present position in 1997.

Bacon-Woodard earned a bachelor of science in early childhood education from Lock Haven University; a master of education in educational administration from Penn State; and a doctorate in higher education from Penn State.

Glenn will be working with Erickson as her mentor. Before coming to her present position at the University in 1997, she was a graduate teaching associate, graduate research assistant, assistant professor of English, associate professor of English and director of the College of Liberal Arts Center for Teaching Excellence, all at Oregon State University beginning in 1981.

Glenn earned a bachelor of science, master of administration and doctoral degree, all from The Ohio State University.

Smith will be working with Schultz as her mentor. She began working for the University in 1979. Her past positions included financial analyst, Commonwealth Education System; financial and budget planning officer in the Commonwealth Educational System; and later director of budget and finance in Commonwealth College, before being elevated to her current position.

Smith earned an associate degree in business administration in 1988; a bachelor of science in accounting in 1990; and a master of education in higher education administration in 1999; all from Penn State.

Additional information on the Administrative Fellows Program is available on the Web at and photos of those selected can be found at

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