Stewarding Our Planet's Resources the focus of first Strategic Plan forum

January 20, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Stewarding our Planet's Resources will be the topic of the first in a series of public forums focused on implementing the University’s long-range Strategic Plan. The forum will take place Monday (Jan. 23), and faculty, staff and students from across the University are invited to participate, either in person or via livestream.

To watch via livestream, go to: Community members also can participate by sending questions or comments to or by tweeting, using the hashtag #PSUplan.

Stewarding our Planet’s Resources will take place 1-2:30 p.m. in the Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center, at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

“By hosting the first forum, Penn State Greater Allegheny is honored to help kick off this series of five discussions of our Strategic Plan’s thematic priorities," said Andrew Egan, chancellor and chief academic officer at Penn State Greater Allegheny. "Our forums will provide us with a significant opportunity for inclusive engagement that will help drive us toward the University’s vision.”

Ideas for consideration at the first forum include:

  • Pennsylvania 2050: How can the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania address its food, energy and water needs in a sustainable way by the year 2050?
  • Research Re-Imagined: How do we discover comprehensive solutions through research in targeted areas related to food, energy, water and the changing climate?
  • Penn State Outreach and Impact: How can we build the human capacity necessary to address challenges related to food, energy and water?

The forum will provide an overview of the subcommittee’s process, a description of the ideas under consideration and time for discussion.

“Food, energy and water are important issues at Penn State, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and around the world. We’d love to hear thoughts and feedback on potential strategies for the University to address these issues,” said Lara Fowler, senior lecturer with Penn State Law and assistant director for Outreach and Engagement with Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) and co-chair of the subcommittee focused on this forum’s topic.

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office of Planning and Assessment are co-hosting the forums. For more information, go to:

Last Updated January 25, 2017