Penn State Worthington Scranton seeking applicants for chancellor

November 09, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State is seeking candidates for the chancellor of Penn State Worthington Scranton. Chancellor Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen announced her retirement on Aug. 21, effective June 30, 2015.

The chancellor serves as the chief executive and academic leader of the campus and is responsible for the quality of academic programs; stewardship of the University’s teaching, research and service missions; strategic planning; budgeting; philanthropy; faculty and staff development, recruitment and evaluation; outreach; alumni relations; and cultivation and stewardship of campus constituents. In addition, 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 chancellor reports to the vice president for Commonwealth Campuses.

The successful candidate for the position will be an experienced educator in a University setting with demonstrated capability in fundraising and strategic and entrepreneurial leadership. Demonstrated success in building effective business and community relationships also is essential. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Penn State Worthington Scranton is a scenic 45-acre campus in northeastern Pennsylvania, just outside of the City of Scranton. Current enrollment is 1,200, of which 30 percent are adult students, and there are 52 full-time and 47 part-time faculty members. Eight baccalaureate and five associate degrees are offered at the campus, with plans to grow that number to 15 degrees. Students also have the option of completing the first two years of nearly all of Penn State's more than 160 baccalaureate degrees at the Worthington Scranton campus and transition to another Penn State campus to complete their studies.

Review of applications will begin in December and continue until the position is filled. The position’s anticipated start date is July 1, 2015.

Applications will be accepted online at Questions and requests for additional information can be directed to

Last Updated November 09, 2014