Longtime WPSU administrator named assistant dean in Arts and Architecture

July 26, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Kate Domico, longtime administrator with WPSU Penn State, part of Outreach and Online Education, has been named assistant dean of administration and information technology in the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State, effective Aug. 14. In this position, Domico will be part of the college’s senior leadership team, facilitating strategic coordination across a range of administrative functions, including finance, human resources, facilities, data and planning analysis, information technology, and communications.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kate Domico to the College of Arts and Architecture. As a successful executive in the educational technology and outreach realms, she will be a tremendous asset,” said Barbara Korner, dean. “Kate is a widely respected leader at Penn State and in the public broadcasting industry, and has a proven record of creative leadership and problem-solving, cost-effectiveness, and outreach. Her skills and experience will accelerate efforts in the College of Arts and Architecture to meet its strategic goals.”

Since 1999, Domico has served in a variety of roles at WPSU, the University’s public media station that covers central Pennsylvania through its PBS- and NPR-affiliated TV and radio stations. Most recently as executive director and general manager, she oversees operations for WPSU. She previously managed the development of all online courses for Penn State World Campus and co-led the Canvas learning management system transition for the University. She also launched the station’s creative services department, which now collaborates with colleges and administrative units throughout Penn State.

Under her leadership, WPSU has produced and distributed several documentaries addressing key societal and environmental issues that have aired on PBS stations across the country. At the same time, the station has continued to produce quality local programming, and the work of WPSU staff has resulted in countless awards, including Mid-Atlantic Emmy and Associated Press broadcasting awards.

“I'm incredibly proud of our WPSU team and all we've accomplished over the years,” said Domico. “The staff are incredibly smart, talented, and passionate about public media. It has been a joy to be part of the spirit of innovation that infuses our work.”

Domico’s last day at WPSU will be Sunday, Aug. 13.

An interim leadership plan for WPSU will be announced in the near future.

The College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State is a comprehensive arts community comprising academic programs in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, graphic design, art history, architecture, and landscape architecture, in addition to outreach units including the Palmer Museum of Art and Center for the Performing Arts. The college, which enrolls approximately 1,300 students, is committed to artistic and scholarly creativity, research, and the preparation of specialized practitioners in all of the arts and design disciplines, along with community engagement in its programs.

  • Kate Domico

    Kate Domico, executive director and general manager of WPSU Penn State, has been named assistant dean of administration and information technology in the College of Arts and Architecture.

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Last Updated July 31, 2017